Arcoxia and etoricoxib are arthritis pain medications.
Etoricoxib is a drug to reduce pain and swelling in the joints and muscles of people with osteoarthritis, rheumatism, ankylosing spondylitis, and gout. Etoricoxib is also useful for the treatment of moderate pain after short-term dental surgery.
Etoricoxib is a selective group of COX-2 inhibitors, which belongs to a family of named drugs nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). One of the most commonly used etoricoxib brands is Arcoxia.
Always use etoricoxib according to the doctor's directions. You should see a doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure. Small children and adolescents under the age of 16 may not use Arcoxia. Use Arcoxia orally once a day. Arcoxia can be taken before or after meals. Do not use more than the recommended dosage for your condition.
The doctor will discuss your treatment from time to time. It is important to use the lowest dose that controls pain and should not use Arcoxia for a longer time than needed. This is because the risk of heart attack and stroke may increase after extended treatment, especially with high doses.
This drug is best stored at room temperature, away from direct light and damp places. Do not store in the bathroom. Don't freeze it. Other brands of this drug may have different storage rules. Observe the storage instructions on the product packaging or ask your pharmacist. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not flush medicine in the toilet or in the sewer unless instructed. Discard this product when it has expired or if it is no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company about how to safely dispose of your product.
The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist before starting treatment.
There is no provision of etoricoxib dosage for children. This medicine can be dangerous for children. It is important to understand the safety of drugs before use. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Etoricoxib is available in the form of: tablets: 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, 120 mg
Like all drugs, etoricoxib (Arcoxia) can cause side effects, although not all experience it. If you have the following symptoms, you should stop taking Arcoxia and consult a doctor immediately:
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you want to know about side effects, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using Etoricoxib, tell your doctor if you:
Animal studies have shown the detrimental effects of the use of the drug etoricoxib in pregnant women in the first and second trimesters. No adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been carried out and no adequate studies in pregnant women.
Studies also show that etoricoxib will be at risk for the fetus if it is used by pregnant women in the third trimester. However, the benefits of these drugs in life-threatening situations may outweigh potential risks.
There is no adequate research to determine the risk to the baby if the mother uses this drug during breastfeeding. Consider the potential benefits and potential risks before using this drug while breastfeeding.
Although certain drugs may not be used simultaneously, in other cases two different types of drugs may be used simultaneously although interactions may occur. In this case, the doctor may want to change the dose, or other warnings may be necessary. If you are currently using this medicine, it is important to notify your healthcare professional that you are using any of the drugs below. The following interactions have been chosen based on potential benefits and need not be too inclusive.
Using this medicine with any of the drugs below is usually not recommended but may be needed in some cases. If both drugs are prescribed simultaneously, your doctor may change the dosage or how often you use one or both of the drugs:
Certain medicines cannot be used when eating or when eating certain foods because drug interactions can occur. Consuming alcohol or tobacco with certain drugs can also cause interactions to occur. Talk to a professional health care provider about using your medicine with food, alcohol or cigarettes.
Other medical problems might affect drug use. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have other medical problems, especially:
In case of emergency or overdose, contact your local emergency services provider (118/119) or immediately to the nearest hospital emergency department.
If you forget one dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, when it is nearing the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to the usual dosage schedule. Do not double the dose to replace the missed dose.
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