Information about Valdecoxib
Valdecoxib is used for pain relief. It relieves pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthritis.
How valdecoxib works
Valdecoxib 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 valdecoxib
Flu-like symptoms, Indigestion, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Peripheral edema, Flatulence
Available Medicine for Valdecoxib
- ₹9Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹19 to ₹30Geno Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹22Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹34Bennet Pharmaceuticals Limited1 variant(s)
- ₹26 to ₹31Jenburkt Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹50Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹29Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹49Abbott1 variant(s)
- ₹28 to ₹36Shreya Life Sciences Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹51Gufic Bioscience Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Valdecoxib
- Valdecoxib 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 Valdecoxib if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions for Valdecoxib
Q. What is Valdecoxib tablet and what are they used for?
Valdecoxib tablets are pain killer tablets used in treating the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and for painful menstruation
Q. Why is Valdecoxib banned?
Valdecoxib was banned due to safety concerns of an increased risk of cardiovascular events and serious and potentially life-threatening skin reactions.