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Etoricoxib Topical

INFORMATION

Uses

Etoricoxib Topical is used in the treatment of joint pain, musculo-skeletal pain and muscular pain.

How it works

Etoricoxib belongs to a group of medication called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by inhibiting the release of prostaglandins, which are pain causing chemicals specifically at the site of inflammation in the body.

Common side effects

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

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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 21 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)