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Rarely, this medication can cause serious (very rarely fatal) stomach/intestinal bleeding. Also, this medication and related drugs have rarely caused blood clots to form, resulting in possibly fatal heart attacks and strokes. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the benefits and risks of treatment, as well as other medication choices.

If you notice any of these rare but very serious side effects, stop taking celecoxib and seek immediate medical attention: coffee-ground vomit, black stools, persistent stomach/abdominal pain, chest pain, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, sudden vision changes.

This medication should not be used right before or after heart bypass surgery.



Dosage Schedule

Maximum Total Daily


200 mg BID as prescribed 400 mg




Side effects of CELEBREX:

  • Stomach upset
  • Gas


Patient exclusion criteria:

  • Aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs)
  • Recent heart bypass surgery (CABG)







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