I have been sharing Pain Killer Awareness.org with you for some time now.
If you haven’t made a visit there this is a post from May 4, 2012.
New NSAID for Osteoarthritis
“There is a new NSAID currently being tested in Seoul, Korea. Supposedly it is getting positive results when compared to Celebrex (celecoxib). The new drug, presently referred to as CG100649, has met the safety, analgesic efficacy, and functional benefits. Over a four week period, test patients with osteoarthritis, who experience moderate to severe pain in the knees or hips, receive 2-4 mg a day of the new drug and are then compared to another group of patients who received 200mg of Celebrex.”
“So far there has been no serious drug-related side effects but a long term cardiovascular study is needed. Phase 3 of the testing will begin later this year, and they will be testing patients with a slightly higher dose.”
“This new form of NSAID is designed to target the areas of inflamed tissue while maintaining low exposure to the rest of the body. It has a rare mixture of a COX-2 inhibitor and carbonic anhydrase (CA) and is deemed superior when it comes to safety for the cardiovascular, renal, and gastrointestinal tissues as opposed to other NSAIDs or COX-2 inhibitors.”
“I just thought this information was interesting. Haven‘t all the other NSAIDs been through some sort of testing such as this? I would assume they pass with positive results too, since they are allowed on the market. Yet, problems are soon discovered once they are released to the population. I am sure we will be hearing about this one sooner or later if it makes it through the next testing phase.” From the author: Christina Anthony’s Blog at http://rtpr.com
All NSAIDs have negative side effects.
The only COX-2 inhibitor still available is Celebrex. The others were removed from the market by the FDA in 2005. The FDA concluded the benefits out weigh the risk. This was just about the time I was prescribed Celebrex for pain that appeared in my arm. All the news was coming to light about liver damage, stroke, heart attack, and even death from these drugs. I was uncomfortable ingesting the drug even though it really worked on my pain. Telling my doctor so his reply was “your young and healthy and you SHOULD be OK. I stopped taking Celebrex.
”Should” didn’t do it for me.
I tolerated the pain in my arm until 2011 when Real Time Pain Relief came to my attention. What they say is true “Rub It On, The Pain Is Gone.”