What is ARCOXIA 60mg used for?
ARCOXIA 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 is the side effects of ARCOXIA?
- feeling sick (nausea), vomiting.
- heartburn, indigestion, uncomfortable feeling or pain in the stomach.
- swelling of the legs, ankles or feet.
- high blood pressure.
How long does ARCOXIA take to work?
In this study, the median onset of action (perceptible pain relief) of 90 mg etoricoxib was 28 minutes after dosing.
Does ARCOXIA make you sleepy?
Dizziness and sleepiness have been reported in some patients taking ARCOXIA. Do not drive if you experience dizziness or sleepiness.
Is it safe to take ARCOXIA?
ARCOXIA can increase blood pressure in some people, especially in high doses, and this could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Your doctor will want to check your blood pressure from time to time, to make sure that it is safe to continue treatment.
What is the best time to take ARCOXIA?
Take your ARCOXIA at about the same time each day. Taking ARCOXIA at the same time each day will have the best effect. It will also help you remember when to take the dose. It does not matter if you take ARCOXIA before or after food.
How strong is ARCOXIA?
There are four strengths of tablet available – 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg and 120 mg. You will be prescribed the strength of tablet that suits your condition. People with osteoarthritis are usually prescribed 30 mg once-daily, although the dose can be increased to 60 mg if needed.
Why is ARCOXIA banned in the US?
GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 12 — A panel of federal drug advisers voted 20 to 1 Thursday to reject an application by Merck to sell its pain pill Arcoxia because of concerns that the drug could cause as many as 30,000 heart attacks annually if widely used.
How many hours does ARCOXIA last?
For two thirds of patients etoricoxib provided effective pain relief for 20 hours, compared to one in ten patients for just two hours with a placebo.
Is Arcoxia safe to use?
Is Arcoxia better than ibuprofen?
CONCLUSION: For patients with OA, treatment with etoricoxib, 30 mg/d, is well tolerated and provides sustained clinical effective- ness that is superior to placebo and comparable to ibuprofen, 2400 mg/d.