Arcoxia® and alcohol - are they compatible?


Arcoxia® is an anti-inflammatory drug (anti-inflammatory) which is mainly used in patients who suffer from rheumatism, arthrosis and arthritis or who have had an acute attack of gout. So it also belongs to the anti-inflammatory drugs. It also has very good pain relieving effects.

The drug Arcoxia® contains the active ingredient Etericoxib, which relieves pain and swelling in joints and muscles, as it inhibits cyclo-oxygenase – 2 (COX-2), which has a major influence on fever, pain and inflammation.

At Arcoxia® there are different doses of active ingredients. The medicine comes in 60 mg, 90 mg, and 120 mg doses. Arcoxia® tablets, however, also have something to offer risk. It is therefore very important that the doctor first questions and examines his patient in detail. At Liver damage for example or one Kidney weakness, the drug must not be used. There are numerous other symptoms and illnesses, as well as one allergy against the active ingredient, which makes it impossible to take the drug.

If the patient alcoholism fall ill, the drug must not be administered under any circumstances, as it can be significant Liver damage can come. People who have already attended a Cirrhosis of the liver can also continue to damage their liver by taking Arcoxia®.

The recommended daily amount of Arcoxia® film-coated tablets is one tablet per day. You should not take any more, if it does happen it is important to contact the doctor immediately. Otherwise you should urgently follow the instructions of the attending physician. Ending therapy should never be decided on one's own initiative.

Breakdown of alcohol in the liver

Alcohol interacts with many drugs, as both are usually broken down in the liver. The medication taken can be significantly impaired or the effect of the alcohol increased. In addition, the liver enormously burdened, which can also lead to damage that, if particularly pronounced, may be irreparable.

If you have an alcohol problem, it is always important to inform your doctor about it. This is the only way he can respond accordingly and find alternative therapies. If you urgently need therapy with drugs that interact with alcohol, it is in your own interest to refrain from using them until the period of intake is over and the drug has been completely broken down in the body. How long this will take can be roughly determined by pharmacists or doctors. The rule here is that each drug has its own duration of action. It should also be mentioned that women should consume significantly less alcohol than men and that alcohol is broken down much more slowly in women, which can be extended significantly by taking an appropriate drug.


Since alcohol and Arcoxia® are broken down in the liver, they interact with each other. If you take the Arcoxia® film-coated tablets and also drink alcohol, or vice versa, there are several complications that can occur.

First, this is a huge burden on them liver. It is difficult for the liver to process both substances at the same time. In addition, many of those affected complain severe stomach painif you take Arcoxia® film-coated tablets over a long period of time. Others have enormous stomach problems after just a short period of regular use.

If you drink alcohol often in connection with Arcoxia® tablets, it can seriously damage the stomach after a while. Alcohol can have good effects on rheumatism - in moderation, not masses, of course. You should of course not exceed the recommended daily maximum, but it works together non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs partly reinforcing. This means that side effects of the drug can be increased.

Alcohol should generally be avoided in gout patients, as alcohol can have an aggravating effect even without the use of appropriate medication and can cause acute gout attacks. It can also happen that the alcohol is broken down more slowly. Patients often complain that they can hardly tolerate alcohol and that they are immediately drunk, even small amounts are sufficient. The effects can also last much longer than without the tablets.

Side effects

Since the breakdown of Arcoxia® can be delayed by the additional consumption of alcohol, stronger or longer-lasting side effects can occur. Side effects only decrease when the drug is in harmless substances was split up. However, if the process is delayed, those affected may suffer longer or more from the possible side effects of the drug. These are very diverse.

As the drug is an approximate Half-life of 22 hours you can expect to suffer from the possible side effects for a very long time. Very common side effects can occur that lead to the Flu symptoms are very similar. On the one hand there are a headache, Fever, sweats, which occur especially at night, tiredness, weakness and dizziness. In addition, the Arcoxia® film-coated tablets can also contain numerous Digestive problems cause.
This includes diarrhea, Flatulence, Constipation, but also nausea. As already mentioned, these tablets are not particularly beneficial for the stomach. In addition to indigestion, stomach cramps and pain can occur, which can vary in intensity. From heartburn are also repeatedly plagued by patients.

Especially with Blood count one can see clear changes, which mainly affect the liver values. This should be checked regularly to prevent liver damage. Also count among the common side effects Edema (Water retention) in the extremities (arms and legs).

Last but not least, one also counts side effects related to the Cycle and Heart to the common symptoms. This can be a high blood pressure be or else Palpitations and Bleeding into the skin. All of these side effects can be dramatically increased if alcohol is consumed before the Arcoxia® tablets are broken down. There are other serious side effects that are much less common. For example Heart attack, stroke, bloated stomach, heart failure, Angina pectoris, or individual symptoms such as tightness, pressure or heaviness in the chest - these can also be harbingers of an approaching heart attack. Also are Cardiac arrhythmias possible as well Ulcers in the gastrointestinal area.

Likewise are mental illness how depressions and Anxiety possible. There are even more side effects that can occur, which you can also read in the package insert or find out from your doctor. All of these symptoms don't have to be, but they could. Consequently, one should be careful with one's body and the medication that one must take.