Herbal Alternative for Vioxx?
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: December 19, 2004

Is there any alternate for the tablets "vioxx" manufactured by Merck Medicine Co.?

The drug Vioxx was used to decrease pain and inflammation in arthritis, menstrual pain and other acute pain -- until it was found to be a risk for heart attack and stroke.

In herbal medicine, we do not follow the allopathic method of recommending a remedy only for the symptom. Instead, we search for the cause of the symptom, and then support the body with diet, herbs, physical exercise, recommendations for lifestyle changes, or whatever will help the body return to balance. So we do not have simple alternatives.

Please see answers to previous questions on our website at www.richters.com. Choose "Q&A" from the main menu, then enter "arthritis" or "pain" for the search, depending on what condition vioxx was used for.

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