Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Trade names Acelex
CAS Registry Number
PubChem CID:
Synonyms CG100649
Chemical data
Formula C12H16FNO4S
Molecular mass 361.3914 g/mol

Polmacoxib (Acelex) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat osteoarthritis. It was developed as CG100649 and approved for use in South Korea in February 2015.[1] It inhibits the enzymes carbonic anhydrase and COX-2. A study in healthy volunteers showed drug effects on urinary prostaglandin metabolites for both CG100649 and celecoxib that suggest a similar cardiovascular risk profile.[2] Further work by this group developed dose-exposure relationsships of CG100649 to guide clinical development strategies. [3]

See also


  1. ^ "CrystalGenomics Receives MFDS Approval for Acelex® (Polmacoxib)". PR Newswire. 
  2. ^ Skarke, C.; Alamuddin, N.; Lawson, J. A.; Cen, L.; Propert, K. J.; Fitzgerald, G. A. (2012). "Comparative impact on prostanoid biosynthesis of celecoxib and the novel nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug CG100649". Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics 91 (6): 986–93.  
  3. ^ Hirankarn, S.; Barrett, J.S.; Alamuddin, N.; Fitzgerald, G. A.; Skarke, C. (2013). "GCG100649, A Novel Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitor, Exhibits a Drug Disposition Profile in Healthy Volunteers Compatible With High Affinity to Carbonic Anhydrase-I/II: Preliminary Dose–Exposure Relationships to Define Clinical Development Strategies". Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development 2 (4): 379–386.