Arcoxia

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What is etoricoxib?

Etoricoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used as an anti-inflammatory pain reliever. It relieves pain and inflammation (irritation) in conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and can also be used to treat gout for a limited time.

The drug works by inhibiting the natural chemical cycling-2 (COX-2) enzyme. This enzyme helps in the development of other chemicals in the body known as prostaglandins. Pain and inflammation are caused by prostaglandins released at the point of injury or wounding; because the COX-2 enzyme is inhibited, fewer prostaglandins are released, thus reducing pain and inflammation.

Use of Etoricoxib

Etoricoxib is used to minimize inflammation (swelling) and relieve pain in arthritic disorders such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. It is also used for short-term pain relief in gout crises and after dental surgery. This drug is used to relieve people with acute pain, chronic musculoskeletal pain, and prevents acute gout and ankylosing spondylitis. It belongs to a category of drugs called special inhibitors of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), which reduce pain and inflammation in the body by preventing the enzyme (COX-2) that causes pain.

Side Effects.

Some of the frequent and important side effects of etoricoxib are

  • Influenza
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Peripheral floaters
  • Inflation
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Motion sickness
  • Hypertension
  • Arrhythmia
  • Dyspnea
  • Heart rhythm disturbances

Etroxib can cause some serious side effects and may lead to some serious health problems. If you are facing any of the serious side effects listed above. If you are experiencing serious problems, consult your doctor.

Prevention

Before taking Etoricoxib, consult your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medication. This product contains inactive ingredients that may cause some serious allergic reactions or other serious problems. Consult your physician if you have a history of asthma, allergic disorders, preeclampsia, inflammatory bowel disease, or other heart problems before using the drug.

How should etoricoxib be used?

  • Etoricoxib tablets should be taken only once a day. The tablets can be taken with or without food, but may take effect faster if taken without food. If you have arthritis, you may need to take the tablets daily to reduce inflammation and pain. For acute gout, take one tablet daily for up to 8 days.
  • Tablets are available in four strengths: 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, and 120 mg. The strength of the medication given depends on the reason for taking it.
  • The usual dosage for osteoarthritis is 30 mg once daily, but can be increased to 60 mg if necessary.
  • The usual dose for rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis is 60 mg once daily, but can be increased to 90 mg if necessary.
  • The usual dose for acute gout is 120 mg once daily for up to 8 days.
  • The usual dose for pain after dental surgery is 90 mg once daily for 3 days.

Dose received

If you forget to take a tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If you forget to take the dose until the next day, skip the forgotten dose and continue with your daily schedule. Do not take two doses to make up for a missed dose.

Overdose

If you suspect an overdose, consult your physician immediately. Skin rashes, confusion, chest pain, and blurred vision are some of the symptoms of an overdose.

Serious Health Warning.

Pregnant women should not take this medication unless absolutely necessary. Consult your physician about all complications and benefits before taking this medication. Depending on your health condition, your doctor may recommend a safer alternative.

This medication can pass into breast milk and may cause serious side effects in infants. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding.

Storage.

Direct contact with heat, air, or light may damage the medication. Exposure to the drug may cause some adverse effects. Store medications in a safe place out of the reach of children.

In most cases, medications should be stored at room temperature between 68 °F and 77 °F (20 °C and 25 °C).

Arcoxia (Etoricoxib): Anti-inflammatory analgesic

Arcoxia tablets contain the anti-inflammatory drug Eternaloxib.

Arcoxia is the trade name for Etoricoxib. Non-branded generic etoricoxib tablets are also available.

Four 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, and 120 mg tablet dosages are available.

Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) is available by prescription only.

Why is Arcoxia used?

Etoricoxib is used to reduce inflammation (swelling) and relieve pain in arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

It is also prescribed for short-term pain relief following gout attacks and dental surgery.

How does Arcoxia (Etoricoxim) work?

Etroxib works by inhibiting the action of an enzyme on the body called cycle (COX).

COX is involved in the production of substances in the body known as prostaglandins in response to injuries and conditions such as arthritis. Prostaglandins cause pain, swelling, and inflammation. Etroxib reduces inflammation and pain by decreasing the production of these prostaglandins.

Etoricoxib begins to relieve pain after a single dose, but its anti-inflammatory activity occurs over regular receptions of several weeks.

Important Information to Know About Etoricoxib

▪§Adults 16 years of age and older can take it; it is not suitable for children under 16 years of age, pregnant women, children or women trying to breastfeed.

▪ Do not take Alcoxi if you have intestinal ulcers or bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, or stroke.

σ More common side effects are stomach pain, indigestion, feeling sick, diarrhea, constipation, headache, fatigue or dizziness, increased oral, pulse, and blood pressure.

▪§Discontinue Arcoxia and visit your doctor if you show signs of bleeding in the intestines, for example blood in the vomit or black/dense/bloody stools.

▪§It is safe to drink alcohol in moderation while taking Arcoxia.

▪§Do not take higher doses than your doctor has prescribed you. If you think this medicine is not a good idea, talk to your doctor.

Who should not receive Arcoxia?

Arcoxia tablets are not suitable for

  • Children under the age of 16.
  • People who are allergic to any component of the tablet.
  • People who have had an allergic reaction after taking aspirin or another NSAID such as ibuprofen or naproxen (asthma crisis, itchy rash, rhinitis (nose flare) or swelling of the lips, tongue or throat).
  • Who suffer from active peptic ulcers or bleeding in the intestines.
  • People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
  • People with uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure). This means that despite taking medication, blood pressure exceeds 140/90.
  • People with heart disease, including heart failure, angina pectoris, and historic heart attacks.
  • Persons who have had a stroke or mini-stroke (TIA).
  • Persons with inadequate blood circulation to the arteries of the feet or legs (peripheral arterial disease).
  • Women who are pregnant. Some evidence indicates that NSAIDs should also be avoided by women trying to have children. This indicates that they can temporarily reduce fertility in women undergoing treatment and may increase the risk of miscarriage and malformations.
  • Breastfeeding women. It is not known whether etoricoxib enters breast milk.
  • People with severe liver or kidney problems.

Some people may need lower doses of etoricoxib or additional monitoring. They are as follows

  • Elderly people.
  • People with a history of disorders affecting the stomach or intestines, such as ulcers or bleeding.
  • People with a history of heart failure.
  • People with edema caused by fluid retention (edema).
  • People with hypertension (high blood pressure) controlled by medication.
  • People with elevated levels of cholesterol and other fats in the blood (hyperlipidemia).
  • People with diabetes.
  • People who smoke.
  • People with liver or kidney problems.
  • People with decreased fluid levels in the body, e.g., due to dehydration, high doses of diuretics, severe vomiting or diarrhea.
  • People with a history of allergic reactions to medications.

Dosing Arcoxia and how to get it

Arcoxia tablets should be taken once a day, preferably daily at the same time. You can take the tablet with or without food, but it may begin to act faster if taken without food.

If arthritis is present, usually one tablet should be taken regularly each day to reduce inflammation and pain. For acute gout, one tablet can be taken daily for up to 8 days.

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Compromising petechiae: usual dose is 30 mg once daily, increase to 60 mg if needed.

Rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis: usual dose is 60 mg once daily, increasing to 90 mg as needed

Acute gout: usual dose is 120 mg once daily for up to 8 days only.

Sigmoid pain after dental surgery: usual dose is 90 mg once a day for up to 3 days.

DOSAGE RECEIVED: If you forget to take the tablet at the usual time, take it as soon as you remember that day. If you do not remember until the next day, take the next dose as usual, leaving the forgotten dose. Do not take double doses to make up the forgotten dose.

Do not take a higher dose than your doctor prescribed. If you suspect that this medication is not working adequately, you should schedule an appointment with your physician.

What are the side effects of Arcoxia?

The medication and possible side effects may affect an individual in a variety of ways. Below are some of the possible side effects associated with this medication. Just because undesirable energies are mentioned here, this does not mean that everyone who uses this medication will develop IT or side effects. If you are concerned about side effects or have unwanted reactions from the medication, consult your physician.

Usual side effects (affects between 1 in 10 to 1 in 100 people)
  • Weakness, fatigue, dizziness. Do not drive if affected.
  • Headache.
  • Increased blood pressure (hypertension). Your doctor will want to monitor your blood pressure while you get alcoxi.
  • Intestinal problems such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, gas, or abdominal pain.
  • Inflammation of the stomach (gastritis) or food tube (esophagitis).
  • Sensation of heartbeat.
  • Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia).
  • Cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Sensation of mouth s or shortness of breath.
  • Fluid retention that may cause swollen ankles (edema).
  • Bruising.
  • Dry pulse (cell osteitis).
  • Ulcers in the mouth.
Other Possible Side Effects of EtoricoxB

EtoricoxB belongs to a younger generation of NSAIDs called COX-2 inhibitors. They irritate the gut less than older NSAIDs such as naproxen and diclofenac and are less likely to cause side effects such as gastric ulcers. However, these side effects are still possible, especially in the elderly. Your doctor may prescribe a medication to protect your stomach if you are taking Alcoxi for an extended period of time.

People receiving etoricoxib and other painkillers are at slightly increased risk for heart problems, including tachycardia, chest pain, heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. These are greater risks if you have been taking high doses of etoricoxib for a long time. If you have risk factors for heart disease or stroke, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or smoking, your doctor should evaluate the overall benefit and risk before deciding if etoricoxib is right for you.

Stop taking Arcoxia and visit your doctor immediately.

  • Difficulty breathing or mouth sw, or swelling of your face, throat, or tongue.
  • Signs of bleeding in the stomach or intestines, for example blood passing through the vomiting or blood / dense / blood.
  • Chest pain or feeling that the heart beats loudly, flutters, or beats quickly.
  • Severe skin reactions such as massive itching, blisters, wounds or scratches in the mouth.
  • Symptoms of skin or liver problems such as white eyes (yellow und), unusual dark urine, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite or flu symptoms.

For more information about side effects associated with Arcoxia, you should read the leaflet that accompanies the drug. A copy of it can be found here

If you think you have side effects from this medication you can report them using the yellow card system.

Can I take alcoxia (etoricoxib) with other medications?

While taking etoricoxib, you should consult your pharmacist before taking any new medications to ensure that the combination is safe.

Painkillers associated with etoricoxib

It is good to take paracetamol with alcoxia. Opioid analgesics such as codeine, cocktail, tramadol, and morphine can also be taken in combination with arcoxia.

However, do not take anti-inflammatory analgesics (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen with alcoxia, as this increases the risk of intestinal side effects.

Remember that many cold and flu and painkiller treatments offered without a prescription contain ibuprofen or aspirin and should be avoided while taking etoricoxib. before taking with Arcoxia, check the ingredients of other medications or ask your pharmacist's Seek advice.

It is also best to check with your pharmacist if you are taking Arcoxia if you wish to use anti-inflammatory gels (such as diclofenac, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or piroxicam).

Anticoagulants and etoricoxib

Taking medications that affect blood clotting, such as the following, may increase the risk of bleeding, especially in the intestines when taking alcoxicosis

  • Anticoagulants such as warfarin, fenindione, davigatran, rivaroxaban, apihamban, heparin, low molecular weight heparins such as enoxaparin
  • 'Antiplatelet' (anti-platelet) drugs such as low-dose aspirin, clopidogrel, prasugrel, etc.
  • Ginko Biloba (Chinese herbal medicine).
Interactions of etoricoxib with other drugs

Etoricoxib with steroids such as prednisolone increases the risk of ulcers and intestinal bleeding.

Etoricoxib may react with diuretics and drugs for hypertension (antihypertensive system).

If etoricoxib is taken with any of the following medications, there may be an increased risk of kidney side effects. If you are taking any of them with Arcoxia, your doctor may want to attend to your kidney function:

  • Ace inhibitors such as enalapril and captopril
  • Angiotensin II competitors such as losartan
  • Cyclosporine
  • Diuretics such as furosemide
  • Tacrolimus.
  • Etoricoxib may increase blood levels of the following drugs
  • Digoxin
  • Lithium (blood lithium levels should be monitored when starting, changing doses, or stopping lithium administration)
  • Methotrexate (individuals receiving methotrexate should be monitored for methotrexate side effects while receiving alcoxicosis)
  • Estrogen from oral contraceptives or HRT (this may increase the risk of side effects from these medications. (This can be discussed with your physician).
  • Rifampicin may decrease the level of etoricoxib in the blood, making it less effective in the treatment of pain.

Read more information about drugs that interact with Etoricoxib here.

Last updated 10. 09. 2019

Rita Ghelani (Bpharm, Mrpharms) Pharmacist Rita is a registered British Pharmacist with over 20 years experience practicing, is a member of the Medical Journalists Association (MJA) and has extensive experience in community pharmacy.

Arcoxia 60mg №30/№60/№90/№120/№180/№360

Arcoxia (etoricoxib) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with a strong analgesic effect that decreases the intensity of joint pain in diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis. Significantly reduces stiffness in rheumatoid arthritis and joints. It is effective in relieving pain and inflammation in gout.

User Indications (Instructions for Use): Arcoxia 60 mg № 7/ № 28

Symptomatic treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and acute gout.

Short-term treatment of moderate postoperative pain associated with dental surgery.

The decision to appoint a selective COX-2 inhibitor should be based on an assessment of all individual risks to the patient.

How is it used?

Arcoxia® is used orally. The drug can be taken independently of food intake. The onset of drug effects occurs faster during fasting. This should be considered when symptoms need to be alleviated.

The risk of cardiovascular problems with etoricoxib increases with the dose and duration of exposure, so a lower effective daily dose should be used to administer the shortest course of therapy. The need for symptomatic relief and response to therapy, especially in patients with osteoarthritis, should be reevaluated periodically.

The recommended dose is 30 mg once daily. In some patients, if symptomatic relief is inadequate, the dose may be increased to 60 mg once daily. If there is no improvement in outcome, other possible treatments should be considered.

The recommended dose is 60 mg once daily. In some patients, if symptom reduction is inadequate, dose increases to 90 mg once daily may improve therapeutic response. Once clinical stabilization of the patient is achieved, a dose reduction to 60 mg once daily is recommended. If there is no improvement in outcome, other possible treatment options should be considered.

The recommended dose is 60 mg once daily. In some patients, if symptom reduction is inadequate, dose increases to 90 mg once daily may improve therapeutic response. Once clinical stabilization of the patient is achieved, a dose reduction to 60 mg once daily is recommended. If there is no improvement in outcome, other possible treatment options should be considered.

For acute pain, etoricoxib should be used only during the acute symptomatic period.

Acute gout

The recommended dose is 120 mg once daily. In a clinical study of acute gout, etoricoxib was administered for 8 days.

For postoperative pain associated with dental surgery, the recommended dose was 90 mg once daily for up to 3 days. Some patients may require additional postoperative anesthesia.

Doses beyond those recommended for each sign are either ineffective or have not been studied. So:

  • Osteoarthritis dosage should not exceed 60 mg daily.
  • Doses for rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis should not exceed 90 mg daily.
  • For treatment of up to 8 days, the dose for acute gout should not exceed 120 mg daily.
  • Dose for acute pain after dental surgery should not exceed 90 mg daily for up to 3 days.

No dosage adjustment is required for elderly patients. As with other medications, this drug should be administered with caution to elderly patients.

Liver Damage.

Regardless of signs, patients with disturbed liver function (5-6 degrees on the Pew Scale for children) should not exceed 60 mg once daily. Patients with moderate to severe hepatic impairment (7 to 9 points on the Children's Pew Scale), regardless of signs, should not exceed the once-daily dose once daily.

Clinical experience is limited, especially in patients with impaired liver function, and the drug should be administered with caution. There is no clinical experience using the drug in patients with severe hepatic dysfunction (>10 degrees on the Pew Scale with children); therefore, the drug is contraindicated in these patients.

Renal dysfunction

No dose adjustment is required for patients with creatinine clearance ≥30 mL/min. Use of etoricoxib in patients with creatinine clearance

Contraindications.

Arcoxia® is contraindicated in the following

  • Hypersensitivity to the active substance or one of the excipients,
  • Patients with active peptic ulcer or active gastrointestinal bleeding,
  • Patients with bronchospasm, acute rhinitis, nasal polyps, angiogenic edema, ur measles, or other allergic reactions after use
  • Pregnancy and lactation,
  • Severe hepatic dysfunction (serum albumin)
  • renal creatinine clearance)
  • Children under 16 years of age,
  • Inflammatory bowel disease,
  • congestive heart failure (NYHA I I-IV),
  • Patients with hypertension whose blood pressure constantly exceeds 140/90 mm Hg. Art. Inadequately controlled,
  • Ischemic heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, and/or cerebrospinal disease are diagnosed.

Composition

Active substance: etoricoxib,

Each tablet contains 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, or 120 mg of etoricoxib.

Excipients: calcium phosphate anhydrous, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium croscarmelodi, magnesium STEA.

Tablet Covers: Opadray®II Blue Green 39K11526 (dosage 30 mg), Opadray®II Green 39K11520 (dosage 60 mg), Opadray®II White 39K18305 (dosage 90 mg), Opadray®II Green 39K11529 (dosage 120 mg), Car Name Candle.

Opadray®II Blue Green 39K11526, Opadray®II Green 39K11520, Opadray®II Green 39K11529: lactose, zinc monoacid, hypomellose, titanium dioxide (E 171), triangle, indigo hullumine (E 132) (E 172).

Opadray®II White 39K18305 composition: lactose, hypomellose monohydrate-E 171-triacetic acid.

Form of release

Tablets coated with a membranous case.

Basic physical and chemical properties:

60 mg tablets: twin-grain apple-shaped tablets coated with a dark green film, engraved on one side and on the other.

90 mg tablets: apple-shaped disc tablets coated with white film, engraved on one side and the other.

120 mg tablets: apple-shaped tablets with a bright film coated in dark green, inscribed on one side and the other.

Storage conditions

Store in original packaging at a temperature not exceeding 30°C, away from children.