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Who should not take Celebrex?

If you have recently undergone or will soon undergo heart bypass surgery for heart disease or heart attack, you should not take Celebrex due to increased risk for heart problems. Breastfeeding or pregnant women, especially those in their last trimester, should avoid Celebrex if possible, due to the potential for birth defects. Previous allergic reactions to sulfa drugs or other NSAIDs will also preclude you from taking Celebrex. Those who have asthma, nasal polyps, epilepsy, kidney or liver disease or any previous or current heart condition, blood vessel disorder, stomach ulcers or stomach bleeding should inform their doctors before taking Celebrex.

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