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Vioxx



USES: This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which relieves pain and swelling (inflammation). It is used to treat arthritis, menstrual pain or other acute pain. This drug may also be used to treat fever.

 
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Vioxx prescription drug /side effects/ Arthritis drug Vioxx doubled heart attack risk - ABC News (Australian pic 7
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Vioxx

Uses
This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which relieves pain and swelling (inflammation). It is used to treat arthritis, menstrual pain or other acute pain. This drug may also be used to treat fever.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • Laboratory or medical tests may be performed to monitor your progress.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature (77 degrees F or 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.


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Merck Agrees To 4.85B Vioxx
Merck Agrees To 4.85B Vioxx
Despite VIOXX’s treatment of a wide
Despite VIOXX’s treatment of a wide


How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: Take this drug by mouth, generally once daily as directed.
  • To decrease the chance of stomach upset, this drug is best taken with food.
  • Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.

Side Effects
  • Stomach upset or tiredness may occur.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
  • Unlikely but report promptly black or bloody stools, stomach pain, severe headache or a change in the amount of urine.
  • Very unlikely but report promptly dark urine or yellowing eyes or skin.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, including any allergies (especially to aspirin/other NSAIDs); liver, kidney, or heart disease; stomach/intestinal ulcers or bleeding; history of smoking, alcoholism, asthma, high blood pressure; growths in the nose (e.g., nasal polyps); serious infections, swelling (edema), blood disorders (anemia) or poorly controlled diabetes.
  • This medicine may cause stomach bleeding.
  • Daily use of alcohol, especially when combined with this medicine, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding.
  • Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
  • Caution is advised when this drug is used in the elderly, as this group may be more sensitive to drug side effects.
  • This medication should be used only when clearly needed during the first six months of pregnancy.
  • It should not be used during the last three months of pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk.
  • Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially medicines for high blood pressure (e.g., ACE Inhibitors such as lisinopril); "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide or thiazides); other NSAIDs or aspirin (e.g., ibuprofen); lithium, methotrexate; corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone); rifamycins (e.g., rifampin) or "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin).
  • Check all nonprescription medicine labels carefully, since many contain pain relievers/fever reducers (NSAIDs/aspirin) which are similar to this drug.
  • Aspirin as prescribed by your doctor for reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention (i.e., non- arthritis doses) should be continued.
  • Consult your pharmacist.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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