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    Information about Parecoxib

    Parecoxib uses

    Parecoxib is used for pain relief.

    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 for pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

    Common side effects of parecoxib

    Flu-like symptoms, Indigestion, Peripheral edema
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    Expert advice for Parecoxib

    • Parecoxib 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 Parecoxib if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for 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 16 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)