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medicine for rofecoxib allergy

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
33 years experience Pain Management
Off the market: Refocoxib (aka vioxx) is not avialable legally in the United States.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Never: It is not available in the usa. It was taken off the market.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Celebrex!: Short term use of vioxx rarely caused issues and was an excellent pain reliever. I believe Celebrex (celecoxib) is a very safe drug. I have taken bo ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: There is no such thing as a drug that does not have potential and sometimes serious side effects. When doctors choose to prescribe drugs to their pat ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Its a personal question, but yes i would would take them if i had inflammatory pain. Cox2 selective drugs (vioxx, celebrex) may be the only nsaids th ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to pr ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to expo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Drug allergies are generally not hereditary.

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