etoricoxib


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etoricoxib

A highly selective cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor used to treat RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, GOUT and chronic musculo-skeletal pain. A brand name is Arcoxia.
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The application is to seek expanded market clearance for the drug free, over-the-counter ActiPatch Musculoskeletal Pain Therapy medical device for the indication: "adjunctive treatment of musculoskeletal complaints pain." The cervical osteoarthritis study submitted directly compares the effectiveness of ActiPatch treatment to that of a standard of care treatment: prescription NSAID therapy, Etoricoxib 60mg.
Besides, the Group has launched a number of new products during the reporting period, including Celecoxib Capsule, Etoricoxib Tablet, Valsartan Tablet, Irbesartan Tablet, and Levocetirizine Tablet.
Standard oral multimodal analgesia includes 1000 mg paracetamol q.i.d., 90 mg etoricoxib once daily and 600 mg b.i.d.
Over 1 year of follow-up, researchers saw a 71% higher risk of all-cause mortality in patients taking tramadol than that in seen in those taking naproxen, 88% higher than in those taking diclofenac, 70% higher than in those taking celecoxib, and about twice as high as in patients taking etoricoxib. However, there was no significant difference in risk of all-cause mortality between tramadol and codeine, the researchers found.
Cox-2 inhibitors such as celecoxib and etoricoxib are options too.
In addition, the experts noted that patients who took etoricoxib and diclofenac were up to four times as likely to die of heart attack or stroke.
Those NSAIDs included ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, piroxicam, meloxicam, mefenamic acid, indomethacin, celecoxib, and etoricoxib.
Medicines with proprietary names ending in "coxib", such as celecoxib or etoricoxib, are traditionally thought of as the most selective in their effect on the COX-2 enzymes and were developed to reduce gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity associated with the use of traditional NSAIDs, but they have been characterized by some as having less favorable cardiovascular (CV) profiles than agents that are nonselective [5].
A wide variety of drugs from different groups of functionality was tested in our cellular model, namely, (a) a glucocorticoid (GC), for example, dexamethasone; (b) disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), for example, methotrexate; (c) biologicals and anti-TNF[alpha] inhibitors, for example, etanercept and certolizumab pegol; (d) an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, for example, captopril; (e) an antilipemic agent, for example, fluvastatin; (f) an antidiabetic thiazolidinedione (TZD), for example, rosiglitazone; and (g) three nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), for example, diclofenac, meloxicam, and etoricoxib.
Manyou and Phupong found that administration of 120mg oral etoricoxib 30 minutes before the procedure slightly reduced pain during fractional curettage under a paracervical block.28 However, in another trial by Poomtavorn et al., the administration of 50mg rofecoxib 60minutes before procedure was ineffective at reducing pain during uterine curettage.29 Dogan et al.
A more detailed pharmacological history revealed that, during the three days prior to the generalized tonic-clonic episode, he had taken a COX-2 inhibitor (etoricoxib 90 mg/day) for the first time ever to treat lumbago.