ATC Group: M01AH05 Etoricoxib

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of M01AH05 in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 M Musculo-skeletal system
2 M01 Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products
3 M01A Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products, non-steroids
4 M01AH Coxibs
5 M01AH05 Etoricoxib

Defined daily dose

The DDD is the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used for its main indication in adults. The DDD is a unit of measurement and does not necessarily reflect the recommended or Prescribed Daily Dose. Therapeutic doses for individual patients and patient groups will often differ from the DDD as they will be based on individual characteristics (such as age, weight, ethnic differences, type and severity of disease) and pharmacokinetic considerations.

Route Amount
ORAL - Oral 60 mg

Active ingredients in M01AH05

Active Ingredient Description

Etoricoxib is an oral, selective cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor within the clinical dose range. Cyclooxygenase is responsible for generation of prostaglandins. Two isoforms, COX-1 and COX-2, have been identified. COX-2 is the isoform of the enzyme that has been shown to be induced by pro-inflammatory stimuli and has been postulated to be primarily responsible for the synthesis of prostanoid mediators of pain, inflammation, and fever. COX-2 is also involved in ovulation, implantation and closure of the ductus arteriosus, regulation of renal function, and central nervous system functions (fever induction, pain perception and cognitive function). It may also play a role in ulcer healing. COX-2 has been identified in tissue around gastric ulcers in man but its relevance to ulcer healing has not been established.

Related product monographs

Title Information Source Document Type  
ARCOXIA Film-coated tablet Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
CORICIB Film-coated tablet Health Products Regulatory Authority (ZA) MPI, Generic
ECOXAR Flm-coated tablet Health Products Regulatory Authority (ZA) MPI, Generic
ETORIAX Film-coated tablet MPI, EU: SmPC

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