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Archive for July 12th, 2011

Celebrex

Celebrex

Celebrex (Celecoxib) is a treatment option for the symptoms associated with knee osteoarthritis.  It is a capsule taken by mouth usually once or twice per day.

The most common side effects of Celebrex are constipation, diarrhea, gas, headaches, heartburn, nausea, sore throat, upset stomach, and stuffy nose.

However severe allergic reactions have also been reported.  Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Celebrex:

Rashes, hives, itching, breathing difficulty, tightness in the chest, swelling (mouth, face, lips, or tongue), bloody, black, or tarry stools, change in the amount of urine produced, chest pain, confusion, dark urine, depression, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, fever, chills, or persistent sore throat, hearing loss, mental or mood changes, numbness of an arm or leg, one-sided weakness, red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin, ringing in the ears, seizures, severe headache or dizziness, severe or persistent stomach pain, vomiting, ; sudden or unexplained weight gain, swelling of hands, legs, or feet, unusual bruising or bleeding, unusual joint or muscle pain, unusual tiredness or weakness, vision or speech changes, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, and yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Ask yourself if the risk is worth the reward.