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    Information about Valdecoxib

    Valdecoxib uses

    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 pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

    Common side effects of valdecoxib

    Abdominal pain, Palpitations, Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Heartburn, Gastritis, Dizziness, Flatulence, Edema (swelling), Increased blood pressure, Dyspepsia, Constipation, Diarrhoea

    Available Medicine for Valdecoxib

    • ₹9
      Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹19 to ₹30
      Geno Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹19 to ₹65
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹34
      Bennet Pharmaceuticals Limited
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹22
      Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹26 to ₹31
      Jenburkt Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹20 to ₹52
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹19 to ₹58
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹39
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹20 to ₹69
      Unichem Laboratories Ltd
      3 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Valdecoxib

    • It can be taken with or without food.
    • Valdecoxib may cause fewer stomach problems as compared with other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
    • It can also affect kidneys or cause permanent kidney damage if taken for a long time.
    • Valdecoxib can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 03 April, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)