Vioxx (rofecoxib) can increase blood pressure MORE than Celebrex (celecoxib)

The COX-2 marketing wars are heating up. The makers of Celebrex have funded studies indicating that Vioxx (rofecoxib) can increase blood pressure MORE than Celebrex (celecoxib).

Two new studies compare Vioxx and Celebrex in elderly patients with both osteoarthritis and hypertension.

The results suggest that Vioxx is more likely to cause edema and increase systolic blood pressure.

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