Pfizer | Bextra (Medication)
Bextra/valdecoxib is approved to treat the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA), adult rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the treatment of pain associated with menstrual cramping. Bextra has previously been approved for relief from arthritis pain. Bextra is a once-daily treatment in an oral tablet formulation.
Valdecoxib is an oral drug that belongs to the family of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs are used primarily to treat pain and arthritis. ...
Prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Bextra (valdecoxib) are one of the leading classes of drugs that cause Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), and erythema multiforme (EM) due to drug allergy reactions.
Stevens Johnson Syndrome is a rare inflammatory skin disorder that can be life-threatening. The disease causes lesions in the mouth, eyes and on the body. Stevens Johnson Syndrome can occur at any age. The majority of cases range between the ages of 20 and 40; one-fifth of the cases occurred in people under the age of 20.
In some cases, permanent skin damage and scarring occur. Lesions on internal organs can cause serious inflammation of the lungs, heart and kidneys.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...
Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:kidney disease, colitis, or stomach problems.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...