ARCOXIA belongs to a group of medicines called Coxibs. It works in a similar way to traditional anti-inflammatory medicines, known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), by blocking the production of substances that cause pain and inflammation. In clinical trials, ARCOXIA has been shown to have a lower risk of serious side effects on the stomach (for example, bleeding stomach ulcers) than NSAIDs. However taking aspirin with ARCOXIA may reverse this benefit.


Dosage: *
  • 60 MG
  • 90 MG
  • 120 MG

Product Description

Important Information:

When you must not take it.

Do not take ARCOXIA if:

  • you have an allergy to ARCOXIA or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet
  • you have taken aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines (commonly known as NSAIDs) before, which caused asthma, pinkish itchy swellings on the skin (hives), runny nose, or other allergic reactions
  • you have had heart failure, a heart attack, chest pain (angina), narrow or blocked arteries of the extremities (peripheral arterial disease), a stroke or mini stroke (TIA or transient ischaemic attack)
  • you have had or are having major surgery on your heart or arteries
  • you have high blood pressure that has not been controlled by treatment (check with your doctor or nurse if you are not sure whether your blood pressure is adequately controlled)
  • you have serious liver disease
  • you have a current stomach ulcer or bleeding in your stomach or intestines
  • you have serious kidney disease
  • Do not take ARCOXIA if:
  • the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering
  • the expiry date on the pack has passed
  • If you take this medicine after the expiry date has passed, it may not work.