Navigation Links
New Arthritis Drug Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attacks

The new arthritis drug Prexige is said to be linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes and arthritis sufferers have been warned to exercise caution in its use.//

The federal government's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will make the drug Prexige (generic name, lumiracoxib) available from Tuesday. The drug is the first COX-2 inhibitor to be marketed in Australia since it was found in 2004 that these group of drugs increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Popular arthritis drug Vioxx was taken off shelves while the drug Celebrex was forced to carry warnings about heart disease ever since this revelation was made public in 2004. The National Prescribing Service has released an independent review warning that the evidence of long-term cardiovascular safety of the new drug is limited.

Dr Peter Roush from the National Prescribing Service says that the safer option for patients should be to first try to manage their condition with over-the-counter painkillers.

He said, "People with osteoarthritis should first consider an effective dose of paracetamol and speak with their doctor if they need a medicine to manage the pain. For some people, lumiracoxib may be an appropriate alternative to other medicines in the same class. This medicine has benefits for people at risk of a stomach ulcer, but we don't know everything about its risk to the heart and brain."

COX-2 inhibitors have been non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which were developed as an alternative to older NSAIDs like ibuprofen, Voltaren, or naproxen. And studies showed that lumiracoxib caused fewer serious ulcer complications such as bleeding, than ibuprofen or naproxen. He said, "But people who are likely to have stomach trouble should use lumiracoxib with caution, as it does not eliminate the risk of getting an ulcer. There's limited evidence available about the long-term risk to your heart when using this medicine, but we do kn
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Another ray of hope for Arthritis Sufferers
2. Naked DNA Vaccination May Conquer Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis
3. B Vitamin protects and lowers toxicity of Arthritis Drug
4. FDA Approves New Arthritis Drug, Bextra
5. Risk Of Developing Arthritis
6. Arthritis Drug May Cause Liver Damage
7. Arthritis drug can prolong life
8. New treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
9. Important cause of Arthritis
10. Personality Impacts Arthritis
11. New Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: New Arthritis Drug Linked Increased Risk Heart Attacks

(Date:7/28/2014)... Camp Soaring Eagle today announced it ... Cornville, AZ. The nonprofit organization, founded in July ... to attend medically supervised camps at no cost ... a variety of programs to Arizona families and ... illnesses including: Illness Specific Camping Weekends, Illness Specific ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... WI (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Quincy ... Prevagen® , is pleased to announce the release of ... by company president and co-founder Mark Underwood. , The ... health information, offering useful techniques for readers to improve ... as an unavoidable conclusion, The Brain Health Guide provides ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter ... know it takes humans just milliseconds to look at someone,s ... a new study finds that certain facial features seem to ... The shape and size of the mouth, for example, appear ... are keys to attractiveness. The study findings suggest ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Ticket Down is reliable source for ... TX at the Cotton Bowl. The 2014 Guinness International ... it is an eight team tourney. The tournament participants ... from La Liga, Serie A, English Premier League, and Superleague ... on the pitch include: Manchester United, Manchester City, Olympiacos, ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Glutamine is the most abundant single ... be conditionally essential during times when the body undergoes ... & Immune System Support. , Having a heavy work ... supplementing with additional glutamine may be advantageous. Glutamine supplementation ... body, digestion and immune system function. Stress on the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Camp Soaring Eagle Announces New Camp Site 2Health News:Camp Soaring Eagle Announces New Camp Site 3Health News:Quincy Bioscience Launches the Fourth Edition of The Brain Health Guide 2Health News:Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions 2Health News:Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions 3Health News:Real Madrid vs. AS Roma Tickets Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for AS Roma vs. Real Madrid International Champions Cup Tickets 2Health News:Real Madrid vs. AS Roma Tickets Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for AS Roma vs. Real Madrid International Champions Cup Tickets 3Health News:Betancourt Nutrition Introduces Glutamine Plus with Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine 2Health News:Betancourt Nutrition Introduces Glutamine Plus with Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine 3
... ADHD who carry a specific type of dopamine ... (MPH) than those without the genotype, according to ... The findings come from the first-ever placebo-controlled ... school age children to evaluate variants of the ...
... took the banned substance were leaner and ran faster, ... hormone, a substance frequently implicated in sports doping scandals, ... shows. , Australian researchers gave 96 non-professional athletes aged ... saline placebo. Participants included 63 men and 33 women. ...
... NEW ORLEANS, LA (May 3, 2010) Researchers have ... bowel disease, while other science shows that intra-abdominal fat ... patients, and new technology shows promising results for improvements ... the studies being presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) ...
... 2010) The results of new research results published ... the American College of Surgeons show that a ... hospital surgical ward. Postoperative pneumonia is a ... most common infectious complication after urinary tract and wound ...
... and without symptoms, screening mammography may be inappropriate, researchers say ... under the age of 40 result in many return visits ... a new study finds. , Almost 30 percent of ... getting mammograms, although they,re not generally recommended until age 40. ...
... later outcomes, studies show , MONDAY, May 3 (HealthDay ... critical prenatal, maternal and environmental factors can be in shaping ... things, the studies found that kids who stayed glued to ... who smoked or took antidepressants during pregnancy had raised risks ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Research helps end guesswork in prescribing ADHD drug 2Health News:Human Growth Hormone Does Boost Athletic Performance 2Health News:Human Growth Hormone Does Boost Athletic Performance 3Health News:Pancreatic cancer: Minimally invasive treatments and possible links to GI diseases 2Health News:Pancreatic cancer: Minimally invasive treatments and possible links to GI diseases 3Health News:Pancreatic cancer: Minimally invasive treatments and possible links to GI diseases 4Health News:Pancreatic cancer: Minimally invasive treatments and possible links to GI diseases 5Health News:Pancreatic cancer: Minimally invasive treatments and possible links to GI diseases 6Health News:Surgeons' pilot prevention program reduces incidence of postoperative pneumonia 2Health News:Effects of TV, Drug Exposures in Early Life May Be Long-Lasting 2Health News:Effects of TV, Drug Exposures in Early Life May Be Long-Lasting 3
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... of the KB001-A development program, including an update on ... KB001-A Collaboration Update KaloBios announced that ... regain all rights to KaloBios, KB001-A program. Under this ... 2010 has been terminated. Under that collaboration agreement, Sanofi ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014  Serco Inc., a provider ... Company has been awarded a re-compete contract to ... and its Deployable Medical Systems.  Serco will provide ... to provide world-class healthcare to meet warfighter and ... the globe. The five year contract has a ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Colo. , July 28, 2014  Array ... financial results for the fourth quarter and ... a conference call to discuss those results ... Chief Executive Officer and Michael Carruthers ... call.Conference Call InformationDate:Tuesday, August 12, 2014Time:9:00 a.m. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:KaloBios Provides Update on KB001-A Partnership and Clinical Status 2KaloBios Provides Update on KB001-A Partnership and Clinical Status 3KaloBios Provides Update on KB001-A Partnership and Clinical Status 4KaloBios Provides Update on KB001-A Partnership and Clinical Status 5KaloBios Provides Update on KB001-A Partnership and Clinical Status 6Serco Awarded $22.7 Million Contract to Support Deployable Medical Systems 2
... -First Combination Study of a MET and EGFR Inhibitor-, ... (Nasdaq: EXEL ) today announced that it has ... non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have had,progressive disease ... a small molecule that simultaneously inhibits the MET, RET ...
... ASHBURN, Va., Jan. 4 Innocoll, Inc., ... first of a series of,planned phase 2 ... subsidiary,Innocoll Technologies Ltd, to investigate CollaRx(R) BUPIVACAINE ... has commenced dosing., Innocoll,s BUPIVACAINE SURGICAL ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Exelixis Initiates Phase 1/2 Trial of XL184 in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 2Exelixis Initiates Phase 1/2 Trial of XL184 in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 3Exelixis Initiates Phase 1/2 Trial of XL184 in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 4Innocoll Announces Dosing of First Patient in US Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Investigate CollaRx(R) BUPIVACAINE SURGICAL IMPLANT for the Management of Post-operative Pain 2Innocoll Announces Dosing of First Patient in US Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Investigate CollaRx(R) BUPIVACAINE SURGICAL IMPLANT for the Management of Post-operative Pain 3Innocoll Announces Dosing of First Patient in US Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Investigate CollaRx(R) BUPIVACAINE SURGICAL IMPLANT for the Management of Post-operative Pain 4
... ORTHOSTAR table is the most ... It was designed for both ... traction with an integrated shoulder ... special purpose operating table for ...
... theatre is ready for all current and future ... design allows a quick, problem-free conversion to meet ... connected securely and sturdily to MARS through a ... should ever be a problem in spite of ...
... Exclusive, 210° Top Rotation provides ... purpose surgery. The Hercules 6700B eliminates ... during head-end procedures, while providing ample ... to sit during procedures. Removable back ...
... schaereraxis 200/300 product range includes ... been designed for the varied ... in the surgical practice, in ... A favorable price-performance ratio takes ...
Medicine Products: