This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) specifically a COX-2 inhibitor which relieves pain and swelling (inflammation). It is used to treat arthritis acute pain and menstrual pain and discomfort. The pain and swelling relief provided by this medication helps you perform more of your normal daily activities.
If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain. See also Warning section.
This drug works by blocking the enzyme in your body that makes prostaglandins. Decreasing prostaglandins helps to reduce pain and swelling.
Stomach upset or gas may occur. If either of these effects persists or worsens tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is grea