Etoxib

Etoxib Dosage/Direction for Use

etoricoxib

Manufacturer:

Krka

Distributor:

Hind Wing
/
Four Star
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Always take this medicine exactly as advised by the doctor. The patient should check with the doctor or pharmacist if not sure.
Do not take more than the recommended dose for the condition. The doctor will want to discuss the treatment from time to time. Etoxib should be used at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. This is because the risk of heart attacks and strokes might increase after prolonged treatment, especially with high doses.
There are different strengths available for this medicinal product and depending on the disease the doctor will prescribe the tablet strength that is appropriate.
The recommended dose is: Osteoarthritis: The recommended dose is 30 mg once a day, increase to a maximum of 60 mg once a day if needed.
Rheumatoid arthritis: The recommended dose is 60 mg etoricoxib once a day. The dose can be increased to a maximum of 90 mg once a day if needed.
Ankylosing spondylitis: The recommended dose is 60 mg etoricoxib once a day. The dose can be increased to a maximum of 90 mg once a day if needed.
Treatment of acute pain: Etoricoxib should be used only for the acute painful period.
Gout: The recommended dose is 120 mg once a day which should only be used for the acute painful period, limited to a maximum of 8 days treatment.
Postoperative dental surgery pain: The recommended dose is 90 mg once daily, limited to a maximum of 3 days treatment.
People with liver problems: If the patient has mild liver disease, the patient should not take more than 60 mg a day.
If the patient has moderate liver disease, the patient should not take more than 30 mg a day.
Use in children and adolescents: Etoxib tablets should not be taken by children or adolescents under 16 years of age.
Elderly: No dose adjustment is necessary for elderly patients. As with other medicines, caution should be exercised in elderly patients.
Method of administration: Etoxib is for oral use. Take the tablets once a day. Etoxib can be taken with or without food.
If the patient forgets to take Etoxib: It is important to take Etoxib as the doctor has prescribed. If a dose is missed, just resume the usual schedule the following day.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten tablet. If there are any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask the doctor or pharmacist.
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