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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Patients with other diseases, including RA, ankylosing spondylitis, and other forms of inflammatory arthritis, as well as chronic and acute pain, often use NS-NSAIDs or COX-2-selective inhibitors. The side effect profile and risk-benefit profiles are similar except in children.
In any case, COX-2-selective inhibitors should be used only in patients at high risk of gastrointestinal complications, he added.