cox-2 inhibitor

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cox-2 inhibitor:

see nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugnonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug,
a drug that suppresses inflammation in a manner similar to steroids, but without the side effects of steroids; commonly referred to by the acronym NSAID .
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A NSAID with a low COX-2 selectivity should be the preferred choice (see above).
Moreover, following a recent review of supportive documentation, the UK Medicines Control Agency allowed a variation in the product's license resulting in a change in Lodine's data sheet to include statements about its COX-2 selectivity.
With regard to GI risk, the agents listed here nabumetone possess modest COX-2 selectivity and are associated with [Relafen] greater GI safety than other prescription-strength nonselective NSAIDs.