April 24th, 2017
The normal consequence of injuries or certain diseases is the natural body secretion of some chemicals that trigger pain, inflammation and swelling. These substances are known as prostaglandins and it is their production that medicines such as Arcoxia etoricoxib fight against.
Distinguishing between two types of prostaglandins
Not all the chemicals known as prostaglandins are harmful for the body system; there are some that are associated with pain and inflammation, but there are some others that take care of the proper functioning of the stomach and the digestive tract.
The great part about Arcoxia etoricoxib is that it only inhibits the secretion of those chemicals detrimental to the body, whereas, other traditional anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen or Diclofenac block all prostaglandin secretion. Hence, there are fewer side-effects associated with an Arcoxia etoricoxib treatment.
When and how to use Arcoxia etoricoxib
Doctors usually prescribe Arcoxia etoricoxib for the treatment of gout, osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatism or a combination of them. Long-term administration is most often required in order to have some conclusive positive effects, but the duration of the treatment is established by the health care provider.
Don't ignore the fact that while taking Arcoxia etoricoxib you should avoid driving or operating machinery since you may experience dizziness accompanied by fatigue, particularly during the first days of administration.
Blood tests are often required periodically, since Arcoxia etoricoxib may increase the risk of liver dysfunctions. Furthermore, it is a known fact that like many other anti-inflammatory drugs, this medication may increase blood pressure and the risk to suffer from a heart attack or a stroke.
Arcoxia etoricoxib special warnings
There are some other medicines that are incompatible with Arcoxia etoricoxib, either because of a decrease of efficiency or an amplification of the side effects. Consequently, always tell your doctor about any other drugs you may be taking, in order to avoid very unpleasant situations.
Lithium products and oral contraceptives that contain estrogen are the first to become risky when combined with Arcoxia etoricoxib particularly because the association may trigger some form of kidney impairment. You may either adjust dosage or be kept under constant observation by the doctor.
Another danger comes from the fact that the effect of some drugs may be accelerated by Arcoxia etoricoxib: this is the case of anti-clotting blood agents such as warfarin. In case you get a wound, bleeding may be very hard to stop. Furthermore, Arcoxia etoricoxib may have the exactly opposite effect to diuretics, which justifies advanced precaution measures.