Celebrex taken off market

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182884 tn?1259316506 At one time I was on Viox and then Bextra and they were both taken off the market. My dr. recently put me on Celebrex, and I am now wondering if this medicine is appropriate anymore for someone in my condition, who has had an MI? I was under the impression that it was ok to take unless you had underlying heart disease. Do I now fit that category? I would like some feedback from anyone who has an idea. Also if I keep taking this am I at greater risk?
Avatar dr m tn I myself took Vioxx for 4 year for fibromyalgia and had tremendous success until it was taken off the market. I can't take Celebrex because I think it has sulfa in it and I am allergic. It has been known to have serious side affects however again some people do very well on it. I wish I could try it. What is RZ Rhizotomy? I've had 7 back and cervical surgeries so I am well aware of what that pain is like. I take narcotics for the pain and would love another alternative.
Avatar n tn I was using Vioxx until the idiot trial lawyers caused them to be taken off the market. Good luck and G-dspeed to all going through this nightmare of trammy WD. It can be done, just getting through the first 4 days is the worst, after 7 days you become very confident that you've won.
Avatar m tn do you want to taper or are you going to cold turkey it..... Ultram was/is my DOC and i know how unpleasant it can be to come off it ,but it can be done ..i have been clean for about two and half months ..... i had a three week relapse in sept for medical reasons i had been clean since April before that ...so let me assure you can do this as well......
Avatar n tn when was it banned?? there was another drug, in the same group, that was taken off the market, but celebrex was taken off, than put back after further research. celebrex, is what they prescribe when u have stomuch problems, cuz it doesnt effect it. ive had a stomuch ulcer and other stomuch problems for the last 5-6 years, i can bareally take any medice, even tylenol and such hurt me (cause stomuch pain).
Avatar n tn I was on Vioxx and for the first week I felt likely I had a new body. No more arthiritis, it was great. Vioxx was taken off the shelves last year. It helped me for longer than that but so obvious the first week. In place of that I have tried the others that were competitors to Vioxx like Celebrex and two others but they dont help me. I usually just Google a drug for this info or one site is www.Rxlist.com. I am not a doctor so see what other info you can find and average it all out. Good luck.
Avatar f tn sorry to jump in, but i had the impression that Celebrex was going to be taken out of the market for several reasons. It is not sold in South America because of that, since people were complaining about these symptoms you metion (upset stomach, etc) and one of them was "bouncing pain". Amy, did they put you straight on Celebrex, or did you try other mild over the counter painkillers? i suffer from both AS and MS, and i take higher doses of Advil or any other Iboprufen around.
159619 tn?1499916784 The story with NSAIDS is that they interfere with the effect of aspirin and may inhibit production of some favorable cytokines. The story with vioxx which is now taken off the market because of increased risk of heart attack, is that it was a very powerful inhibitor of COX-2 enzyme. Celebrex is not as strong an inhibitor of COX-2 and may be a safer alternative in patients like you. The only way to know that for sure, is to do a prospective study.
Avatar n tn Later found out people were dying and that it was taken off the market. Lately, I thought my Motilium (Domperidone) gave me palps. Not sure. Anyone know anything about Motilium? Also, I have a question about "structurally normal heart". I read on another question that someone had written and she has a leaky valve, but a normally structured heart. What qualifies as structurally normal? I would think a leaky valve is not structurally normal.
Avatar n tn Just like VIOXX and Celebrex are in the same family. VIOXX was pulled off the market first because a certain amount of people died from it first. Now they are thinking strongly to pull off the Celebrex. A certain name brand has to have certain amount of deaths before it gets pulled off the market.
Avatar m tn Recently, Vioxx has been removed from the market due to heart-related problems. Celebrex and Bextra are currently being investigated for similar heart-related toxicities. It is recommended that people with liver disease avoid using all NSAIDs. If NSAIDs are medically required for the treatment of another medical disorder, a reduced dose should be used for a limited period of time and only by people with stable liver disease.
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Avatar f tn Wow! you do have a lot on you right now. Please understand that most dr. don't give a dx of lupus until there is organ involvement. Many times they will go ahead and try or put their patients on plaquinel to seeif it helps w/ symptoms. I think their reluctancy has something to do w/ life insurance and health insurance. It's better that the label "lupus" is not on your chart. Although, I would think w/ the brain lesions that MS would be a more expected dx.
1378884 tn?1315509445 Usually wake up fine ( as fine as a 55 year old can be) and by the end of day or frequent use (walking/weight lifting) I am in extreme pain and no flexibility. My Doc had me try some Celebrex which took the edge off the pain and allowed me to be more active but I was far from pain free. Going in for an MRI. Will that tell me which type of arthritis I have or if I have both and what exactly are they looking for?
Avatar n tn Red Yeast rice is a proven remedy in lowering LDL cholesterol, was legal in the US but was taken off the market due to big business not being pleased that you could have all the benefits of statins for far less cost. Maybe you should do some research and think about what you say before you speak!
Avatar f tn The pain was so brutal yesterday, I was crying off and on all day. I was a horrible mother. I took the boys to the market and told them to choose their dinner, came home and collapsed in bed. I fell asleep for awhile, by boyfriend stopped by to check on me...I woke to him discovering my filthy boys had broken glasses, left piles of dirty dishes, spilled lemonade everywhere, left food out...of course they were all sitting in their boxers in front of the tv.
527734 tn?1212765186 I was on an anti-inflammatory before (Bextra) which was taken off the market due to deadly side effects! (I was on that drug for a year for early symptoms of Carpel Tunnel). And she also told me to roll tennis balls w/my foot in the arch and to do Achilles tendon stretches off a step or stool to help w/the tension. She also told me not to do ANY activities (such as working out) and that is just NOT an option for me.
Avatar f tn I went to a pain management doctor (who is an anesthesiologist) because I wanted to get off the narcotics if possible. After the first injection I had about 40% improvement. Two weeks later he did injection #2 but used a different steroid in hopes of a better result. That got me to about 65-70% improvement and off the oxycontin completely. I developed an unrelated skin infection on my leg before the final injection so had to postpone it until the infection was cleared.
7510956 tn?1411675017 and write scripts for several code 4 drugs at the same time that the pharmacists probably wouldn't fill today but oh yah...they couldn't...all of them have been taken off the market because they caused liver and kidney problems. Took me 3 - 4 weeks to detox from all of them...swear...when on the drugs a semi-trailer truck could drive through my front room and I would have just said wow....Went back to exercise and vegetarian ways....
544292 tn?1268886268 So happy to see all of you, and welcome new friends. This is a good place to be if you want to get off Tramadol ... You can do it!
Avatar n tn In case anyone on Vioxx has not heard, it's been pulled off the market worldwide (Thursday) because it has been found to double the chance of strokes or heart attack AFTER 18 MONTHS OF USE. If you have taken it for shorter time, don't freak out! I'm on day 2 of my new med, meloxicam 7.5 mg ("Mobic" from Boehringer-Ingelheim), and so far it seems more potent than the Alleve. Is this the placebo effect? It's an NSAID with something added to prevent the GI problem.
1684282 tn?1505701570 I have been taking 10-15 Tramadol 50MG for about 5 years now and I am trying to get off of them. I have tried tapering down and that is not working... I have gotten myself to the point that I am out of medication and I am now dealing with the withdrawal symptoms without any relief. I cannot handle the restless leg and the sweating and chills along with not sleeping. I have called my dr to see if he can call me in anything to help with the symptoms but I don’t think he will help me out.
521502 tn?1212139755 I have been on tablets like these for 7 years now but my pain is uncontrollable, even with the use of a Tens machine. I have been to the hospital, they shrugged me off with pain killers and crutches.. I now am starting to get a little discomfort in my stomach along with everything else.. Other than jump off the nearest cliff, what else can I do to get rid of this unbearable pain?
Avatar n tn Why are we becoming the guinea pigs for many of these drugs that have been on the market for a short time? I just would like some feedback.
Avatar n tn She had a gall bladder scan which was grossly abnormal. The doctors thought some of her meds could have caused this response. She was taken off the meds, the scan was repeated and the results were worse than the first time. She had cholecystectomy and a short time later a sphincter of odi stent placement. She developed pancreatitis secondary to the stent placement which rapidly was cleared up with meds.
Avatar n tn I have taken every kind of anti inflamatory on the market, pain pills. I am now on Ultram, Celebrex and Robaxin...they are no longer working. I have had shots in the lower part of my spine hoping it would travel up but it did no good as well. My question is, could a muscle be spasming and pressing on a nerve and causing it to become inflamed, or does it sound like a disc problem or spinal? And, can a pinched nerve be detected when its not inflamed? IM grasping now....
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544292 tn?1268886268 Welcome Tramadol Warriors! We ... turned .... 40 ... LOL Welcome and I hope you will make yourself at home. Snuggle down, get comfy. There's a lot of information and experience here with getting off Tramadol. It's not impossible, lots of peeps here now living Tram Free Lives! Love & Healing!
Avatar n tn they use to make a product called legatrin it contained quinine so it was pulled off the market. strange that they will prescribe but you cant buy over the counter anymore. my pharmasist told me that he thought that it was from a potassium deffiency so off to the banana isle I went lots of bananas and water later leg cramps have really improved hopefully it continues to work I just hate all the vitamins and pills.
Avatar n tn 500mg tablets, to be taken twice a day. It is non-narcotic. From what I have read, it takes several weeks to get into the system and begin to work. Since I just started it on Friday, I am not there yet. However, I am hopeful. I am also contacting a woman in my area who is a "nutritionalist". She uses herbal supplements and specific exercies for pain management. Again, I have not talked with her as of yet.