Nucoxia - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Nucoxia: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Nucoxia?

Nucoxia is the trade name of Etoricoxib, an analgesic, and anti-inflammatory COX2 inhibitor. It is used to treat severe to moderate pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis, osteoarthritis, back pain, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, and other acute muscle pain. COX2, or cyclooxygenase, is an enzyme produced by the body in response to pain and inflammation. COX2 inhibitors like Nucoxia block the production of these inflammatory enzymes, thus suppressing pain and swelling of the body.

What Are The Uses Of Nucoxia?

It is used in the treatment of pain and inflammation of musculoskeletal origin like — 

  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Gout.
  • Spondylitis.
  • Chronic back pain.
  • Postoperative pain.
  • Post dental surgery.
  • Acute pain caused by fractures.
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What Are The Side Effects Of Nucoxia?

Some of the common unwanted side effects of Nucoxia are —

  • Gastrointestinal issues like nausea, vomiting, indigestion, ulcers in the mouth and stomach.
  • Dizziness, vertigo, and ringing of ears.
  • Severe allergic reactions like erythema multiforme leading to blistering of the skin.
  • Nucoxia exacerbates certain heart conditions and should be avoided in patients with high blood pressure, arrhythmias, and stroke.
  • It causes fluid retention and leads to swelling of the hands and feet.
  • It should not be taken by children and adults less than 16 years of age.


Frequently Asked Questions about Nucoxia

1. Can Nucoxia Be Taken Without Food?

Yes, Nucoxia can be taken with or without food. Ideally, you should take it as per your doctor’s advice to prevent any undesirable side effects. It is important to have Nucoxia with a full glass of water and at the same time every day.

2. Can Antibiotics Be Taken With Nucoxia?

There have been no studies of possible interaction between antibiotics and Nucoxia except with rifampicin, an antitubercular drug that may cause ulceration in the stomach. You should consult an expert physician to weigh all the pros and cons of using both medications together.

3. Can Nucoxia Cause Loss of Hair Follicles?

No, Nucoxia isn't known to cause infection or loss of hair follicles. But other drugs used in the treatment of arthritis like methotrexate can induce hair loss or affect the hair follicle. However, it is quite an uncommon side effect. In case you see any such symptoms consult a physician.

4. Can Nucoxia Cause High Blood Pressure?

Yes, Nucoxia should be avoided in patients with any heart condition like high blood pressure, stroke, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) as it exacerbates the risk of getting a heart attack. Precautions should be taken in these patients, or replacement with other NSAIDs should be considered depending upon the disease condition.

5. Can Nucoxia MR And Pregabalin Be Taken Together?

Nucoxia MR contains Etoricoxib and a muscle relaxant called thiocolchicoside. Sometimes Etoricoxib, thiocolchicoside, and pregabalin are used together for certain conditions like back pain and muscle spasms. Caution should be exercised while taking this formulation as it induces sleepiness and blurry vision.

6. Is Nucoxia A Muscle Relaxant?

No, Nucoxia is a type of Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) used to relieve musculoskeletal pains like gout, arthritis, fractures, and sometimes severe muscular pains. However, it is combined with Thiocolchicoside, a type of muscle relaxant known as Nucoxia MR, which has anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant properties.

7. When Should I Take Nucoxia Tablets?

You should take Nucoxia when you have moderate to severe pain and inflammation associated with conditions like arthritis, fractures, spondylitis, dental surgery, etc.
The dosage of the medication can be adjusted according to the type and duration of the condition. Precautions should be taken in cases of patients with heart disease, breastfeeding, and pregnant women.

8. Does Nucoxia Reduce Fever?

Nucoxia is generally used to treat pain and inflammation of moderate to severe grade by blocking the COX2 enzymes responsible for swelling and pain. When etoricoxib is combined with paracetamol, an antipyretic drug known as Nucoxia P, it can treat pain and fever.

9. How Long Nucoxia Can Be Taken?

Nucoxia should be taken per your physician's advice, as dosage and duration depend on the condition for which it is prescribed. For some conditions like joint pains, it can be taken for 7-10 days till the resolution of the symptoms. For post-dental surgery, it is given for 3-5 days.

10. Does Nucoxia Cause Drowsiness?

Yes. Nucoxia induces drowsiness or sleepiness. Hence caution should be taken while you are doing activities that require high mental alertness if you take Nucoxia. Refrain from driving and operating machinery as it induces sleepiness and blurry vision.

For more details, consult our expert physicians at Yashoda Hospitals to know more about the dosages and precautions, side effects, and uses of Nucoxia.

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