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Etoricoxib

Etoricoxib is an anti-inflammatory prescription medication. It is prescribed to reduce swelling and pain due to conditions like:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Acute pain
  • Gout

It is also prescribed for the relief of short-term pain due to gout attacks and following dental surgery. Etoricoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID. It reduces the action of cyclooxygenase (COX) in the body. COX is an enzyme involved in the making of prostaglandin responsible for pain, swelling and inflammation as a response to pain and condition like arthritis. Etoricoxib reduces pain and swelling by reducing the production of prostaglandins.

Why Buy Etoricoxib?

Etoricoxib is an effective pain and swelling medication with a lesser risk of stomach ulcers. It was approved for medical use by the FDA in 2002. Unlike any other NSAID, Etoricoxib selectively inhibits the COX-2 enzyme in reducing the prostaglandins. Etoricoxib is available in various brand names and generic names. Etoricoxib is available here.

How to Take Etoricoxib?

Your dose depends on your condition.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis: Take 60 mg a day. Increase your dose to 90 mg only if needed.
  • Osteoarthritis: Take 30 mg a day. Increase your dose to 60 mg only if needed.
  • Acute gout: Take 120 mg a day for 8 days.
  • Pain after dental surgery: Take 90 mg a day for a maximum of 3 days.

Take it exactly as prescribed. Do not take more than what is recommended. If you forget to take your medication, take it as soon as you remember. Do not double up your dose for a missed one.

Things to Remember

  • Etoricoxib can help relieve pain after a single dose. However, its anti-inflammatory effects will work after a few weeks of regular intake.
  • This medication is not suitable for children below 16 years of age. It’s not also suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Do not take this if you have:
    • An active peptic ulcer
    • Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
    • Heart diseases like angina pectoris, heart failure or heart attack
    • Stroke or mini-stroke
    • Severe kidney or liver problems
    • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Like any other NSAID medication, this drug may also cause unwanted side effects. Common side effects are wheezing, dizziness, diarrhea, constipation and increased blood pressure.
  • Elderly people, those who have heart failure, uncontrolled blood pressure, diabetes, smoker and kidney or liver problem must use this medication with care.
  • People who are taking Etoricoxib are at slightly higher risk of developing heart problems like a fast heartbeat, heart attack and stroke.

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