Friday, February 13, 2009 GIGOMONA, Community Member, asks

Q: IS CELEBREX ADDICTIVE

i HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED CELEBREX FOR ARTHRITIS IN MY KNEE THAT IS VERY PAINFUL AND SOMEONE TOLD ME CELEBREX IS ADDICTIVE.  IS THIS TRUE.

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide
2/13/09 3:01pm

Celebrex is not addictive in the traditional sense of the word. However, it is very effective and you may become dependent on using the drug in order to live your life - in fact, many people rely on the drug for years to keep the symptoms under control. I've had family and friends be concerned about the medications I take (including codeine), whether I'll become addicted and in general freaking out. I try to tell them that the goal is for me to be able to live my life and if that takes medication, so be it. I also tell them that people who are diabetic are "addicted" to insulin in the same way and that's usually the point where they go away and leave me alone. Smile

 

 

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kathyglpn, Community Member
2/13/09 8:21pm

Hi! I am a nurse with twenty-five yrs of experience=and I can assure you that Celebrex is not a controlled drug and is not addictive.  A person could have their symptoms worsen from stopping it abruptly perhaps, but would not have any withdrawl from it.  Kathy G LPN

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whitney, Community Member
5/22/12 11:09am

celbrex IS NOT addictive.  It is non narcotic, unlike other pain pills.  When something is classified as narcotic that is when you have to worry about getting addicted.

 

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