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Who is responsible for Vioxx heart damage?

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What is being done about Vioxx heart damage?

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What is the Vioxx Heart Failure problem?

 

Heart Failure: What was known about Vioxx Heart Failure?: Other than the heart failure risks which have been since discovered (Vioxx heart failure), Vioxx was marketed as being free of the side effects commonly associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Unfortunately, studies conducted after Vioxx was already on the market found that many of the same side effects that had been associated with other NSAIDs were also associated with these medications. Worse, many of these complications could occur without warning. It also appears that the risk increases the longer the medication is used. We know know that Vioxx can cause heart failure in as less than 18 months of usage

 



What Vioxx heart failure warnings were issued, and when were the Vioxx heart failure warnings issued?: In April 2002, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
ordered a change in the Vioxx label information to include warnings based on the newly available information. The updated label says, "Serious problems from stomach ulcers, such as bleeding, are well-known complications in people treated with NSAIDs."  Similar problems have occurred in people treated with Vioxx, although very rarely.

 

What problems other that Vioxx Heart Failure were known by Merck?: The likelihood of stomach problems increases the longer you take drugs like Vioxx. However, even short-term treatment is not without risk. These problems can happen without any warning, but in some people may cause symptoms such as gnawing or burning stomach pain, black or tarry stools, or vomiting. If this happens, stop taking Vioxx and call your health care provider right away." Similar warnings were ordered to appear on labels for Celebrex. Further, warnings were needed about the Vioxx heart failure and stroke risks. The FDA also concluded that the label should include warnings of possible liver and kidney damage associated with Vioxx and Celebrex, as well as the Vioxx heart failure risks.


 


 

Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that both drugs may slightly increase the risk of heart attacks. Data from the Vioxx Gastrointestinal Outcomes Research indicated that the risk of heart attacks might be four or five times greater with Vioxx than with naproxen, an older anti-inflammatory drug.


Vioxx has also been linked to at least 12 cases of nonbacterial meningitis (an inflammation of the membrane coverings of the brain). Because the two medications are chemically very similar to one another, experts believe that other COX-2 inhibitors, including Celebrex, would carry the same risks.
 


 

Other side effects of these medications include:

         Serious stomach problems, such as stomach and intestinal bleeding, can occur with or without warning symptoms. These problems, if severe, could lead to hospitalization or death. Although this happens rarely, you should watch for signs that you may have this serious side effect and tell your doctor immediately.

         Serious allergic reactions including swelling of face, lips, tongue, and/or throat which may cause difficulty breathing or swallowing occur rarely but may require treatment right away.

         Serious Vioxx heart failure as well as kidney problems occur rarely, including acute kidney failure and worsening of chronic kidney failure. For more information on Vioxx heart failure cases, click here.

         Severe liver problems occur rarely in patients taking NSAIDs. Tell your doctor if you develop symptoms of liver problems. These include nausea, tiredness, itching, tenderness in the right upper abdomen, and flu-like symptoms.

 

More common, non-life threatening, side effects include:

         Upper and/or lower respiratory infection and/or inflammation

         Headache

         Dizziness

         Diarrhea

         Nausea and/or vomiting

         Heartburn, stomach pain, and upset

         Swelling of the legs and/or feet

         High blood pressure

         Back pain

         Tiredness

         Urinary tract infection.

 



We are not currently accepting new Vioxx cases. You should consult another attorney for an opinion on your case.

 

 


 



 

Vioxx Heart Failure cases - Learn more at Monheit Law
Vioxx Heart Failure cases - Learn more at Monheit Law
Vioxx Heart Failure cases - Learn more at Monheit Law
Vioxx Heart Failure cases - Learn more at Monheit Law
Vioxx Heart Failure cases - Learn more at Monheit Law
Vioxx Heart Failure cases - Learn more at Monheit Law
Vioxx Heart Failure cases - Learn more at Monheit Law
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Vioxx Heart Failure cases - Learn more at Monheit Law
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