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Etoricoxib - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Etoricoxib

Generic Name : Etoricoxib
Pronunciation : ee-tor-i-coks-ib
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, warnings and its storage instructions . 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 Names/Brand Names of Etoricoxib

India : 

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International : 

Arcoxia
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Why is Etoricoxib 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).
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When should Etoricoxib not be taken? (Contraindications)

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

What is the dosage of Etoricoxib?

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

How should Etoricoxib be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Etoricoxib?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Etoricoxib?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Etoricoxib?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Etoricoxib?

Store it in refrigerator.



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ezact60, India

i have mild ulcer. if advisable to take ezact 60 with atacid.

cool_jim, United Arab Emirates

VINVIN I am suffering from Insomnia [sleeping disorder] can you please about the cure you are talking about?

NarasimhaR, United States

I am 33 yrs old and I am suffering from joint pains from last 18 yrs. I am taking nocoxia 60 mg from 6 yrs [twice a week approx]. No side effects faced till now, but it will definitely cause problem in long run. Rajesh - Can you contact me please? We can discuss our treatments and permanent solution for our problem.

VINVIN, India

ANYONE WHO IS SUFFERING FROM INSOMNIA OR SLEEP-DISORDER , CAN CONTACT ME. THERE IS 100% CURE TO THIS PROBLEM. THOUSANDS OF PATEINT HAVE BEEN CURED.

Sush12345, India

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.



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