concern over the safety of Celebrex in children

There's concern over the safety of Celebrex in children now that it's approved for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

It seems to work as well as naproxen in relieving pain and swelling. But not much is known about its long-term safety in kids.

Most experts agree that cardiovascular risk in children taking Celebrex is low. But because of the chronic nature of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, many children are likely to take the drug for many years including into adulthood.

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