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Composition for EQUS

Rofecoxib(25 mg)

food interaction for EQUS

alcohol interaction for EQUS

pregnancy interaction for EQUS

lactation interaction for EQUS

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Equs 25mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Equs 25mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for EQUS

Rofecoxib(25 mg)

Uses

Equs 25mg tablet is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual pain and migraine.

How it works

Equs 25mg tablet belongs to a group of medicines called COX-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by inhibiting certain chemical called prostaglandin which is responsible for pain and inflammation.

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Abnormal liver function tests, Headache, Heart attack, Heartburn, Hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Increased blood pressure, Renal disorder, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Bloating, Vomiting

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Expert advice for EQUS

  • Inform your doctor before taking the drug if you are allergic to aspirin or other NSAIDs.
  • Stop taking rofecoxib and seek immediate medical attention if you develop: abdominal pain, tenderness, or discomfort; nausea; blood in your vomit; bloody, black, or tarry stools; unexplained weight gain; swelling or water retention; fatigue or lethargy; a skin rash; itching; yellowing of your skin or eyes; or unusual bruising or bleeding.
  • Tell your doctor if you have asthma, stomach problems such as ulcers or bleeding, kidney disease, liver disease, angina (chest pain), heart attack, or a blocked artery in the heart, heart failure, high blood pressure.

Frequently asked questions for EQUS

Rofecoxib

Q.Is rofecoxib a narcotic?
No, rofecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Q.Is rofecoxib deadly?
Rofecoxib is relatively safe if used as prescribed. In case of any side-effects, please consult your doctor

Q.How does rofecoxib work?
Rofecoxib belongs to a group of medicines called COX-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by inhibiting certain chemical called prostaglandin which is responsible for pain and inflammation.

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Content on this page was last updated on 07 May, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)