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What med orudis retard or celebra vhen daily using have arthrit. In sweden. Artros?

What med orudis retard or celebra vhen daily using have arthrit. In sweden. Artros?

Which NSAID?: Orudis (ketoprofen), retard (diclofenac 100mg extended release) and celebra (celecoxib) are all non-steroidal medication. Celebra is a cox ii specific version which has less effect on platelet function (less bleeding tendency) and somewhat less GI irritation which can be good for some patients. All of the nsaids can cause increased risk of heart attack, stroke, high BP and blood clots. Ask ur doc. ...Read more

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Where can I buy orudis kt?

Not OTC: I believe the manufacturer took Orudis off the counter years ago and is no longer available over the count. Rx may be the only way to get it now. ...Read more

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Is orudis kt still available?

NO: In august, 2005, following the fda's decision to order changes to warnings on NSAID packaging, wyeth pharmaceuticals informed the fda that it would discontinue manufacturing Orudis kt. In 2006, the fda issued a statement that Orudis kt was "not withdrawn from sale for reasons of safety or effectiveness." wyeth has not spoken openly about its decision to withdraw Orudis kt from the market. ...Read more

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Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Yes: Wyeth the drug company took it off the market on its own. Wyeth states it was not for safety reasons or that it was not effective. The thought is it that wyeth did not want to have to deal with potential side effects and possible law suits like Bextra and vioxx went through. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if orudis kt is available?

No: It is no longer over the counter in the us. You will need a rx for it. ...Read more