RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS DUE TO COX-2 INTAKE – (04-22-02)By
Why do COX-2 inhibitors increase risk of cardiovascular events?
This article nicely reviews potential mechanisms for the increase in cardiovascular events seen with higher frequency in users of these new “superdrugs.” Millions spent developing and advertising for the superior safety profile of Celebrex and Vioxx–only to find an increasing risk of other types of conditions. This is the perfect example of the true guinea pigs of new drugs–the patients taking a new drug for the first decade or so of its use. When a new drug hits the open market this is the first time that particular drug has been used on such a large study and this is when the dangerous side effects often first appear.
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information