Are There Risks With Celebrex?
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Celebrex. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, they are usually minor. Often, they require no treatment, or they are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, there are some serious side effects to be aware of.
Some of the most common side effects are:
- Abdominal (stomach) pain.
Less common but serious side effects include:
- Cardiovascular problems, including heart attack or stroke
- Stomach or intestinal problems, including bleeding, ulcers, or a hole (known as a perforation)
- Liver damage
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure
- Fluid retention
- Congestive heart failure
- Allergic reaction
- Unexplained rash.
These possible side effects are a risk with all NSAIDs and can lead to life-threatening complications or even loss of life.
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