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    Information about Rofecoxib

    Rofecoxib uses

    Rofecoxib is used for pain relief.

    How rofecoxib works

    Rofecoxib 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).

    Common side effects of rofecoxib

    Flu-like symptoms, Indigestion, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Peripheral edema, Flatulence
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    Dr. Arpit Bhatnagar
    PGDHHM - Hospital and Healthcare Management, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MBA (General management), MD (Clinical Pharmacology)
    Last updated on:
    08 Feb 2019 | 04:11 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Rofecoxib

    • Rofecoxib 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 Rofecoxib if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Rofecoxib


    Q. Is Rofecoxib deadly?

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

    Q. Is Rofecoxib a narcotic?

    No, Rofecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

    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 08 February, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)