Acute pain & inflammation, osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), acute gouty arthritis, chronic musculoskeletal pain, dysmenorrhoea.
Dosage & Administration
Etoricoxib is administered orally. Etoricoxib may be taken with or without food. Do not halve the tablet. Adult & adolescent (over 16 years): Osteoarthritis: The recommended dose is 30 mg or 60 mg once daily. Rheumatoid Arthritis: The recommended dose is 90 mg once daily. Ankylosing Spondylitis: The recommended dose is 90 mg once daily. Acute Gouty Arthritis: The recommended dose is 120 mg once daily. Etoricoxib 120 mg should be used only for the acute symptomatic period, limited to a maximum of 8 days treatment.
A patient with decreased liver & kidney function, dehydration, hypertension, heart failure, GI perforation & patients over 65 years of age. Use in Pregnancy and Lactation As with other drugs known to inhibit prostaglandin synthesis, use of it should be avoided in late pregnancy because it may cause premature closure of the ductus arteriosus. It should be used during the first two trimesters of pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus. It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk.