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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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In addition to looking at CV risk, the CNT analysis also examined upper GI complications (ie, upper GI bleeding and/or perforation, or peptic ulcer) and showed the risk to be nearly twice as high for ibuprofen and naproxen compared with diclofenac or a coxib.
La medicion de los niveles plasmaticos de creatinina, urea, fosforo, densidad urinaria, aspecto, color, sedimento, celularidad, cristales, y proteinas en orina no mostraron alteracion, se presume que la funcionalidad renal estuvo conservada, lo cual es similar a los datos para otro coxib como el firocoxib, usado durante 90 dias (18).
This puts the heart risks of generic NSAIDs on a par with a newer class of NSAIDs known as COX-2 inhibitors or coxibs, which includes Vioxx a painkiller that U.
Although prescription painkillers account for 230 million prescription purchases annually, little is known about the comparative safety of these drugs, except for the cardiovascular safety of nsNSAIDs and coxibs, note the researchers.
91) This is similar to the 40-60% reduction in ulcer complications reported from the pivotal coxib trials.
In particular, the rate of hip, pelvis, wrist, or humerus fractures was 101 per 1,000 person-years in the opioid group, compared with 19 per 1,000 person-years in the coxib group and 26 per 1,000 person-years in the NSAID group.
14) Evidence of increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality secondary to coxib use was widely publicized for several years before rofecoxib/Vioxx and a similar drug valdecoxib/Bex-tra were belatedly withdrawn from the consumer market (15), (16) the multiple failures involved in this politicopharmaceutical phenomenon include l)failure of Merck to act on data showing that it's popular and profitable new drug was harming and killing an unacceptable proportion of patients who took it, 2)failure of the US FDA to regulate the pharmaceutical Industry, 3)failure of the medical profession as a whole to police itself and call for a ban on the use of this drug before either Merck or the FDA took action.
Gli analgesici oppioidi, con o senza paracetamolo, rappresentano utili alternative e possono costituire farmaci di supporto nei pazienti in cui i FANS o i coxib sono controindicati, inefficaci e/o scarsamente tollerati.
Celebrex, also known as celecoxib, is the only coxib currently on the market.
Laine L 2003 Gastrointestinal effects of NSAIDs and coxib Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 25 S32-40
3%) of which were launched in study period, including all four antiinflamatories of the coxib class: etoricoxib (M01AH05), lumiracoxib (M01AH06), parecoxib (M01AH04), and valdecoxib (M01AH03).