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Cyclooxygenase-2 or COX-2 Inhibitors
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What are Cyclooxygenase-2 or COX-2 Inhibitors?

Drinking alcoholic beverages or taking NSAIDs while you are using a COX-2 inhibitor can increase your risk of side effects.

Possible side effects include:

  • Liver inflammation
  • Confusion
  • Severe allergic reaction ( hives, difficulty breathing, swelling around the eyes)
  • Stomach upset
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke