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Side Effects and Withdrawals of Bextra

On April 7th 2005 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a request to Pfizer to withdraw Bextra from the market.  The FDA cited increased risks to users of the drug of stroke, heart attack and serious skin reactions that could result in death.  Other reported side effects included angina and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

Cardiovascular risks associated with Bextra were first acknowledged by Pfizer in October 2004.  Shortly after a study released by the American Heat Association reported that patients recovering from cardiac surgery were 2 times more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke if they were taking Bextra.


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