Information about Valdecoxib
Valdecoxib is used in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, arthralgia, muscle pain, pain during menstruation and post operative pain.
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, Increased blood pressure, Dyspepsia, Constipation, Diarrhoea
Available Medicine for Valdecoxib
- ₹9Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹19 to ₹30Geno Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹19 to ₹65Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹34Bennet Pharmaceuticals Limited1 variant(s)
- ₹22Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹26 to ₹31Jenburkt Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹20 to ₹52Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹20 to ₹69Unichem Laboratories Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹20Unichem Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹21 to ₹37FDC Ltd2 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.