|What are the
possible side effects of celecoxib?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking
celecoxib and seek medical treatment or call your doctor immediately:
An allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat;
swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); abdominal pain,
tenderness, or discomfort; bloody, black, or tarry stools; nausea or
heartburn; bloody vomit; unexplained weight gain; swelling or water
retention; unusual fatigue or lethargy; a skin rash or itching;
yellowing of your skin or eyes; "flu-like" symptoms; or unusual bruising
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue
to take celecoxib and talk to your doctor if you experience flatulence
or diarrhea; dizziness; headache; or insomnia.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your
doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially
What other drugs will affect celecoxib?
Before taking celecoxib, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the
following drugs: Aspirin or another salicylate (form of aspirin) such as
salsalate (Disalcid), choline salicylate-magnesium salicylate
(Trilisate, Tricosal, others), and magnesium salicylate (Doan's, Bayer
Select Backache Formula, others); an over-the-counter cough, cold,
allergy, or pain medicine that contains aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or
ketoprofen; a diuretic (water pill) such as furosemide (Lasix),
hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril, others), chlorothiazide (Diuril,
others), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), and others; an
angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor) such as
benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec),
lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), quinapril
(Accupril), and others; a steroid medicine such as prednisone (Deltasone
and others), methylprednisolone (Medrol and others), prednisolone
(Prelone, Pediapred, and others), and others; an anticoagulant (blood
thinner) such as warfarin (Coumadin); lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid,
others); or fluconazole (Diflucan).
You may not be able to take an celecoxib, or you may require a dosage
adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any
of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with celecoxib.
Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or
over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.