Valdecoxib - Drug Information

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General Information on Valdecoxib

Generic Name : Valdecoxib

Pronunciation : Val-di-co-xib

Latest prescription information about Valdecoxib. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Valdecoxib

Why is Valdecoxib Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and painful menstruation and menstrual symptoms.  It works by reducing substances in the body that cause inflammation.

When should Valdecoxib not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in children, patients with liver/kidney insufficiency and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Valdecoxib?

Osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis: The recommended dose is 10mg once daily.
Dysmenorhea: 20-40mg daily.

How should Valdecoxib be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Valdecoxib?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of ulcer, GI bleeding; dehydration, high blood pressure, heart failure, fluid retention, liver or kidney disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Monitor hemoglobin level regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Valdecoxib?

Anemia, high blood pressure, back pain, muscle pain, nausea, depression, flatulence, diarrhea, sinus inflammation and abdominal pain.

What are the other precautions for Valdecoxib?

Avoid co-administration with ketoconazole or fluconazole.
Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Valdecoxib?

Store it at room temperature.

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