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Cox-2 Inhibitors

Cox-2 Inhibitors are a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that work by blocking the cox-2 enzyme at the site of inflammation. They are used to treat mild to moderate pain and inflammation. Common side effects are abdominal pain, flatulence (gas), diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

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Can Nucoxia be taken for a long period?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39-year-old male. I have been diagnosed with mechanical low back pain and SI joint pain. My doctor has advised me to take Nucoxia 60 once daily for three months. Is it safe to take Nucoxia an anti-inflammatory medicine for such a long period of three months? The doctor has not pres...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you have been diagnosed as a case of mechanical back pain. Since your question is specific for Nucoxia, I can tell you that Etoricoxib is actually a COX-2 inhibitor which is definitely safer than conventional NSAIDs (non steroidal anti-inflammato...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my hands and wrists?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain in my hands and wrist and it started a few months ago. It is typically in the morning. I visited a doctor and she did blood tests. The result flagged in my blood tests was anti-Sm/RNP 2.8 and she has referred me to a rheumatologist, who cannot see me for the next two mon...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the antibody as such does not match your symptoms. It is an antibody for autoimmune disease more like SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus). Since it is positive, I would like to know if your ANA (antinuclear antibody) was positive as well, or if only this came posi...  Read Full »

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