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Bextra Allergy In Children
Bextra allergy: Bextra was a COX-2" selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug has been withdrawn from the US market due to increased cardiovascular risks & possible serious skin reactions. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. ...Read more
Bextra was a COX-2" selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug has been withdrawn from the US market due to increased cardiovascular risks & possible serious skin reactions. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had severe allergic reaction to bextra years ago. Does that mean I would have similar reaction to Diclofenac Sodium?
Why were vioxx and bextra taken out of market but not celebrex (celecoxib)? Does celebrex (celecoxib) increase risk of heart attack and stroke for at-risk patients?
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more