|Manufacturer:||Merck Sharp Dhome manufactures Arcoxia.|
|Uses:||The uses of Arcoxia include:|
ARCOXIA is used for the following:
acute and chronic treatment of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
management of ankylosing spondylitis
relief of chronic musculoskeletal pain
relief of acute pain
to treat acute gouty arthritis
Osteoarthritis is a joint disease. It results from the gradual breakdown of the cartilage that covers the joints and cushions the ends of bones.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, tenderness, stiffness of one or more joints, and physical disability. The hips and knees are the most commonly affected joints, but other joints such as those of the hands and spine may also be affected.
Osteoarthritis is more common in women than in men. Many factors can lead to the development of osteoarthritis including obesity and joint injury (eg. from sport).
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of function in the joints and inflammation in other body organs.
Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease of the spine and large joints.
Gout is a disorder characterised by sudden, recurring attacks of pain and inflammation in one or more joints.