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Below are Celebrex (Celecoxib) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 18 ratings/reviews, Celebrex has an overall score of 6. The effectiveness score is 7.56 and the side effect score is 7.56. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Celebrex review by 55 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis pain
Dosage & duration:   100 (dosage frequency: twice a day) for the period of PRN
Other conditions:   hypothyroid, insulin resistance
Other drugs taken:   levothyroid, metformin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Reduction of pain and inflammation.
Side effects:   Edema.
Comments:   Self administration PRN for joint pain, inflammation.

 

Celebrex review by 38 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   inflamation resulting from damage to knee during s
Dosage & duration:   1 tablet taken twice a day for the period of 2 weeks
Other conditions:   none known at time of taking
Other drugs taken:   multivitamins
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   reduced inflammation, swelling and pain on the in-side of left knee area
Side effects:   Headache, dull pain around side of head and to the rear. Numbing to one half of right arm from elbow to finger tips. did not affect thumb or digit next to, just the other three fingers.
Comments:   My doctor prescribed celebrex to treat an injury i sustained while playing tennis. i damaged soft tissue ligaments/muscle tissue to the in-side of the knee, which became heavily swollen, painful and inflamed. I was prescribed this drug as I am allergic to Ibuprofen based pain killers. Initially I experienced slight tingling and intermittent dull ache to areas around the side, uppersides and rear of the cranium. It felt like pulsing which lasted about 2 seconds before fading away. and continued the cycle ranging from 1 minute to 20 minutes in duration at different times of the day. this occured a day into starting treatment. This gradually faded away within a week but came back weeks after stopping treatment. eventually subsided after a month or so.

 

Celebrex review by 53 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Mild bursitis in left hip.
Dosage & duration:   400mg capsule. taken once daily. for the period of Two weeks.
Other conditions:   Chronic Pancreatitis & Hypertension
Other drugs taken:   Hydrochlorothiazide 25mg
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Minimal, if any.
Side effects:   Occassional nausea and slight dizziness.
Comments:   After two weeks of taking Celebrex I was able to walk easier but I feel the progress was due to staying off the leg and keeping it elevated. Celebrex did absolutely nothing for the intense pain. When the prescription ran out I started taking 800mg ibuprofen (prescription) every 6 hrs and within 4 days I was walking normally.

 

Celebrex review by 53 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis
Dosage & duration:   200 mg taken daily for the period of Still taking
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   the benefits of taking Celebrex have been to reduce the inflamation caused by arthritis and degenerative arthritis. I have noticed releif from the soreness and stiffness that comes with this problem. Other than that I don't know what else I can tell you about this drug. Since there are fewer drugs available for this problem that are effective it has also been shown to be safe.
Side effects:   The only side effects of takibg this drug are some stomach irritation. I have found that if I take it with food it helps. The manufacturers of this drug claim that there are no side effects involving the stomach but I would disagree with this claim.
Comments:   I have been taking Celebrex for over 5 years. As it is an expensive drug I probably would not be taking it unless it werew provided free by my doctor. I notice that I feel much better when I have been taking it for a few days but because of the side effect of stomach irritation I usually have to stop taking it for a few days to let me stomach return to normal. Hope this helps your survey.

 

Celebrex review by 37 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   anti-inflammatory/pain
Dosage & duration:   2 tablets every several hours taken every several hrs for the period of 2 days
Other conditions:   just out of surgery for hernia
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   anti-inflammatory and pain reduction claims. I didn't notice much difference in the pain but the inflammation went down after a few weeks (not while taking the medication).
Side effects:   Slight dizziness- however I am extremely sensitive to medications. I am unable to take any narcotics or strong medications because it makes me nauseous
Comments:   Take the medication every several hours as prescribed for 3 days. I didn't think this medication did anything.

 

Celebrex review by 53 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis
Dosage & duration:   200 mg taken 1 a day for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I have already given this information.xxxxxx The term arthritis means “joint inflammation.” Some people refer to arthritis as “joint pain.” There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. The 2 most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Side effects:   I have already given this information.xxxxxxxx Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage, resulting in pain and stiffness. OA commonly affects the joints of the fingers, knees, hips, and spine. Other joints affected less frequently include the wrists, elbows, shoulders, and ankles. OA can also be caused by work-related repetitive injury and physical trauma.
Comments:   I have already given this information.xxxxxxxx Rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis causes inflammation of the joint lining, called the synovium. This type of arthritis can cause pain, stiffness, swelling, warmth, and redness. The affected joint may also lose its shape, resulting in loss of normal movement. RA can affect other parts of the body as well, including the blood, the lungs, and the heart. Rheumatoid Arthritis is 2 to 3 times more common in women than in men, and generally affects people between the ages of 20 and 50. However, young children can develop a form of RA called juvenile RA.

 

Celebrex review by 60 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ostoarthritis, severe body and joint pains
Dosage & duration:   200 MG taken once per day for the period of 3 years
Other conditions:   High blood pressure, heart,
Other drugs taken:   blood pressure and lipitor
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Very effective at eliminating pain
Side effects:   None yet that I have noticed.
Comments:   I have had severe pain in my joints, of the knee, back wrist and fingers, for about 10 years. I've had problems finding something to handle the pain aspirn and other such pills had little or no effect on the pain. I took vioxx until it was taken off the market, then tried a few others prescribed by my Doctor, none of those worked until celebrex. I'm sure there are side effects maybe long term however up to this point I haven't had any short term effects I'm aware of. If I don't take my pill in the morning I can always tell by afternoon and know I forgot to take it, the aches and pain becomes terrible. Frank Samuell

 

Celebrex review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   post shoulder surgery pain
Dosage & duration:   200mg taken twice a day for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Reduced the pain.
Side effects:   no noticeable side effects.
Comments:   Started taking right after surgery. I had to subsequent surgeries during the following 5 months. Was taking in conjunction with narcotics right after surgery and for a week or so, then only the Celebrex. After about one year, it was reduced down to once a day. I noticed if I didn't take the medication my shoulder would consistantly ache at about a 3-4 out of 10 pain scale. With the medication, I would rate the pain as 0-1, not really noticeable, but still there.

 

Celebrex review by 46 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   pain
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken daily for the period of 1 year
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I am an athlete, tennis pro and avid golfer. I experienced inflammation and swelling post knee surgery (tibia plateau fracture). Walking an 18 hole golf course can be painful for me, even after a year post surgery, I was in search of pain relief to continue playing a sport I love. Celebrex reduced my inflammation and stiffness and allowed me to play pain free.
Side effects:   So far I have experienced no side effects. I have had no bad or serious reactions. I have not had any intestinal pains, diarhhea or nausea that I have heard are common side effects that are associated with taking this drug. I have not even had an upset stomach.
Comments:   I have been taking Celebrex now for over five months. I am very pleased with the drug it has helped to relieve my stiffness and pain with no bad side effects. I was concerned about taking this drug on a daily basis or extended term but my experience with no side effects has lowered my concern. I will continue to take it as I do see a difference when I don't, my knee is more stiff and difficult to walk at times. I have tried naproxen but for me celebrex works better.

 

Celebrex review by 37 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   knee pain
Dosage & duration:   doctor prescribed dosage (dosage frequency: twice daily) for the period of one week
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I did not experience any benefits after one week of usage. I chose to discontinue the treatment.
Side effects:   Some mild stomach irritation.
Comments:   The knee pain became progressively more severe over the course of 2-3 months. My family doctor sent me to physical therapist who stress tested the knee, and the physical therapist determined that I should see the specialist. A consultation with an orthopedic doctor was scheduled with an MRI performed. The MRI showed some swelling in the knee joint ligaments under the front of the knee cap. No tears or spurs were visible, thus the diagnosis was possible early stage of arthritis and/or minor injury. I felt the arthritis was not completely impossible but more likely that some possible injury was probable owing to my daily work activity but no exact injury could be documented. After the week of celebrex usage, without any noticable relief, I chose to discontinue the medication route in favor of some time off (2 weeks) with ice-pack heat-pad therapy to reduce swelling and pain. Next I self applied sparingly over time some physical therapy at the local gym, to strengthen any possible sprain-injury situation that may have occurred. To date my knees have been relatively trouble free when i adhere to age appropriate work and leisure pursuits (reducing strenuous projects as i get older). My construction business is slowest in late fall and winter, during which i continue my physical activity at a local gym. Thus avoiding future injuries.

 

Celebrex review by 55 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   achilles tendonitis
Dosage & duration:   200 mg taken 1x/day for the period of 1 month
Other conditions:   bunion pain
Other drugs taken:   tamoxifen
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Most of the pain was alleviated even though I continued to run daily. Some returned when I stopped the drug.
Side effects:   none
Comments:   I took the celebrex once a day for a month and am now doing PT for the achilles tendonitis. The only reason for stopping the drug was out of concern for long term side effects (kidney eg).

 

Celebrex review by 63 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis
Dosage & duration:   100 mg and 200 mg taken 100 mg at bedtime 200 mg at breakfast for the period of several years - still taking it
Other conditions:   hyperlipidemia, high blood pressure
Other drugs taken:   lipitor and nadolol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I started out with 100 mg twice a day and after about 3 years I've had to increase dosage to 200 mg in the morning and 100 mg at bedtime. It seems to keep my arthritis fairly under control but I have never been able to just take it once a day but I've also had arthritus for 35+ years. Unfortunatelt cold fronts and weather changes still bother my joints. This mediicine keeps me active and pretty much able to do most of what I want to do.
Side effects:   I haven't really had any noticeable side effects.
Comments:   See above. I am concerned thaqt the dosage might have to be upped after a few more years.

 

Celebrex review by 51 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis
Dosage & duration:   200 mlg (dosage frequency: 2x day) for the period of 2 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The pain went away and I could walk. my hip was mobile.
Side effects:   horrible. My heart was racing. My blood pressure skyrocketed. I felt like I had a lump in my throat. which is associated with a thyroid problem. So, I could only assume my thryroid was going bad.
Comments:   An Mri. A shot of cordazone into my Bursa sack in my hip. Physical therapy, 10 visits of PT. and then Celebrex 2x a day.

 

Celebrex review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Crohn's/Colitis
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken 2x day for the period of 5 years
Other conditions:   secondary joint inflammation from the Crohn's/Colitis
Other drugs taken:   Asacol, Tramadol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The medication does seem to help with joint inflammation. I find no real benefit for headaches or body aches. There are some studies that show this drug may be beneficial for the treatment of polyps in the large intestine which may be a benefit for me in the long run.
Side effects:   None that I am aware of though I am cautioned by my Doctors that the fact that I have been taking this drug for a long time even though my dosage is not the highest, that it may have an adverse effect on my heart.
Comments:   I take 2 100 mg pills a day. As I said it does help with joint inflammation. My attitude is, "what is the alternative". Since I do not have an expiration date stamped on me, I will not know if this drug lengthened or shortened my life. But it does help me today to lead what I think of as a more 'normal' life.

 

Celebrex review by 51 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Bursitis
Dosage & duration:   Cortazone shot (dosage frequency: two months) for the period of Two months
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The doctor gave me a shot of cortazone.that quickly reduced . I was sent for therapy for about ten visits. I was also prescribed celebrex. However the celebrex actually made me feel worse. My heart was racing and it hurt my throat when I swallowed. It felt like I had a marble logged in my throat.my blood pressure was sky rocketing. The pain was gone but I felt terrible.
Side effects:   Thyroid problem,paininswollowing. High blo The doctor gave me a shot of cortazone.that quickly reduced . I was sent for therapy for about ten visits. I was also prescribed celebrex. However the celebrex actually made me feel worse. My heart was racing and it hurt my throat when I swallowed. It felt like I had a marble logged in my throat.my blood pressure was sky rocketing. The pain was gone but I felt terrible. od pressure
Comments:   MRI,physica The doctor gave me a shot of cortazone.that quickly reduced . I was sent for therapy for about ten visits. I was also prescribed celebrex. However the celebrex actually made me feel worse. My heart was racing and it hurt my throat when I swallowed. It felt like I had a marble logged in my throat.my blood pressure was sky rocketing. The pain was gone but I felt terrible. l therapy,cortisone shot,celebrex

 

Celebrex review by care giver of 58 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis
Dosage & duration:   2 tablets taken daily for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   none at the time
Other drugs taken:   no other drugs
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The benefits were highly good in the fact that it immensley eased the pain in the joints of my mother.When she stopped taking the medication she was faced with accute pain again, so she kept on taking it.
Side effects:   The side effects at first were that if she didnt take it the pain would come back. She was eventually diagonsed with large cell carcinoma of the lungs. She had an exam before taking celebrix and was clear but after 2 years of taking it she had cancer. whilst in hospital she learnt that fellow patients also taking the same medication also developed large cell arcinoma of the lungs. Is it a coincidene i may ask?.I also remember she was short of breath.
Comments:   Treatment details is as followed she took twice daily with food. sometimes she forgot to take her medication soon to realise that the pain was coming back. So hence she realised she had forgotten to take it. It clearly worked to relieve the pain of arthritis.

 

Celebrex review by care giver of 79 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis pain
Dosage & duration:   200mg taken 2x a day for the period of 3 days
Other conditions:   a-fib
Other drugs taken:   warfarin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   none noted- moderate pain relief of arthritis
Side effects:   a severe stroke on the 4th day- hemorrhage in the brain= this was an extremely active and fit person
Comments:   This drug should not have been given to this patient. It killed him. He never recovered from this stroke- Right side paralysis and unable to eat or drink/swallow ever again

 

Celebrex review by 39 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Hip Flexor & Back Pain
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken two times a day for the period of 2 Days
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I feel like a new person. I've had an MRI and all sorts of other tests and no one can find anything wrong with my right hip. I believe I tore the hip flexor several years ago in a yoga class and it never healed properly. Sitting at a desk for work aggravates the pain, and I bike every day which isn't good for it either. Additionally from sitting every day, my upper back and shoulders are often in pain. Celebrex took ALL aches away, and took my hip pain from a constant worrying sharp pain, down to a very mild twinge. LOVE IT.
Side effects:   NONE.
Comments:   Took a pill. Swallowed.
 


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