Do NOT use Celecoxib if you are allergic to any ingredient in Celecoxib; if you have had a severe allergic reaction (e.g., severe rash, hives, trouble breathing, growths in the nose, dizziness) to aspirin, an NSAID (e.g., ibuprofen), or a sulfonamide (e.g., sulfamethoxazole);
you have recently had or will be having bypass heart surgery;
you have severe liver problems;
you are in the last 3 months of pregnancy;
you are taking another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (e.g., ibuprofen).
Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding;
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances;
if you have a history of kidney or liver disease, diabetes, or stomach or bowel problems (e.g., bleeding, perforation, ulcers);
if you have a history of swelling or fluid buildup, asthma, growths in the nose (nasal polyps), or mouth inflammation;
if you have a high fever, rash, high blood pressure, blood disorders, bleeding or clotting problems, heart problems (e.g., heart failure), or blood vessel disease, or you are at risk for any of these diseases;
if you have poor health, dehydration or low fluid volume, or low blood sodium levels, you drink alcohol, or you have a history of alcohol abuse.
Celecoxib may cause DIZZINESS or DROWSINESS. These effects may worsen if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. Serious stomach ulcers or bleeding can occur with the use of Celecoxib. Taking it in high doses or for a long time, smoking, or drinking alcohol increases the risk of these side effects. Taking Celecoxib with food will NOT reduce the risk of these effects. Contact your doctor or emergency room at once if you have severe stomach or back pain; black, tarry stools; vomit that looks like blood or coffee grounds; or unusual weight gain or swelling.
Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. Celecoxib is an NSAID. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has an NSAID (e.g., ibuprofen) in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Do not take aspirin while you are using Celecoxib unless your doctor tells you to. FAP patients - Celecoxib has not been shown to reduce FAP-related cancers or the need for other procedures or surgeries. Continue your usual care while you use Celecoxib.
The elderly should use Celecoxib with CAUTION; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially stomach bleeding and kidney problems. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. Celecoxib may cause harm to the fetus. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Celecoxib while you are pregnant. Celecoxib is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Celecoxib.