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User Reviews for Celebrex to treat Osteoarthritis

Celebrex has an average rating of 7.0 out of 10 from a total of 71 ratings for the treatment of Osteoarthritis. 68% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 24% reported a negative effect.

Celebrex Rating Summary

7.0/10 average rating

71 ratings from 75 user reviews.

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Reviews for Celebrex

Wisguy · Taken for 10 years or more November 13, 2020

“Celebrex has been a godsend for me. I'm allergic to aspirin, ibuprofen, aleve, etc. Celebrex is actually a sulfa-derived drug so I'm not allergic to it. I have osteoarthritis in both knees, a blown lumbar disc, torn rotator cuff, bone spurs in my cervical spine from a car accident and chronic pain in my left wrist from breaking it in a biking accident as a child. I'm 58 and still active, without Celebrex it would be hard to do anything many days. I often take 200 mg per day for a week until my inflammation clears up and then try to stay off it for a month or so until I take it again, but it's dependent on my pain. Always try to give my body a break from any drug. Only side effect I have is some loose stools after taking it for several days in a row...not serious, but noticeable.”

9 / 10
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Aman June 25, 2019

“I have osteoarthritis of the right hip and I've been taking 100mg of celebrex once daily for 8 weeks. Just last week after 7 weeks on celebrex I can report that although I still limp and have some stiffness, my hip pain is significantly reduced and the only side effect I've noticed is that my blood pressure has increased to 138/87 (before celebrex my usual blood pressure was 132/84). I will continue monitoring my blood pressure and am also hopeful that Celebrex is also acting as a "joint preserving" drug as well as a pain reliever. The orthopaedic surgeon who assessed me said that there is research that suggests that although taking celebrex "will not" reverse the damage already done by osteoarthritis there is some evidence that it can significantly help "delay the progress of joint deterioration" for some people. Fingers crossed!”

8 / 10
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Chela · Taken for less than 1 month January 26, 2019

“I have cervical spondylitic myelopathy, osteoarthritis, cervical and lumbar stenosis. My primary prescribed celebrex. I experienced no pain relief after a week on celebrex. Instead I experienced debilitating brain fog, dizziness, stomach pain and palpitations. I stopped taking celebrex. I would never ever recommend this drug.”

1 / 10
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Loulou · Taken for 10 years or more September 27, 2018

“I was on Vioxx, then switched to Celebrex. I took 200 mg daily for 14 years. On 7-5-16 I had a heart attack. My right ventricle was full of blood clots. I had NO plaque. I had 3 blockages, 80%, 90% and 100 % blockage. My cardiologist took me off it immediately. Celebrex DID take care of most of my pain. Taking it is not worth dying.”

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EB August 6, 2020

“I have had bilateral knee replacement oxford partials in 2013 and they still hurt. I had right hip replacement 2 years ago, 2 surgeries and 1 dislocation. The surgeon says bursitis in the right hip, it hurts daily. I have been on tramadol 50mg 3 X Times per day. I have been on Celecoxib for 3 years. I went through the others, meloxicam, etc. Still in pain daily. I had my Dr. put in a prescription to my pharmacist for 10 Brand Name Celebrex. Of course denied by insurance, but I will pay the price of $15. per pill to see if it works. My report is , WOW, it works. Its like the pressure from the pain is pretty much gone. My Insurance company put in a fax to my Dr. as to why I have to take Brand Celebrex over the rest of the cheapie drugs. Then, negotiate the price down after it gets approved with my insurance company.”

10 / 10
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Chrid January 6, 2016

“I am a 31 year old male US Army combat vet who suffers from arthritis. For years it went untreated and I was in pain every day all day until I was prescribed Celebrex, within a few days I felt better than I had in years. Upon waking in the morning I take 100mg's and within an hour or so I feel relief, if I miss a dose I can tell and I can feel it. I do not suffer any of the mentioned side affects after approximately 5 years. Of course it does not work for everyone but at this point I cannot live without it”

10 / 10
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M.Stone · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 9, 2017

“After the results of the latest 10 year study came out in late 2016 claiming the safety of the product, I decided to ask my doctor to put me on it for my Osteoarthritis. It helped immensely! I am sure my pain was decreased by at LEAST 30-40% if not more! When you're in constant pain and discomfort, that amount is a huge relief! I started just a few weeks before my hip replacement due to "bone on bone" caused by my osteoarthritis. ANY relief is welcome! I would most definitely recommend this to anyone to at least try! I use the generic brand.”

8 / 10
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Jeff · Taken for 10 years or more June 23, 2020

“I have been taking Celebrex for osteo for about 25 years. I was taking up to 400mg a day for the last 15 years. If I wasn’t I would not have been able to work. The only side effects I have noticed are heartburn and a rash that may be from Celebrex. I have had two total knee replacements and an operation on an elbow for osteo. I have osteo in the lower back that they will not operate on as there is nothing they say they can do that will get rid off the pain. The doctor I’m seeing now has cut me back to 1x100mg a day and says he is taking me off it altogether. I don’t even feel like getting out of bed because of the pain. I’ll be changing doctors. It also helps a lot with pain from toothache infections.”

10 / 10
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mav4me · Taken for 10 years or more April 13, 2015

“I have OA in my hands, knee, and spine. I have been taking Celebrex for over 12 years. I have slightly high blood pressure. It could be from Celebrex but the benefits of Celebrex outweigh the possible side effects I have experienced. I am having a second spine fusion in a week and have to stop taking Celebrex, per my doctor's request. I have read more positives to keep taking it through and after surgery...I dread going off it because I will not be able to use my hands. Celebrex improves my quality of life and I recommend anyone with severe arthritis to give it a try”

10 / 10
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Darcy R. January 22, 2015

“Celebrex is the ONLY medicine that signifcantly relieves my knee pain and allows me to walk in almost complete comfort. I take as needed, not everyday, per my doctor's recommendation, since I have high blood pressure (controlled with medicine) and high cholesterol, and have not taken it for longer than one month in a row without taking a significant break from the medicine afterward. However I will take 1 x 200 mg pill if I have a particularly active day ahead of me. I am 70 and have had no significant side effects.”

10 / 10
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Kaylenmar · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 2, 2013

“I am a 76 year old female and have been taking Celebrex on and off for many years. When my arthritis gives me pain I take it for about 2 or 3 weeks and the pain is gone. Right now I have been taking it everyday for the last 3 months because I need a knee replacement and I am practically free of pain. I highly recommend Celebrex for any kind of pain. I have had no side effects.”

10 / 10
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Fishing gal · Taken for less than 1 month March 10, 2014

“I am 59 year old female. I have sport related injuries and have been suffering arthritis pain in both knees and hip for several years. Tried not to take medication all my life. Do not drink alcohol, tried chiropractic, tried massage therapy, do yoga regularly. But the pain was taking away my ability to enjoy life constant pain is a terrible thing. I have been taking Celebrex for approximately 1 week. I am sleeping better moving better and the pain has been reduced by at least 50%. Hoping to get my active life back. FINGERS CROSSED. Good Luck to fellow pain suffers this is definitely worth trying. Work with it. Don't drink alcohol. Eat something when you take it. I am on 2x200mg and will try to get that down to 1x. I tried 1x at first No Joy.”

8 / 10
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Ranch girl · Taken for 10 years or more December 11, 2016

“Celebrex allows me to go day to day almost pain free. Nothing else fights my pain caused by osteoarthritis of the upper spine. I have taken 200 mg once a day on and off for over 15 years. Occasionally I do need to take it daily for a few weeks. I am so grateful for this med and for the doctors who prescribe it. I strongly recommend it.”

10 / 10
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KateRN · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 7, 2013

“I feel as though I've been given a second chance at living. I am enjoying life for the first time in many years. I will be dropping off my walker, crutches and chair lift at the Goodwill this week (you may think I'm kidding--I'm serious). I do fear that the change might be temporary but, I'm going to enjoy everything while the pain is gone! (Five weeks pain free).”

10 / 10
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Deltenney May 15, 2010

“I have flare-ups of arthritis in my knees. I am an 80 year old female. I take Celebrex only as needed, at about 3 month intervals. When I have a problem walking, I take Celebrex 1 table a day for three days - it is like a miracle drug. It does away with the knee pain and I am back to walking as I need to. I have had NO side effects so far. I think it is a miracle drug. Not everyone has had the same good fortune but this works for me and I keep it on hand for this limited use.”

9 / 10
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Davy Jones · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 22, 2020

“Celebrex ate a hole in my stomach. I had to take carafate for three months and eat very bland food. Baby food at first the very bland vegetables. I was passing blood clots that kept increasing in size.”

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experienced8585 · Taken for 5 to 10 years November 7, 2012

“Very expensive but worth it. I've have football knees and a bad back. This cleans up the stiffness and gets things circulating. Eat right after you take it. I have been taking this for years and I'd be lost without it.”

10 / 10
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NYTess September 27, 2013

“I took 200mg 1 per day, for osteoarthritis in my hands. The pain relief was amazing. I could sleep through the night, and wake rested, and was thrilled to have nearly pain free use of my hands. After 1 week I began to develop an irregular heartbeat. First day, it wasn't too noticeable, and I was able to ignore the feeling. The irregularity increased, that night it was difficult to sleep. Next day I spoke to the doctor who did an EKG. He said I was having Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVC). He advised I stop taking the Celebrex immediately. It took 4 days for the PVCs to subside. After waiting 2 weeks, I tried taking Celebrex again. After 3 days, the PVCs returned. Stopped the medicine, PVCs stopped. ”

9 / 10
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1strangepuppy · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 26, 2016

“What a JOKE! Doesn't do anything unless you count the side effects! You'll only accept constructive criticism, so, avoid a gut ache added to pain, slow burning urination when you NEVER before had an issue. Doctors really need to LISTEN to patients, and stop assuming that they know more about my body than I do. This MAY work for some, or it may be a placebo effect, but for me it did nothing but add to my problems! Doctors also need to consider QUALITY of life over QUANTITY. I do NOT want to live with this pain, and if they can't or won't give me what works, then let me go. I have enough without risking a stroke too!”

1 / 10
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Anon22 September 30, 2013

“Celebrex is great for pain, ten out of ten - but for me, it has unwanted side effects, such as stomach bloat and hair loss. I was on it for 3 years, and came off of it, and now I am back on it because of the pain. But, I am going to try some other osteoarthritis medicines, and hope for less side effects. I'm female and the side effects of Celebrex are terrible.”

6 / 10
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SkepticJ December 24, 2011

“I have severe osteoarthritis of the right knee and was facing a certain total knee replacement. As a "last resort" for pain relief, I tried Celebrex 200 mg. For about two months, there was no impact on pain or improved knee function. Then (as if by magic), the constant pain went away and my knee function returned to just about normal. I now have the ability to exercise and move like the whole thing never happened! I'm certainly glad I stuck with the medication, as it's been "almost a miracle". Now, I have to decide whether to proceed with knee replacement, or will Celebrex buy me a few more years.”

10 / 10
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63galxy · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 28, 2017

“Generally has been effective in treating osteoarthritis pain/ inflammation. For me it worked noticeably better than meloxicam. I have taken it on an as needed basis for at least 5 years and have had no appreciable side effects.”

9 / 10
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R Davis March 10, 2010

“I would not do without it. It has helped me now for over 3 years along with Tramadol. I can hardly walk in the mornings but after I take my medicines I can walk, run, dance, etc. Like I said, I need the Celebrex in my life or I'm no good.”

10 / 10
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White Eagle June 17, 2016

“5 weeks ago I had a full knee replacement. The going was tough but I started taking celebrex and with therapy I jogged down my driveway tonight. (UNBELIEVABLE) I stopped taking oxycodone. I couldn't be more happier. Now going back for a hip replacement. All of this and I am 79 years old.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 4, 2014

“I'm a 59 year old woman with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and I've been taking this medication for 3 months with no side effects at all. And I was expecting some so I've been pleasantly surprised. It does help with the pain but we are just getting into the cold, rainy season and time will tell just how much of a difference it really makes as this is when I'm in the most pain.”

8 / 10
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