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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International : Arcoxia

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 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 :


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 : 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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I have developed severe insomnia,after Nucoxia 120 for 7 days.Even taking 2 mg Alprax is not helping. Is there an alternative to this medicine,which does not disturb sleep.
Sush12345  Thursday, November 14, 2013
i am suffering from joint pains from 15 years , now my age is 33 years. i am taking nucoxia 90 mg since one year ,but not regularly if i get relieve by taking continue 4-5 days then i used to stop taking will works 10 days after that igain iused to starts to have the tablets.continues like this .since one month i am felling chest pain at left side, fatigue , dizziness and uncomfort of stumuch . can i continue this medicine because no other medicine wont work to me like this. rajesh, india
rajeshkumarv  Friday, September 13, 2013
I am 21 years old just last two month i birth a baby and last 15 days White discharge being in some more quantities and this medication i am doing last 10 days antibiotics cyclodexin. is this p i d ? Is plasentex inj will be suitable plz help
dharmendra  Monday, September 09, 2013
i have been prescribed ezact 90mg for severe pain in ankle( flat foot also).i am diabetic.i am also taking following tablets.
triglynase forte 2mg, stabose2mg, aten25mg, clopitorva75mg, neurobion forte, shelcal 500mg,evion lc.i have already taken one tablet yesterday. can i continue for another nine days?
parijatha  Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I have developed severe breast pain since taking this medication (now one week)- should I continue. Also my head is throbbing so much my eyeballs are dancing (!) and I have bloody diarrhea.

I have had some slight relief in the swelling of my knee, but not sure if it would have occured anyway. As for pain relief, I have experienced none.

Also the pills I need to protect my stomach with NSAID meds are prohibitively expensive and not covered by my insurers.

I also read that I am at increased risk of stroke and heart attack and that USA FDA does NOT approve this med. So far, USA medicine is the best in the world, perhaps this medication is more trouble than it is worth.
louisebadknee  Sunday, December 09, 2012
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