Etoxib Contraindications





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Etoxib is contraindicated: in patients with severe heart failure; for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Do not take Etoxib: if allergic to etoricoxib or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in Description); if allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including acetylsalicylic acid and COX-2 inhibitors (see Side Effects); if there is a current stomach ulcer or bleeding in the stomach or intestines; if there is serious liver disease; if there is serious kidney disease; if pregnant or could be pregnant or breast-feeding (see Use in Pregnancy & Lactation); if under 16 years of age; if there is inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, or Colitis; if there is high blood pressure that has not been controlled by treatment (check with the doctor or nurse if not sure whether the blood pressure is adequately controlled); if the doctor has diagnosed heart problems including heart failure (moderate or severe types), angina (chest pain); if there had been a heart attack, bypass surgery, peripheral arterial disease (poor circulation in legs or feet due to narrow or blocked arteries); if there had been any kind of stroke (including mini-stroke, transient ischaemic attack or TIA).
Etoricoxib may slightly increase the risk of heart attack and stroke and this is why it should not be used in those who have already had heart problems or stroke.
If any of these are relevant, do not take the tablets until the doctor has been consulted.
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