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Bextra â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

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According to the FDA's data on side-effects of Bextra®* may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· stomach pain
· diarrhea
· heartburn
· back pain
· headache

Some side effects can be serious. The following side-effects are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately:

· rash
· swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
· black and tarry stools
· red blood in stools
· bloody vomit
· vomiting material that looks like coffee grounds
· unexplained weight gain
· upset stomach
· extreme tiredness
· lack of energy
· itching
· pain in the right upper part of the stomach
· flu-like side-effects
· yellowing of the skin or eyes
· difficulty breathing

Bextra® may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.


*Bextra® is marketed by Pharmacia-Upjohn as an analgesic. The active ingredient is valdecoxib.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD