show timeout overlay link

Your Session Is About to Expire

This online session is about to expire due to inactivity. Click Continue to return to page.

  • myWeekly Ad

DUEXIS: Oral tablet

Also see:
  • Reported side effects
  • Daily life interactions

Available Strengths
Drug Image file default-drug-image.png

How This Drug Works
Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or NSAIDs
NSAIDs reduce pain, inflammation and swelling while helping the body return to a normal temperature. When the body is injured or ill, it releases an enzyme known as COX. NSAIDs help control two specific types of COX enzymes, COX-1 and COX-2.
Non&#45;steroidal Anti&#45;Inflammatory Drugs, or NSAIDs, reduce pain, inflammation and swelling while helping the body return to a normal temperature.<br><br>When the body is injured or ill, it releases Cyclooxygenase, an enzyme commonly known as COX.  COX enzyme increases production of Prostaglandins or &#34;PGs.&#34; While some PG&#39;s are necessary for cell health, others can irritate nerves and cause pain and swelling.  NSAIDs help control two specific types of COX enzymes, COX&#45;1 and COX&#45;2.<br><br>NSAIDs stop both types of COX enzymes from working, thus reducing the level of PGs. Newer NSAIDs are designed to target COX&#45;2 selectively and leave COX&#45;1 alone. Ideally, this reduces pain and inflammation without upsetting the stomach.
Watch a Video Showing How This Drug Works

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on DUEXIS: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

FAMOTIDINE; IBUPROFEN (fa MOE ti deen; eye BYOO proe fen) is two medicines together. Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for arthritis pain. Famotidine is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to prevent stomach problems from the ibuprofen.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

How should I use this medicine?

What if I miss a dose?

What may interact with this medicine?

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Where should I keep my medicine?

Drugs Related by Class to DUEXIS: Oral tablet
Previous Class name
Class Name : Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs/NSAIDs with Gastroprotectants

Related Brand Name Drugs :

Most Commonly Used Drugs by Class

Related Generic Drugs :

Next Class name
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for DUEXIS: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
63.1%
36.9%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.41%
21.12%
55.83%
22.63%
In-Depth Information on This Drug
Select a specific strength to visit the detail page where you'll find :
  • Reported side effects
  • Daily life interactions
Select a Strength
Patient Experiences with DUEXIS

We want to help you stay educated about the medications you are taking. View other
patient's observations and share your own.

Be sure to consult your health care provider before taking any medications. Other
patient's comments should not be considered medical advice or health care provider
recommendations.