What is Etoricoxib?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Arcoxia Nucoxia

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Etoricoxib is an international non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used for relieving pain and inflammation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Joint pain 19 9
Inflammation 14 9
Pain 14 7
Muscle and joint pain 4 0
Ankylosing spondylitis 2 0
Back pain 2 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 5
None 19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Etoricoxib

Side effect Patients
Nausea 2
Stomach pain 2
Indigestion 1
Whole body shaking 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Etoricoxib

Dosage Patients
90 mg daily 4
60 mg daily 3
90mg as needed 2
90 mcg daily 1
120 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Etoricoxib

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 7
Course of treatment ended 4
Doctor's advice 3
Other 3
Side effects too severe 3
Personal research 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking Etoricoxib

Duration

Currently taking Etoricoxib

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Etoricoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 17
Usually 2
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 24
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 19

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Etoricoxib after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 1
Meloxicam (Mobic) 1
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 1
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 1
Oxycodone ER (Oxycontin) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Etoricoxib and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 2
Baclofen (Mylan-Baclofen) 1
Esomeprazole-naproxen (Vimovo) 1
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Etoricoxib

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Aug 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My unexpected benefit was that by taking arcoxia daily during three years I never had dismenorrea until I suspended it.

Aug 6, 2010 (Started Aug 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily

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