Vioxx (rofecoxib), a new COX-2 inhibitor

      Merck is now promoting Vioxx (rofecoxib), a new COX-2 the same class as Celebrex (celecoxib).

      These new drugs are comparable to NSAIDs for reducing pain and inflammation...but they might cause fewer GI problems.

      Vioxx comes in 12.5 and 25 mg tablets.

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