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Friday, June 22, 2007

The Side Effects of Celebrex

The Side Effects of Celebrex

            For the most part, anti-inflammatory drugs cause more than 16,000 deaths (including 100,000 hospitalizations annually).  According to the Physicians' Desk Reference "serious gastrointestinal toxicity such as bleeding, ulceration, and perforation, can occur at any time.  This can happen with or without warning symptoms, in patients treated chronically with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs."  More specifically, the most common side effects of C! elebrex are nausea, diarrhea and heartburn (in addition to upset stomach and stomach pain).  In rare cases, Celebrex can also cause stomach ulcers or stomach bleeding.  However, patients who use the lowest effective dose—for only as long as they are experiencing pain—may lower their risk of these side effects.