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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 72,892 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 has active ingredients of celecoxib. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from 74,536 Celebrex users)

Stevens-johnson syndrome

Stevens-johnson syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe) has been reported by people with convulsion, high blood pressure, epilepsy, ill-defined disorder, fever. (latest reports from 27,933 Stevens-johnson syndrome patients)

On Dec, 29, 2014: 72,880 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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  • Not a great experience
    I was on norvasc for two months and had to go off because of severe swelling of feet and legs. Also rapid heart beat and very profuse sweating. it was horrible. It also raised my blood pressure. after going off BP dropped by @least 10 points both diastolic and systolic.
  • Celebrex is absolutely terrible (1 response)
    I got a three-day trial pack from my doctor on July 12. On July 13, I got my period, which lasted eight days and was extremely heavy and painful (and I usually have to switch out super-plus tampons and an overnight pad every 6-7 hours, so heavier than that is impressive). No pain relief for my hips/knees/back.

    I finally got insurance sorted out a week and a half later and started my 30-day supply. I got my period (again! And once more heavy and painful!) on July 30, and am currently on day 8. No sign of it slowing or stopping. Still no pain relief, and it's been close to two weeks. I can't take my Tramadol or ibuprofen, and all I'm getting out of the Celebrex is weight gain, worsening depression, and period problems.

    If there was a rating system on this site, Celebrex would get as close to negative points as it would allow.
  • Aleve and erythema multiforme
    I started exercising (walking outside)and due to sore knees I started taking Aleve. Within days I developed blisters on my chest, back, face, and inside my mouth. Mouth blisters were severe enough that I could only consume liquids. After 7-10 days the blisters scabbed over. This occurred three times within a two month period, the last time I had blisters around my eyes with physician concern of eye involvement but it did not happen. During the second round I went to a dermatologist and he determined that I had Erythema Multiforme and the cause was either a strep throat or Aleve. A second opinion determined it was Aleve partly because strep throat is not normally associated with EM. I have stopped taking Aleve and am EM free for 15 months.
  • Who cares about the patient? (1 response)
    I can't believe I'm still alive but quality of life is greatly diminished and no one cares. Not one doctor cares about how this one dr. prescribed all these drugs over a period of 5 years and I lost everything. I flat-lined sept 18, 2005 and was told by dr there in er that I would live 1-5 years and I had just lost my job as letter-carrier of over 17 years and my daughter was killed in dec of 2000, which I will always feel great responsibility because I knew I should have called her, it would have saved her life as she was killed in the firdale village apt fire and she didn't live there, she lived with me she was only 20 years old. So this crappy dr steven a creelman of seattle just kept throwing pills at me, telling me there was nothing wrong with any of the pills just me. I feared dr's and still do, I know they are just people and most people are good and caring but a lot are not. The Celebrex started after I was hit by a truck on the job in march of 2000. I will admit it relieved some pain but I had side affects immediately, within days to weeks. I was told by the crappy dr to shut up and take them as he originally told me they were not anti-inflamatorys but a new drug that did not upset stomach but they did. I felt trapped because it was an L&I and I didn't want to lose my job and so healthy and strong figured w/PT and rest I could overcome the accident pain which was lower back and neck well I couldn't sleep from pain and stomach but I couldn't tell crappy dr it would do no good. My daughter was killed Christmas night and that's a very hard one. I went back to work because my job was most of my life and I had friends at work. I continued to have more problems from Celebrex and I thought my stomach was on fire, it was blood clots that broke lose and I had to have an operation on my small instestine and what was worse is creelman, the crappy dr, when he told me it was an emergency umbililical hernia I told him I was going to get papers from owcp DOL as I would be off work at least 6 weeks. He said NO!!!!!!!!!! He closed the door and told me no, no I won't say it's from Celebrex when He really did know it was. I had an endoscopy 6 months later and that specialist said no more Celebrex. After that operation I just never felt good again I was swelling up my legs etc and fatique all kinds of not feeling good things and I was pissed at the crappy dr who by the said to me that no other dr would diagnose any different or believe me. So, it was in July of 04 and I was so sick I just went in there andhe was on vaction so another dr ran a bunch of blood tests for hiv which I told her was impossible and lupus and a few other things but no one there looked at any of the drugs except the pain medication which ironically was one of the only ones that didn't contribute to dvt & PE. when creelman got back I was still so sick I had left work and said I would be back in 2 weeks after I had some PT and rest. I couldn't sleep. That's when he prescribed REMERON. It was for sleep which it did help but I gained 50 lbs and within a couple months acquired tonsillitis, bhroinchitis, pneumonia, Phlebitis and a dvt which instead of referring me to a specialist he just presibed me an anti-inflammatory and another anti-depressant plus all the drugs He gave tons of samples which were never in noted in my files. I think he should have to pay me MONEY!! I have none since I have no job and I feel so terrible I wish I could just have my job back. And my Daughter but my health has been a Hematologist and injectable blood thinners. I hate the state of wash medical care about doctors but not the patients and I have no money to sue and it has been my experience not to mention crappy doctor SO WHO DO THE PATIENTS THAT ARE BADLY AFFECTED BY CRAPPY DCTORS GO TO? Oh I also couldn't be in the class-action suit because I didn't flat-line from heart attack. REALLY?
  • Celebrex and taste loss
    Following foot surgery, I have taken Celebrex for most of the last 4 months. I can no longer taste or smell. I just started a Z pack for a sinus problem and am hoping that will clear any infection that could be contributing to this loss. I have also stopped taking Celebrex in the meantime.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 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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