Etoricoxib is used as a pain reliever in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, arthralgia, myalgia, pain during menstruation and post operative pain.
How it Works
Etoricoxib is known as an Anti-inflammatory painkiller. Etoricoxib is also known as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Etoricoxib works by easing pain and swelling causing inflammation. Etoricoxib works by blocking the effect cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) enzyme. This enzyme helps to make other chemicals, called prostaglandins, in the body. Some prostaglandins are produced at sites of injury or damage, and cause pain and inflammation. Etoricoxib works By blocking the effect of COX-2 enzymes, fewer prostaglandins are produced, which means pain and inflammation are eased.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Etoricoxib can include the symptoms below; Abdominal pain, Palpitations, Constipation, Edema, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Heartburn, Gastric, Dizziness, Increased blood pressure, Flatulence.