Celebrex Side Effects
Celebrex may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- gas or bloating
- sore throat
- cold symptoms
There are more serious adverse effects that can be associated with taking Celebrex:
- unexplained weight gain
- upset stomach
- excessive tiredness
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- lack of energy
- loss of appetite
- pain in the upper right section of the stomach
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- flu-like symptoms
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- difficulty swallowing or breathing
- pale skin
- fast heartbeat
- cloudy, discolored, or bloody urine
- back pain
- difficult or painful urination
- frequent urination especially at night
Warnings & Recalls for Celebrex
Before taking Celebrex,
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to celecoxib, aspirin or other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen, sulfa medications, any other medications, or any of the inactive ingredients in Celebrex capsules. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of active ingredients in Celebrex.
- Be sure to tell your doctor what medications you are taking, prescription and nonprescription, as well as what vitamins and supplements you’re taking. Be sure to mention the medications listed in the any of the following: amiodarone;angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE); certain antidepressants; atazanavir ;clopidogrel;codeine; dextromethorphan; diuretics; efavirenz; fluconazole; fluvastatin); lithium; certain medications for mental illness; metoprolol; metronidazole; mexiletine; ondansetron; propafenone ; ritonavir; sulfamethoxazole; sulfinpyrazone;tamoxifen, timolol; tramadol; and zafirlukast. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects while taking Celebrex.
- Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions or asthma, especially if you also have frequent stuffed or runny nose or nasal polyps (swelling of the lining of the nose); swelling of the hands, arms, feet, ankles, or lower legs, or liver or kidney disease.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, especially if you are in the last few months of your pregnancy, if you plan to become pregnant, or you are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Celebrex, call your doctor.
- If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking Celebrex.
As of yet, there hasn’t been a recall of Celebrex initiated by the FDA, however in April of 2005 the FDA had issued letters to makers of NSAIDs requesting that they make changes to their labeling on their products regarding the risk of cardiovascular and gastrointestinal problems associated with taking these drugs.
Celebrex Treatment and Use
Celebrex | Celecoxib is a sulfa NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and a selective COX-2 inhibitor used for the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, painful menstruation and menstruation symptoms, acute pain, and to reduce the numbers of rectum and colon polyps in patients known to have familial adenomatous polyposis. Its marketed by Pfizer under the name Celebrex and comes in pill form.
Celebrex is geared towards those patients who want to experience long lasting pain relief.
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Posted on May 22, 2012