Celebrex: side effect

Question

Can nightmares (very frightening dreams) be a side effect of Celebrex? The Celebrex is very helpful for my arthritis pain, but I believe recurring nightmares (every night) started at the same time I started Celebrex.

Answer

This is an unusual side effect of Celebrex or other NSAIDs.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University