What is Elyxyb?
Elyxyb is a prescription medicine used for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults.
- Elyxyb is not used as a preventive treatment of migraine.
- It is not known if Elyxyb is safe and effective in children.
What is the most important information I should know about Elyxyb?
Elyxyb contains celecoxib (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID). NSAIDs, including Elyxyb, can cause serious side effects, including:
- Increased risk of a heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. This risk may happen early in treatment and may increase:
- with increasing doses of NSAIDs
- with longer use of NSAIDs
Do not take Elyxyb right before or after a heart surgery called a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).
Avoid taking NSAIDs, including Elyxyb, after a recent heart attack, unless your healthcare provider tells you to. You may have an increased risk of another heart attack if you take NSAIDs after a recent heart attack.
- Increased risk of bleeding, ulcers, and tears (perforation) of the esophagus (tube leading from the mouth to the stomach), stomach and intestines:
- anytime during use
- without warning symptoms
- that may cause death
The risk of getting an ulcer or bleeding increases with:
- past history of stomach ulcers, or stomach or intestinal bleeding with use of NSAIDs
- taking medicines called “corticosteroids”, “antiplatelet drugs”, “anticoagulants”, “SSRIs” or “SNRIs”
- increasing doses of NSAIDs
- older age
- longer use of NSAIDs
- poor health
- advanced liver disease
- drinking alcohol
- older age
- poor health
- advanced liver disease
- bleeding problems
Elyxyb should only be used:
- exactly as prescribed
- for the shortest time needed
Other information about NSAIDs
- Aspirin is an NSAID but it does not increase the chance of a heart attack. Aspirin can cause bleeding in the brain, stomach, and intestines. Aspirin can also cause ulcers in the stomach and intestines.
- Some NSAIDs are sold in lower doses without a prescription (over-the counter). Talk to your healthcare provider before using over- the-counter NSAIDs for more than 10 days.
Who should not take Elyxyb?
Do not take Elyxyb:
- if you are allergic to celecoxib or any of the ingredients in Elyxyb. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in Elyxyb.
- If you are allergic to sulfonamides.
- if you have had an asthma attack, hives, or other allergic reaction with aspirin or any other NSAIDs.
- right before or after heart bypass surgery.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Elyxyb?
Before taking Elyxyb, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- have liver or kidney problems.
- have a history of stomach ulcer or bleeding in your stomach or intestines.
- have heart disease or risk factors that increase your chance of getting heart disease.
- have high blood pressure.
- have asthma.
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Talk to your healthcare provider if you are considering taking Elyxyb during pregnancy. You should not take NSAIDs after 29 weeks of pregnancy
- are breastfeeding or plan to breast feed. Elyxyb may pass into your breast milk. Talk with your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you take Elyxyb.
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription or overthe-counter medicines, vitamins or herbal supplements. NSAIDs, including Elyxyb, and some other medicines can interact with each other and cause serious side effects. Do not start taking any new medicine without talking to your healthcare provider first.
How should I take Elyxyb?
See the detailed instructions for use that comes with Elyxyb on how to take Elyxyb solution.
- Take Elyxyb exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
- Take Elyxyb by mouth with or without food.
- Do not take more than one dose in a 24-hour period.
- Use Elyxyb for the fewest number of days a month, as needed.
What are the possible side effects of Elyxyb?
Elyxyb can cause serious side effects, including:
- liver problems including liver failure
- new or worse high blood pressure
- heart failure
- kidney problems including kidney failure
- life-threatening allergic reactions
- asthma attacks in people who have asthma
- life-threatening skin reactions
- medication overuse headaches. Some people who use too much Elyxyb may have worse headaches (medication overuse headache). If your headaches get worse, your healthcare provider may decide to stop your treatment with Elyxyb.
- low red blood cells (anemia)
- Other side effects of NSAIDs include: stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, gas, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
Get emergency help right away if you get any of the following symptoms:
- shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- slurred speech
- chest pain
- swelling of the face or throat
- weakness in one part or side of your body
Stop taking Elyxyb and call your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following symptoms:
- vomit blood
- more tired or weaker than usual
- there is blood in your bowel movement or it is black and sticky like tar
- unusual weight gain
- skin rash or blisters with fever
- your skin or eyes look yellow
- swelling of the arms, legs, hands and feet
- indigestion or stomach pain
- flu-like symptoms.
If you take too much Elyxyb, call your healthcare provider or get medical help right away.
These are not all the possible side effects of NSAIDs. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist about NSAIDs. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
General information about the safe and effective use of Elyxyb
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use Elyxyb for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Elyxyb to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them
If you would like more information about Elyxyb, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about Elyxyb that is written for health professionals.
How should I store Elyxyb?
Store at room temperature 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted between 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Unused portion should be discarded immediately after use.
What are the ingredients in Elyxyb?
Active ingredient: celecoxib
Inactive ingredients: acesulfame potassium, banana flavor, bubble gum flavor, ethyl alcohol, glycerin, glyceryl monocaprylate, L-menthol, lauroyl polyoxyl-32 glycerides, medium chain triglycerides, monoammonium glycyrrhizinate, peppermint flavor, polyoxyl 35 castor oil, polyoxyl 40 hydrogenated castor oil, propyl gallate, purified water, and sucralose.