Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's belongs to a group of medications called ‘non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to treat pain, swelling and inflammation in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout in people greater than 16 years of age. Besides this, it is also used to treat moderate pain after dental surgery. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative bone disease in which the tissue supporting the joints wears down. Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition in which the immune system attacks its tissue leading to joint pain and inflammation. Ankylosing spondylitis is the inflammation of the spine and large joints. Gout is characterized by pain and inflammation in the joints due to the deposition of uric acid crystals.
Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's contains ‘etoricoxib’, which works by blocking the release of a chemical messenger called prostaglandin, produced by COX-2, which is responsible for pain, swelling and inflammation. Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's acts at the affected area and acts specifically at the pain site. The benefit of COX-2 inhibitors is that they protect the stomach lining from the ulcer effect caused by other painkillers, ibuprofen and aspirin.
Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's is available in tablet form and injection. Take an oral form of Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's as advised by your doctor. A healthcare professional will give the injection form of Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's, do not self-administer. Common side-effects of Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's are stomach pain, dry socket, swelling of the legs, dizziness, headache, palpitations (pounding heart), increased blood pressure, shortness of breath, constipation, flatulence, gastritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach), heartburn, diarrhoea, indigestion (dyspepsia), nausea, vomiting, inflammation of the oesophagus (food pipe), mouth ulcers, general weakness and flu-like illness (fever, cold, cough, or sore throat).
Do not take Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's if you are allergic to etoricoxib, other pain killers or other ingredients. Inform your doctor if you have ulcers or bleeding in your stomach, severe liver and/or kidney impairment, colitis (inflammation of the large intestine), uncontrolled blood pressure, or heart problems such as chest pain, heart attack or heart failure and stroke. Do not take it if you are under 16 years of age, pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. Inform your doctor if you are dehydrated (because of vomiting or diarrhoea), have oedema (swelling due to fluid retention), have an infection, diabetes (high blood sugar) and high cholesterol, are a smoker or have an age above 65 years.
Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Gout.
Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's contains ‘etoricoxib’ which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It acts as both analgesic (reduces pain) and an anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation) agent. It is a selective COX-2 inhibitor. COX-2 enzymes are responsible for converting arachidonic acid to prostaglandins which are inflammatory mediators. The blocking of COX-2 reduces the production of prostaglandins, eventually decreasing pain and inflammation.
Before taking Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's, inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach bleeding or ulcer, liver or kidney diseases, dehydration because of prolonged vomiting or diarrhoea and swelling due to fluid retention. Inform your doctor if you have high blood pressure that is not treated or controlled, as Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's may increase blood pressure in some cases. Do not take Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's if you are treated for infection, as Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's can mask fever (a sign of disease). Do not take Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's if you smoke, have diabetes (high blood sugar), or high cholesterol, as Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's increases the risk of heart attack or stroke. Avoid lying down for at least half an hour after using Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's. People who have had heart attacks and strokes should not take Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's.
Drug-Drug interactions: Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's may interact with anticoagulant (warfarin and aspirin), antibiotic (rifampicin), immunosuppressant (methotrexate), antihypertensives (enalapril, ramipril, losartan, valsartan, and minoxidil), diuretics, antiarrhythmic drug (digoxin), antiasthmatic drug (salbutamol) and oral contraceptives.
Drug-Food interactions: No interactions found.
Drug-Disease interactions: Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's should be used with caution in patients with stomach ulcers or bleeding, severe kidney disease, liver diseases, colitis (inflammation of the large intestine), uncontrolled blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, and other heart problems.
Alcohol intake may increase the risk of heart problems when using Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's.
Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's is a category C medicine. It shows toxic effects on the fetus when given to pregnant women. Consult your doctor for further advice.
Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's should be used with caution in breastfeeding mothers and only when prescribed by a doctor.
Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's may cause dizziness. So, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's.
Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's may alter liver function. So, dose adjustments are necessary for patients with liver diseases.
Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases. Dosage adjustments are necessary for patients with severe renal impairment.
Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's is not recommended for children below 16 years of age.
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Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is the common type of arthritis in which the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones erodes due to wear and tear over time. Common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the immune cells attack the joints and cause bone erosion leading to severe pain and swelling. It may lead to joint deformity if left untreated.
Ankylosing spondylitis: Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis in which inflammation is seen in the spine and large joints. It leads to pain and stiffness in the back and affected joints.
Gout: Gout is an inflammatory condition in which uric acid deposits and crystallizes in the joints. It is characterized by acute, severe and recurring attacks of pain, especially at night; redness and swelling in the affected joints.
Intacoxia 120 mg Tablet 10's
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