Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) is a COX-II inhibitor used to treat acute gouty arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other conditions. It works by relieving pain and inflammation in the body. Typically, Arcoxia is only prescribed when other medications have been ineffective. The usual recommended start dose is 30mg.
The brand Arcoxia is manufactured by Merck and currently comes from New Zealand, the United Kingdom. The generic Arcoxia comes from United Kingdom and India by different manufacturers. It may come from other international countries. Arcoxia is available in a 30mg, 60mg, 90mg, and 120mg dosage.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking Etoricoxib.
• Difficulty breathing;
• Swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat
Stop taking Arcoxia and call your doctor at once if you have one of these serious side effects:
• Abnormal heart rhythm;
• Heart failure;
• Serious kidney problems;
• Serious liver problems;
• Stomach pain;
• Stomach ulcers
Less serious side effects of Etoricoxib may include: headache, heartburn, minor allergic reactions, taste alterations, wheezing, insomnia, anxiety, drowsiness, mouth sores, diarrhea, increase in blood pressure, confusion.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Arcoxia should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor about your medical history to be sure you can safely take Arcoxia. You should not take Arcoxia if you are allergic to Etoricoxib. It should not be taken by anyone under the age of 18 years of age. It isn’t known how this medication might affect an unborn or nursing infant. You shouldn’t take Arcoxia while pregnant or nursing without discussing the risks with your doctor. There may be an interaction between Arcoxia and other medications, including: warfarin, rifampicin, diuretics, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, blood pressure medications, lithium, hormone replacements, or methotrexate. Talk to your doctor about any medications or herbal supplements you are currently taking.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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