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yes, celebrex can upset the stomcah, it should be taken with food in your stomach
yes, celebrex like all NSAID non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications has a small chance to increase risks for heart attack or stroke
but even ibuprofen or Advil or Aleve can do this as well.
does it help decrease your arthritis pain? that is the question. if it helps decrease your pain, then taking it may be worth it.