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What is the definition or description of: Bextra allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Bextra allergy?

Bextra allergy: Bextra was a COX-2" selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug has been withdrawn from the US market due to increased cardiovascular risks & possible serious skin reactions.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 Allergy (Definition)

Bextra was a COX-2" selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug has been withdrawn from the US market due to increased cardiovascular risks & possible serious skin reactions.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


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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

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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 valdecoxib tablets used for?

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Withdrawn: Bextra {generic name valdecoxib} was removed from the market in 2005 by G.D. Searle because of increased risk of heart attack ad stroke.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?

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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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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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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What drugs are still on the market--aleve, bextra, indocin, (indomethacin) motin, etc?

What drugs are still on the market--aleve, bextra, indocin, (indomethacin) motin, etc?

NSAID: Aleve, (naproxen) ingdocin, Motrin all available, need to be careful with too much consumption. ...Read more

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I had severe allergic reaction to bextra years ago. Does that mean I would have similar reaction to Diclofenac Sodium?

I had severe allergic reaction to bextra years ago. Does that mean I would have similar reaction to Diclofenac Sodium?

Possible: Same class, NSAIDs, you don't want to risk another reaction, which may or may not happen. If taking this drug is an absolute necessity, and there is no alternative, kindly seek an allergist/immunologist consultation, best wishes ...Read more

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What are valdecoxib tablets for?

What are valdecoxib tablets for?

Pain/inflammation: Valdecoxib is an anti-inflammatory agent used in the treatment of pain, swelling and inflammation in people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine is valdecoxib?

NSAIDS: Http://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/valdecoxib. Html.

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

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 more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

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 more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

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 more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

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How often should children be tested for allergies?

How often should children be tested for allergies?

It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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Valdecoxib (Definition)

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