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Information on Vioxx

Vioxx is one of the brand names for a specific type of nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medicaments called rofecoxib. It has been approvedby the FDA but it has been withdrawn since, because it became associated with arather long list of side effects.

Side Effects of Vioxx

Gastrointestinal side effects of vioxx may or may notinclude diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, ulceration, dyspepsia, epigastricdiscomfort, vomiting, nausea, heartburn, abdominal pain, acid reflux,pancreatitis, aphthous stomatitis, intestinal obstruction, constipation,duodenal ulcer, dental caries, cholecystitis, dental pain, colonic malignant neoplasm,digestive gas symptoms, colitis, dry mouth, oral lesions, duodenal disorder,oral infections, dysgeusia, infectious gastroenteritis, esophagitis,hemorrhoids, gastric disorder, hematochezia and gastritis. General side effectsof vioxx include asthenia, tonsillitis, fatigue, tinnitus, dizziness,pharyngitis, influenza, otitis media, lower extremity edema, otitis, sinusitis,otic pain, upper respiratory infections, dry throat, abscesses, epistaxis,chills, cerumen impaction, contusion, viral syndrome, cysts, upper extremityedema, diaphragmatic hernia, traumas, fever, syncopes, fluid retention,peripheral edema, flushing, painful sensations, fungal infections andlaceration. Hepatic side effects of vioxx include borderline elevations.

Cardiovascular side effects of vioxx include heart attacks, venousinsufficiency, angina pectoris, unstable angina, peripheral vascular events,transient ischemic attack, hypertension, pulmonary embolism, atrialfibrillation, pulmonary edema, bradycardia, myocardial infarction, hematoma,deep venous thrombosis, irregular heart rate, congestive heart failure,palpitations, cerebrovascular accident, tachycardia and premature ventricularcontraction.

Ocular side effects of vioxx include blurred vision, conjunctivitisand ocular injection. Metabolic side effects of vioxx include changes in theappetite, weight gain, hypercholesterolemia and hyponatremia. Renal sideeffects of vioxx may or may not include certain medical conditions such asreduced urine output, reduced serum creatinine levels, renal failure, mitralvalve regurgitation, hyperuricemia, acute interstitial nephritis and renalpapillary necrosis.

Vioxx can also be associated with different types of insectbite reactions and allergic reactions as well. Dermatologic side effects ofvioxx may include a long list of medical conditions and problems such asalopecia, psoriasis, neutrophilic dermatosis, atopic dermatitis,pseudoporphyria, basal cell carcinoma, xerosis, contact dermatitis, urticaria,herpes simplex, skin erythema, herpes zoster, skin rash, nail unit disorder,pruritus and excessive perspiration.

Nervous system side effects of vioxx may include headaches,aseptic meningitis, hypesthesia, vertigo, insomnia, somnolence, median nerveneuropathy, sciatica, paresthesia, migraines and muscular spasms. Psychiatricside effects of vioxx include anxiety, decreased mental acuity and depression.Respiratory side effects of vioxx include bronchitis, nasal congestion, asthma,allergic rhinitis, cough, pharyngitis, dyspnea, laryngitis, pneumonia andpulmonary congestion.

Musculoskeletal side effects of vioxx include back pain,wrist fracture, arm pain, traumatic arthropathy, arthlargia, tendonitis,cartilage trauma, osteoarthritis, joint swelling, myalgia, muscle cramps,musculoskeletal stiffness, muscle weakness and musculoskeletal pain.Genitourinary side effects of vioxx include breast malignant neoplasm,urolithiasis, prostate malignant neoplasm, breast mass, urinary tractinfections, vaginitis, cystitis, urinary retention, dysuria, nocturia,menopausal symptoms and menstrual disorder. Hematologic side effects of vioxxinclude lymphoma.

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