Facts - Books - News U.S. Facts Of Law:
Vioxx - Rofecoxib
Vioxx (rofecoxib) is a non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that was widely
prescribed for acute pain and inflammation including
symptoms from arthritis. The manufacturer,
Merck, withdrew the drug from the market in
September, 2004 after it was linked to an increased
risk of heart attack and stroke.
Over two million people world-wide had been
prescribed Vioxx since its approval in 1999.
Annual sales were at $2.5 billion.
Other NSAID's include aspirin and ibuprofen.
Those do not share the cardiovascular risks of Vioxx.
Unlike aspirin and ibuprofen, Vioxx is a selective
NSAID inhibiting only the COX-2 enzyme.
• Taking Painkillers For Just One Week Aposraises The Risk Of A Heart Attackapo...
CBS News Taking painkillers for just one week 39raises the risk of a heart attack39 New Zealand Herald They found patients who took ibuprofen for a week had a 48 per cent increased relative risk of a heart attack, those who took celecoxib saw a 24 per cent increase, diclofenac 50 per cent, naproxen 53 per cent and refecoxib 58 per cent. For those who Risk of acute myocardial infarction with NSAIDs in real world use: bayesian meta analysis of individual patient data The BMJ all 131 news articles raquo
• Thuc Gim Au C Th Lm Tng Nguy C Au Tim Ln 100 VNReview
VNReview Thuc gim au c th lm tng nguy c au tim ln 100 VNReview Theo h, kh nng tng nguy c au tim l 75 i vi ibuprofen v naproxen, hn 100 i vi refecoxib. Do , mi ngi nn cn trng khi s dng thuc gim au v tm kim nhng phng thc tr liu khc nu c th. Nghin cu ny cha lm r and more raquo
• Salute, Allarme Antinfiammatori: QuotRischio Scompensi Cardiaciquot Today
Today Salute, allarme antinfiammatori: quotRischio scompensi cardiaciquot Today Il rischio in particolare aumentato per 7 principi attivi tradizionali diclofenac, iboprufemene, indomertacina, ketorolac, naprossene, nimesulide e piroxicam e due inibitori della COX 2, etoricoxib e refecoxib. Soprattutto per i princpi and more raquo
• Death By Chiropractic: Another Misbegotten Review ChiroACCESS
ChiroACCESS Death by Chiropractic: Another Misbegotten Review ChiroACCESS Laine L, Reicin A, Shapiro D, Burgos Vargas R, Davis B, Day R, Ferraz MB, Hawkey CJ, Hochberg MC, Kvien TK, Schnitzer TJ. Comparison of upper gastrointestinal toxicity of refecoxib and naproxen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. VIGOR Study Group. and more raquo
• TVreklame Bringer N Legemidlene Inn I Stua Di. La Deg Forfre Men Les Ogs A...
Aftenposten TV reklame bringer n legemidlene inn i stua di. La deg forfre men les ogs Aftenposten NSAIDs ikke steroider skulle erstatte kortison etter at det viste seg at kortison var svrt skadelig. Men i lpet av 1980 og 90 tallet ble det stadig klarere at ogs NSAIDs som skulle vre det trygge alternativet hadde alvorlige bivirkninger
This webpage is
Copyrighted content. No portion of this page may be copied
to any other webpage, forum, blog or other domain page or
offline publication without written permission from
FactsOfLaw.com. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The information provided by FactsOfLaw.com does not
constitute legal advice or any other type of advice and is
provided for educational purposes only without warranty of any
kind. FactsOfLaw.com has not reviewed the information on this
page for accuracy and is not responsible for any errors,
omissions or inaccuracies. For legal advice you should
consult a licensed attorney.