RA, OA, COX-2? Some questions to ask your doctor about Arthritis medication

November 3, 2017 | by DoctorSolve

Arthritis medications can be confusing, ask questions!

Prescriptions can be confusing, ask questions!

DoctorSolve’s Online Pharmacy recommends things to talk about with your doctor before taking Celebrex or another COX-2 arthritis prescription.

If you suffer from arthritis, you’ve may have heard of Merck’s blockbuster arthritis drug, Vioxx. Some 1.3 million Americans take Vioxx, which Merck voluntarily withdrew from the market because of concern about its association with heart attacks and strokes. Drug safety researcher and author David Graham estimates that Vioxx caused heart attacks in as many as 140,000 Americans and contributed to as many as 60,000 deaths.

that sort of statistic would freak the ba-jeebers out of anyone who has been told that they need prescription medication to control their arthritis.

If you’re confused about the safety of prescription arthritis medications, DoctorSolve can help.
“Big Pharma is concerned with more than your safety,” warns Dr. Paul Zickler, co-founder of DoctorSolve Healthcare Solutions in Vancouver, B.C. “The bottom line is profits. Unfortunately, it may be at your expense if you aren’t a smart consumer.”

If you’ve been prescribed a COX-2 inhibitor like Celebrex, for example, Dr. Zickler recommends that you consider talking about the following with your physician first:

  1. Do I really need the drug? Would a lifestyle change be better?
  2. Are there other drugs that are safer?
  3. How long has this drug been on the market?
  4. Are there risks for my age group or a person with my medical history?

DoctorSolve Healthcare Solutions Inc, a Internet-based Canadian pharmacy intermediary, offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, DoctorSolve is ranked as one of the best online Canadian pharmacy. For more information on how to order Canada drugs safely and securely call 1-866-732-0305 or visit https://www.doctorsolve.com/ – a trusted and safe Canadian pharmacy since 1999.

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