What is Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) used for?
Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) is an oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, acute gout, or ankylosing spondylitis. The medication operates by preventing the action of chemicals in the body that cause swelling and pain associated with these conditions. This action increases comfort, reduces inflammation, and allows a wider range of joint movement. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Arcoxia (Etoricoxib)?
Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once daily, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. The medicine may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never split or chew the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Arcoxia (Etoricoxib)?
Side effects associated with the use of Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) include:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance are hypertension, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, sensitive skin, easier bruising, fever, flu symptoms, hallucinations, anxiety, oedema, blurry vision, unusual weight gain, pancreatitis, hepatitis, discoloured stools, darkened urine, or jaundice. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any side effects that are intense or worrying to you to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, children under the age of sixteen, allergic to other NSAID medications, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or those who have heart failure, ischaemic heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, hypertension, inflammatory bowel disease, an active ulcer, or severely reduced liver or kidney function. Also inform your doctor if you are a smoker or have diabetes, liver cirrhosis, dehydration, a history of ulcers, a history of heart failure, hypertension, reduced liver function, or reduced kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.