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In the US, Celecoxib (celecoxib systemic) is a member of the drug class cox-2 inhibitors and is used to treat Ankylosing Spondylitis, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Fibromatosis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Period Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID

Adjunct to antineoplastic treatment of adenomatous colorectal polyps

Cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX-2) inhibitor

Chemical Name

4-(5-(4-Metylphenyl)-3-(trifluorometyl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)benzenesulfonamide (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Celecoxibum (Latin)
  • Celecoxib (German)
  • Célécoxib (French)
  • Celecoxib (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Celecoxib (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • Célécoxib (OS: DCF)
  • SC 58635 (IS: Searle)
  • YM 177 (IS: Searle)
  • Celecoxib (PH: BP 2015, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 37)
  • Célécoxib (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Celecoxibum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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Important Notice: The international database is in BETA release. This means it is still under development and may contain inaccuracies. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of any medication in any country is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medication.