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 348 187
Pain 287 159
Fibromyalgia 184 106
Inflammation 58 38
Ankylosing Spondylitis 50 20
Spinal Stenosis 47 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 43
Moderate 57
Mild 76
None 298

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Celecoxib

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 20
Upset stomach 12
Headaches 6
Nausea 6
Stomach problems 6
Acid reflux 4

Show all 96 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Celecoxib

Dosage Patients
200 mg daily 47
200 mg twice daily 16
100 mg twice daily 12
100 mg daily 10
400 mg daily 8
50 mg daily 4
200mg as needed 3
50 mg twice daily 2
1 tablet(s) daily 1
200 mg every other week 1

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Why patients stopped taking Celecoxib

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 174
Side effects too severe 120
Doctor's advice 101
Other 55
Expense 47
Course of treatment ended 25
Personal research 25
Change in health plan coverage 16
See all 418 patients who’ve stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration

Currently taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 33
5 - 10 years 18
10 years or more 32

Stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 64
1 - 6 months 103
6 months - 1 year 66
1 - 2 years 76
2 - 5 years 62
5 - 10 years 37
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 366
Usually 64
Sometimes 19
Never taken as prescribed 25
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 14
Somewhat hard to take 24
A little hard to take 45
Not at all hard to take 391
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 7
$100-199 14
$50-99 49
$25-49 53
< $25 150
Not specified 201

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Celecoxib after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 15
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 7
Naproxen Prescription (Naproxen 500) 6
Rofecoxib 6
Nabumetone (Relafen) 4

Show all 21 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Celecoxib and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 9
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Vicodin) 3
Naproxen Prescription (Naproxen 500) 3
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 2
Nabumetone (Relafen) 2

Show all 14 treatments patients report switching to

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52 patient evaluations for Celecoxib

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dreamincaribbean
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dreamincaribbean
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 46
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

See dreamincaribbean's full Celecoxib history

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
IlliniMS
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IlliniMS
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: b
I have:
MS

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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
MSA in Houston
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MSA in Houston
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mood: Very bad
Cognition: Severe
Autonomic: Severe
Head: severe
Arms: moderate
Legs: severe
Tremors: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MSA

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Nov 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Spinal Stenosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for MSA (Multiple System Atrophy))
  • Side effects
    Severe (Rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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