Anselacox 90mg. 30 tablets
Anselacox used to manage the symptoms of joint pain and swelling that accompany osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis
Anselacox (Etoricoxib) used to manage the symptoms of joint pain and swelling that accompany osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), gouty arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
Your doctor will prescribe Anselacox for you only after you have used other medicines, i.e paracetamol for your condition and it has not been suitable for you. Your doctor will want to discuss your treatment with Anselacox from time to time.
It is important that you use the lowest dose that controls your pain and you should not take Anselacox for longer than necessary. This is because the risk of heart attacks and strokes might increase after prolonged treatment, especially with high doses.
Anselacox is used for the following:
- acute and chronic treatment of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA) :Osteoarthritis is a joint disease. It results from the gradual breakdown of the cartilage that covers the joints and cushions the ends of bones. Symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, tenderness, stiffness of one or more joints, and physical disability. The hips and knees are the most commonly affected joints, but other joints such as those of the hands and spine may also be affected. Osteoarthritis is more common in women than in men. Many factors can lead to the development of osteoarthritis including obesity and joint injury (eg. from sport).
- acute and chronic treatment of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis: (RA) Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of function in the joints and inflammation in other body organs.
management of ankylosing spondylitis:( AS) Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease of the spine and large joints.
- relief of chronic musculoskeletal pain.
- relief of acute pain, including pain associated with minor dental procedures.
- to treat acute gouty arthritis: (GA) Gout is a disorder characterized by sudden, recurring attacks of pain and inflammation in one or more joints.
Dosage and administration
There are different strengths available for this medicinal product and depending on your disease your doctor will prescribe the tablet strength that is appropriate for you.
Osteoarthritis– The recommended dose is: 30 mg once a day, increase to a maximum of 60 mg once a day if needed.
Rheumatoid arthritis– The recommended dose is: 60 mg once a day, increased to a maximum of 90 mg once a day if needed.
Ankylosing spondylitis– The recommended dose is: 60 mg once a day, increased to a maximum of 90 mg once a day if needed.
Acute pain conditions
Gout- The recommended dose is 120 mg once a day which should only be used for the acute painful period, limited to a maximum of 8 days treatment.
Postoperative dental surgery pain– The recommended dose is: 90 mg once daily, limited to a maximum of 3 days treatment.
Special population dosage
People with liver problems: If you have mild liver disease, you should not take more than 60 mg a day. If you have moderate liver disease, you should not take more than 30 mg a day.
Use in children and adolescents: Anselacox tablets should not be taken by children or adolescents under 16 years of age.
Elderly: No dose adjustment is necessary for elderly patients. As with other medicines, caution should be exercised in elderly patients.