What is Rofecoxib?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Vioxx

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Rofecoxib is in a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and works by reducing substances that cause inflammation, pain, and fever in the body. Rofecoxib (Vioxx) was withdrawn from the U.S. market in 2004.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle pain 6 3
Pain 6 3
Arthritis pain 1 1
Depressed mood 1 0
Fatigue 1 0
Fibromyalgia 1 1

Show all 13 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rofecoxib

Side effect Patients
Swelling of throat 1

Why patients stopped taking Rofecoxib

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 8
Doctor's advice 7
Did not seem to work 3
Personal research 3
Side effects too severe 2
See all 19 patients who've stopped taking Rofecoxib

Duration

Stopped taking Rofecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 3
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Rofecoxib and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 4
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1 patient evaluation for Rofecoxib

Aug 29, 2009 (Started Sep 30, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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