Arcoxia is mainly used by people who suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual pain, gout, or other forms of pain. This drug lowers tension and swelling by inhibiting certain enzymes in the body that are responsible for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and gout pain and inflammation.
Arcoxia differs from many other NSAIDs in that it exclusively inhibits the COX-2 enzyme, which is in charge of creating the inflammatory chemicals that lead to arthritic pain and inflammation. This implies that the stomach’s COX-1 enzyme will continue to work to preserve your stomach’s lining, lowering your chance of developing ulcers. You may get some relief when the pain and swelling subside because other places are being affected by less inflammatory substances like prostaglandins.
Some patients who use arcoxia may experience a rise in blood pressure, especially when taking large doses, which might raise their risk of heart attacks and strokes. To ensure that therapy may be continued without risk, your doctor will periodically monitor your blood pressure.
The following are applications of Arcoxia:
- Treatment of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Controlling ankylosing spondylitis
- Pain relief for persistent musculoskeletal pain
- Acute gouty arthritis
- Treatment with pain relief
Some people may have unintended negative effects from it. Any medication may have unfavorable consequences. They are occasionally serious, although they are frequently not. If you experience some of the negative symptoms, you could require medical attention.
If you experience any of the following and they bother you, let your doctor know:
- Feeling queasy (nauseous)
- Experiencing heartburn or indigestion
- Having discomfort or pain in the stomach
- Having diarrhea, or having swollen ankles or feet
- Elevated blood pressure
- Feeling lightheaded