Bextra

North Carolina Bextra lawyer

Bextra (Valdecoxib) was marketed by manufacturer G.D. Searle & Company as treatment for pain relief. The drug was taken off the market in 2005 after Pfizer acquired Searle.

Bextra was Pfizer's replacement for Celebrex. Marketed as an anti-inflammatory drug, Bextra was used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and painful menstruation and menstrual symptoms. A similar drug is Vioxx, which is part of a class of pain medications known as Cox-2 inhibitors (along with Bextra and Celebrex).

Bextra side effects

Adverse side effects linked to Bextra include the following:

  • Heart attack risk
  • Stroke
  • Fatal skin reactions such as Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)

Users also may experience skin rash, mucosal lesions and other symptoms related to hypersensitivity.

Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin about a potential Bextra lawsuit

If you've been seriously injured due to exposure to dangerous drugs, it's vital you speak with an experienced attorney in North Carolina. At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we put our experience and resources to work for clients. Call or email our firm today for a free case evaluation. With a tough, no-nonsense lawyer on your side, you can tell the insurance companies you mean business!

Case Results & Settlements

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin consults with a national network of attorneys on product liability, defective drugs, and defective products cases in an attempt to provide the best representation we can for our clients. Depending on the details of your case, our firm will likely refer your matter to another law firm with which we associate. We will only do this if we believe it is in your best interests and if you agree.