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Etoricoxib Topical

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Uses

Etoricoxib Topical is used in pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout
It should be used in patients of 16 years of age and older.

How it works

Etoricoxib Topical blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Common side effects

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Expert advice

Do not take etoricoxib, if you are allergic to etoricoxib or COX-2 inhibitors Consult your doctor before taking etoricoxib.
  • If you had have a history of stomach ulcers and bleeding.
  • If you are above 65 years of age.
  • If you are have diabetes or high cholesterol or you smoke.
Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should consult the doctor before taking this medication.

Frequently asked questions

Etoricoxib Topical

Q.

Is etoricoxib an NSAID/steroid/pain killer?
Etoricoxib belongs to a class of medication called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which relieve pain and swelling due to diseases affecting the muscles, joints and tendons, like strains, gout, ankylosing spondylitis or arthritis as well as mild to moderate pain during dental operations. It is not a steroid.


Content on this page was last updated on 20 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)