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Rofecoxib

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Uses

Rofecoxib is used in pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout
It should be used in patients of 16 years of age and older.

How it works

Rofecoxib blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Common side effects

Headache, Stomach pain, Edema, Dizziness, Constipation, Increased blood pressure, Palpitations, Arrhythmia

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Expert advice

  • Inform your doctor before taking the drug if you are allergic to aspirin or other NSAIDs.
  • Stop taking rofecoxib and seek immediate medical attention if you develop: abdominal pain, tenderness, or discomfort; nausea; blood in your vomit; bloody, black, or tarry stools; unexplained weight gain; swelling or water retention; fatigue or lethargy; a skin rash; itching; yellowing of your skin or eyes; or unusual bruising or bleeding.
  • Tell your doctor if you have asthma, stomach problems such as ulcers or bleeding, kidney disease, liver disease, angina (chest pain), heart attack, or a blocked artery in the heart, heart failure, high blood pressure.

Frequently asked questions

Rofecoxib

Q.

Is rofecoxib a narcotic?
No, rofecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Q.

Is rofecoxib deadly?
Rofecoxib is relatively safe if used as prescribed. In case of any side-effects, please consult your doctor

Q.

How does rofecoxib work?
Rofecoxib belongs to a group of medicines called COX-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by inhibiting certain chemical called prostaglandin which is responsible for pain and inflammation.


Content on this page was last updated on 20 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)