Discussions that mention vioxx

Pain Management board

Hi Lostmary,

Last year there was a recall on Vioxx because of heartattack risk.
Celebrex is in the same family of drugs. My understanding was that
Celebrex was considered ok by most doctors because they generally
did not dose at a high enough level for the problem. You should ask your
doctor. My wife stopped as we were concerned about the "potential"
risk. If we can't find a substitute we may reconsider and have her go
back on Celebrex.