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Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Affected by FDA Alert

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Like Vioxx, Bextra has been withdrawn from the market. And a warning is being added to Celebrex and other prescription and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs.

Below is a list of anti-inflammatory drugs affected by this alert. For details about the alert, click here.


Cox-2 Selective NSAIDs
Chemical Name Brand Name
Celecoxib Celebrex
Valdecoxib Bextra
Rofecoxib Vioxx

Nonselective NSAIDs
Chemical Name Brand Name
Diclofenac Cataflam, Voltaren, Arthrotec (combination with misoprostol)
Diflunisal Dolobid
Etodolac Lodine, Lodine XL
Fenoprofen Nalfon, Nalfon 200
Flurbiprofen Ansaid
Ibuprofen** Motrin, Motrin IB, Motrin Migraine Pain, Advil, Advil Migraine Liqui-gels, Ibu-Tab 200, Medipren, Cap-Profen, Tab-Profen, Profen, Ibuprohm, Children's Elixsure*, Vicoprofen (combination with hydrocodone), Combunox (combination with oxycodone)
Indomethacin Indocin, Indocin SR, Indo-Lemmon, Indomethegan
Ketoprofen** Oruvail, Orudis, Actron
Ketorolac Toradol
Mefenamic acid Ponstel
Meloxicam Mobic
Nabumetone Relafen
Naproxen** Aleve, Naprosyn, Anaprox, Anaprox DS, EC-Naproxyn, Naprelan, Naprapac (co-packaged with lansoprazole)
Oxaprozin Daypro
Piroxicam Feldene
Salsalate Disalcid
Sulindac Clinoril
Tolmetin Tolectin, Tolectin DS, Tolectin 600

*There are many over-the-counter combinations with ibuprofen: Advil Cold and Sinus, Advil Cold, Advil Allergy Sinus, Children's Advil Allergy Sinus, Ibuprofen Cold and Sinus, Sine-Aid IB, Children's Motrin Cold.

**There are over-the-counter versions of these prescription medications.

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