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  • Other
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Osteoarthritis

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Uses of Valdecoxib


Valdecoxib is used in the treatment of:

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Osteoarthritis

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Valdecoxib Brand Names

Valdecoxib may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Valdecoxib Drug Class

Valdecoxib is part of the drug class:

Valdecoxib Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:


This is not a complete list of Valdecoxibdrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Valdecoxib and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Valdecoxib falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.


There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Valdecoxib should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.


No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Valdecoxib should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Valdecoxib Dosage

Take valdecoxib exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Valdecoxib dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Valdecoxib is available in the following doses:

  • Valdecoxib 10 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Valdecoxib 20 Mg Oral Tablet

Forms of Medication

Valdecoxib is available in the following forms:

  • Oral Tablet