Definitions for "VIOXX"
A trade name for rofecoxib.
A drug that was being used for pain relief and was being studied for its ability to prevent cancer and to block the growth of new blood vessels to solid tumors. It belongs to the family of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Vioxx was taken off the market in the U.S. because of safety concerns. Also called rofecoxib.
Vioxx is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) known as a COX-2 inhibitor used to reduce inflammation and ease meek to judicious pain for conditions such as arthritis, painful menstrual discomfort cycles, or pain after dental or surgical procedures or osteoarthritis.
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