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Parecoxib

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 02, 2019

Parecoxib is a drug for short term treatment of post-operative pain in adults, and is injected as a solution, in dosages amounting to 40mg at first, and as required post that. The injection can be administered rapidly directly to the vein or slowly into the muscles. Parecoxib is converted to Valdecoxib in the body, which acts as a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It reduces production of prostaglandis which is responsible for the inflammation. It is categorized as an anti-inflammatory and anti rheumatic product.

The most common side effect of Parecoxib is nausea and is seen in more than 1 in 10 patients. This medicines must not be administered to children, patients with history of allergic reaction to this group of medicines, stomach disorders like ulcer or bleeding, bronchospasm, severe liver disorders, bowel diseases which have high inflammatory tendencies, weak cardiac history with cases of heart failure, heart disease, arterial diseases, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

Parecoxib also should not be given to women who are in their last 3 months of pregnancy or are breastfeeding their babies. It is not recommended for people after bypass surgery or similar surgical medical procedures.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Superin 40mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Patients who experience dizziness, vertigo or somnolence after receiving Dynastat should refrain from driving or operating machines
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Parecoxib as ingredient

This medication falls under the category of NSAID (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It is a COX2 (cyclooxygenase 2) selective inhibitor, which prevents the synthesis of prostaglandin. This leads to a reduction in pain and inflammation.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Zydol 50Mg Suspension

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