Arcoxia is a medication that’s used in order to treat people who suffer from different problems that inpact their joints such as arthritis. Arcoxia is what’s called a selective COX-2 inhibitor, which is a part of a group of pain killers called non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). When taken the right way it can help to relieve pain problems, reduce swelling as well as joint stiffness.
For the most part Arcoxia is used in order to help patients who have joint pain and swelling brought on by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout. The primary benefits of this medication usuallt include reduced pain, reduced swelling and reduced stiffness in joints. This is going to enable a person to take part more in their day to day activities without having to be crippled by joint pain.
There are some instances where your doctor might decide to prescribe you this treatment in order to treat conditons that weren’t mentioned. Most doctors won’t do this, but some will if they feel it will work out well for you.
What are some of the potential side effects on the minor side that a person can experience if they start taking Arcoxia?
Stomach pain or discomfort
Changes in blood tests related to your liver
Swelling of the legs and/or feet due to fluid retention (oedema)
Increased blood pressure
Palpitations (unpleasant sensations of irregular and/or forceful beating of the heart)
The side effects mentioned above might be common,but this doesn’t mean if you experience them you’re supposed to have them last for a sustained period of time. If you have any of these symptoms while taking Arcoxia and you notice they don’t go away or they even start getting worse, then you’ll need to make sure you contact a doctor or get in touch with a pharmacist as soon as you were able to.
If you experience any of the serious side effects mentioned below, be sure to let a doctor know right away. If not treated quickly these have the potential to become extremely serious.
Shortness of breath
Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
Signs of live problems such as constant stomach pain or stools that become black
Serious allergic reactions. (the symptoms of this would include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, and trouble breathing).
The above list of side effects is extensive, but it’s not a complete list of the risks you might face if you start to take Arcoxia. If you notice any other serious instances while on this treatment, then be sure to get in touch with a doctor or pharmacist.
Arcoxia is best for those who suffer serious joint pain problems or at least those that are moderate. This medication is very effective and the side effects can be minimized as long as a person follows the instructions for taking it correctly. The serious side effects possibilities are extremely rare.