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Arcoxia - what do you know about it?

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Arcoxia - what do you know about it?

Postby SandyLee » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:02 am

I'm after some information on Arcoxia. Specifically the following if anyone can help:

1) Is anyone in the UK being prescribed this by their GP?

2) What the longest anyone has been on this drug?

3) Has anyone had any side effects from this drug?

4) I heard that it has been with drawn for safety reasons; is this true?

5) Any other insights?

Thanks in advance =)
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Re: Arcoxia - what do you know about it?

Postby thebryans » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:20 am

Hi,
I was prescribed arcoxia ( etoricoxib ) 3 yrs ago at the pain clinic as its much kinder on your stomach than ibuprofen, and one tablet is equivalant to taking around 6 ibuprofen.
my dosage has been raised from 30mg to 60mg 12mths ago,
I have not had any side effects from this,
hope this helps
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Arcoxia - what do you know about it?

Postby SandyLee » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:54 pm

Thanks for that. Are you still being prescribed it and are you in the UK?

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Re: Arcoxia - what do you know about it?

Postby thebryans » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:40 am

Hi,
yes I am still on arcoxia, I do live in the uk, where are you located ? soft hugs x
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Arcoxia - what do you know about it?

Postby SandyLee » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:50 am

We are located in Dorset and it doesn't seem to be available here. How about you? Thanks =)
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Re: Arcoxia - what do you know about it?

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:28 am

http://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicin ... d+Tablets/ This linky to Medicines Compendium UK was updated on 11/01/2013 and there is no mention of it being not longer being available for prescribing in the UK. Same with this linky to NHS Choices http://www.nhs.uk/medicine-guides/pages ... eparation= The info on NHS Choices is provided by Datapharm, who are behind eMC, where the first linky is from.

I was wondering if budget constraints might be behind its lack of availability in your area?? Unfortunately finance can play a large part in which meds can be available from area to area, health trust to health trust. Have you spoken to someone who uses another surgery or even spoken to other surgeries themselves to see about availability??


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