Etoricoxib is a COX-2 inhibitor that is used to treat moderate post-surgical dental pain and the painful and inflammatory symptoms of several types of arthritis as a short-term therapy. Etoricoxib acts by inhibiting the cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) enzyme, which is a natural enzyme. This enzyme aids in the production of other substances in the body known as prostaglandins. Inflammation and pain are caused by prostaglandins, which are created at locations of damage or injury. Because COX-2 enzymes are inhibited by Etoricoxib, lesser prostaglandins are created, reducing inflammation and pain.
Follow your doctor's instructions for taking Etoricoxib tablet either with or without food.
Swallow the tablet with water.
The tablet should not be broken, chewed, or crushed.
Take no more than the suggested dose or for any longer than your doctor recommended.
Etoricoxib should be kept at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.
Keep Etoricoxib out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not use Etoricoxib past its expiry date.
In case of any doubt, consult your doctor
This medicine is used in the management of muscular and skeletal disorder pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthrosis, ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis affecting joints of spine), acute gout (complex form of arthritis with extreme pain and swelling of joints) and chronic juvenile arthritis (arthritis in children)
An increase in blood pressure
Infection of the urinary tract
Feet and lower leg swelling
Etoricoxib should not be used during pregnancy since it may harm the fetus. Pregnant females should consult their doctors before taking Etoricoxib.
Excretion of Etoricoxib into breastmilk is not known. Lactating females should consult their doctors about the benefits and risks of Etoricoxib before using it.
In some situations, Etoricoxib can induce tiredness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Avoid driving if you're experiencing these symptoms.
Etoricoxib is metabolized in the liver. People with liver disorders should consult their doctors before using Etoricoxib, since this medicine may accumulate in their bodies, increasing the risk of adverse effects.
In case of kidney problems, Etoricoxib should be administered with caution because it may cause additional kidney damage. People with kidney diseases should consult their doctors before taking Etoricoxib.
It is unknown if Etoricoxib interacts with alcohol. Before consuming, it is advised to consult your doctor.
This medicine must be used with caution by patients with history of cardiac problems and heart failure, GI disease, renal impairment, cirrhosis, dehydration. Monitor signs of hypertension, fluid retention, shortness of breath and chest pain. Donot discontinue antiplatelet therapy and Elderly patients must be given shortest effective dose.
This medicine should not be used by patients with active peptic ulcers and GI bleeding, severe hepatic and renal impairment, aspirin/NSAIDs allergy, IBS (inflammatory bowel disease) and ischemic heart disease and uncontrolled hypertension.
What is etoricoxib and how does it work?
It is a Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAIDs) which works on the body by blocking an enzyme called COX-2 which stops the production of prostaglandins, in turn reducing pain and inflammation.
Is etoricoxib an Over the Counter (OTC) medicine?
No, it is not OTC but it is easily available on prescription.
Can I use this medicine if I have Peptic Ulcer disease?
Do not use it if you have Peptic Ulcer disease because it may cause bleeding in the stomach.
Can I use this medicine if I have hypertension and any heart condition?
This medicine is not recommended for use in the above mentioned conditions because it causes an increased clot formation in the long run. You must inform your doctor about your conditions if you have any.
Is it recommended to be used in pregnancy and breastfeeding?
No, it is not recommended to be used in pregnancy and breastfeeding. You should therefore consult your doctor for further advice.
Can I use it along with Oral Contraceptive medicines (OCPs)?
It should be taken with much caution because it may have adverse effects. Consult your doctor for further guidance.
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