Active Ingredient(s): Etoricoxib
Category: Arthritis

Arcoxia Overview

Etoricoxib, sold under the trade name Arcoxia, is a selective COX-2 inhibitor from McOLSON Research Laboratories. Currently it is approved in more than 80 countries worldwide but not in the US, where the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required additional safety and efficacy data for etoricoxib before it will issue approval. It was patented in 1996 and approved for medical use in 2002.[1] Contents 1 Medical uses 1.1 Efficacy 2 Adverse effects 3 Mechanism of action ...

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epleptin problems

Hi there. I have been diagnosed with degeneration in L5,6,7 discs. I gave been put on 100mg epileptic 3 times a day and 120mg arcoxia(1 week only). I am retaining a lot of water and gaining weight. I am desperately trying to lose weight anyway to help my back. What could be causing it and what could I take instead? Are lyrica and epkeptin the same side effects? ## Hello, Lisa! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problems that you're having. The Epileptin can cause weight gain as a side effect and water retention, but the water retention is not very common. However, the Arcoxia can also cause fluid retention, as listed by the FDA. Other possible side effects may include nausea, dizziness, increased risk of bleeding and stomach irritation. Yes, Lyrica is in the same class of med...

Arcoxia and weight gain

I understand that Arcoxia is prescribed for anti-inflammation after my surgery. I have 2 weeks supply. I suspect that it's the cause of my weight gain of 3kg in 1 week! Is this temporary or will I be stuck with the excess weight? ## This medication contains the active ingredient Etoricoxib, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, headache, stomach irritation, and increased risk of bleeding. It may also cause fluid retention, so you should have any dramatic weight gain checked out by your doctor, to be safe. Fluid retention may lead to other dangers, such as congestive heart failure. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change?

Side Effects Of Arcoxia

I have just been prescribed arcoxia. Are there side effects? ## I can take Coxflam with no problems. I have now been prescribed Arcoxia. Is it the same? I do have Athsma but Coxflam does not affect it. Will Arcoxia possibly affect me? ## arcoxia was banned by fda (usa). you'd better stop taking arcoxia (could cause ulcer / heart prob). my son had to go 4 surgery because of ulcer. act before too late ## How long can you take arcoxia? I suffered a painful gout last monday. I initially took arcoxia 120mg the following day, after which i continued taking it for the next 2 days. Now that i am pain free, shall i stop taking it without really maximizing the full 8 days? Please advise. ## All medications carry the risk of causing side effects, according to the NIH, nonsteroidal anti-inflamm...

alternatives to Arcoxia

Currently on 30mg daily and it seems to be difficult to get now in that dosage. Doctor tried me on Naproxene 330mg x 3 times daily and the effect was the equivalent of having drain cleaner through my stomach even though I take a stomach liner. I have osteoarthritis. I have been quite happy with the Arcoxia for many years. ## I am not sure what all might be available where you live. What do you take as a stomach liner? Most of these nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories can cause stomach irritation as side effects, according to NIH reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased risk of bleeding. Are these the only medications you have tried? Do you take anything else regularly?

Arcoxia reviews

I am just starting arcoxia - any advice is welcome. ## I started the medicine 15 days ago and with no improvement at all. For how long can I take the medicine? ## This medication contains the active ingredient Etoricoxib, which is most commonly used as an anti-inflammatory. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and easy bruising. How long has your doctor instructed you to take it?

Breastfeeding while taking Arcoxia 90mg, Enalapril 5 mg, Gabapentin 300mg and Vitbion Forte

My doctor prescribed me the following medicine due to my lower back pain/PID. Can i still breastfeed my 9-month-old baby girl after taking these pills? Arcoxia 90mg (only when needed) + Enalapril 5 mg (E127) + Gabapentin 300mg + Vitbion Forte. Please help. I really need answers. Thank you.

MSD 447 green triangular pill

the pill is light olive green, triangular in shape, with rounded angles and about the size of a tooth. Along one edge on one side are the letters in caps MSD, and on the other side along the edge the number 447 ## hi i want to know what this tablets for ? ## It's Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) 60mg. Manufactured by Merck Sharp Dohme.

Since taking arcoxia

Had yellow coloured diarrea could these be the cause also dizziness ## Yes, dizziness, nausea, headache, increased risk of bleeding and stomach irritation can be normal side effects. Diarrhea is also listed as a possible side effect, as reported by the U.S. FDA. How long have you been taking it? Are you on any other medications?

xefo 8 Halucination

I was treated for Lumbago shortly before back surgery ( Fusion + Laminectromy) I also took 2x 10mg/day Urbanol in the weeks before for stress. I stopped the Urbanol on admission to hospital. I took prescribed 8 mg/day Zefo tablets for 8 days untill the day before my operation and stopped it since my children said I acted weirdly after taking them. I am 67 years old. I found that there was acute numbness in both legs 5½ weeks after the operation when I ripped off my surgical stockings.This persists up to today 14 weeks later. Neurosurgen had no comments on 6 or 12 weeks - says he is satisfied. I think possibly Urbanol withdrawal symptoms. I also took Arcoxia tablets for pain in the hipbone from about 10 days after the operation in stead of Tramacet (causing extreme constipation). An...

Arcoxia/ iboprufen

I am taking an Arcoxia {not sure how to spell it} at night and three ibuprofen 400mg during the day. Still waking in agony between 3 and 4 in the morning with nipped nerve in spine. Live in South Africa with no medical aid so no thought of surgery etc. Thinking of stilpane but scared to get addicted. What can I do? Ronsie ## You asked for more details. Well here I am. I am a 66 year old lady living in Johannesburg in South Africa. I have been diagnosed by the doctor as having a nipped nerve in my spine. She put me on Arcoxia and iboprufen. That is three weeks ago and it has improved from the first really agonising attack but is still low level continuous pain. By three or four in the morning I have to ease myself out of bed and drink two Cataflam to enable me to doze for another hour or...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 120mg, 60mg, 90mg
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