Arcoxia® and alcohol – is it compatible?

Arcoxia® is an anti-inflammatory drug (antiphlogistic) which is mainly used in patients suffering from rheumatism and arthrosis as well as arthritis or who have had an acute attack of gout. It also belongs to the group of antirheumatic drugs. It also has a very good pain-relieving effect.

The drug Arcoxia® contains the active ingredient etericoxib, which relieves pain and swelling in joints and muscles by inhibiting cyclooxigenase-2 (COX-2), which has a major influence on fever, pain and inflammation. Arcoxia® is available in different doses. The drug is available in 60 mg, 90 mg and 120 mg doses.

However, Arcoxia® tablets also carry a certain risk. Therefore it is very important that the doctor first questions and examines his patient in detail. In the case of liver damage, for example, or kidney weakness, the drug must not be used.

There are many other symptoms and illnesses, such as an allergy to the active substance, which make it impossible to take the medicine. If the patient suffers from alcoholism, the medicine must not be administered under any circumstances, as it can cause serious liver damage. People who already suffer from cirrhosis of the liver can also continue to damage their liver by taking Arcoxia®.

The recommended daily amount of Arcoxia® film tablets is one tablet per day. You should never take more than one tablet per day, but if it does happen it is important to contact your doctor immediately. Otherwise, you should urgently follow the instructions of your doctor. Also the termination of the therapy should not be decided on your own authority.

Degradation of alcohol in the liver

Alcohol interacts with many medications, since both are usually broken down in the liver. It can lead to considerable impairment of the medication taken, or cause an increased effect of the alcohol. In addition, the liver is put under enormous strain, which can also lead to damage which, if it is particularly severe, may be irreparable.

If you suffer from an alcohol problem, it is always important to inform your doctor. This is the only way he can respond appropriately and find alternative therapies. If one urgently needs a therapy with drugs that interact with alcohol, it is in one’s own interest to refrain from taking them, and to continue to do so until the intake period is over and the drug has been completely broken down in the body.

How long this takes can be found out by pharmacists or doctors. Here it is true that every drug has its own duration of action. It should also be mentioned that women should drink considerably less alcohol than men and that alcohol is broken down much more slowly in women, which can be prolonged considerably by taking the appropriate medication.