Etoricoxib vs Paracetamol

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Etoricoxib vs Naproxen

Etoricoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) which is used as anti-inflammatory painkillers. Naproxen is a pain reliever that relieves inflammation and stiffness in the joints. The medication works by blocking the enzyme that makes prostaglandins.
Etoricoxib is used to minimise inflammation (swelling) and alleviate pain in arthritic disorders including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Naproxen tablets are used for treating pain and inflammation of various severe conditions. It includes:
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
Some of the common and major side effects of Etoricoxib are:
  • Flu
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Peripheral edema
The most common side effects of Naproxen are:
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Etoricoxib is a food-neutral drug and can be taken before or after eating food.

No, Etoricoxib cannot be used as a long-term pain reliever, especially in higher doses, as it can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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