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Etoricoxib - Drug Information

Generic Name : Etoricoxib | Pronunciation : ee-tor-i-coks-ib
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Latest prescription information about Etoricoxib. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Antirheumatics
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Trade Name(s): 

India : 

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International : 

Arcoxia

Why it is prescribed : 

This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gouty arthritis. It blocks a substance in the body named as cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2).

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcer, severe heart disease, stroke, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :


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Category X :

Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

PO- Adult- The recommended dosage is 60 to 120mg once daily.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver, kidney disease, high blood pressure, blood clotting disorder, any allergy, children, elderly, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Drink adequate fluid to avoid dehydration.
Stop the medication immediately if gastrointestinal lesions occur.
Monitor blood pressure regularly while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 


   Central Nervous System
- Headache, dizziness, nervousness, depression, drowsiness, insomnia, vertigo and ringing in the ear.

   Heart
- Chest pain, high blood pressure and fluid retention.

   Metabolic
- Taste disturbances, mouth ulcer, loss of appetite and weight loss.

   Miscellaneous
- Kidney damage, fever, GI disorders, muscle pain and influenza-like syndrome.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it in refrigerator.

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