Celebrex lawyers are waiting to take your case. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a stroke, blood clot, heart disease or other serious cardiovascular condition it could potentially be linked with the regular use of Celebrex.
Celebrex, like the recently recalled Vioxx drug, is classified as a COX-2 inhibitor (coxib). COX-2 inhibitors are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like the older drugs naproxen and ibuprofen. Older NSAIDs reduce inflammation by blocking both parts of the COX enzyme: COX-1 and COX-2. COX-1 helps protect the lining of the stomach, so blocking it can cause stomach irritation and gastrointestinal complications. COX-2 inhibitors only block COX-2, leaving the stomach-protecting COX-1 alone, which is why they were developed.
The popular and heavily advertised arthritis drug Celebrex (like Vioxx) has been linked by researchers to an increase in the risk of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes. The study from the Cleveland Clinic appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association and was based on an analysis of previous clinical trials. The annual rates of heart attack in both the Celebrex (celecoxib) and Vioxx (rofecoxib) studies were increased compared to a review of studies containing a total of more than 48,000 patients. In those studies, 0.52% of patients taking placebos had a heart attack each year. The annual rate of heart attack was 0.74% for patients taking Vioxx and 0.80% for those taking Celebrex. In both cases, the clinical trials were stopped prematurely.
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