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What are bextra tablets for?

What are bextra tablets for?

Anti inflammatory: These are an NSAID which has less ulcerative effects on the stomach. However it had other problems and has been off the market for several years. If you have some sitting around, taken them to your pharmacy for disposal. ...Read more

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Bextra was very effective for arthritis inflamation for me but is off the market. Is there a new substitute?

Bextra was very effective for arthritis inflamation for me but is off the market. Is there a new substitute?

Mistake to remove it: Bextra and vioxx, both cox-2 inhibitors, were both removed. This was very unwise. We use a lot of medications which are much more risky than these. You just have to carefully monitor all meeications. There are no substitutes yet - the closest is Celebrex (celecoxib) which is also a cox-2 inhibitor. Our patients will respond to some of those in the NSAID group but none of the others are cox-2 inhibitors. ...Read more

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Is it possible to buy bextra in mexico?

Is it possible to buy bextra in mexico?

Don't know.: The drug is or was marketed under the name valdure in mexico. You should understand that Bextra and vioxx were removed from the market in the us and canada due to an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease and toxic allergic reactions. Celebrex (celecoxib) is the only drug in this class still marketed in the us. There is a clear reason why the drugs are not available. ...Read more

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What are some common side effects of bextra?

What are some common side effects of bextra?

Superb benefit: Unfortunately this medication was pulled from the market because of problems in cardiac surgery patients - for whom its use was inappropriate - although the study was requested by the fda. It is one of the most effective nsaid's we had seen in years, with much lower ulcer risk than most of the others. ...Read more

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Wondering how many took bextra & developed chf?

Wondering how many took bextra & developed chf?

Very few: Bextra was removed from the market at the same time as vioxx because of the increased risk for heart attacks in individuals taking these meds over the long term. CHF was rarely seen. Interestingly, many nsaids still on the market also have increased cardia risk. ...Read more

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What are bextra tablets for?

Anti inflammatory: These are an NSAID which has less ulcerative effects on the stomach. However it had other problems and has been off the market for several years. If you have some sitting around, taken them to your pharmacy for disposal. ...Read more

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What are bextra valdecoxib tablets used for?

Withdrawn: Bextra {generic name valdecoxib} was removed from the market in 2005 by G.D. Searle because of increased risk of heart attack ad stroke. It is a COX-II non-steroidal inflammatory drug and was used to treat various arthritic disorders. ...Read more

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Is it possible to buy bextra in mexico?

Don't know.: The drug is or was marketed under the name valdure in mexico. You should understand that Bextra and vioxx were removed from the market in the us and canada due to an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease and toxic allergic reactions. Celebrex (celecoxib) is the only drug in this class still marketed in the us. There is a clear reason why the drugs are not available. ...Read more

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What are some common side effects of bextra?

Superb benefit: Unfortunately this medication was pulled from the market because of problems in cardiac surgery patients - for whom its use was inappropriate - although the study was requested by the fda. It is one of the most effective nsaid's we had seen in years, with much lower ulcer risk than most of the others. ...Read more

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Is it possible to purchase bextra at a mexican pharmacy?

Is it possible to purchase bextra at a mexican pharmacy?

Possible: Be careful. Many drugs purchased outside the us may not be compliant with fda regulations. Thus the potency, kinetics and efficacy may be questionable. ...Read more