About Arcoxia

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About Arcoxia

Etoricoxib is used to treat pain and swelling in joint disorders caused by abrasion and inflammatory rheumatic diseases. These include irritation in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis (ankylosing spondylitis syndrome) and acute joint inflammation in the context of gout.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Inhibit joint inflammation
  • Breastfeeding pain
  • protect gastric mucosa

This is how Etoricoxib works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of etoricoxib.
Please also read the information on the drug classes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers, to which the active ingredient etoricoxib belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance etoricoxib

Etoricoxib is used to treat pain and swelling in joint disorders caused by abrasion and inflammatory rheumatic diseases. These include irritation in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis (ankylosing spondylitis syndrome) and acute joint inflammation in the context of gout.

More detailed information is available for the following Etoricoxib application areas:

  • gout
  • inflammatory rheumatic diseases
  • arthritis
  • Pain (mild to moderate)
  • toothache

Mode of action of etoricoxib

Etoricoxib belongs to the drug group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, so the cortisone-free rheumatism. The active substance belongs to the subgroup of selective COX-2 inhibitors. It inhibits specifically the enzyme cyclooxigenase-2, which plays an important role especially in inflammatory processes. On the other hand, etoricoxib does not inhibit the sister enzyme cyclooxigenase-1 (COX-1), which is involved in the production of mucosal protective prostaglandins in the stomach.

The Coxiben in general, including Etoricoxib, is said to be a particularly good tolerability for the stomach and intestine among non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Potential Arcoxia side effects may include:

Arcoxia used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Fidela J. McDonald says:
    3.5 rating

    Arcoxia for Arthrosis

    Tiredness, lack of concentration, slight dizziness, but only on the first day. After that no more problems. No stomach problems like Voltaren. The pain, however, was as good as gone only after the second day of ingestion. Voltaren works much faster.

  2. Lowell A. Hernandez says:
    3.5 rating

    Arcoxia for Arthritis

    daily 1x 90mg for three weeks then bright red bleeding in the rectum, probably fissure. after discontinuing Arcoxia no further complaints

  3. Andrew D. Chumbley says:
    3.0 rating

    Arcoxia for Epicondylitis

    After 2 days of taking total stomach and intestinal problems with diarrhea. Tablets discontinued immediately. Suddenly, pain has not disappeared.

    Side effects: Diarrhea
  4. Brian K. Rivero says:
    3.5 rating

    Arcoxia for Heel spurs

    Severe pain in heel spur, severe inflammation in the ankle. After taking: Pain eases within 1 h. Prolonged intake: Stool changes, flatulence, palpitations. Wg. Other expected side effects (up to stroke) drug discontinued. Take it in the morning when needed, if I can not walk wg. the pain. Helps immediately.

    Side effects: Flatulence; Palpitations
  5. John B. Poche says:
    3.0 rating

    Arcoxia for Sciatica

    I have been suffering from sciatic inflammation for about 3 weeks. The medication had no effect on my pain. There were stomach aches, lack of drive and difficulties in defecating as side effects. After 3 days I dropped off Arcoxia.

  6. Julie J. Taylor says:
    1.5 rating

    Arcoxia for Sciatica


    Side effects: Nausea
  7. Andrew M. Shows says:
    4.0 rating

    Arcoxia for Sciatica; Ankylosing spondylitis

    Because of my ankylosing spondylitis, with severe pain in the ISG and radiance in the buttocks, I was prescribed Arcoxia (90mg). I had previously taken irregular dyclofenac retard 75mg for several months, but had to discontinue it because of severe gastric / intestinal side effects. Comparing with Dyclofena, Arcoxia takes longer to work (about 1 hour) and the pain-relieving effect is a bit weaker, but still sufficient for me. Side effect with sporadic ingestion (on average once a week, sometimes even 3 days in a row) not available. No stomach / bowel problems, nothing. After a few months, however, I had to take Arcoxia more often, about 3-4 times a week, 3-4 weeks following. Now more and more common side effects such as sporadic palpitations and stumble. Extrasystoles, strong pulse sensation, sporadic pulse turf. Continued dizziness and dizziness, severe fatigue. Will have to sell Arcoxia well.

    Side effects: Palpitations; Dizziness; Fatigue
  8. Kerry D. Wolf says:
    3.0 rating

    Arcoxia for Bone fracture

    Very good effect. Pain was better. I could even perform with my foot again. However, after taking abdominal pain and flatulence.

    Side effects: Flatulence; Stomach pain
  9. Tina S. Jewell says:
    4.5 rating

    Arcoxia for Bone fracture

    I was prescribed after a fracture of the humerus due to great pain and incompatibility of the common analgesics Arcoxia 90mg. First, it took 2-3 days then pain relief occurred. After 10/11 days, however, I got pain in the healthy arm, the shoulder pain on the side of the fracture and in both thighs became more intense from day to day. First, I took a rheumatic spasm and increased the cortisone dose. That helped zero … so it can not be rheumatic pains. I kept an eye on the washing slip And there it was written …. Muscle cramps / muscle pain. I stopped the arcoxia and it took 4 days for an improvement to occur. Too bad that they did not help me, like so many others.

  10. Sherry A. Iglesias says:
    4.5 rating

    Arcoxia for Bone fracture

    No side effect as my doctor told me, I am heavy stomach sick and was also afraid because I can not tolerate analgesics, but I first take 120mg 7 days for 4 days, then 90mg 20 days for 1, have a broken rib and have no side effect. I’m very happy about that, my doctor was right, they are not going to stomach, that was my biggest fear, I can recommend this umbedingt. Your karin

    Side effects: No side effects
  11. Christine J. Medeiros says:
    3.5 rating

    Arcoxia for Epicondylitis; Morbus sudeck; Pain (chronic)

    Had previously received Vioxx and dumgestell, because they have been taken from the market. I only took 60 mg before and because of acute pain I got twice the amount prescribed. It has gotten better and I have no problems or side effects.

    Side effects: No side effects
  12. Betty D. Cross says:
    3.5 rating

    Arcoxia for Morbus sudeck

    I have prescribed the drug by my orthopedist for my Sudeck disease. I only took the drug for three days as the side effects were too strong. At first I had nausea but this continued to build, so that on the third day I could hold neither food nor liquid in me. I had extreme stomach pains and diarrhea. In addition, no pain relief was to be felt. I would not recommend this medication to anyone.

    Side effects: Diarrhea; Stomach pain; Nausea
  13. Susie C. Milton says:
    4.5 rating

    Arcoxia for Morbus sudeck

    I only had Arcoxia 90mg for 4 days. Every day one tablet. I have stopped the application because I strongly suffer from the side effects / suffering. I have the tablets now discontinued 4 days ago but my side effects (strong abdominal cramps, diarrhea) are still so strong … Does anyone know when that will stop honest?

    Side effects: Stomach cramps; Diarrhea
  14. Jennifer J. Harrison says:
    3.0 rating

    Arcoxia for Muscle tenseness

    Arcoxia was prescribed to me as stomach-friendly, because I respond to Diclo and ibuprofen with severe stomach problems and diarrhea. I had to stop the intake after 3 days, because I did not know from stomach aches yet. Yesterday was the last of the 3 tablets due, until today no improvement of the stomach.

    Side effects: Stomach pain
  15. Marie J. Decoteau says:
    3.5 rating

    Arcoxia for Muscle tenseness

    Take arcoxia 90 for strong back pain and muscle tension, it may also help with pain from fibromyalgia. In the beginning, slight dizziness, which disappears after a few days. No further NW. After the first dose, the pain improved after about 1.5 hours. With regular intake, the pain is equally covered.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  16. Timothy A. Dickerson says:
    4.0 rating

    Arcoxia for Sleep disorders; A headache

    Had me Körperl. Overworked and injured a muscle in the groin, which then became inflamed (diagnosis of my doctor). This was followed by sleepless nights, pain in the groin, headache, mild fever and general. Malaise until I went to see my doctor, who prescribed ARCOXIA 120 mg for me. I took the first tablet just before lunch. After lunch I lay down on the couch and slept deeply for 2 1/2 hours. It was hard for me to wake up properly. After about 2 hours, I was wide awake again and my complaints were blown away. I could hardly believe it. Actually, I could have stopped taking the tablets here because I was free of complaints. I only had a pressure pain in the groin area. Since the doctor told me to take the tablets (1 tablet daily) for three days, I did so. I’m fine now. Except for mild to moderate fatigue after taking the tablet, no further side effects occurred with me.

    Side effects: Fatigue