Product Description

Arcoxia is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory medicine which is used for the symptomatic treatment of the diseases of the locomotor system. The medicine contains the active ingredient Etoricoxib.

The mechanism of the action of Arcoxia consists in the selective inhibition of COX-2 enzyme which takes part in the synthesis of prostaglandin. The basic task of the modern anti-inflammatory drugs consists in the inhibition of the production of prostaglandins which stimulate the inflammatory reaction.

Arcoxia is effective only during the symptomatic therapy of the inflammatory and painful syndromes because it does not give a therapeutic action to the cause of the pathologic degenerative process. Using this medicine quickly lowers an acute pain, inflammation, fever, and the joint mobility is improved.

One of the basic advantages of Arcoxia is a rather high pharmacological safety. It has been medical proved that this anti-inflammatory medicine does not show a negative effect to the mucous membrane of the gastro-intestinal tract and does not affect the aggregation of platelets. Arcoxia seldom causes the side effects in the gastro-intestinal tract.

Using Arcoxia, the therapeutic effect begins within an hour. The maximal action of the medicine begins in about 2-3 hours after the use of the single dose. The length of the therapeutic effect of the single dose of Arcoxia is 22 hours, and therefore the medicine is not used mre than once per day.

Directions for the use

Arcoxia is useful for the symptomatic treatment of the inflammatory diseases of the locomotor system:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Ankylosing spondylitis

The medicine is effective to arrest an acute pain and fever in joints, during inflammatory processes, and therefore it can be used as a light pain-killer.

Usage and dosage

To arrest the symptoms of the pathologic processes, it is recommended to use Arcoxia in the minimal effective doses within a short period. This medicine does not do for a long administration because it can case the side effects.

The Arcoxia tablets are recommended once per day, regardless of the food, with enough water. If Arcoxia causes, dyspepsia, the tablets can be taken right after meals.

  • A minimal daily dose of Arcoxia which the treatment begins from, is 60 mg
  • To increase the therapeutic effect, the daily dose should be increased up to 90-120 mg
  • More than Arcoxia 120 mg per day is contraindicated
  • During painful syndrome of the middle severity, Arcoxia 60 mg is recommended per day

To arrest acute symptoms of the inflammatory/painful process, it is necessary to stop the use of the medicine.

Probable side effects

As Arcoxia does not give a negative influence on the functions of the gastro-intestinal tract, the following side effects can happen in case of the high sensitivity to the medicine or incorrect dose: nausea, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulency, and heartburning. These are the most common side effects which appear during the use of this medicine.

Such side effects as headache, general weakness, sleepiness, low/high blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, liquid retention and edema are seldom met.

The side effects can indicate at the increased daily dose. The everyday dose of Arcoxia should be temporarily lowered, and the intensity of the side effects should be followed.



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