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Is celebrex (celecoxib) a narcotic?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) a narcotic?

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 central cognitive effects. It works at the site of inflammation only. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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Can HGH be used to treat chronic pain? I am currently on Celebrex (celecoxib) and Tramadol for my pain and refused to use heavy narcotics

Can HGH be used to treat chronic pain?  I am currently on Celebrex (celecoxib) and Tramadol for my pain and refused to use heavy narcotics

Perhaps: Studies have suggested that HGH may improve the symptoms of fibromyalgia. It is not an approved treatment yet. You may check if there are any clinical trials using HGH being done in you area. http://www.centerwatch.com/clinical-trials/listings/condition/218/fibromyalgia ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) a good drug for hip pain?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) a good drug for hip pain?

Yes!: It is very good, and has an advantage of being able to be used with low dose asa , without negating it's cardio protection. It also is less likely to cause GI issues! that said, if these are not important, other generic drugs are cheaper and can give equally effective pain relief! ...Read more

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How are nsaid drugs such as celebrex (celecoxib) different from ordinary pain killers?

How are nsaid drugs such as celebrex (celecoxib) different from ordinary pain killers?

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 but the main point of effect is at the area of injury. Injured tissues release toxins which the nsaid's retard the formation of in the local area.Celebrex (celecoxib) is unique from other nsaid's in that it does not thin the blood. ...Read more

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I have severe psoriatic arthritis, celebrex (celecoxib) is my wonder drug.. Only I can't afford a name brand right now, what would be the next best drug n generic?

I have severe psoriatic arthritis, celebrex (celecoxib) is my wonder drug.. Only I can't afford a name brand right now, what would be the next best drug n generic?

Psoriasis: Biologics are revolutionizing how psoriasis/arthritis are treated, and what psoriasis patients are coming to expect from their psoriasis treatments. Anti-psoriasis biologics have been developed based on current understanding of the abnormal immune system responses that contribute to the disease-enbrel, humira, Remicade and stelara (ustekinumab). ...Read more

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Vioxx, celebrex (celecoxib) arthritis drugs are in demand by people who are willing to risk the side effects. Would you?

Vioxx, celebrex (celecoxib) arthritis drugs are in demand by people who are willing to risk the side effects. Would you?

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 both. Vioxx 8 years ago for an injury (3mo), and i will take a soradic Celebrex (celecoxib) for ahtletic pain. ...Read more

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Severe allergy to sulfa drugs as child. Have taken Imitrex and hctz for years off and on w no prob. Would I be ok taking celebrex (celecoxib)?

Severe allergy to sulfa drugs as child. Have taken Imitrex and hctz for years off and on w no prob. Would I be ok taking celebrex (celecoxib)?

Probably: Although the sulfur molecule is in Celebrex (celecoxib), (celecoxib) only a few people with allergies to sulfa antibiotics also react to Celebrex (celecoxib). The allergy appears to be related to a special form of sulfur at the molecular level. This form isn't present in non-antibacterial meds with sulfur in them. But talk to your doc about it & tell him your concerns. See http://tinyurl.com/ohak2hx and http://tinyurl.com/kzu9o6f ...Read more

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Mom was prescribed celebrex (celecoxib) for siatica pain, did not take after reading terrible side effects, is drug safe or is physical therapy be better choice?

Mom was prescribed celebrex (celecoxib) for siatica pain, did not take after reading terrible side effects, is drug safe or is physical therapy be better choice?

Pretty Safe: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a poor pain reliever but a good anti-inflammatory. However if it does not help you may want to see if her doctor can prescribe her a stronger anti-inflammatory medicine or even a Medrol dose pack (steroid). If physical therapy and these don't help, then evaluation by a spine specialist would be warranted. ...Read more

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Is there a better anti-inflamatory than.Celebrex?

see details: The best one is the one that works best for you. Different people may get better results with different nsaids. There is no one best NSAID for everyone. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: celebrex (celecoxib)?

Please describe the medication: celebrex (celecoxib)?

NSAID: Celebrex (celecoxib) is fda approved to treat the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis (oa) and rheumatoid arthritis (ra), and for the management of acute pain in adults. It is a type of NSAID — a prescription-strength nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Celebrex (celecoxib) is not a narcotic. ...Read more

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Does celebrex (celecoxib) thin blood?

Does celebrex (celecoxib) thin blood?

No: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It does not thin the blood. ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer than aleve?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer than aleve?

yes: Less GI damage, especially in people over age 51. Cardiac risk has been controversial - possibly noted if 200 mg taken twice a day, but not if 400 mg taken once a day. ...Read more

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What is safer? Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleve?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Depends. Both are nsaids. Celebrex (celecoxib) is primarily a cox-2 inhibitor so it was originally thought to be less likely to cause reflux, stomach ulcers. Long term it has not shown any difference a year out. Both have a cardiac warning, although at least theoretically aleve(naproxen) would be less likely to cause this. Short term both are fine as long as you do not have and kidney or heart disease. ...Read more

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Celebrex (celecoxib) is it better than aleve?

Celebrex (celecoxib) is it better than aleve?

Less side effects: Causes less gastrointestinal side effects like bleeding and is fda approved for pain due to arthritis. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Celebrex (celecoxib)?

Can pregnant women take Celebrex (celecoxib)?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Celebrex (celecoxib) is FDA Pregnancy Category C. This is not well studied in human pregnancy and should be discussed with MD. ...Read more

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Celecoxib (Definition)

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. This is a ...Read more


Celebrex (Definition)

Celecoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more