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Arcoxia medicine. Side effects.

Arcoxia (etoricoxib) is used to treat arthritis and pain felt by cancer patients. But Arcoxia is in a class of drugs that was rushed into the market and has been known to kill patients and cause ulcers. Experienced drug and pharmaceutical attorneys can help you or your loved ones file personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits against those responsible for making and distributing Arcoxia.

Arcoxia belongs to a powerful new class of drugs called COX-2 inhibitors. These new drugs were thought to be safer than ibuprofen and Aleve. But a recent FDA study of 1.4 million patients shows the Arcoxia family of drugs caused 1,500 deaths and 8,000 cases of heart disease. The problem with the Arcoxia family exploded partly because of direct-to-consumer advertising (Archives of Internal Medicine). This meant the drugs were prescribed to more people than actually needed the Arcoxia family of drugs.

Other COX-2 inhibitors:

  • Vioxx
  • Bextra
  • Celebrex
  • Mobic

Like Arcoxia, Vioxx can cause ulcers and radically increase the risk of heart attack. Vioxx was recalled because of these risks. The FDA is now studying Bextra and Celebrex.

Known side effects:

  • Ulcers and bleeding
  • Increase risk of heart attack
  • Stroke
  • May decrease likelihood of pregnancy
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rashes and yellowing
  • Water retention
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Tenderness
  • Nausea
  • Lethargy and fatigue

If you or a loved one have been harmed or injured by taking Arcoxia or the Arcoxia family of medications, don’t hesitate to contact a qualified drug and pharmaceutical attorney. A drug and pharmaceutical attorney will be able to explain your rights and may be able to help you receive payment for any pain or injuries you suffered by taking Arcoxia.

http://www.arcoxiasideeffects.com/ ( source link is dead apparently)

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5210340_side-effects-arcoxia.html

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/seniors-health/medicines/arcoxia.html

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