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Vacox 20 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Vacox Tablet

Vacox Tablet side effects

Common
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Peripheral edema
  • Flatulence

How to use Vacox Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Vacox 20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Vacox Tablet works

Vacox 20 mg Tablet is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called COX-2 inhibitors. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Vacox Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Vacox 20 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Vacox 20 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Vacox 20 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Vacox 20 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Vacox 20 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Vacox 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vacox 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Vacox 20 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Vacox 20 mg Tablet
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Vexx 20mg Tablet
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Valcox 20mg Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • Vacox 20 mg Tablet helps relieve pain and inflammation.
  • It may cause fewer stomach problems as compared to other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
  • It may cause dizziness and fatigue. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while on treatment with this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Regularly monitor your blood pressure while taking this medicine, particularly in the first two weeks after starting treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
  • During long-term treatment, your doctor may want to take regular blood tests to monitor your liver function.
  • Do not take Vacox 20 mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Vacox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Vacox

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Dear doctor my wife is 4 month pregnant since afternoon she is suffering from head ache , can you please suggest me what should be done
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
Tablet Crocin pain relief can. E given
Plz dr. suggest me periods pain reliefer tablet which available easily at store.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
You can take govern tablets for pain relief
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FAQs

Q. What is Vacox tablet and what are they used for?

Vacox tablets are pain killer tablets used in treating the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and for painful menstruation

Q. Why is Vacox banned?

Vacox was banned due to safety concerns of an increased risk of cardiovascular events and serious and potentially life-threatening skin reactions.

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References
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  2. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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