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is celebrex a narcotic drug

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No, just an NSAID: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It does not work on any mu receptors as opioids do and does not cause any centra ... Read More
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Dr. Lewis Margolis
48 years experience Anesthesiology
NSAIDS: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug. Though it can relieve arthritic pain by cutting down inflammation, it is not a narcot ... Read More

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Yap
14 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Like Celebrex (celecoxib), Motrin (ibuprofen) is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). They both can equally affect the kidneys negatively, ... Read More
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Celebrex (celecoxib) has better profile since it is a selective cox 2 inhibitor than non selective classic NSAIDS On renal function decline at maximal ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: Celebrex (celecoxib) works well for many people when it comes to arthritic type pains, and has less effects on the stomach (less GI side effects). Go ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
Work @ Injury: For the most part, these meds work at the site of inflammation which is causing the pain. They also have some effect on the brain's perception of pain ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
21 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Celebrex (celecoxib) doesn't work much better than Aleve or Motrin for arthritis pain. It's advantage is that it's easier on the stomach.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Celebrex!: Short term use of vioxx rarely caused issues and was an excellent pain reliever. I believe Celebrex (celecoxib) is a very safe drug. I have taken bo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Too many meds: You are taking too many medications with overlapping functions and indications. You ought to see your doctor to evaluate which medications you need to ... Read More
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Caution!: This is a potential risk and there are recommendations to avoid it - no actual reports of strong allergic responses yet, but if there's an alternative ... Read More
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