Celebrex is a prescription medication used
to treat moderate to severe pain in adults. Commonly the
medication is prescribed for patients with arthritis, but is
also used for many other painful, chronic health conditions as
The medication is approved by the FDA and used by thousands of
men and women across the U.S. It is used once per day, with
several dosages available to suit the needs of all patients. It
is prescribed for patients of all ages, though individuals who
will be taking the medication for a prolonged period of time, as
well as older adults should be monitored more closely while
Possible Side Effects
As with all medications, Celebrex does carry with it a number of
risk and side effects. Some of those are life-threatening. It is
important that you understand all of the potential side effects
of the drug, and seek medical attention as soon as possible if
you notice unusual changes in your demeanor.
Possible side effects include:
- Heart Attack
- Slurred Speech
- Chest Pain
- Shortness of Breath
- Intestinal Bleeding
If you notice any of these serious side affects you should seek
help from the local Emergency Room.
Other Side Effects Possible
Other possible, less serious side effects of this medication
- Upper Stomach Pain
- Loss of Appetite
- Rapid Weight Gain
- Less urination or no urination at all
- Tingling or numbness of the skin
- Upset Stomach
- Stuffy Nose
- Skin Rash
Those who have just had a bypass surgery should not use this
medication as it could cause harm. Also, those taking Celebrex
may not consume coffee. It can increase the risk of
intestinal/stomach bleeding. Women in the final trimester of
pregnancy should also avoid the use of the medication as it
could cause harm to the unborn fetus.
it is important to know that Celebrex can also cause an allergic
reaction. Signs of an allergic reaction include swelling of the
face, tounge and/or mouth, hives, and difficulty breathing. If
you suspect that you are having an allergic reaction to the
medication get medical help at once. An allergic reaction can be
fatal without the proper treatment.
If you are suffering with pain and nothing else seems to be
working, talk to your doctor about this prescription medication.
It could bring the relief that you've been looking for.