Parecoxib - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Parecoxib

Generic Name : Parecoxib
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Parecoxib are provided here.

Pronunciation : par-i-coks-ib

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Parecoxib, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y45.8 Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Parecoxib

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Why is Parecoxib Prescribed? (Indications)

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

When should Parecoxib not be taken? (Contraindications)

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

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 for Parecoxib?

Store in a cool place.