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Celebrex Side Effects – Gastrointestinal Problems

July 14, 2011
Celebrex

Celebrex

Celebrex may provide temporary pain relief for the symptoms associated with knee osteoarthritis but it is not a cure.  Once you stop taking the drugs, the pain will return.  And during your brief reprieve from knee pain there is a good chance your digestive tract will suffer.

It has been reported in patients taking Celebrex that:

  • 3.5% to 9.09% experienced nausea
  • 7.32% to 10.4% experienced upper abdominal pain
  • 2.8% to 8.8% experienced dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • 4.9% – 10.5% experienced diarrhea
  • 4.7% experienced gastroesophageal reflux
  • 2.3% experienced flatulence

“Constipation, diverticulitis, dry mouth, dysphagia, eructation, esophagitis, gastritis, gastroenteritis, hemorrhoids, hiatal hernia, melena, stomatitis, tenesmus, tooth disorder, intestinal obstruction, intestinal perforation, GI bleeding, colitis with bleeding, esophageal perforation, pancreatitis, cholelithiasis, and ileus have been reported in less than 2% of the patients.”

Serious gastrointestinal toxicity has been reported in people using Celebrex and could possibly be linked to some deaths.



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