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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Arthritis and Rheumatism
What can you tell me about Arcoxia. I already have high blood pressure so what is the risk of this drug increasing it?
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.
Johnny Su, MD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University