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    Parecoxib

    Information about Parecoxib

    Parecoxib uses

    Parecoxib is used in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, arthralgia, myalgia, pain during menstruation and post operative pain.

    How parecoxib works

    Parecoxib 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 pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

    Common side effects of parecoxib

    Abdominal pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Edema, Heartburn, Gastritis, Increased blood pressure, Dizziness, Palpitations, Constipation, Flatulence, Dyspepsia, Diarrhoea

    Available Medicine for Parecoxib

    • ₹66
      Abbott India Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹66
      Lupin Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹66
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹65
      Neon Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹67
      Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹65
      Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹66
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Parecoxib

    • It can be taken with or without food.
    • Parecoxib may cause fewer stomach problems as compared with other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
    • It can also affect kidneys or cause permanent kidney damage if taken for a long time.
    • Parecoxib can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Parecoxib

    Parecoxib

    Q. What is parecoxib used for?
    Parecoxib is used in adults for short term treatment of pain after surgery
    Q. How does parecoxib work?
    Parecoxib belongs to class of medications called cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the enzyme COX-2 that reduces the formation of chemicals called prostaglandins in the body, thereby reducing pain and inflammation.

    Content on this page was last updated on 03 July, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)