What is Valdecoxib?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Bextra


Valdecoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of arthritis and other painful conditions. It was withdrawn from the U.S. market in 2005 following concerns about an increased risk of stroke and heart attack.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Valdecoxib

Side effect Patients Percentage

Why patients stopped taking Valdecoxib

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Valdecoxib


Stopped taking Valdecoxib

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Valdecoxib after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Rofecoxib (Vioxx) 1

Patients stopped taking Valdecoxib and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 2
Meloxicam (Mobic) 2
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Valdecoxib.