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Review: could Celebrex cause Stevens-johnson syndrome?

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

We study 72,788 people who have side effects while taking Celebrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 521 have Stevens-johnson syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Stevens-johnson syndrome and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 72,780 people reported to have side effects when taking Celebrex. Among them, 521 people (0.72%) have Stevens-johnson Syndrome. They amount to 0.39% of all the 134,656 people who have Stevens-johnson Syndrome on eHealthMe.

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 syndrome58.59%12.50%10.94%7.81%10.16%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Stevens-johnson syndrome67.27%32.73%

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%2.98%5.15%23.31%15.72%52.85%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Stevens-johnson syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Stevens-johnson syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Stevens-johnson syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Ill-defined disorder (40 people, 7.68%)
  2. Arthritis (36 people, 6.91%)
  3. Osteoarthritis (31 people, 5.95%)
  4. Pain (31 people, 5.95%)
  5. Arthralgia (25 people, 4.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Bextra (127 people, 24.38%)
  2. Vioxx (55 people, 10.56%)
  3. Norvasc (37 people, 7.10%)
  4. Toprol-xl (33 people, 6.33%)
  5. Prednisone (32 people, 6.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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