Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) - 120mg (10 Tablets)
|Arthritis and gout
Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) is a type of anti-inflammatory drug which is used to treat the pain and inflammation caused by such illnesses as arthritis and gout. It is proven to alleviate these symptoms by blocking the production of cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2), a substance which occurs as a reaction to these conditions, causing symptoms like inflammation.
Dosage and Administration
Patients who have been prescribed Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) are normally advised to dose once a day. This can be done either with or without food. Correct dosage varies depending on the patient and their condition, so it is important to always dose as instructed by your physician.
Common side effects which have been reported by patients taking Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) include swelling of tissue, hypertension, palpitations and feeling fatigued.
Less common side effects include nose bleeds, taste changes, chest pains, blurred vision, liver problems, kidney problems, or heart problems. All of these side effects are potentially more serious and should be immediately reported to your physician or your nearest health care professional.
Patients usually need close monitoring and regular blood pressure monitoring while taking Arcoxia (Etoricoxib). Patients suffering from impaired liver, kidney or heart function should have their kidney function checked regularly to ensure that this medication is/remains safe. Always attend all appointments.
If you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction, seek emergency medical attention. Possible symptoms include difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, swelling, chest tightness, skin rashes, and hives.
Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) should only be used as instructed and prescribed by your physician or pharmacist. Do not alter your dosage unless specifically instructed to do so by either of the above. Dosage and usage often depends on the severity of the condition, as well as the patient's medical history and current health condition.
Before you begin using this medication, ensure your physician is aware of the following:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have any allergies.
- If you have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- If you are using any other drugs or medication.
- If you are using any vitamins or supplements.