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Why did celebrex (celecoxib) make me gain 20 lbs in the past 6 months, i think its water cause i don't eat much, i decided to go off it, what else does it do to yo?
Celebrex (celecoxib): should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to celecoxib, aspirin, or other NSAIDs, sulfonamides.n patients with active gastrointestinal bleeding, or the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery or iIn patients who have experienced asthma, urticaria, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. See: ...Read more
Relatively so.: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a cox-2 inhibitor. This medication is a pain-relieving antiinflammatory medication. As with all other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (nsaid's), there are increased risks of gastrointestinal bleeding and cardiovascular events (heart attack, stroke) associated with the use of this medication. ...Read more
Varies: It varies in patient to patient, but if I am treating a chronic arthritic condition, i will usually advise my patients to stay on it for at least 3 weeks to determine if there is a benefit or not. ...Read more