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Celebrex â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

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... Based on emerging information, including preliminary reports from one of several long term National Institutes of Health (NIH) prevention studies, the risk of cardiovascular events may be increased in patients receiving Celebrex. FDA will be analyzing all available information from these studies to determine whether additional regulatory action is needed. ... more

According to the FDA's data on side-effects, Celebrex®* side effects are not common, but they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· water retention
· upset stomach
· stomach pain or cramps
· diarrhea
· gas
· headache

If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· bloody vomit
· bloody diarrhea or black, tarry stools
· ringing in the ears
· blurred vision
· swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
· skin rash
· itching
· yellowing of the skin or eyes
· unexplained weight gain

*Celebrex® is marketed by Searle as a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The active ingredient is celecoxib.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD