posted on:
May 16, 2007


What is Bextra?

Bextra is valdecoxib-based drug that is administered orally. Bextra is used as treatment for Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and dysmenorrhea. Those taking Bextra may experience heightened risk of conditions to include, cardiovascular complications including fatal heart attacks, strokes, Stevens Johnson Syndrome and other complications.

What is Bextra prescribed for?

Bextra has been shown to help patients suffering from Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and primary dysmenorrhea. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease, and the most common type of arthritis seen in patients today. Symptoms include morning stiffness, trouble with a few joints and tenderness.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic condition involving joint inflammation and possible degeneration. Symptoms include tenderness in the joints-particularly in the hands, feet, wrists, elbows and ankles. Stiffness in the morning and afternoon fatigue may come with the early stages of the syndrome. Deformities, cysts and carpal tunnel-like symptoms are other signs of rheumatoid arthritis.

Primary Dysmenorrhea is pain with ovulation when lesions are not present. The discomfort may be the result of abnormally induced uterine contractions. Symptoms include lower abdominal pain, aches in the lower back or legs, expelling of clots or similar matter, headache, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, urinary tract infection and typically premenstrual syndrome symptoms.

What are the dangers associated with Bextra?

The most severe side effects of Bextra are heart attacks, strokes and other severe cardiovascular events. Those with known hypersensitivity to valdecoxib should not take Bextra. Those who suffer from asthma, urticaria or aspirin allergies should not be prescribed Bextra. Bextra has been known to induce gastrointestinal side effects like ulcers, bleeding and perforation. Bextra should not be considered a replacement for aspirin since the drug does not affect platelets. Bextra may also adversely affect the renal system, the liver, and it may also precipitate anemia.

What can I do if I have been injured by Bextra?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a heart attack, stroke, Stevens Johnson Syndrome or other serious side effect as the result of taking Bextra, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free legal consultation, contact us today!

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