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Scientific models explain Cox-2 inhibitor risks

Research has shown new evidence how COX-2 inhibitors, i.e. Vioxx and Celebrex, increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes in models. They inhibit the body's production of prostacyclin, a protective hormone that changes the stretch of the blood vessel in response to changes in blood pressure. This inhibition increases the development of atherosclerosis, fatty plaques on the blood vessel walls. Further understanding of how the drugs work is hoped to allow their safe usage in future practice.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by AScribe Newswire

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Date: 24 May 2005

Source: AScribe Newswire


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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Medication
  • Medication and side effects
  • Medication and vioxx
  • Medication and celebrex
  • Medication and anti-inflammatory
  • Medication and research
  • Research and vioxx
  • Research and celebrex
  • Research and anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Research and atherosclerosis
  • Research and side effects
  • Side effects
  • Side effects and vioxx
  • Side effects and celebrex
  • Side effects and atherosclerosis
  • Side effects and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Side effects and heart attack
  • Side effects and stroke
  • Risk and vioxx
  • Risk and celebrex
  • Risk and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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