DR ETO 90
Pack: Strip of 10 tablets.
Each tablet contains Etoricoxib 90mg
Etoricoxib is a Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID) and used for the management of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout and chronic low back pain.
Mechanism of action:
Etoricoxib is a selective COX-2 (cyclo-oxygenase enzyme) inhibitor.
COX-1 enzyme supports blood clotting functions of platelets and protects the stomach lining from acid.
COX-2 enzyme plays a vital role in joint inflammation and pain.
Etoricoxib works by selectively blocking COX-2 enzyme, thus reduces the pain and inflammation in joints.
Side Effects related to Etoricoxib:
Some side-effects associated with etoricoxib are diarrhoea, constipation, dry mouth, headache, nausea, taste disturbance, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, stomach pain, dizziness, blurred vision, yellowing of skin and eyes and hypersensitivity (allergic reaction).
Etoricoxib does not block the COX-1 enzyme, thus has:
Lower risk of stomach ulcer than other NSAIDs.
Lower risk of prolonged bleeding after injury than other NSAIDs