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In the US, Valdecoxib (valdecoxib systemic) is a member of the drug class cox-2 inhibitors and is used to treat Osteoarthritis, Pain, Period Pain and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID

Cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX-2) inhibitor

Chemical Names


4-(5-Methyl-3-phenylisoxazol-4-yl)benzolsulfonamid (IUPAC)

Benzenesulfonamide, 4-(5-methyl-3-phenyl-4-isoxazolyl)-

p-(5-Methyl-3-phenyl-4-isoxazolyl)benzenesulfonamide (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Valdecoxibum (Latin)
  • Valdecoxib (German)
  • Valdecoxib (French)
  • Valdecoxib (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Valdecoxib (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • SC 65872 (IS: Searle)

Brand Names

  • Bextra
    Pfizer, Brazil; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Slovakia; Pharmacia Limited, Latvia; Searle, Oman
  • Creval
    Ranbaxy, India
  • Kudeq
    Pfizer, Latvia
  • Parovi (Valdecoxib and Paracetamol)
    Lupin, India
  • Parovi (Valdecoxib and Valdecoxib)
    Lupin, India
  • Vah
    Abbott, India
  • Vahflam (Valdecoxib and Paracetamol)
    Abbott, India
  • Val-BCD
    Lupin, India
  • Valcib
    RPG, India
  • Valcox
    Opsonin, Bangladesh
  • Valdecox
    Ranbaxy, Peru
  • Valdex
    Renata, Bangladesh
  • Valdez
    FDC, India
  • Valdiff
    Ipca, India
  • Valdiflam
    Micro B & B, India
  • Valdol
    Navana, Bangladesh
  • Valdy
    Hetero, India
  • Valiflex
    ACI, Bangladesh
  • Valk
    Saga, India
  • Valk Plus (Valdecoxib and Paracetamol)
    Saga, India
  • Valto
    Abbott, India
  • Vaxib
    Novartis, Bangladesh
  • V-Cox
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Vextra
    Orion, Bangladesh
  • Vexx
    Zuventus, India
  • Vib
    Acme, Bangladesh
  • VX2
    Novartis, India

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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