Celebrex 2018-04-18T19:56:45-07:00


What Is Celebrex?

Since its approval by the FDA in 1998, over 27 million patients have taken the prescription drug Celebrex (Celecoxib). According to PubMed, Celebrex is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine).

Celebrex is also used to treat painful menstrual periods and pain from other causes. It is also used with surgery and other treatments to reduce the number of abnormal growths in the colon and rectum in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (a condition in which hundreds or thousands of polyps form in the colon and cancer may develop).

Celebrex is in a class of NSAIDs called COX-2 inhibitors. It works by stopping the body’s production of a substance that causes pain and inflammation.

Celebrex Side Effects

Recent clinical studies of Celebrex have shown that the drug can cause an increased chance for patients to suffer from heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular side effects if taken in high doses.

If you take, or have taken, Celebrex and have experienced any of the following symptoms, you should call or visit your physician immediately:

  • High blood pressure
  • Jaundice
  • Kidney problems
  • Lethargy
  • Tarry stool
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Unusual consistency of vomit

Contact Our Los Angeles Area Law Office

Joining a mass tort lawsuit may be the only way for those negatively affected by the drug to gain compensation for harm done. The attorneys at Vititoe Law Group have many years of experience in opposing the largest pharmaceutical companies. If you or someone you love has already been exposed to the danger and increased risk due to Celebrex medication, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries, and it is your duty as a consumer to hold the negligent company responsible. If you feel you might have suffered damage as a consequence of taking Celebrex, give us a call today for a free consultation.

For more information, call Vititoe Law Group at 818-991-8900.

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If you or a loved one has suffered serious Celebrex-related side effects, please contact a Celebrex lawyer today at Vititoe Law Group.

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