Etoricoxib INN 60 mg, 90 mg & 120 mg Tablet
Vericox 60 Tablet: Each film coated tablet contains Etoricoxib INN 60 mg.
Vericox 90 Tablet: Each film coated tablet contains Etoricoxib INN 90 mg.
Vericox 120 Tablet: Each film coated tablet contains Etoricoxib INN 120 mg.
Etoricoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that exhibits anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic activities. Etoricoxib is a potent, orally active & highly selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor. COX-2 is primarily responsible for the synthesis of prostanoid mediators of pain, inflammation and fever. Etoricoxib decreases these clinical signs and symptoms effectively with decreased GI toxicity. Moreover, it has no effect on platelet function.
Vericox is indicated for relief of pain and inflammation in:
• Acute and chronic treatment of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA)
and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
• The management of ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
• Treatment of acute gouty arthritis.
• Other acute & chronic musculoskeletal pain.
3. DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
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.