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Is rofecoxib safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

The use of rofecoxib in pregnant women has not been studied. In studies in rats, doses that were 10 or 28 fold higher than the recommended human dose were not harmful to fetuses; however, in studies in rabbits, doses twice the recommended dose for humans were harmful to the fetuses. Therefore, rofecoxib should be used in pregnant women only when the potential benefits outweigh the potential risk to the fetus.

The use of rofecoxib in nursing mothers has not been evaluated.

What else should I know about rofecoxib?

What preparations of rofecoxib are available?

Tablets: 12.5 mg, 25 mg, and 50mg. Oral Suspension: 12.5 mg/5 mland 25mg/5ml

How should I keep rofecoxib stored?

Store at room temperature, 15-30°C (59-86°F)

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

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