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What is the Problem?

Originally, Bextra packages included a warning of side effects including standard ailments such as stomach pain, diarrhea, heartburn, back pain, headache, nausea, and upper respiratory infection. In November 2002 the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Bextra marketers Pharmacia/Pfizer strengthened the ‘Contraindications, Warnings, and Adverse Reactions sections of Bextra’s prescribing information.

The FDA has received about 20 reports of serious reactions to Bextra, including the skin diseases Stevens Johnson Syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and exfoliative dermatitis, plus allergic reactions among Bextra users since sales began in March. These situations can not be taken lightly, and in fact some instances are considered serious and life threatening. Perhaps even more worrisome, these side effects occurs both in patients with and without a history of allergic reactions to sulfonamides. When the FDA made its new warnings about Bextra, it estimated between 800,000 to one million people had taken the drug since it first went on sale.

And Bextra isn’t alone. Other COX-2 inhibitors, such as Celebrex and Vioxx, also have potentially damaging side effects. While makers of Celebrex boasted that it doesn’t create the heart problems that Vioxx can, makers of Vioxx bragged that unlike Celebrex, Vioxx doesn’t cause stomach ulcers. All of which is little comfort for the potentially thousands of people who’ve been adversely affected by the three.

In short, the potential downside of using Bextra, Celebrex, or Vioxx could well prove far worse than the original condition requiring it.
 

 

Do I have a Bextra Case?

If you believe that you or a loved one has been adversely affected by Bextra, please fill out the form below. There is no charge for this Bextra case evaluation.


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BEXTRA CASE INFORMATION


During what period of time was Bextra prescribed?
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Why was Bextra prescribed?
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Did effects from Bextra include:
Skin Rash
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Swelling
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Breathing Problems
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Skin Blistering
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Have you been diagnosed with: (check all that apply)
Stevens Johnson Syndrome
Anaphylaxis
Angioedema
Epidermal Necrolysis
Erythema Multiforme
Exfoliative Dermatitis
Have you experienced the following: (check all that apply)
Sudden or unexplained death
Heart attack (Myocardial Infraction)
Unstable angina
Cardiac thrombus
Resuscitated cardiac arrest
Ulcers with permanent damage
Ischemic stroke
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Have you taken any of the following?
Bextra
Celebrex
Vioxx
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