Can I Take Celebrex If I Have Colitis?

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Definition

Colitis is swelling (inflammation) of the large intestine (colon).


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Colitis can have many different causes, including:

  • Acute and chronic infections, including food poisoning
  • Inflammatory disorders (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's colitis, lymphocytic and collagenous colitis)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Lack of blood flow (ischemic colitis)
  • Past radiation to the large bowel

For more information about a specific type of colitis see:

  • CMV colitis (a viral infection of...
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