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What are drugs similar to Celebrex?

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What are drugs similar to Celebrex?

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Celebrex, the brand name for celecoxib, which is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer belongs to a class of drugs called COX-2 inhibitors. COX-2 inhibitors work by blocking the COX-2 See also:
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enzyme which is responsible for causing inflammation and pain inside the body, some other COX-2 inhibitors are Vioxx and Bextra (both of which were taken off the market by their manufacturers due to possible health risks). COX-2 inhibitors belong to another class of medications known as NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), which include some very well known prescription and other-the-counter drugs, including: Advil (ibuprofen), Alleve, aspirin, Feldene, Motrin, Naprelan, naproxen and Orudis.


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