Is Celebrex Addictive

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Asked by GIGOMONA

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.

Answer

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.

Answered by Lene Andersen, MSW