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User Reviews for Vioxx to treat Osteoarthritis

Vioxx has an average rating of 9.2 out of 10 from a total of 13 ratings for the treatment of Osteoarthritis. 92% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 8% reported a negative effect.

Vioxx Rating Summary

9.2/10 average rating

13 ratings from 13 user reviews.

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Reviews for Vioxx

Mo July 17, 2020

“I used Vioxx for severe osteoarthritis pain. Now I am on Vicodin everyday 3 to 4 times a day and it does not work as good as Vioxx did. When I had Vioxx I took 1 to 2 tabs a week! Best Anti-inflammatory ever made! I cried when it was taken off the market. I would have signed a waiver to have kept it!”

10 / 10
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Georgek March 6, 2013

“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.”

9 / 10
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Sonny 1 November 3, 2011

“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.”

10 / 10
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Shock August 2, 2013

“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. ”

10 / 10
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Anonymous November 4, 2009

“I have serious arthritis in my hips and knees, and no medication including Celebrex has ever worked for me. Vioxx was like a miracle pill for me -- one single pill was all I had to take to enjoy over a month of pain free movement! I seriously doubt that small a dosage would ever give me a heart attack, and besides, that would and should be MY choice, not someone else's. It's a prescription medication -- for heaven's sake, leave it up to the doctors to decide who is at too much risk to take it, and leave it up to US if we want to take that risk. For so many, it isn't a risk at all, nor do they, like me, even need much of it to live without pain. ”

10 / 10
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John27 May 16, 2010

“Vioxx was like a miracle drug with its ability to reduce pain. I would take about three a week and this would make my arthritis pain vanish. The drugs I'm on now don't even come close to doing the same job as Vioxx even when taking three and four a day. I've been on Celebrex, Arthrotec and Meloxicam. Bring back Vioxx and let the sufferers chose. These other drugs which do very little for me give me diarrhea and can cause heart attacks too, but minus the relief which Vioxx delivered. I'll bet there's an abundance of people suffering right now who would opt for Vioxx in a heartbeat.”

10 / 10
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Taxlady71 June 7, 2016

“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.”

10 / 10
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Tamera ยท Taken for 2 to 5 years September 24, 2018

“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.”

10 / 10
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MacGyver May 4, 2008

“I took Vioxx and it helped my arthritis pain tremendously, when nothing else would work including prescription pain killers. I suffer from Hemophilia, severe type a. Vioxx works in such away that being hemophiliac is overlooked by the manufacturer. The reason it works so well for me is that hemophilia thins the blood, this decreeses the risk of heartack by blood clots, where as normal people who clot correctly would possibly have a sideffect but for people like me with hemophilia Vioxx helped”

10 / 10
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Bella and Sister April 25, 2014

“Please, please bring this wonder medicine back.”

10 / 10
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pity September 23, 2010

“Vioxx was my miracle drug. I have not had a pain-free day since it was taken off the market. ”

10 / 10
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JuliusSnoozer April 13, 2009

“Vioxx stopped the pain wonderfully when I sprained my ankle years ago, though it upset my stomach a bit. Now that I have Osteoarthritis, I hope "they" can come up with something else as effective.”

9 / 10
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Linda65 February 12, 2009

“It did not touch my pain.”

1 / 10
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