"ARCOXIA is indicated in adults and adolescents 16 years of age and older for the symptomatic relief of osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis, and the pain and signs of inflammation associated with acute gouty arthritis.
ARCOXIA is indicated in adults and adolescents 16 years of age and older for the short-term treatment of moderate pain associated with dental surgery.
The decision to prescribe a selective COX-2 inhibitor should be based on an assessment of the individual patient's overall risks.ARCOXIA is administered orally and may be taken with or without food. The onset of the effect of the medicinal product may be faster when ARCOXIA is administered without food. This should be considered when rapid symptomatic relief is needed.The recommended dose is 120 mg once daily. In clinical trials for acute gouty arthritis, etoricoxib was given for 8 days."