What Is Celebrex?
) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain and inflammation. It is part of a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs
for short. It is a specific type of NSAID known as a COX-2 inhibitor.
Who Makes It?
Celebrex is manufactured by Pfizer Inc.
Uses of Celebrex
Uses of the drug include the following:
How Does Celebrex Work?
As mentioned, Celebrex is part of a class of NSAIDs called COX-2 inhibitors. The drug works by blocking a particular enzyme (COX-2) that plays a role in pain and inflammation. Unlike other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen
) that target both the COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes, Celebrex only targets the COX-2 enzyme. The COX-1 enzyme plays an important role in protecting the lining of the stomach.