What is etoricoxib 60 mg used for?
Etoricoxib helps to reduce the pain and swelling (inflammation) in the joints and muscles of people 16 years of age and older with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout.
What are side effects of etoricoxib?
Some of the common and major side effects of Etoricoxib are:
- Stomach pain.
- Peripheral edema.
Is etoricoxib safer than ibuprofen?
Etoricoxib was no more effective than other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen or diclofenac in these situations. (4) Comparative trials showed a higher overall mortality rate with etoricoxib than with naproxen.
How long can I take etoricoxib?
Etoricoxib should be used only for the acute painful period. The recommended dose is 120 mg once a day which should only be used for the acute painful period, limited to a maximum of 8 days treatment. The recommended dose is 90 mg once daily, limited to a maximum of 3 days treatment.
What is the difference between etoricoxib 60 mg and 90 mg?
The 60 mg tablets also contain brown ferric oxide E172, the 90 mg tablets also contain yellow ferric oxide E172 and 120 mg tablets also contain red ferric oxide E172. Etoricoxib 30 mg film-coated tablets: White to off white round biconvex film-coated tablets, approx. 6 mm in diameter.
What type of drug is etoricoxib?
Etoricoxib is a medicine called a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is also known as an ‘NSAID’. Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other anti-inflammatory medicine.
What is the age limit for etoricoxib?
Etoricoxib Tablets is indicated in adults and adolescents 16 years of age and older for the symptomatic relief of osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis, and the pain and signs of inflammation associated with acute gouty arthritis.
How should etoricoxib be kept?
The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach. Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC). Etoricoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) which is used as anti-inflammatory painkillers.