Medical Dictionary


noun val·de·cox·ib \ˌval-də-ˈkäk-sib\

Medical Definition of VALDECOXIB

:  an NSAID C16H14N2O3S that is a COX-2 inhibitor administered orally especially to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and primary dysmenorrhea but withdrawn from sale by the manufacturer because of its link to cardiovascular events (as heart attacks) and severe skin rashes—see bextra


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