Celecoxib is a medicine belongs to a group of drugs known as Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug. The acts as a Cyclooxygenase Inhibitor. It is used in the therapy of arthritis. Celecoxib is a member of the class of pyrazoles that is substituted sulfamoylphenyl, trifluoromethyl, and p-tolyl groups. It plays the role of a cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitor and a non-narcotic analgesic.
Class of Drugs – Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug
Molecular Formula – C17H14F3N3O2S
Molecular Weight - 381.4 g/mol
Working: Given the drug belongs to a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. NSAID drug blocks an enzyme called cyclooxygenase. It works in the body to produce chemicals that cause pain and inflammation. Due to blocking COX, this medicine stops these chemicals from forming. This reduces pain and inflammation.
Uses: This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, specifically a COX-2 inhibitor, which relieves pain and swelling or inflammation. Celecoxib is used to treat arthritis, acute pain, and menstrual pain and discomfort. The pain and swelling relief provided by this medication help you perform more of your normal daily activities. It blocks the enzyme in the body that produces prostaglandins. By decreasing prostaglandins, it reduces pain and swelling.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active ingredient is used in popular medicine as mentioned below:
- Celebrex: 100 mg and 200 mg
Do not consume alcoholic beverages while treating with Celecoxib.