Medicine Overview of Ancoxib Tablet
Ancoxib 90 mg Tablet is used for pain relief
. It relieves pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthritis.
Side Effects of Ancoxib are Flu-like symptoms, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea, Peripheral edema, Flatulence.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ancoxib 90 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Ancoxib 90 mg Tablet is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called COX-2 inhibitors. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).
In Depth Information on Ancoxib Tablet
Ancoxib Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ancoxib 90 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Ancoxib 90 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Ancoxib 90 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Ancoxib 90 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ancoxib 90 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ancoxib 90 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Ancoxib 90 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ancoxib 90 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ancoxib 90 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Ancoxib Tablet
Q. Is Ancoxib a narcotic?
No. Ancoxib is not a narcotic. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug(NSAID).
Q. Is Ancoxib a painkiller?
Yes. It is a pain killer. It belongs to the class of medications known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Q. What is the difference between Ancoxib and celecoxib?
Both Ancoxib and celecoxib are the medicines which inhibit an enzyme COX-2 (Cyclooxygenase-2) causes pain and inflammation. However, according to the research studies, Ancoxib is better than celecoxib in terms of effectiveness.
Q. How to differentiate Ancoxib and ibuprofen?
Ancoxib is a Selective Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor which is an enzyme responsible for pain and inflammation but ibuprofen in a non-selective COX inhibitor which has more gastric side effects like gastric ulceration as compared to Ancoxib.
Q. Can warfarin be used with Ancoxib?
No. Ancoxib should be avoided with warfarin as they both lead to increase in bleeding tendencies. Inform your doctor if you are taking any of the medications. If given together then the therapy should be monitored closely.
Q. Can I use Ancoxib for hypertension?
No. Ancoxib is a pain killer. It should be avoided in hypertension as it can lead to failure of the antihypertensive therapy and there is increased risk of fluid retention and oedema.
Q. Can a patient of diabetes use Ancoxib?
Normally painkillers are to be avoided in a patient with diabetes. Ancoxib can increase the risk of kidney failure when given in a patient of diabetes with compromised renal function. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes before starting Ancoxib.
Q. Can I take Ancoxib along with Thiocolchicoside?
Yes. Thiocolchicoside is a muscle relaxant which is given in combination with Ancoxib but it is not approved. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. How to differentiate Ancoxib and meloxicam?
Meloxicam causes gastric toxicity and can lead to black stools due to bleeding whereas Ancoxib is comparatively safer for the gastric mucosa. Ancoxib has cardiovascular (heart attack and stroke) side effects.
Q. Can I take diclofenac along with Ancoxib?
Both are pain killers. If they are taken together it increases the chances of side effects so better consult your doctor before starting them.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with Ancoxib?
Yes. They can be taken together but it increases the chances of liver damage. It can only be taken after consultation with your doctor before starting any of these medications or in combination.
Q. Can I take pregabalin with Ancoxib?
Yes. They can be taken together but you need to consult your doctor before starting any of these medications or in combination.
Q. Can I take tramadol along with Ancoxib?
Yes. They can be taken together but you need to consult your doctor before starting any of these medications or in combination.
Q. Can acenocoumarol be taken along with Ancoxib?
No. Ancoxib should be avoided with acenocoumarol as they both lead to increase in bleeding tendencies. Inform your doctor if you are taking any of the medications. If given together then the therapy should be monitored closely.
Q. How is naproxen different from Ancoxib?
Naproxen is a non-selective Cyclooxygenase (COX) blocker whereas Ancoxib is a selective COX-2 blocker. Ancoxib has lesser gastric side effects. In research studies, Ancoxib has been found to have better effectiveness but the side effects are more.
Q. How is etodolac different from Ancoxib?
Etodolac and Ancoxib both are COX-2 inhibitors, an enzyme associated with the pain and inflammation but the COX-1 selectivity for etodolac is more as compared to Ancoxib.
Q. What is the contraindication for Ancoxib?
Contraindications with Ancoxib are allergy or hypersensitivity, heart disease, high blood pressure, renal failure, gastric ulceration, history of stroke, pregnancy, lactation and severe liver dysfunction.
Q. Can I use Ancoxib for allergy?
No. Ancoxib is not to be taken in a case of allergy.
Q. Can I use Ancoxib for chest pain?
No. Ancoxib is absolutely contraindicated in chest pain. Immediately consult your doctor if you have a chest pain.
Q. Can I use Ancoxib for inflammation?
Yes. Ancoxib can be used for inflammation. It helps to reduce the inflammation and pain associated with inflammation. Ancoxib is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.
Q. Can tonsillitis be treated with Ancoxib?
No. Tonsillitis is caused due to infections in the tonsils which is most commonly by the bacteria. Antibiotics are used to treat tonsillitis. Ancoxib is a pain killer and can be used only to reduce the pain associated with tonsillitis but only with a prescription of a doctor.
Q. Can tendonitis be treated with Ancoxib?
Yes. Ancoxib can be used for pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the tendonitis. Ancoxib is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.
Q. Can I use Ancoxib for pain?
Yes. Ancoxib can be used for pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition. Ancoxib is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.
Q. Can I use Ancoxib in fever?
No. Ancoxib is a pain killer. It is not a medicine to be taken for fever.
Q. Can I use Ancoxib in sciatica?
Yes. Ancoxib can be used to decrease the pain but it does not cure the condition. Sciatica is a disease which is caused due to problems in the nerve and vertebral column. Ancoxib acts as a pain killer and only decreases the pain. Consult your doctor if you are diagnosed with sciatica for proper treatment.
Q. Can I use Ancoxib for arthritis and pain management?
Yes. Ancoxib can be used for arthritis and pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition. Ancoxib is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.
Q. Can I use Ancoxib for ankylosing spondylitis?
Yes. Ancoxib can be used for ankylosing spondylitis. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition.
Q. Can I take Ancoxib for a sore throat?
Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Ancoxib is a pain killer so it can be given in cases of throat pain associated with it but only under the prescription of a doctor.
Q. Can I take Ancoxib for a migraine?
Ancoxib is a pain killer but it is not approved for the treatment of pain associated with a migraine.
Q. Can dental pain be treated with Ancoxib?
Yes. Ancoxib can be given in the dental pain as shown by the research studies. It is mostly recommended for Postoperative dental surgery pain. Do consult your doctor and inform if any ongoing medicines before starting Ancoxib.
Q. Can I take Ancoxib for gout treatment?
Ancoxib can be given for acute gout as shown by the research studies. It provides relief by decreasing the pain and inflammation associated with gout.
Q. Can I take oral contraceptives with Ancoxib?
When oral contraceptives and Ancoxib is given, there are increased levels of oestrogen in the body which can lead to oestrogen related side effects like clots in a deep leg vein. So if at all Ancoxib is prescribed by a doctor do inform you are taking oral contraceptive.
Q. Can I take methotrexate with Ancoxib?
Blood levels of methotrexate is increased when it is given with Ancoxib. Proper monitoring of the blood levels and adequate dose adjustments are required if they are prescribed together.
Q. Can I take lithium with Ancoxib?
Ancoxib decrease lithium renal excretion and therefore increase lithium plasma levels. If necessary, monitor blood lithium closely and adjust the lithium dosage while the combination is being taken.
Q. Can I take Ancoxib with tacrolimus?
No. You should avoid Ancoxib with tacrolimus. It increases the risk of kidney damage by many folds when these two are given together.
Q. Can I take Ancoxib for osteoarthritis?
Yes, you can take Ancoxib for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease and Ancoxib may help in reducing the pain associated with the disease.
Q. Can I take Ancoxib in heart disease?
No, you should not take Ancoxib if you have heart disease or increased risk of heart disease. Ancoxib increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and hypertension. Inform your doctor if you have heart disease before you start taking Ancoxib.
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