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Valcox 40 mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Valcox Injection

Valcox 40 mg Injection is a pain relieving medicine. It alleviates pain, redness and swelling in various conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. It is given in cases where oral administration is not possible.

Valcox 40 mg Injection is administered as an injection by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self administer. Please consult your doctor in case any injection site reactions like pain, swelling or redness are observed.

Flu-like symptoms, indigestion, stomach pain and diarrhea are some of the side effects that might be seen with this medicine. It may cause dizziness and fatigue. You should not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. It is potentially unsafe to take it during pregnancy. It should be used with caution in patients with liver disease.

Uses of Valcox Injection

Valcox Injection side effects

Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Peripheral edema
  • Flatulence

How to use Valcox Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Valcox Injection works

Valcox 40 mg Injection 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).

Valcox Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Valcox 40 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valcox 40 mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Valcox 40 mg Injection during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Valcox 40 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valcox 40 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valcox 40 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Valcox 40 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valcox 40 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valcox 40 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Valcox 40 mg Injection 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 Valcox 40 mg Injection if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Valcox 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 Valcox

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I have frozen shoulder after stroke. What to do
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
Intra articluar injection can be given for pain relief
I am suffering from tennis elbow for last 2 months please give guidance about it.Its on my left hand knee.Doctor suggest me to take completely ten days and give me some medicines and tube.He says me it's a very long time treatment.please give guidance how to kill tennis elbow complentely
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
Dont do anythin that causes painStart with eccenteric loading exercisesIf no relief within 3 weeks consider an injection
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FAQs

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

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

Q. Why is Valcox banned?

Valcox 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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