Oricox is the preparation of Etoricoxib. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that exhibits anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic activities in animal models. It is a potent, orally active, highly selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor within and above the clinical dose range. COX-2 has been shown to be primarily responsible for the synthesis of prostanoid mediators of pain, inflammation, and fever. Selective inhibition of COX-2 by Etoricoxib decreases these clinical signs and symptoms with decreased GI toxicity and without effects on platelet function
Oricox 120 Tablet
The recommended dose for adult and patient over 16 years:
Acute pain: 120 mg once daily. Etoricoxib 120 mg should be used only for acute symptomatic period, limited to a maximum of 8 days treatment.
Chronic musculoskeletal pain: 60 mg once daily.
Osteoarthritis: 30 mg once daily, increased if necessary to 60 mg once daily.
Rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis: 90 mg once daily.
Acute gout: 120 mg once daily for max. 8 days. Max. 60 mg daily in mild hepatic impairment; max. 60 mg on alternate days or 30 mg once daily in moderate hepatic impairment.