In the past several years, some newer medications have come on the market; these are commonly referred to as COX-2 inhibitors . Remember, all NSAIDs work against cyclooxygenase (COX). Traditional NSAIDs (. Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve) work against both COX-1 and COX-2. COX-1 and COX-2 are both types of cyclooxygenase enzymes that function in your body. The new medications (. Celebrex) work primarily against COX-2, and allow COX-1 to function normally. Because COX-1 is more important in producing the protective lining in your gut (gastric mucosa), these newer NSAIDs are believed to have less of a risk of causing stomach ulcers.
Do not wait for things to get worse before you decide to see a doctor. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs work, but remember that they are only for short-term use. If your back pain keeps on recurring or if it gets worse, you better see a doctor who is specialized in treating back pain and other similar issues. You need to go to a place solely dedicated in providing pain management solutions. That is no other than Arizona Pain and Spine Institute. We provide relief through various treatment options and approaches, for different pain issues. Make an appointment with us today.
Millions of people worldwide take nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on a regular basis to treat pain and inflammation. Patients with an acute overdose of NSAIDs often present to emergency departments and represent a sizable percentage of cases reported to regional poison centers [ 1 ]. As aging populations have increasingly come to rely on NSAIDs, chronic toxicity and acute poisonings have become more commonplace. Given the relative frequency of toxic NSAID exposures, emergency and primary care clinicians need to understand the diagnosis and management of this poisoning.