Popular Eczema Treatments to Get Black Box Warning

By: Ali Gorman, R.N.
By: Ali Gorman, R.N.

Recent animal studies have linked the two medications to a possible increased risk for cancer.

The manufacturers say they will perform research studies to see if there is a risk in humans and, if so, what it is.

Black box warnings have recently gotten a lot of attention with the arthritis drugs such as Celebrex and Bextra. But pharmacists say they are nothing new and they should not be a cause for alarm.

The warnings are on many drugs and it does not mean the drugs are not good or that they are dangerous; It just means there may be greater risks with use of the medications for certain classes of people.

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