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In the US, Rofecoxib is a member of the drug class cox-2 inhibitors and is used to treat Migraine, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Period Pain and Rheumatoid Arthritis.



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 Name

4-[p-(metylsulfonyl)phenyl]-3-phenyl-2(5H)-furanone (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Refocoxibum (Latin)
  • Rofecoxib (German)
  • Rofécoxib (French)
  • Rofecoxib (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Rofecoxib (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • Rofécoxib (OS: DCF)
  • MK 966 (IS: Merck)

Brand Names

  • Fexib
    Renata, Bangladesh
  • Pantrol
    Drug International, Bangladesh
  • Recox
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Vioxx
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lithuania
  • Vioxx forte
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lithuania

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BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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