Etoricoxib is an anti-inflammatory pain killer used for pain relieving and in conditions of swelling. It is also taken for a short period of time by people suffering from gout.
Etoricoxib is the main ingredient in the medicine, and it is available in a film coated tablet form. Each table contains 120mg of Etoricoxib. The tablet is light pink in colour with approximate diameter of 10mm.
Etoricoxib belongs to the family of non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs.
Above mentioned are some of the common side effects and does not affect a person adversely. These should, however, be reported to the doctor to avoid any further complications.
All of the symptoms listed above are severe and indicate a liver problem.
The side effects listed vary from person to person, and may even not be visible in few. The medicine is very unlikely to cause any complex issues but any symptom should be reported to your doctor.
Always take this medicine as directed by your doctor and avoid any overdose.
Prescribed dose for adults:
Etoricoxib is an NSAID and helps in stopping the production of prostaglandins in the body. Prostaglandins are responsible for causing inflammation in the body. It is a special type of NSAID called as COX-2 and it inhibits them, specifically blocking the COX-2 resulting in relief from pain and lower side effects.
You should consult your doctor before consuming Etoricoxib if you have any of the following:
History of stomach ulcers and bleeding
You are having dehydration
You have any other complication from liver, kidney or heart diseases.
You have an on-going treatment for any infection
Woman trying to conceive.
You are above 65 years of age
You are suffering from fluid retention in the body
You are a chain smoker.
You are suffering from high blood pressure, cholesterol.
You are undergoing treatment for blood clotting and taking medication for thinning of blood.
During the first month of the treatment, the risk is high for any complication and consumption should immediately be stopped if any skin rash or yellowness is developed in the skin.
Etoricoxib gives faster results when consumed along with food and is a good medicine when you need immediate relief from pain.
It should not be consumed by pregnant women and lactating mothers.
If you have lactose intolerance, avoid consuming this medicine as it contains lactose.
Mentioned below are some of the medicines which contain the same drugs and composition of same strength. These can be taken in place of Etoricoxib post consultation:
Any medicine prescribed by your doctor is given post evaluation of any medical history of yours; hence the dosage should not be altered without taking your doctor’s permission. Doctors are aware of any possible complications which may affect you with the prescribed consumption.
Any interaction with alcohol and food is not reported.
Ans: No, if consumed as per physician’s advice.
Ans: Being a COX-2 inhibitor, it is safe for consumption.
Ans: No, you should not be consuming Etoricoxib as this may result in infertility.
Ans: These should be stored in a cool and dry place with a temperature below 30 degrees Celsius.
Ans: Immediately stop the consumption and return the remaining to your pharmacist