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Etoricoxib is used to treat pain and swelling in joint disorders caused by abrasion and inflammatory rheumatic diseases. These include irritation in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis (ankylosing spondylitis syndrome) and acute joint inflammation in the context of gout.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  •     Inhibit joint inflammation;
  •     Breastfeeding pain;
  •     protect gastric mucosa.

This is how Etoricoxib works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of etoricoxib.

Please also read the information on the drug classes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers, to which the active ingredient etoricoxib belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance etoricoxib

Etoricoxib is used to treat pain and swelling in joint disorders caused by abrasion and inflammatory rheumatic diseases. These include irritation in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis (ankylosing spondylitis syndrome) and acute joint inflammation in the context of gout.

More detailed information is available for the following Etoricoxib application areas:
  •     gout;
  •     inflammatory rheumatic diseases;
  •     arthritis;
  •     Pain (mild to moderate);
  •     toothache.

Mode of action of etoricoxib

Etoricoxib belongs to the drug group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, so the cortisone-free rheumatism. The active substance belongs to the subgroup of selective COX-2 inhibitors. It inhibits specifically the enzyme cyclooxigenase-2, which plays an important role especially in inflammatory processes. On the other hand, etoricoxib does not inhibit the sister enzyme cyclooxigenase-1 (COX-1), which is involved in the production of mucosal protective prostaglandins in the stomach.

The Coxiben in general, including Etoricoxib, is said to be a particularly good tolerability for the stomach and intestine among non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.