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Used to decrease inflammation and to relieve pain.

What are NSAIDS used for? To decrease inflammation and relieve pain.
What are some reasons to use NSAIDS? To treat mild to moderate pain, to treat fever, and to treat OA & Rheumatoid Arthritis.
What are the actions of NSAIDS? Analgesic (PAIN), Antipyretic (FEVER), and Anti-inflammatory (DECREASE INFLAMMATION).
What are some examples of NSAIDS? Ibuprofen (Advil) (Motrin), Naproxen (Aleve) (Naprosyn), Mefenamic acid (Ponstel), Ketoralac (Toradol), Indomethacin (Indocin), Meloxicam (Mobic), Nabumetone (Relafen) and Celebrex.
What does COX-1 mean? Maintains stomach lining by activating platelets.
What are the COX-2 inhibitors? They are the NSAIDS.
How do the COX-2 inhibitors work? They block enzymes that trigger pain and inflammation.
What is an example of a COX-2 inhibitor? Celebrex.
How does Celebrex work? It works by stopping production of COX-2, a natural substance in the body that causes pain and inflammation.
What drug is an NSAID and a COX-2 inhibitor? Celebrex.
What does Celebrex not have an effect on? GI system.
What are some adverse reactions of NSAIDS? N/V, Epigastric pain, GI bleed, Drowsiness, Headache.
What are some Nursing Interventions for NSAIDS? *Assess PAIN before & after administration of med. *Assess HYDRATION status; related to fever. *Take meds w/ food; to prevent GI upset.
If PUD/GI bleed occurs, what are you NOT going to give? Ibuprofen.
What are you at risk for when taking Celebrex? An increase risk of MI or Stroke.
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