Side effects of celecoxib

Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Celebrex (Celecoxib). All medicines can have side effects.

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Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical attention if you get some of the side effects. If you are over 65 years of age you may have an increased chance of getting side effects. Do not be alarmed by the following list of side effects. You may not experience any of them. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you:

  • stomach pain, diarrhea, swollen hands, ankles and feet, unexplained weight gain
  • dizziness
  • sore throat, runny nose, sinusitis, upper respiratory tract infection.

The above list includes the more common side effects of your medicine.

Tell your doctor immediately or go to the Emergency at your nearest hospital if you notice any of the following:

  • skin rash, including hives, raised red, itchy spots
  • blistering and bleeding in the lips, eyes, mouth
  • swelling, blistering or peeling of the skin, which may be accompanied by fever, chills, headache, sore throat, diarrhea, aching joints and muscles
  • other signs of allergic reaction such as wheezing, swelling of the face, lip, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing
  • collapse or fainting, shortness of breath or tiredness, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, swollen or sore leg veins
  • severe stomach or throat pain, vomiting blood or black sticky bowel motions
  • bleeding or bruising more than usual, reddish or purple blotches under the skin
  • nausea, lethargy, itchiness, flu-like symptoms or yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
  • signs of anemia such as tiredness, being short of breath and looking pale
  • confusion
  • redness, irritation or watering of the eye(s)
  • experience sensations with any of the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste or feel) which may not be real
  • headache, fever, stiff neck, sensitivity to light and vomiting.
  • loss of consciousness, sudden tingling, numbness or paralysis on one side the face, arm, leg or body, difficulty speaking, understanding, reading or writing, loss of coordination or balance.


Jacob Jacob avatar

6 months ago, I broke my leg and had a surgery because of it. Celebrex became a truly saver for me after the surgery. Ketorolac, which I had to take earlier, caused an exacerbation of. Celebrex is much more effective in pain reducing. I’ve noticed no side effects. The doctor recommended only 10 days of the treatment, so maybe because of that limit there was no side effects. But there were some moments that I wanted to take this med with great pleasure.

Garry Garry avatar

I drank a single pill of Celebrex, just as much as I can. Earlier I hurt my arm badly and felt terrible pain in the elbow joint. I decided to take anesthetic medications, in the drugstore they gave this medication. After the use of the tablet, I felt rising of blood pressure but after some time the pain has decreased. And after taking the second tablet the pain went off completely. I recommend Celebrex, but some side effects are possible.