a new class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat arthritis.
A newer type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that relieve inflammation with a decreased chance of gastrointestinal side effects that can occur with older NSAIDs, especially stomach bleeding
New class of medications that were developed to manage the symptoms of arthritis without negative gastrointestinal effects. COX-2 inhibitors stop the activity of specific cyclooxygenase ("COX") enzymes, which release the substances (prostaglandins) responsible for pain and inflammation.
This is the newest class of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, used to rein in inflammatory processes. They work by blocking the COX-2 enzyme, which is involved in triggering inflammation.
Drugs that selectively inhibit the COX-2 enzymes and have minimal or no effects on the activities of the COX-1 enzymes.