What Is Bextra?

Bextra is a prescription pain reliever that is taken once a day to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, painful menstrual cramps, and other painful medical disorders. The drug is a COX 2 inhibitor non–steroidal anti-inflammatory medication manufactured by Pfizer and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November 2001.

Bextra Side Effects

There have been reports of very serious and even fatal side effects associated with the use of the drug Bextra. The following are some of these dangerous and possibly deadly Bextra side effects:

  • Exfoliative dermatitis (erythroderma)
  • Gastrointestinal toxicity (symptoms include bleeding and stomach ulcers)
  • Heart attack
  • Severe hepatic reaction (symptoms include jaundice and liver necrosis)
  • Stevens Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (symptoms include fever, flu symptoms, skin blistering, swelling of the eyes, skin falls off)
  • Stroke

If you have experienced any side effects and are taking the drug Bextra you should seek medical attention immediately.

In 2004, the usage of similar pain relieving drugs, including Vioxx and Celebrex, were also linked to dangerous cardiovascular side effects and Vioxx was withdrawn from the market in 2004.

Recent studies have confirmed that Bextra is linked to an increased chance of fatal side effects, including strokes and heart attacks. In fact, patients who have taken Bextra have suffered fatal cases of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. If you are currently taking the prescription pain reliever drug Bextra, you should speak to your doctor IMMEDIATELY.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects from taking Bextra, contact us today.

The attorneys at Vititoe Law Group have many years of experience of dealing with the largest pharmaceutical companies. If you or someone you love has already been exposed to the danger and increased risks due to Bextra medication, you may be entitled to pursue monetary compensation for your injuries, and it is your duty as a consumer to hold the negligent company responsible. If you feel you might have suffered damage as a consequence of taking Bextra, give us a call today for a free consultation.

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