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If you've used Celebrex, please help others by sharing your experience with side effects. What would you tell your best friend about this product? Please remember that we do not give medical advice. That is for your local health care provider, who is familiar with your medical history. You can use the form below to add your comments, feedback or Celebrex review.


Rectal bleedeing
Date: 8/18/2016
The other posts are so old I don't know if this is a valid site anymore, but will give it a go. I've been taking Celebrex 100mg for about three weeks. Am now havin rectal bleedeing almost,every b.m. Have had treatment for anal cancer and have existing external hems. Getting concerned about this bleeding..any input out there?
Diane

AskDocWeb: Yes, Celebrex has been determined to cause intestinal bleeding in older adults. Please consult with your doctor.


Bad reaction
Date: 8/31/2016
Hi, like to say I was on celebrex for back pain. Took it for 3 days I have mare pain now, wrists pain headache, stomach pain. The itchiness is worst had to rush to emergency for itchiness, pokes on skin, even down there under feet pain stopped it immediately. I will not take it again.
Roshnee


After 15 years
Date: 9/19/2016
Been on celebre for 15 yrs.for arthritis in my back and neck. My arthritis got worse over time and started taking 2 x 200 a day and started feeling weak and sick 2 days later...knew it was the celebre because nothing else changed. What else can I do or take ? Help !!!
AC

AskDocWeb: What else might be taken varies with the individual so you will need to consult with your personal healthcare provider.


Bad neck and back pain
Date: 9/22/2016
I have been taking Celebrex, about 20 years, related to severe back pain. I run out of them about a week ago the last few days I am witnessing bad neck and back pain don't know whether to stay of them or not.
G


Lower back pain and numbness
Date: 9/25/2016
I have been taking Celebrex 200 mg for three years. I broke my hip. It wasn't fixed right and I had to have my hip done again. I walked around for a whole year with a 3/4 inch difference in my legs. Now I am having lower back pain and my hands have started sting and having numbness. Could this problem with my hands have to do with Celebrex? It started one month a go. I'm trying to figure out what's going on Celebrex or nerve damage??
Dianna

AskDocWeb: Celebrex has not been reported to cause lower back pain or numbness in the hands. However, it is suprising that it took that long to develop problems with a spine that far out of alignment.


Itchy skin, indigestion, black tar stools and insomnia
Date: 10/13/2016
I have been on celebrex post total knee replacement 2 months ago. I started to have symptoms: itchy skin, indigestion, black tar stool, insomnia. I discontinued the drug 6 days ago. How long will these symptoms persist?
Karyn

AskDocWeb: That depends on what is causing the symptoms. There is a possibility that your symptoms may be caused by an unrelated problem and should be discussed with your doctor. The black tar stools may indicate internal bleeding.


Rash, brusing and night sweats
Date: 12/13/2016
Was taking 800 mg ibruphen 3x a day and dr changed me to Celebrex as it has fewer gi issues. After a month I've had rash, easy brusing and night sweats. Going back to ibruphen.
Mary

AskDocWeb: Please talk to your doctor before making any changes with your prescription medication.


Treating cancer or depression?
Date: 1/4/2017
I have sciatica in my left hip, thigh and knee. I needed radiation 5 years ago for lymphoma (I am currently in remission) but this destroyed my lumbar vertebrae causing the sciatica. Just started on Celebrex (nothing else has worked) so still waiting to see if it helps sciatica pain. I noticed on the internet that some investigation going on to see if Celebrex can be useful in treating some types of cancer and also depression. Can someone comment on these possibilities.
Jeanette

AskDocWeb: There is some evidence that the enzyme COX-2 may help cancers to grow. COX-2 blockers such as Celebrex are sometimes used to try to prevent bowel cancer in people at high risk of developing it.

Clinical trials are looking at whether Celebrex can treat or prevent other types of cancer, including, colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer and bladder cancer.


Weight gain
Date: 1/14/2017
I gained 7 lbs in approx 6 mos. I have never before had such trouble keeping my wright down. I have always watched and counted calories. While taking Celebrex it simply didn't matter . I'm nearly starving and still I am gaining. Several days I forgot to take it. Of course my joints swelled up and became inflamed but I happened to notice that my weight had dropped a bit . Went back on it and my weight started climbing again . I became suspicious so now I'm not taking it at all and see if I drop these 7 pounds. I know some of it is water weight because it is tingly in certain areas of my body..
Lauren


Rhinitis?
Date: 1/14/2017
Can Celebrex cause Rhinitis? I have had a stuffed nose since starting it 6 days ago. I also had two nights of horrible insomnia. Stopped taking it today and hope my sense of smell and taste returns Karen

AskDocWeb: According to the Celebrex labeling sheet from the manufacturer (Pfizer), the rate of occurance of rhinitis in Celebrex users ranges 0.6% to 2.4%.


Expired Celebrex
Date: 3/27/2017
My Celebrex is out dated ,expired date 2013.would they be of any benefit now.than you.
Elizabeth


Stopped taking celebrex
Date: 4/18/2017
I stopped taking celebrex and now I am dizzy and weak lightheaded and BP going up with shaky and nervous. Can't relate it to anything else.
Debra

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