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Celebrex

Identifier

023960

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 405

Background

A description of the experience

Celecoxib is a COX-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to treat the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, acute pain in adults, painful menstruation, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in people two years or older.[2]

Side effects include a 37% increase in incidence of major vascular events, which include nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, or death from a blood vessel-related cause. Additionally, an 81% increase in incidence of upper gastrointestinal complications occurs, which include perforations, obstructions, or gastrointestinal bleeding as in all NSAIDs. In July 2015 the FDA strengthened the warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes.

Most common Celebrex side effects from eHealthme

  • Heart attack - (8,286 reports)
  • Pain - (6,444 reports)
  • Drug ineffective - (6,171 reports)
  • Stroke - (5,359 reports)
  • Nausea - (4,935 reports)
  • Joint pain - (4,476 reports)
  • Fatigue - (4,284 reports)
  • High blood pressure - (4,082 reports)
  • Breathing difficulty - (3,906 reports)
  • Weakness - (3,869 reports)

It is marketed  under the brand names Celebrex and Celebra for arthritis and Onsenal for polyps. Celecoxib is available by prescription in capsule form. Despite the American Heart Association warning that people at high risk for heart disease should only use celecoxib if there are not other possible treatments and that celecoxib costs about five times more than acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen — which are equally effective for pain relief, 11 million prescriptions of celebrex are filled each year.

Celebrex was one of the"best-selling drugs, amounting to more than $2.5 billion in sales [by 2012], and was prescribed to 2.4 million" people in 2011. By 2012, 33 million Americans had taken Celebrex. As of 2015, the cost for a typical month of medication in the United States is more than $200.

On Dec, 31, 2016  94,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Celebrex.  Among them, 318 people (0.34%) have Hallucination

On Jan, 08, 2017  94,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Celebrex.  Among them, 76 people (0.08%) have Hallucination, Auditory

On Feb, 02, 2017  94,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Celebrex.  Among them, 10 people (0.01%) have Hallucination, Olfactory

On Feb, 02, 2017  94,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Celebrex.  Among them, 1 person (0.0%) has Hallucination, Tactile

 

The source of the experience

eHealthme

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Pain killers and NSAIDS

Commonsteps

Hearing voices

References