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User Reviews for Rofecoxib

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Reviews for Rofecoxib

Tamera · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 24, 2018

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Osteoarthritis: "Nothing can touch Vioxx. I suffer with osteoarthritis because of a spinal cord injury from a motor vehicle accident. Vioxx immediately relived my pain. I suffer greatly from being without it. Please bring it back!!! Let we the users decide if we want to take it or not. We're big boys and girls. A Sports Medicine doctor I am familiar with said all that needs to be done is lower the dose and put it back on the market. He said some people may have had a problem with it because the dosage was too high. Please do this. WE NEED VIOXX!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for listening."

Banana · Taken for less than 1 month June 30, 2018

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Pain: "The powers to be should be comparing the deaths and costs attributed to the opioid epidemic with the deaths attributed to Vioxx. I worked in health care during the Vioxx days. Ruptured disk patients were given Vioxx for pain while the rupture healed and taken off it without any withdrawals. Anyone with a memory and limited math skills can see the correlation between the Vioxx exodus and the beginning of all the drugs that have become the great migration to opioids. Imagine what it would have been like if the millions of Vioxx users had to go through withdrawals when it was suddenly GONE ! Not only would we have had a lot of annoyed people in pain, which we did, but also hospitals full of puking addicts. Vioxx was not judged fairly and the possible side effects should have been openly shared with the patient to make their own choice."

MJen · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 22, 2016

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Pain: "My family dr gave me vioxx for back pain. It was amazing. I was in my early 20s then. I am 45 now and like to dream about how well it worked. I have looked for other ways to get it.I would take it no matter the risk to have some of my life back. My rheumatologist has prescribed celebrex since my first appointment with him. It does not work well. I am a mess and will likely die of a stroke or similar problem and that is because of the disease. What i need is something that can help me be like a person again. Vioxx is probably never going to be available but i would go to the moon to have it. I am a free person who lives in a free country so why don't I have a choice? I can't believe that medical Marijuana is available and vioxx is not."

sweetwater bill August 11, 2016

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Pain: "vioxx made several teeth fall out and caused nine brain strokes"

vioxx /migraines in 2001 July 14, 2016

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Migraine: "However, within four hours of taking vioxx my kidney started to bleed. It wasn't great amounts but the RBC's would fall down to the bottom of the toilet, I experienced extreme back pain to my kidney area and the blood (hematuria) stayed present in my urine for days. It was at first seen with the naked eye,but after a few days it was no longer visible by the naked eye but visible with microscope. I had no hx of kidney problems, no high bp and no CVA. But, in 2012 I experienced high blood pressure due to pain, and I had a CVA. I am now treated for high BP. I have no doubt as an RN that Vioxx caused damage to my kidney that just didn't surface for awhile, which in turn caused the CVA, after all, there are many places to hide in the kidney."

Taxlady71 June 7, 2016

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Osteoarthritis: "I have had osteoarthritis in my feet and hands since my 40's. Vioxx gave me overnight relief. One day I was limping, the next day I was pain free. I considered it my miracle drug. My doctor had me taking it every day and never told me it might be effective at a lower dose or if taken less frequently. I can't tell you how many times I have wished I had not sent back my 52 remaining pills as recommended. I am now in my 70's. Even knowing about the heart attack risk, I would take it again, in a heart beat. Nothing else works for me like Vioxx did. I am allergic to diclofenac. Ibuprofen helps but does not take away all of the pain unless I double the recommended dose and then not for very long. I hope they reintroduce Vioxx."

little bill May 17, 2016

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Pain: "I lost several teeth and had 9 brain strokes"

Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 9, 2015

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Best thing I had for my condition... no side effects or problems.. was very disappointed when it was withdrawn."

Dogwoman · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 12, 2014

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Pain: "Only medicine I've ever taken that allowed me to forget I had arthritis and do whatever I wanted. No joint pain and no foot pain!"

medicman5141 August 5, 2014

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I have been a firefighter and paramedic since I was 18. This and my love of landscaping has put a toll on my joints. I'm sorry to say this was my miracle pill. I didn't hurt! I know many people will say I'm wrong for saying this but I'd rather live happy, pain free, with no stiffness and run the risk of death or stroke than wake up hurting everyday and going to bed trying to get comfortable. This is not away to truly live. Merk please find away to bring this drug back... heck I'll sign a risk waver... I want to live with out pain and stiffness."

Bella and Sister April 25, 2014

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Osteoarthritis: "Please, please bring this wonder medicine back."

Hurting in Omaha · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 10, 2014

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Pain: "Vioxx in combination with hydrocodone left me pretty much pain free! Whether working on my feet, sitting at a desk or taking care of my children and home, I felt great. Arthritis through my whole lumber spine and both knees (have had one total knee replacement). I have not found anything that gave me that kind of pain relief. When Vioxx went off the market, I would have signed a release to keep it! Somethings should be left up to the patient, especially if they are ready to accept the risks!"

Jai just jai December 3, 2013

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I would have to walk up and down steps everyday to get to work. I would stop and just pray a little to get up them, as it took every thing in me to do so. when I would get to the top, I would just stop and breath through the pain. I was 34-36.. I loved to dance, shop, and wear high heels. I would take 1 Vioxx every 3rd day it lasted that long. I remember hopping up the steps and wearing heels with no problems or pain. I actually laughed as I got to the top of the steps. I would just sprinted up the stairs without pain. Then 8months later it was pulled from the market. I had about 20pills I would use them only for special occasions. I am down to 1 I am saving it for a trip to Hawaii. It's still a magic pill."

Shock August 2, 2013

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Osteoarthritis: "Had severe pain in left shoulder, right elbow, and joint of head & spine and had lived with it for several months. This was due to excessive overworking on a strenuous project. Doctor gave me Vioxx and the first dose wiped out all pain and it did not return. On occasion If I over worked again I would take one pill and it would again work the same wonders - a true miracle! Guess it worked too good and was cutting out doctor visits for all the other stuff that never gave a hint of relief. "

VinceWednesday · Taken for less than 1 month July 18, 2013

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Pain: "Vioxx was simply the best ever produced for pain due to arthritis and inflammation. I am a gout sufferer and have been one since age 21. In 2001, I have a severe attack in my knee along with bursitis in that same knee. I was in bed for 2 weeks and suffered for another 6 six with acute pain. I went to the ER twice over this period to no avail. Ordinary NSAIDS do not touch gout pain and in frustration, I went back to my childhood doctor who gave me free samples of Vioxx 50mg and samples of 25mg. He told me to take the 50mg for 4 days. In one dose, I was on my feet in less than an hour with no pain. I used it from time to time until it was pulled from the market but I retained some until I ran out. Nothing else compares to Vioxx."

Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month July 10, 2013

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Pain: "I sincerely wish Vioxx could return to the market. The first time I took it was for acute lower back pain when I was 32 years old. 1 pill and the pain completely went away within the first hour. I did not need to take a second pill. Two years later I had the same problem and again 1 pill cured the pain. At 39 I had the pain occur again, but Vioxx was no longer on the market. I tried every other medicine known and every other treatment (physical therapy included) but nothing has made me better. I have been living with the pain in my lower back, that won%u2019t go away, for four years now and nothing seems to help. I would desperately like to see Vioxx return."

Mr. J Brown March 27, 2013

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I too loved Vioxx because it was so effective for my arthritis. At the time I was prescribed Vioxx I had severe foot/ankle pain and stiffness in all joints making it hard to walk especially in the morning. I was pain free while on it after years of over the counter ibuprofen & acetaminophen. How I wish Vioxx could be brought back in some safer form."

Georgek March 6, 2013

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Osteoarthritis: "This drug's occasional use significantly improved my mobility and almost totally eliminated the significant pain in my knee. felt like like the the " 6 million dollar man with having bionic knees and had no side effect. No impact regarding higher blood pressure. As soon as I stopped taking it, the pain returned. I considered this the greatest pain killer ever developed! I do know I would have to pay attention how to take it if conditional approval would be given."

Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 5, 2012

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I have had arthritis since my twenties, I am in my fifties now. The only time that I have been pain free is when I was on Vioxx. I wish they would bring it back. Like I told my doctor, the people on it generally were taking it because it hurt to move and exercise, before we used it which meant (me included) we were sedentary and sometimes overweight. With any medicine you should read the warnings and watch for what you should and shouldn't do. I still would love to have Vioxx back, please."

Anonymous April 1, 2012

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Pain: "I had severe pinched nerve in my neck while on vacation on eastern Europe. My friend (she is a doctor here) got me Vioxx. One pill and 30 minutes later the pain was going away. 4 hours later it was gone. I was worried about the heart side effects but I'm on Toprol and Rythmol for my heart already and had no problems at all. "

Anonymous November 19, 2011

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Vioxx was by far the best medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis. I can not believe that all of us suffering from this painful disease have to continue in such misery, when the medication that was by far the best ever was taken off the market. Thank you for letting me express my opinion."

Sonny 1 November 3, 2011

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Osteoarthritis: "vioxx worked so well for me and other patients that my doctor said I quote "Vioxx was taken off the market because it worked so well that it would eventually eliminate all the other prescription medicines and over the counter antiinflammatory medicines". Vioxx worked so well for me that I was eventually able to cut the pill in half and take 1/2 a 12mg pill every other day."

Anonymous May 4, 2011

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "When they took Vioxx off the market I lost my life. I have rheumatoid arthritis and I was pain free while on Vioxx. The doctor has prescribed other medicines for pain but I can not function with them. I WANT MY VIOXX BACK. I can't dance, work a job, work out in the yard. I am miserable. P"

MartyNO March 8, 2011

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Pain: "The best pain medication ever produced. I would use it if it were brought back on the market. I was taking 25mg every other day and lived pain free. Again it should be the choice of the patient. BRING BACK VIOXX!"

IgM September 27, 2010

Vioxx (rofecoxib) for Pain: "Ankylosing Spondylitis: Best medicine ever. 1 pill = 3 days/nights free of pain. Millions of pain sufferers all over the world miss it profoundly."