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Is Celebrex A Narcotic Drug
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
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
On Celebrex (celecoxib) taken off Creatine level n blood,After stop levels back 2 norm, He added Motrin 800mgQID n stead of more narcotic,Motrin easier on kidney?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there another drug that works anywhere close to how well celebrex (celecoxib) works for auto-immune arthritis?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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