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Vioxx, celebrex (celecoxib) arthritis drugs are in demand by people who are willing to risk the side effects. Would you?
Celebrex!: Short term use of vioxx rarely caused issues and was an excellent pain reliever. I believe Celebrex (celecoxib) is a very safe drug. I have taken both. Vioxx 8 years ago for an injury (3mo), and i will take a soradic Celebrex (celecoxib) for ahtletic pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doesn't look good: Based on the facet the vioxx has been off the market for many years now, the patients that benefited from the medication are suffering chronically now. Likely no cure in site. I think the question is when will something a good as vioxx come back on the market. New meds are in development daily. Litigation makes is less likely that drug companies will invest in medication development. ...Read more
Vioxx: For several years, reports had surfaced about studies suggesting a possible increased risk of a cardiovascular event associated with the long-term use of the selective COX-2 inhibitor, Vioxx. Not long ago, these reports were confirmed and the production of Vioxx was stopped by the company. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grandma used to take something called Vioxx for osteoarthritis. It was discontinued for safety reasons but she says nothing has worked like Vioxx did?
True that Vioxx: worked very well for certain patients. She should discuss with her doctor, because there are lots of other options out there. ...Read more
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?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
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Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more