Arcoxia belongs to a family of drugs that are known as Coxibs. The primary component of Arcoxia is etoricoxib.
Arcoxia is used to treat a multitude of conditions. It is used to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis, episodes of gout, menstrual cramping, and minor discomfort. Arcoxia works in a similar manner to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by preventing the function of a substance that is known as cyclooxygenase.
This substance causes the release of prostaglandins when there is an injury or a particular medical condition. It is the prostaglandins that can cause inflammation, swelling, and discomfort.
There are, however, two types of prostaglandins—COX 1 and COX 2. COX 2 is the prostaglandin that is responsible for the inflammation and pain. Arcoxia only targets COX 2. Arcoxia is more effective than typical than NSAIDs as it does not disrupt the functioning of COX 1. COX 1 is responsible for protecting the lining of the stomach and the intestines. When NSAIDs inhibit this performance, this can cause ulcers. Arcoxia overcomes this problem.
Arcoxia should be taken in measured amounts that have been preapproved by a healthcare attendant. It is imperative that you adhere to the instructions that have been given to you by your healthcare attendant.
Arcoxia is to be consumed via the mouth, preferably with some water.
To remedy the presence of osteoarthritis, you should take 30mg of Arcoxia a day. You should not take more than 60mg to treat this condition.
To relieve an episode of gout, you should take 120mg, once a day. This treatment should not be continued for longer than 8 days. This amount should only be taken when there is a flare up of gout.
For short term pain, you should take no more 90mg of Arcoxia a day. This should be discontinued once a period of eight days has been reached. It is best to only use this drug when you are in pain.
Taking more than the recommended amount may result in an overdose. If you are experiencing this condition, you should contact a nearby medical clinic immediately.
Arcoxia may casue some adverse effects in addition to its positive attributes. These are the negative indications that may manifest:
Ulcers in the mouth
Discrepancies in ability to taste
Swelling in the extremities
Elevation in blood pressure
Changes in sleeping patterns
Feelings of sadness
Urinary tract infections
Infection of respiratory system
You should alert a healthcare attendant if you have noticed these indicators once you have begun taking Arcoxia.
Experts do not recommended taking Arcoxia in the late stages of pregnancy. You should tell your doctor if you are with child and have been prescribed Arcoxia.
It is uncertain if Arcoxia can pass from mother to child via breast milk. It is important to discuss this issue with your healthcare attendant.
Do not consume Arcoxia if you are sensitive to any of the components in the medication.
If you have previously experienced unpleasant reactions with NSAIDS, there may be an increased chance of such effects with Arcoxia as well.
Arcoxia should not be taken by individuals with the following ailments:
Any conditions of the heart
Untreated blood pressure
Liver or kidney disease
Bleeding or the presence of ulcers in the stomach
Any form of infection
Do not take the following medications while also taking Arcoxia:
Angiotensin receptor blockers