Bextra is a brand name for the drug valdecoxib. This medicine acts by reducing substances in the body that cause inflammation, pain, and fever. It is also used to decrease the pain, inflammation, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis and adult rheumatoid arthritis. For complete information, see the valdecoxib WisdomCard.

Fast Facts:

  • It was withdrawn from the U.S. market in 2005.
  • Take Bextra exactly as directed by doctor.
  • Common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, and headache.