is the brand name for valdecoxib. It is an oral drug for treatment of pain. It is one of the NSAIDs. NSAIDs are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It is used for treating pain, swelling, fever and tenderness, which is caused by arthritis. It acts by affecting production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are chemicals, which produce pain and swelling of joints in arthritis. It blocks one of enzyme responsible for production of prostaglandins. Thus pain and swelling of joints is reduced. It is also prescribed for menstrual cramps.

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