What is Celecoxib?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Celebrex Celecox

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Celecoxib is a non-steroidal antiinflammatory used to relieve the pain, swelling and stiffness of osteoarthritis and adult rheumatoid arthritis; to treat of primary dysmenorrhea; and to reduce intestinal polyps in the inherited disorder adenomatous polyposis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Arthritis pain 390 220
Pain 316 178
Fibromyalgia 192 106
Inflammation 59 36
Ankylosing spondylitis 56 24
Spinal stenosis 48 24

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 42
Moderate 62
Mild 85
None 344

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Celecoxib

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 22
Upset stomach 12
Headaches 6
Nausea 6
Stomach problems 6
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 5

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Celecoxib

Dosage Patients
200 mg daily 65
200 mg twice daily 29
100 mg twice daily 20
400 mg daily 14
100 mg daily 12
200mg as needed 6
50 mg daily 3
40,000 mg daily 2
100mg as needed 2
daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Celecoxib

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 182
Side effects too severe 124
Doctor's advice 110
Other 59
Expense 50
Course of treatment ended 27
Personal research 26
Change in health plan coverage 18
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Duration

Currently taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 40
5 - 10 years 32
10 years or more 48

Stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 74
1 - 6 months 100
6 months - 1 year 65
1 - 2 years 83
2 - 5 years 73
5 - 10 years 39
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 417
Usually 67
Sometimes 22
Never taken as prescribed 27
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 24
A little hard to take 49
Not at all hard to take 447
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 7
$100-199 15
$50-99 54
$25-49 55
< $25 177
Not specified 225

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Celecoxib after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 21
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 10
Rofecoxib 8
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 7
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 5

Show all 28 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Celecoxib and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 13
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 4
Nabumetone (Relafen) 4
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 4
Naproxen OTC (Aleve) 3

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52 patient evaluations for Celecoxib

Sep 19, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for inflammation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it's much easier on your kidneys and stomach than naproxen, and easier to swallow
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 16, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not really sure that this helps all that much, but afraid to stop taking the medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 4, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 2, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 19, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I discontinued this medication on my own. BIG mistake. I have been fighting every possible joint pain, aches, and nerve issues in my legs since I stopped two months ago I'm breaking down and starting over on the medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 6, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 31, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Nov 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for spinal stenosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple system atrophy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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