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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Valdecoxib (Overview)

Valdecoxib is a pain medication.


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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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
11 doctors shared insights

Valdecoxib (Overview)

Valdecoxib is a pain medication.


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Withdrawn: Bextra {generic name valdecoxib} was removed from the market in 2005 by G.D. Searle because of increased risk of heart attack ad stroke.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

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

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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 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

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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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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