Valdecoxib

Description

Valdecoxib is used to relieve pain and swelling in conditions such as arthritis and dysmenorrhea. Patients are advised to drink an adequate amount of water during treatment with this medicine to minimize stomach irritation. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Valdecoxib

  • Blurred vision
  • Chills
  • Decreased or painful urination
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Tingling of hands and feet
  • Abdominal and stomach pain
  • Cough
  • Yellow colored eyes or skin
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (A rare, serious disorder of the skin and mucous membranes)

Uses of Valdecoxib

What is it prescribed for?

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Primary Dysmenorrhea
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the medicine based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to valdecoxib or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs.

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

This medicine is not recommended for use before, during, or after a coronary artery bypass graft surgery due to the increased risk of severe adverse reactions.

Severe Hepatic impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of severe liver impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Gastro-intestinal bleeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of gastrointestinal bleeding since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Congestive Heart Failure

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of severe congestive heart failure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the medicine based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Ischemic heart disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of ischemic heart diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Hepatic impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver function impairment since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments and close monitoring of liver function may be necessary in some cases. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Renal impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Gastro-intestinal bleeding

This medicine may cause severe bleeding when taken for a long time. This risk is especially high in the elderly population with a history of gastrointestinal diseases. Report any symptoms of blood in stools and vomiting to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause symptoms such as dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience dizziness during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Leflunomide

Adefovir

Ketorolac

Cidofovir

Teriflunomide

Tacrolimus

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by inhibiting the formation of certain chemical substances in the body that cause pain and swelling.
Legal Status

Banned

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Schedule

N/A

Valdecoxib - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 27 December 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00580

DailyMed - valdecoxib tablet, film coated [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 27 December 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=caf64301-262c-45ca-acd1-a9d6696c584e#

[Internet]. Ec.europa.eu. 2017 [cited 27 December 2017]. Available from:

https://ec.europa.eu/health/documents/community-register/2004/200411258827/anx_8827_en.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 29 Jan 2018

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