Parecoxib - Drug Information

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General Information on Parecoxib

Generic Name : Parecoxib

Pronunciation : par-i-coks-ib

Latest prescription information about Parecoxib. 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 : Y45.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Parecoxib

Why is Parecoxib Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for postoperative pain in adults.  

When should Parecoxib not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, heart failure, peptic ulcer, severe liver impairment, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Parecoxib?

Adult- IV/IM- The recommended dose is 40 mg, followed by 20-40 mg every 6-12 hours.

How should Parecoxib be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or the large muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Parecoxib?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of dehydration, high blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcer, sugar, any infection, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
It should not be used in children.

What are the side effects of Parecoxib?

   Gastrointestinal : Ulcer and gastrointestinal bleeding.
   Liver : Jaundice and abnormal liver function.
   Heart : Heart failure, heart attack, slow heart rate, high/low blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm.
   Hypersensitivity : Swelling, rash, itching and difficulty in breathing.
   Miscellaneous : Back pain, low platelet counts, agitation, disturbed sleeping and decreased urination.

What are the other precautions for Parecoxib?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Parecoxib?

Store in a cool place.

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