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Vioxx (Rofecoxib)

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Anyone else's PMC prescribe Vioxx for chest pain or arthritis and have side effects?

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  • HadIt.com Elder

How long ago was the drug prescribed? It was recalled by the MFR some time ago, due to heart related concerns.

http://arthritis.about.com/od/vioxx/a/vioxxrecall.htm

Anyone else's PMC prescribe Vioxx for chest pain or arthritis and have side effects?

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July 9, 2003, 12.5mg, in combination with 25 mg of Elavil the LT at base medical then upped to 75 and then 100mg - all for chest pain - then she scrapped it all and decided 2 rounds of steriod shots to the joints in my sternum should do it.

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  • HadIt.com Elder

You might want to look at --

http://backandneck.a...ioxxhistory.htm

The recall was in 2004, with concerns expressed in prior years.

It looks like the doctor did the prudent thing. The drug maker

may still be liable, but that's a matter for lawyers.

Had it been me, I'd have questioned the reasoning behind the steroid shots. They have their own hazards.

Chest pain is usually something that is of potential serious concern, and drives a need for further tests and investigation.

July 9, 2003, 12.5mg, in combination with 25 mg of Elavil the LT at base medical then upped to 75 and then 100mg - all for chest pain - then she scrapped it all and decided 2 rounds of steriod shots to the joints in my sternum should do it.

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