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Generic Name
Valdecoxib
Trade Name
Bextra
Manufacturer
Pfizer
Risk Category
C
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
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Indication
Indication
  • A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, dysmenorrhea, … etc.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Increased incidence of fetal loss and vertebral malformations in animals.
  • Not recommended to be used during the third trimester because it may cause premature closure of ductus arteriosus.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Unknown excretion into human breast milk.
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