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Valdecoxib

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Last Updated: December 02, 2019

Valdecoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that helps to relieve the pain of menstruation and dysmenorrhea. Additionally, it can be used as a pain-relieving drug in patients of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoporosis. It works by preventing the production of prostaglandin, a compound responsible for causing inflammation and pain. It is able to achieve this selectively inhibiting the action of the cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme, which plays an important role in the conversion of arachidionic acid to prostaglandin.

The medicine usually stays in the body for 30 – 45 hours and is gradually excreted out from the body via urine. The drug cause complications if it is used together with other drugs like aceclofenac, balsalazide, benorilate, etc. The drug can cause side effects of nausea, edema, increased blood pressure, dyspepsia, constipation, and diarrhea among others. In case of overdose if symptoms like vomiting blood, bloody stool, swelling of face, legs and fingers, troubled breathing, etc. manifest, you should seek medical assistance immediately. In case of pregnancy, the drug has been found to cause adverse effects for the fetus in some cases. Because these complications can happen for anybody, it is recommended to consult a doctor with your medical history prior to taking this drug for the right course of action.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Rheumatologist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Valz bcd 20mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    It is unsafe if you experience dizziness or sleepiness with Valdecoxib.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild or moderate liver disease. Not advisable in patients with the severe liver disease.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Valdecoxib as ingredient

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During the inflammation process, COX-1 and COX-2 catalyzes the conversion of arachidonic acid to lipid autacoids prostaglandin (PG) H2, which is the precursor of PGs and thromboxane. This medication selectively inhibits the cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Zydol 50Mg Suspension

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