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

We study 72,865 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.

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Celebrex

Celebrex (latest outcomes from 74,494 users) has active ingredients of celecoxib. It is often used in arthritis.

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 136,269 patients) has been reported by people with convulsion, high blood pressure, epilepsy, ill-defined disorder, bipolar disorder.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 72,853 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I am recovering from reconstructive facial surgery and fat transfer due to the loss of subcutaneous fat loss. I am waiting for authorization to have surgery for the injury of my buttocks. I have Doctor reports confirming Celebrex is the cause for all my injuries.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Most of these drugs were reported under MedWatch by me. I am sure the hospital in Atlanta was notified about red yeast rice (monascus purpureus)upon admission for rectal bleeding.
    Once you have stevens johnson syndrome you never, never get over it. After 14 radiation treatments, I was burned internally and externally with the same bullous rashes over the entire pelvis.

    Reply

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