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To Take or Not To Take Vioxx Before ESWT?

Posted by Ardee W. on 5/30/02 at 17:30 (085825)

I am confused about the issue of stopping Vioxx before ESWT. I thought I had read here in these posts that you are supposed to. My doctor said to continue it. If a doctor on this board has time to address this issue, I would appreciate it. Thanks so much.

Re: To Take or Not To Take Vioxx Before ESWT?

DR Zuckerman on 5/30/02 at 19:10 (085838)

I have the patient continue with any NSAID . If you are having the ossatron I would stop . It is very important for the treating doctor to beable to find the painful spot with his head. Vioxx my reduce this ability by masking foot pain.

Re: To Take or Not To Take Vioxx Before ESWT?

Ardee W. on 5/30/02 at 21:59 (085861)

Thank you, Dr. Z, that makes sense to me. They are using the OssaTron. I wish it had the ultrasound 'locator'. Thanks again!

Re: To Take or Not To Take Vioxx Before ESWT?

Evlyn A on 6/01/02 at 11:58 (086002)

Comment on Celebrex before OssaTron treatment.

Re: To Take or Not To Take Vioxx Before ESWT?

Ed Davis, DPM on 6/01/02 at 12:55 (086012)

COX-2 inhibitors, Vioxx, Celebrex or Bextra do not lead to increased bleeding or bruising and thus would not be a probelm before ESWT.
Ed

Re: Thanks, Dr. Davis

Ardee W. on 6/01/02 at 21:36 (086042)

It is so great to be able to have this place to get info. Thanks for taking the time to address issues here!

Re: To Take or Not To Take Vioxx Before ESWT?

DR Zuckerman on 5/30/02 at 19:10 (085838)

I have the patient continue with any NSAID . If you are having the ossatron I would stop . It is very important for the treating doctor to beable to find the painful spot with his head. Vioxx my reduce this ability by masking foot pain.

Re: To Take or Not To Take Vioxx Before ESWT?

Ardee W. on 5/30/02 at 21:59 (085861)

Thank you, Dr. Z, that makes sense to me. They are using the OssaTron. I wish it had the ultrasound 'locator'. Thanks again!

Re: To Take or Not To Take Vioxx Before ESWT?

Evlyn A on 6/01/02 at 11:58 (086002)

Comment on Celebrex before OssaTron treatment.

Re: To Take or Not To Take Vioxx Before ESWT?

Ed Davis, DPM on 6/01/02 at 12:55 (086012)

COX-2 inhibitors, Vioxx, Celebrex or Bextra do not lead to increased bleeding or bruising and thus would not be a probelm before ESWT.
Ed

Re: Thanks, Dr. Davis

Ardee W. on 6/01/02 at 21:36 (086042)

It is so great to be able to have this place to get info. Thanks for taking the time to address issues here!