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Valus 10mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Valus 10mg Tablet is a pain relieving medicine. It alleviates pain, redness, and swelling in various conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

Valus 10mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. The dose and duration will depend on what you are taking it for and how well it helps your symptoms. You should keep taking the medicine even if you feel better until the doctor says it is okay to stop using the medicine.

The most common side effects of this medicine include flu-like symptoms, indigestion, abdominal pain, nausea, change in blood pressure, backache, and edema. If any of these side effects persist or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

Before using it, you should let your doctor know if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease. Let your doctor also know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using the medicine.

Uses of Valus Tablet

Side effects of Valus Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Valus

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Flatulence
    Try eating small and frequent meals. Drink and chew your food slowly. Exercise regularly to improve how your body digests food. Try not to swallow too much air. This can happen when you talk and eat at the same time. Avoid drinking with a straw, chewing gum and smoking as these can also make you swallow air. Try to limit foods that are hard to digest or produce gas (such as fried and fatty foods, cheese, beans, cabbage, onion, whole grains and many others). Avoid drinking alcohol, carbonated soft drinks and fruit juices. If you wear dentures, make sure they fit properly. Some over-the-counter medicines can help. Talk to your doctor about possible medication if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Flu-like symptoms
    Get plenty of rest as exhausting or stressing out yourself could aggravate your condition. You should drink plenty of fluids as it will keep your throat moist and comfortable. Try taking steam inhalation. The moisture can ease your breathing and loosen mucus. You can consider sipping warm water or tea with honey and lemon. This will keep your nose and throat from being too dry. Using an air humidifier may also help. You can also gargle with salt water several times a day. See your doctor if your symptoms last longer than 3 weeks or get worse quickly. Avoid alcohol and do not smoke as they can aggravate your conditions.
  • Coping with Stomach pain
    Try to get plenty of rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may relieve the stomach pain. It may help if you eat and drink slowly and have smaller and more frequent meals. Reduce your intake of coffee, tea and alcohol as these can make the pain worse. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your doctor about possible medication. Your doctor may be able to prescribe some over-the-counter medicines to help reduce the pain.

How to use Valus 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. Valus 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Valus Tablet works

Valus 10mg 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).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Valus 10mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valus 10mg Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Valus 10mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Valus 10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valus 10mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valus 10mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Valus 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valus 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valus 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Valus 10mg 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 Valus 10mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Valus with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Plz dr. suggest me periods pain reliefer tablet which available easily at store.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
You can take govern tablets for pain relief
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
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tablet Crocin pain relief can. E given
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FAQs

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

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

Q. Why is Valus banned?

Valus 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

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

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.
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