The discovery of rofecoxib, [MK 966, Vioxx, 4-(4'-methylsulfonylphenyl)-3-phenyl-2(5H)-furanone], an orally active cyclooxygenase-2-inhibitor.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The development of a COX-2 inhibitor rofecoxib (MK 966, Vioxx) is described. It is essentially equipotent to indomethacin both in vitro and in vivo but without the ulcerogenic side effect due to COX-1 inhibition.

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Cited Authors

  • Prasit, P; Wang, Z; Brideau, C; Chan, CC; Charleson, S; Cromlish, W; Ethier, D; Evans, JF; Ford-Hutchinson, AW; Gauthier, JY; Gordon, R; Guay, J; Gresser, M; Kargman, S; Kennedy, B; Leblanc, Y; Léger, S; Mancini, J; O'Neill, GP; Ouellet, M; Percival, MD; Perrier, H; Riendeau, D; Rodger, I; Zamboni, R

Published Date

  • July 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 13

Start / End Page

  • 1773 - 1778

PubMed ID

  • 10406640

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1464-3405

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-894X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0960-894x(99)00288-7


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