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.
Mentioned below are some of the common side effects:
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.
Immediate medical treatment should be taken if any of the following are observed:
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:
If you are taking any of the following medications, consult your doctor before taking Etoricoxib as it may react adversely:
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
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