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 379 212
Pain 307 175
Fibromyalgia 189 105
Inflammation 59 36
Ankylosing spondylitis 53 22
Spinal stenosis 48 24

Show all 120 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
46
Moderate
61
Mild
85
None
331

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Celecoxib

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 21
Upset stomach 12
Nausea 7
Headaches 6
Stomach problems 6
Constipation 5

Show all 105 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Celecoxib

Dosage Patients
200 mg daily 55
200 mg twice daily 26
100 mg daily 14
100 mg twice daily 12
400 mg daily 9
200mg as needed 6
50 mg daily 3
50 mg twice daily 3
100 mg three times daily 2
40,000 mg daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Celecoxib

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 179
Side effects too severe 120
Doctor's advice 105
Other 56
Expense 49
Course of treatment ended 27
Personal research 26
Change in health plan coverage 18
See all 430 patients who've stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration

Currently taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 26
2 - 5 years 31
5 - 10 years 29
10 years or more 40

Stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 66
1 - 6 months 103
6 months - 1 year 66
1 - 2 years 79
2 - 5 years 67
5 - 10 years 39
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 407
Usually 67
Sometimes 24
Never taken as prescribed 25
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 24
A little hard to take 47
Not at all hard to take 437
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 15
$50-99 55
$25-49 55
< $25 173
Not specified 217

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Celecoxib after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 20
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 12
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 8
Rofecoxib 8
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 5

Show all 28 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Celecoxib and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 11
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 4
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 4
Nabumetone (Relafen) 3
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 2

Show all 16 treatments patients report switching to

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53 patient evaluations for Celecoxib

Mar 14, 2014 (Started Nov 13, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (gastritis, gastric ulcer)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug is notorious for causing stomach ulcers. If your stomach is bothering you, be sure to get it checked out. I waited too long, and was very, very ill by the time I got a EGD, and Colonoscopy done. By then, my stomach was a mess, and bleeding.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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

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