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Arthritis and Rheumatism

Arcoxia

04/03/2007

Question:

What can you tell me about Arcoxia. I already have high blood pressure so what is the risk of this drug increasing it?

Answer:

Arcoxia is a Cox 2 inhibitor similar to Vioxx and Celebrex. Therefore it has a similar risk profile including increasing blood pressure. It is not yet approved for use in the U.S.

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Response by:

Johnny  Su, MD Johnny Su, MD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University