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    Information about Etoricoxib

    Etoricoxib uses

    Etoricoxib is used for pain relief. It relieves pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthritis.

    How etoricoxib works

    Etoricoxib 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 for pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

    Common side effects of etoricoxib

    Flu-like symptoms, Indigestion, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Peripheral edema, Flatulence
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Radhika Dua
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:21 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Etoricoxib

    • Etoricoxib helps relieve pain and inflammation.
    • It may cause fewer stomach problems as compared to other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
    • It may cause dizziness and fatigue. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
    • Do not consume alcohol while on treatment with this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
    • Regularly monitor your blood pressure while taking this medicine, particularly in the first two weeks after starting treatment.
    • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
    • During long-term treatment, your doctor may want to take regular blood tests to monitor your liver function.
    • Do not take Etoricoxib if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)