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EXINEF TABLET 60mg is approved to be sold in Singapore with effective from 2016-02-05. It is marketed by MSD PHARMA (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD, with the registration number of SIN14943P.
This product contains Etoricoxib 60mg in the form of ORAL TABLET, FILM-COATED. It is approved for ORAL use.
This product is manufactured by Frosst Iberica in SPAIN, and S.A. in INDONESIA REP OF.
It is a Prescription Only Medicine that can only be obtained from a doctor or a dentist, or a pharmacist with a prescription from a Singapore-registered doctor or dentist.
Etoricoxib is a new COX-2 selective inhibitor. Current therapeutic indications are: treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, chronic low back pain, acute pain and gout. Like any other COX-2 selective inhibitor, Etoricoxib selectively inhibits isoform 2 of cyclo-oxigenase enzyme (COX-2). This reduces the generation of prostaglandins (PGs) from arachidonic acid.
For the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, chronic low back pain, acute pain and gout.
Mechanism of Action
Like any other COX-2 selective inhibitor Etoricoxib selectively inhibits isoform 2 of cyclo-oxigenase enzyme (COX-2). This reduces prostaglandins (PGs) generation from arachidonic acid.
- Bioavailability is 100% following oral administration.
- Hepatic, primarily via CYP3A4.
This reduced activity is the cause of reduced gastrointestinal toxicity, as demonstrated in several large clinical trials performed with different COXIB (see below links on NEJM and The Lancet). Some clinical trials and meta-analysis showed that treatment with COXIB lead to increased incidence of cardiovascular adverse events compared to placebo
5-chloro-2-(6-Methylpyridin-3-yl)-3-(4-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl)pyridine | 5-Chloro-3-(4-methanesulfonyl-phenyl)-6'-methyl-[2,3']bipyridinyl | 5-chloro-6'-Methyl-3-(P-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl)-2,3'-bipyridine | ETORICOXIB | Etoricoxibum | L791456 | Etoricoxib |
Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18. *Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.