Arcoxia licensed for pain following dental surgery

Arcoxia (etoricoxib) has been approved for the short-term treatment of moderate pain associated with dental surgery.

As well as it's use following dental surgery, etoricoxib is also licensed for the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and acute gouty arthritis | SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
As well as it's use following dental surgery, etoricoxib is also licensed for the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and acute gouty arthritis | SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

The recommended dose of etoricoxib is 90mg once daily for a maximum of 3 days. Additional postoperative analgesia can be prescribed if required.

No dosage adjustment is necessary for the elderly. However, etoricoxib is contraindicated in patients with creatinine clearance <30ml/min and dose reduction is required for patients with hepatic impairment.

View Arcoxia drug record

Further information: Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd

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