Drinking alcohol while taking Celebrex can increase the risk of bleeding in the stomach or intestines. Avoid alcohol while on Celebrex.
Do not take with other NDSAID medications (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen).
Check with your doctor before taking any cold, allergy, or pain relief medication.
Celebrex can make sun exposure more dangerous. Avoid tanning beds and use proper sun protection outdoors.
Do not take Celebrex before or after bypass surgery.
Avoid Celebrex if you’ve had a previous allergic reaction to sulfa drugs or other NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen).
Don’t take Celebrex if you are pregnant or plan to become preganant.
Using Celebrex over long periods of time may cause circulation problems including heart attack or stroke. Like other NSAIDs, Celebrex can cause bleeding and perforation of the stomach and intestines. These conditions may occur without warning, especially in older adults.
Before taking Celebrex, tell your doctor if you have:
- Heart disease or high blood pressure
- History of heart attack or stroke
- Nasal polyps
- Liver or kidney disease
- Stomach ulcers or bleeding