What is Bextra?

Bextra is no longer available in the United States.

Bextra is a brand name version of the prescription drug valdecoxib. Bextra was voluntarily removed from the U.S. market by its manufacturer in 2005 because it increases the risk of serious skin reactions in those who used it. It also increases your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Bextra is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that treats the pain, stiffness, and inflammation of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is sometimes used to treat severe menstrual pain. It comes as a tablet to be taken orally.

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