Arcoxia is used for the treatment of acute gouty arthritis, osteoarthritis and other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Consult your doctor regarding the dosage suitable for you.
Before taking Arcoxia, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, have active peptic ulcer, Bleeding from the stomach or intestines, Inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, Uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension), Moderate to severe heart failure, Heart disease caused by inadequate blood flow to the heart (ischaemic heart disease), e.g. angina or history of heart attack, Disease of the blood vessels in and around the brain (cerebrovascular disease), e.g. history of stroke, Moderate to severely decreased kidney function, severely decreased liver function, if you have developed asthma, nasal inflammation (rhinitis), nasal polyps, swelling of the face, lips and tongue (angioedema) or itchy rash (urticaria) following the use of aspirin or other NSAIDs, rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose–galactose malsorption, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast–feeding. Some medicines may interact with Arcoxia. Therefore tell your doctor of all prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement that you are taking. Arcoxia should not be taken with other non–steroidal anti–inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac. This medicine may be taken with low–dose (75mg daily) aspirin. However, the combination may carry an increased risk of ulceration or bleeding in the stomach or intestines, ask your doctor for more information. Arcoxia may increase the anti–blood–clotting effect of warfarin. Patients taking warfarin or other anticoagulant medicines at the same time as Arcoxia should therefore have their blood–clotting time (INR) regularly monitored, especially in the first few days of treatment with A and following any dose changes. This medicine may reduce the effect of diuretics and other medicines for high blood pressure. This medicine can sometimes cause liver problems. Contact your doctor promptly if you develop unexplained itching, yellowing of the skin or eyes, unusually dark urine, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pains, loss of appetite or flu–like symptoms. Arcoxia may hide fever, which is a sign of infection. This may make you think mistakenly that an infection is getting better when it isn’t, or that an infection is less serious than it is. For this reason you should tell your doctor if you get an infection while you are taking this medicine. People with impaired kidney, liver or heart function should have their kidney function monitored while taking Arcoxia. Your blood pressure should be regularly monitored while you are taking this medicine.
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Possible Side Effects
Some of the Possible Side Effects are– headache, dizziness, disturbances of the gut such as diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain, weakness or loss of strength (asthenia), fatigue, cold or flu–like symptoms, rash, blurred vision, difficulty in sleeping (insomnia), muscle cramps, weight gain, excessive fluid retention in the body tissues, resulting in swelling, nosebleeds, difficulty in breathing (dyspnoea), high blood pressure (hypertension), chest pain, heart failure, anxiety, ulceration or bleeding of the stomach or intestine, liver or kidney disorders, skin blistering or peeling, sores inside your mouth, other signs of an allergic reaction, or signs of bleeding in the stomach or intestine if you experience these or any other side effects you should contact your doctor promptly.
Store this medication in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 30°C. Keep away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in bathroom. Keep Arava out of the reach of children.
If overdose is suspected, seek medical attention immediately.
Arcoxia may cause drowsiness, dizziness and fatigue. Use Arcoxia with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to this drug. Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions. If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, contact your doctor.
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