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Posted by Matt on August 18, 2000 at 13:43:50:

In Reply to: Re: CELEBREX VS VIOXX:HOW THESE NEW ARTHRITIS MEDS DIFFER. posted by Tom on July 01, 2000 at 09:12:04:

: Both Celebrex and Vioxx are new technology meds, but the safety profile of the two is different.
: Please read the package insert of any drug before you take it. You will find that Vioxx was NOT
: approved for pain for more than 5 days (which the previous appender said was the time period it
: took to reach 'steady state' and that increased blood pressure and peripheral edema are side effects
: of Vioxx, not Celebrex.

: Tom


Tom:

You sound like a drug representative who obviously either works for one of the many companies out promoting celebrex. Please put aside your bias momentarily and listen to someone who has taken both products. I started out taking Celebrex for my chronic knee pain and within two weeks not only did I experience terrible ankle swelling but my blood pressure also increased. I was then switched to vioxx and basically experienced the same types of side effects but to a lesser extent. The basic reason for these side effects, according to my doctor, is that I am a 68 year old man who takes many medications and does not have the best kidneys. To say that celebrex is safer than vioxx is not only incorrect, but it is dangerous. As a drug representative I know that you are basically brainwashed to believe what your company tells you to believe, but if you stop and use a little common sense you will see that these two products act the same in the kidneys and will basically have the same side effects.

Matt

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