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rofecoxib medication

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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
33 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Celebrex (celecoxib) is another cox-2 specific anti-inflammatory.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: There are many of NSAID drugs available. The only available cox2 selective NSAID (like vioxx) is celebrex (celecoxib).
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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Nobody: Vioxx was taken off the market years ago.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Off market: Vioxx was removed from the market years ago. It was a selective inhibitor of the cyclo-oxigenase-2 enzyme.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Off the market: Vioxx was removed from the market years ago.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
33 years experience Pain Management
No: Vioxx was removed from the market by the fda several years ago.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
19 years experience Pain Management
Doesn't look good: Based on the facet the vioxx has been off the market for many years now, the patients that benefited from the medication are suffering chronically now ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Off market!: All medicines can cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Vioxx bextra: Both have been removed from the north american market.

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