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Last updated on November 22nd, 2021

Generic name: Eroticoxib

Brand names: Arcoxia, Nucoxia, Tauxib, Algix

How does it work?

Arcoxia belongs to the type of drugs called NSAIDs. Selective COX-2 inhibitor, it is used to block the formation of prostaglandins. This remedy provides antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory effect. Selective inhibition of COX-2 is accompanied by a decrease in severity of clinical symptoms associated with inflammation, with no effect on platelet function and gastrointestinal mucosa.

When do I need to use this medicine?

Take this medicine to treat the following conditions:

  • Osteoarthrosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Inflammatory symptoms and pain connected with acute gouty arthritis
  • Symptomatic medication of respiratory diseases and conditions
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

How to use the drug?

Note: This remedy was prescribed to you only. Do not share this medicament with others.

You may take this remedy with food or without it. Drink this remedy with a full glass of water.

If it was prescribed to cure osteoarthrosis, take 60 mg once a day.

If it was prescribed to cure ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis, take 90 mg once a day.

During acute gouty arthritis treatment, take 120 mg once a day.

Don’t take the medicine in a dose of 120 mg longer than 8 days. You must take the lowest effective dose with the lowest possible short course. The average dose to treat pain is 60 mg.


Side effects:

From the side of the digestive system:

frequent – dyspepsia, nausea, epigastric pain, flatulence, diarrhea, and sometimes – duodenal ulcer or ulcer of the gastric mucosa , ulcers of the oral mucosa, belching, gastritis, constipation, oesophagitis, irritable bowel syndrome, dryness of the oral mucosa, bloating, vomiting, increased peristalsis; extrmely rarely – hepatitis, gastrointestinal ulcers (with perforation or bleeding)

From the side of the nervous system:

  • often – weakness, dizziness, headache;
  • infrequently – violations of sensitivity, sleep disturbances, paresthesia / hyperaesthesia, depression, anxiety, concentration disturbances, a violation of taste, and
  • sometimes – confusion, hallucinations

From the side of senses:

sometimes – blurred vision vertigo, conjunctivitis, tinnitus

From the side of the cardiovascular system:

  • frequent – increased blood pressure, heartbeat;
  • rare – atrial fibrillation, cerebrovascular accident, the tides, myocardial infarction, nonspecific ECG changes, failure, congestive heart ,
  • very rarely – hypertensive crisis

From the side of the respiratory system:

  • sometimes – cough, epistaxis, shortness of breath,
  • very rarely – bronchospasm

From the side of the musculoskeletal system:

sometimes – muscle twitching, arthralgia, myalgia


  •     Full or partial combination of recurrent nasal polyposis, bronchial asthma or paranasal sinuses and intolerance of aspirin and other NSAIDs (including history)
  •     Active gastrointestinal bleeding
  •     Erosive-ulcerative changes of the mucous membrane of the stomach or duodenum
  •     Severe heart failure (II-IV functional classes NYHA)
  •     Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis) in acute
  •     Hemophilia and other bleeding disorders
  •     Cerebrovascular or other bleeding
  •     Pregnancy
  •     Breastfeeding
  •     Children under 16 years
  •     Hypersensitivity to any component of the remedy

Pregnancy and breastfeeding:

Do not take this remedy during lactation and pregnancy. Remember this drug can negatively influence women’s health and foetus.


There is not enough information about the overdosage of this drug


In a dry place with temperature under 30 C

Warning: Before using the drug you need to consult with your doctor.

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