Celebrex Side Effects

by admin on June 10, 2008

If you believe you may be having a severe allergic reaction to Celebrex, call 911 immediately.

Definition of Side Effects

The side effects of a drug include all of its physical effects besides its main intended effect. Typically, drug manufacturers are aware of a drug’s possible side effects, and are required to disclose that information before the drug can be approved by the FDA. Side effects are different from risk factors, in that risk factors are typically more rare and more serious than side effects, and they often don’t come to light until a drug has already hit the market.

Minor Side Effects, Which May Subside During Treatment

The most common side effects of Celebrex are stomach pain or nausea, which may be prevented by taking the medication with food, milk, or a full glass of water. Other minor side effects include:

  • Burping
  • Hunger
  • Weight Changes
  • Sweating
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of energy
  • Muscle pain
  • Itching
  • Dermatitis
  • Sun sensitivity
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Yeast infection, systemic or vaginal
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dry skin
  • Painful menstruation
  • Disease of the fingernails and/or toenails

Severe Side Effects of Celebrex:

The following side effects are rare but serious, and require medical diagnosis and attention.

  • Allergic reaction (hives, swelling)
  • Breast tumors
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Water retention
  • Drop in potassium levels
  • Rupture in stomach or intestinal wall
  • Anemia
  • Increased platelet count
  • Migraines
  • Hearing loss
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Blood hemorrhaging under the skin
  • Bronchitis
  • Abscess
  • Fever
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Bladder control problems
  • Joint inflammation
  • Abnormal liver function
  • Herpes Simplex infection
  • Vaginal infection or inflammation


Previous post: Effectiveness of Celebrex

Next post: Celebrex Emergency: Allergic Reaction; Overdose; Sudden Complications