Active substance Etoricoxib
US Brand Arcoxia / Etozox
IN Brand Nucoxia, Etoshine, Intacoxia
Manufacturing by Zydus Cadila, Intas, Ranbaxy
Strength 60mg / 90mg / 120mg
Form release blister 10 tablets
Shipping time 7 – 18 days (Depending from the Country)
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Etoricoxib is used for the following:

  • acute and chronic treatment of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • management of ankylosing spondylitis
  • relief of chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • relief of acute pain
  • to treat acute gouty arthritis

 

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a joint disease. It results from the gradual breakdown of the cartilage that covers the joints and cushions the ends of bones.

Symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, tenderness, stiffness of one or more joints, and physical disability. The hips and knees are the most commonly affected joints, but other joints such as those of the hands and spine may also be affected.

Osteoarthritis is more common in women than in men. Many factors can lead to the development of osteoarthritis including obesity and joint injury (eg. from sport).

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of function in the joints and inflammation in other body organs.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease of the spine and large joints.

Gout

Gout is a disorder characterised by sudden, recurring attacks of pain and inflammation in one or more joints.

For osteoarthritis, the recommended dose is 60 mg once a day.

For rheumatoid arthritis the recommended dose is 90 mg once a day.

For ankylosing spondylitis the recommended dose is 90 mg once a day.

For the relief of gout attacks the recommended dose is 120 mg once a day, which should only be used for the acute painful period.

For the relief of chronic musculoskeletal pain the recommended dose is 60 mg once a day.

Doses greater than those recommended for each condition have either not demonstrated additional efficacy or have not been studied. Therefore, the daily doses stated above for each condition should not be exceeded.

If you have mild liver disease, you should not take more than 60 mg a day. If you have moderate liver disease, you should not take more than 60 mg every other day.

Follow all directions given to you by your doctor carefully. They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.

If you do not understand the instructions on the box, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help. Arcoxia comes as tablets.

When taking the tablets, swallow them with a glass of water. Do not halve the tablet.

The most common side effects are: swelling of the legs, ankles or feet, sickness, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, uncomfortable feeling or pain in the stomach, diarrhea, high blood pressure, dizziness, headache.