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 401 230
Pain 323 180
Fibromyalgia 193 110
Inflammation 61 36
Ankylosing spondylitis 57 25

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 43
Moderate 64
Mild 87
None 352

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Celecoxib

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 22
Nausea 8
Headaches 7
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 5
Acid reflux 4
Constipation 4

Show all 80 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Celecoxib

Dosage Patients
200 mg daily 63
200 mg twice daily 27
100 mg twice daily 14
100 mg daily 13
400 mg daily 10
50 mg daily 6
200mg as needed 5
40,000 mg daily 3
50 mg twice daily 2
100mg as needed 2

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Why patients stopped taking Celecoxib

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 184
Side effects too severe 124
Doctor's advice 112
Other 59
Expense 50
Course of treatment ended 28
Personal research 26
Change in health plan coverage 19
See all 449 patients who've stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration

Currently taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 38
5 - 10 years 29
10 years or more 44

Stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 76
1 - 6 months 101
6 months - 1 year 65
1 - 2 years 83
2 - 5 years 74
5 - 10 years 40
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 425
Usually 69
Sometimes 25
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 460
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 7
$100-199 15
$50-99 55
$25-49 56
< $25 179
Not specified 234

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Celecoxib after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 22
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 12
Rofecoxib 10
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 7
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 6

Show all 30 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

Show all 22 treatments patients report switching to

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52 patient evaluations for Celecoxib

Mar 7, 2015 (Started Jan 17, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: was trying celecoxib/famciclovir combo for fibromyalgia. I tried it for 3 months without a noticeable improvement.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 28, 2014 (Started Nov 02, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for tendinitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for costochondritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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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