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Which arthritis drugs have been banned?

Q: Which arthritis drugs are banned? Do these drugs cause impairment in cognition?

A:The following drugs used in arthritis have been discarded/banned/not approved in advanced countries: 1. Nimesulide 2. Rofecoxib 3. Phenylbutazone The British Health Authorities have recommended that old, tried-and-tested drugs such as diclofenac (Brand name: Doflex) should be the drug of choice in patients below 65 years of age.

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