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Review: could Celebrex cause Stevens-johnson syndrome (Erythema multiforme)?

Summary: Stevens-johnson syndrome is found among people who take Celebrex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Bextra, and have Ill-defined disorder.

We study 72,871 people who have side effects while taking Celebrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 522 have Stevens-johnson syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Stevens-johnson syndrome and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Celebrex and have Stevens-johnson syndrome >>>

Celebrex

Celebrex (latest outcomes from 74,515 users) has active ingredients of celecoxib. It is often used in arthritis.

Trend of celebrex reports

Stevens-johnson syndrome

Stevens-johnson syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe) (latest reports from 27,899 patients) has been reported by people with convulsion, high blood pressure, epilepsy, ill-defined disorder, bipolar disorder.

Trend of Stevens-johnson syndrome reports

On Oct, 30, 2014: 72,865 people reported to have side effects when taking Celebrex. Among them, 522 people (0.72%) have Stevens-johnson Syndrome.

Trend of Stevens-johnson syndrome in Celebrex reports

Time on Celebrex when people have Stevens-johnson syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stevens-johnson syndrome58.14%13.18%10.85%7.75%10.08%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Stevens-johnson syndrome when taking Celebrex * :

FemaleMale
Stevens-johnson syndrome67.32%32.68%

Age of people who have Stevens-johnson syndrome when taking Celebrex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stevens-johnson syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%2.97%5.14%23.24%15.95%52.70%

Severity of Stevens-johnson syndrome when taking Celebrex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Stevens-johnson syndrome0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Stevens-johnson syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Stevens-johnson syndrome50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Ill-defined disorder (40 people, 7.66%)
  2. Arthritis (36 people, 6.90%)
  3. Osteoarthritis (31 people, 5.94%)
  4. Pain (31 people, 5.94%)
  5. Arthralgia (25 people, 4.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Bextra (128 people, 24.52%)
  2. Vioxx (55 people, 10.54%)
  3. Norvasc (37 people, 7.09%)
  4. Toprol-xl (33 people, 6.32%)
  5. Prednisone (32 people, 6.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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