Ronald A. Simon, MD

Growing Together Pediatrics


Clinical Consultation: Risk of anaphylactoid reactions to COX-2 inhibitors

April 01, 2005

Selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors, such as celecoxib, rofecoxib, and valdecoxib, are an effective and commonly used class of drugs for the management of pain. They are particularly useful in patients who are unable to tolerate aspirin or traditional NSAIDs because of side effects.