Adults bothered by pain from osteoarthritis - pain, swelling in hands, knees, hips, spine or other joints from wear and tear
What is not known
No specific issues
Long track record means that new, unexpected side effects are unlikely.
Celebrex was approved by FDA in 1998. Since Celebrex has now been used by large numbers of people over a long time, the emergence of rare but serious side effects is less likely than with new drugs.
NO ONGOING STUDIES
Do not take if you...
Had an asthma attack, hives, or allergic reaction with aspirin or any other NSAID
Are allergic to Celebrex, other NSAID or sulfonamides
Are about to have or have just had heart bypass surgery
Not recommended if you...
Have severe liver disease or persistently abnormal or worsening liver function blood tests
Have severe kidney disease
Are taking another NSAID
Increased chance of side effects with the combination
Are in the third trimester of pregnancy
Can cause a heart problem in your unborn baby (premature closure of ductus arteriosus)
Safe if pregnant or breastfeeding?
Up to 30th week of pregnancy: Only take if potential benefits outweigh potential harm to baby (FDA Category C). Beyond 30th week of pregnancy: Only take if needed for life-threatening problem or no safer alternative. Human studies shows Celebrex can harm baby (FDA Category D).
Be cautious about breastfeeding - Celebrex gets into breast milk
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