| Refocoxib, Vioxx
Refocoxib is an NSAID.
osteoarthritis, menstrual pain
call your doctor immediately: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); abdominal pain, tenderness, or discomfort; bloody, black, or tarry stools; nausea or heartburn; blood in your vomit; unexplained weight gain; swelling or water retention; unusual fatigue or lethargy; a skin rash or itching; yellowing of your skin or eyes; "flu-like" symptoms; or unusual bruising or bleeding. Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take rofecoxib and talk to your doctor if you experience dizziness; mild fatigue or weakness; or diarrhea.
Arginine stimulates gastrin production which increases stomach acid. This can irritate the stomach.
Feverfew has similar actions. Combining Feverfew with NSAIDs may increase the risk of side effects.
Natural blood thinners: Garlic, Ginkgo, Vitamin E, Policosanol, Dong quai, Ginger, Horse chestnut, Red clover, Fish oils, and OPCs.
Natural blood thinners may increase the tendency to bleed, a side effect of NSAIDs.
Potassium, magnesium, and calcium citrate
Citrates alkalinize the urine which decrease the therapeutic effect of NSAIDs and ASA.
St JohnÕs Wort and Dong quai
St JohnÕs Wort and Dong Quai can cause sensitivity to sunlight, which may add to side effects of NSAIDs.
Cayenne may help prevent gastric bleeding.
Colostrum may help protect against ulcers caused by NSAIDs.
Folate may be depleted by NSAIDs.
Licorice (DGL) may help protect the stomach against gastric damage caused by NSAIDs.
Vitamin C may be depleted by NSAIDs.
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