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Reducing Pain from Knee Surgery

... times. Results show patients receiving the NSAID rofecoxib had significantly less pain, consumed fewer painki...udy validates the efficacy of perioperative use of rofecoxib to reduce postoperative pain and improved outcome after major orthopedic surgery."...

Reducing Pain From Knee Surgery

... times. Results show patients receiving the NSAID rofecoxib had significantly less pain, consumed fewer painki...udy validates the efficacy of perioperative use of rofecoxib to reduce postoperative pain and improved outcome after major orthopedic surgery."...

Arthritis Drug – Rofecoxib , Found To Increase Heart Attack Ris

... a recent study researchers say the arthritis drug rofecoxib (Vioxx) is found to increase the risk of heart attack. For the study researchers looked at health records of about 114,000 elderly people // who had never had a heart attack when the research started. About 70 percent of the group had a history of ta...

Aspirin may reduce he risk of colon cancer

... also noted for the drugs celecoxib (Celebrex) and rofecoxib (Vioxx). The results showed apart from reduction in the risk of cancer recurrence, the risk of death from cancer also reduced by 48%. Reference: American Society of Clinical Oncology, Press release, May 2005...

An effective pain killer

...drugs, such as celecoxib (trade name Celebrex) and rofecoxib (Vioxx), work selectively against COX-2. "But they are very expensive, and currently a very significant contributor to the PBS," explained Professor Roufogalis. According to Professor Roufogalis, gingerols prevent the aggregation of platelets, so as...

COX-2 inhibitors Lessen Breast Cancer Risk

Selective usage of COX-2 inhibitors like rofecoxib (Vioxx) and celecoxib (Celebrex) reduces breast ca...isk of breast cancer by 83%, a daily dose of 25 mg rofecoxib reduced the risk of breast cancer by 64%. Regular use of non-selective COX-2 inhibitors like aspirin...

Risk Of Colorectal Polyps Recurrence Can Be Controlled By Rofecoxib

...atories. Study results showed that patients taking rofecoxib had a lower recurrence rate of adenomas than those...were randomized to receive either placebo or 25 mg rofecoxib (the average daily recommended dose) on a daily basis. The primary endpoint was all polyps diagnosed...

Painkillers Linked to Still More Problems

...dies that involved over 116,000 people showed that rofecoxib commonly known as Vioxx "was associated with incre...inistration said, "What does this all mean? First, rofecoxib (Vioxx) increases the risk of acute myocardial infarction at low and high doses." There is no initia...

Ibuprofen Risky for Heart Patients?

... Worldwide, over 80 million people were prescribed rofecoxib at some time. On September 30, 2004, Merck voluntarily withdrew rofecoxib from the market because of concerns about increased risk of heart attack and stroke associated with ...

Combining NSAIDs With Chemotherapy May Improve Cancer Therapy

... the study, including aspirin, naproxen (Aleve) or rofecoxib (Vioxx), showed effective anticancer activity. The experiments also indicated that celecoxib and sulindac sulfide's anticancer activity was mediated through cell cycle inhibition and induction of apoptosis (cell suicide) and was not related to the ...

Avandia Improves Quality of Life in Diabetes Patients

... the situation to the withdrawal of the painkiller rofecoxib (Vioxx) from worldwide markets in 2004. The Cochrane reviewers concur, saying, Current drug approval for antidiabetic medications and possibly all new drugs needs to be changed. However, they also question whether new studies with rosiglitazone wil...

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