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    Etoricoxib

    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
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    Written By
    Dr. Radhika Dua
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    06 Nov 2019 | 03:04 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 06 November, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)