Arcoxia is used for acute and chronic treatment of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis; to relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain and in the treatment of acute gouty arthritis. The doctor assigns Arcoxia only after the use of other medications for your condition, which weren’t helpful. He will discuss your treatment with this drug from time to time. It is important to take the medicine at the lowest dose to treat pain, and do not take it for longer than necessary. The risk of heart attacks and strokes can increase after long-term treatment, especially at high doses.
- Rheumatoid arthritis;
- Ankylosing spondylitis;
- Acute gouty arthritis (drug relieves pain and inflammatory symptoms); After dental procedures it is prescribed for the relief of acute pain.
Dosage and intake
Standard daily dose is 60 mg.
The drug can be taken regardless of meals. The dose is administered depending on the nature of the disease.
Standard daily dose is usually – 60 mg / day. In diseases of osteoarthritis it is 60 mg. 1 t / day .; rheumatoid arthritis – 90 mg. 1 t / day; gouty arthritis disease in the acute form – 120 mg. 1t / day. (Duration of treatment is up to a week). If possible, it is recommended the minimum intake of this drug doses and the shortest courses.
Arcoxia has the maximum effect of an hour after taken, its bioavailability is 100%, and even a full stomach does not affect to the absorbability of the drug, only pushing the time of limit concentration of Arcoxia in the blood. The affect of the drug on children under the age of 12 years have not been studied, that’s why the pills are not recommended for appointment in this age range. Description Arcoxia contains the following indications: pain, inflammation, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis. Arcoxia has a huge number of contraindications, because of that its use should be controlled. In some patients, the preparation may have a direct effect on blood pressure. That is why it is so important every day to monitor blood pressure, especially in the first two weeks after the start of the use. Two weeks later, you can measure the pressure a couple of times a week. Long-term use of Arcoxia should really be justified and it is necessary to control the operation of the hepatic and kidneys. It is desirable to give up work requiring quick reactions, because the cases of dizziness, weakness and sleepiness were noted. It is strictly forbidden to take Arcoxia for pregnant and lactating mothers. Furthermore, it is proved that the drug directly affect on female fertility and can prevent pregnancy.