ARCOXIA table. 90 mg. 7 tablets


ARCOXIA belongs to a group of medicines called COX-2 inhibitors. they belong
to the family of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
ARCOXIA helps reduce pain and swelling (inflammation) in the joints and muscles of people with
osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout.


ARCOXIA table. 90 mg. 7 tablets

 ARCOXIA table. 90 mg, ARCOXIA belongs to a group of medicines called COX-2 inhibitors. they belong to the family of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs


ARCOXIA belongs to a group of medicines called COX-2 inhibitors. They belong

to the family of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

ARCOXIA helps reduce pain and swelling (inflammation) in the joints and muscles of people with

osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout.


What is osteoarthritis?


Osteoarthritis (also called osteoarthritis) is a disease of the joints, leading to a gradual

destruction of cartilage, which is located at the ends of the bones

movement. The result is inflammation, pain, tenderness, stiffness, and



What is rheumatoid arthritis?


Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term inflammation of the joints. As a result, causes pain stiffness, swelling, and increased loss of movement in the affected joints. Inflammatory process may be extended to other osgani body.


What is gout?


Gout is a disease that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of very

painful inflammation and redness in the joints. It is caused by deposition of mineral crystals in



What is ankylosing spondylitis?


Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease of the spine and large joints.




Do not take if you are allergic ARCOXIA (svrahuvstvitelni) to Etoricoxib or any of the other ingredients of ARCOXIA

 If you are allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin and COX-2 inhibitors

 If you have a stomach ulcer or bleeding in your stomach or intestines

 If you have severe liver disease

 If you have severe kidney disease

 If you are pregnant or may become pregnant or breastfeeding

If you are under 16 years

 If you have inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis or colitis

 If your doctor has diagnosed heart problems including heart failure (moderate or severe), angina (chest pain) or have had a heart attack, bypass surgery, disease, peripheral arterial (poor circulation in the legs due to narrowing or blockage of arteries) or any type of stroke (including micro stroke or transient ischemic attack or T 1 bis). Etoricoxib may slightly increase your risk of heart attack and stroke and therefore should not be used by people who have experienced heart problems or stroke if you have high blood pressure controlled by medication (check with your doctor or nurse nurse if you are unsure whether your blood pressure is adequately controlled)

 If you think you have any of these conditions or problems, do not take the tablets before you consult with your personal physician.


Take special care with ARCOXIA


ARCOXIA may not be suitable for you or you may need regular monitoring if your condition matches any of the following conditions: You have a history of stomach bleeding or ulcers

You are dehydrated - for example due to a prolonged bout of vomiting or diarrhea

 You have swelling due to fluid retention

Have a history of heart failure, heart attack or other cardiac disease

 Have a history of high blood pressure. ARCOXIA can increase blood pressure in some people, especially at high doses, and your doctor will want to check your blood pressure.

 Have a history of stroke or mini strokes

 Have a history of kidney or liver

 Conducting treat infections ARCOXIA can mask or hide a fever, which is a sign of infection.

 You are a woman trying to get pregnant

 Have diabetes, high cholesterol or are a smoker? All of these conditions increase the risk of heart disease.


If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, consult

their doctor before taking ARCOXIA to see if this medicine is suitable for you.

ARCOXIA works equally well in older and younger patients. If you are elderly

(Over 65 years), your doctor will want to examine you properly. No adjustment of the dose in the elderly.


Taking other medicines


Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.


Especially if you are taking any of these medicines, your doctor will ask for a strict monitoring to ensure that the action of these drugs is effective after you start taking ARCOXIA:

 Anticoagulant drugs (anticoagulants) katoWarfarin

 Rifampicin (an antibiotic)

 Methotrexate (a medicine used to suppress the immune system and is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis)

 Medicines used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure called ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers, such as enalapril and ramipril and losartan and valsartan

 Lithium (medicine used to treat some types of depression) diuretics (water resources)

 Cyclosporin or Tasgolimus (drugs used to suppress the immune system)

 Digoxin (a medicine used to treat heart failure and arrhythmia absolute)

 Minoxidil (medicine that is used in high blood pressure)

 Sulbutamol - tablets or oral solution (medicine used for asthma)

 Birth control pills.

 Hormone Replacement Therapy

 Aspirin, the risk of stomach ulcers is greater if you take aspirin ARCOXIA



ARCOXIA can be taken with low-dose aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). If you are taking low-dose aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) in preventing heart attack and stroke should not stop taking it until you talk to your doctor.

You should not take anti-inflammatory drugs or aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) at high doses with ARCOXIA.


Pregnancy and lactation


ARCOXIA tablets should not be taken during pregnancy. If you are certainly

are pregnant or think you may be, and if pregnant, do not take

these tablets. If you become pregnant during treatment, stop taking the tablets and

Consult with your personal lekar.posavetvayte with your doctor before taking it to be



Do not know if ARCOXIA is excreted in human milk.


If you take ARCOXIA should not breastfeed.


If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, talk to your doctor before being treated with



Driving and operating machinery


Some patients who have been treated with ARCOXIA reported dizziness and drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience dizziness or drowsiness.


Important information about some of the ingredients of ARCOXIA


ARCOXIA contains lactose. If you know your doctor that you have intolerance to some sugars, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.




Always take ARCOXIA exactly as your doctor has told you. If you're not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.


ARCOXIA tablets should not be taken by children or adolescents under 16 years. Take ARCOXIA tablets orally once daily.


ARCOXIA can be taken on an empty stomach or with food.


Do not exceed the recommended dose to treat your disease. Your doctor will discuss your treatment. It is important to use the lowest dose that controls your pain and you should not take ARCOXIA for longer than necessary. This is because the risk of heart attack or stroke, which may increase after prolonged treatment, especially with high doses.



The recommended dose is 30 mg once daily, increased to a maximum 60td once daily.

 Rheumatoid Arthritis


The recommended dose is 90 mg once a day.



The recommended dose is 120 mg once a day and should be used only during the

attack, the treatment is limited to a maximum of 8 days.

 Ankylosing Spondylitis


The recommended dose is 90 mg once daily

 People with liver problems


If you have mild liver disease should not take more than 60 mg daily.

If you have moderate liver disease should not take more than 60 mg every other day

VA or mg per day.


If you take more ARCOXIA


You should never take more tablets than prescribed by your doctor. If you take too many tablets ARCOXIA should immediately seek medical attention.


If you forget to take ARCOXIA


It is important to take ARCOXIA as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet. Restore the usual treatment regimen the next day.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.




Like all medicines, ARCOXIA can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them ..

If you notice any of these signs you should stop taking ARCOXIA and inform your doctor:


Shortness of breath, chest pain, or swelling of the ankles or if they get worse, yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice) - these are signs of liver problems.

Strong and persistent stomach pain or black stool.

Allergic reaction - which can include skin problems such as ulcers or blisters, or swelling

face, lips, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in breathing.


During treatment with ARCOXIA may occur following side effects:

 Common (more than 1 in 1000 and less than 1 in 10 people)


Weakness and fatigue, dizziness, flu-popodobno disease, diarrhea, flatulence, indigestion (dyspepsia), discomfort or pain in the stomach, burning sensation (heartburn), changes in blood tests of the liver, nausea, headache, swelling of legs and / or feet due to fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure, palpitations, bruising.

 Uncommon (more than 1 in 1000 and less than 1 in 100 people)


Swelling of the stomach or intestines, chest pain, heart failure, heart attack,

stroke, mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack), abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation), infection of the upper respiratory tract, high levels of potassium in the blood, changes in blood or urine tests relating to the kidney, changes in bowel habits including constipation,

dry mouth, mouth ulcers, taste, gastroenteritis, gastritis, gastric ulcer, being sick (vomiting), irritable bowel syndrome, inflammation of the esophagus, blurred vision, eye irritation and redness, nose bleeds, ringing in the ears, dizziness, increased or decreased appetite, weight gain, muscle cramps / spasms, muscle pain / stiffness, sleep disturbance, drowsiness, tingling or numbness, anxiety, depression, decreased mental capacity, shortness of breath, cough, swelling of the face, flushing face, skin rash or itching, urinary tract infection.

 Rare (more than 1 in 10,000 and less than 1 in 1000 people)


Low blood sodium levels

 Very rare


Allergic reactions (which may be serious enough to require immediate medical attention) including hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue and / or throat that may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing, wheezing or shortness of breath (bronchospasm) severe skin reactions, inflammation of the stomach lining or stomach ulcers that can be complications and bleeding, problems with liver, severe kidney problems, severe increase in blood pressure, confusion, seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not there (hallucinations). If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.




Keep out of reach of children.


ARCOXIA Do not use after the expiry date stated on the pack. The expiry date

the last day of that month.


Bottles: Keep the container tightly closed to protect from moisture.


Blisters: Store in the original package to protect from moisture.


Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.


These measures will help to protect the environment.






The active substance is etoricoxib. Each tablet contains 60 mg eterokoksib.


The other ingredients are:


Tablet core: calcium hydrogen phosphate (anhydrous), croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose.


Tablet coating: carnauba wax, lactose monohydrate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), triacetin.


The 30, 60 and 120 mg also contain also iron oxide yellow (E172) and indigo carmine (E132).


ARCOXIA looks like and contents of pack


ARCOXIA 90 mg tablet is a light green, apple-shaped, biconvex film-coated tablet with ARCOXIA 90 side.




Aluminium blisters in a cardboard box. Pack sizes: 7 tablets.

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