This brand name is authorized in Spain
The drug ACOXXEL contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):
UNII WRX4NFY03R - ETORICOXIB
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.
This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:
|M Musculo-skeletal system → M01 Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products → M01A Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products, non-steroids → M01AH Coxibs
This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:
|Centro de información online de medicamentos de la AEMPS
|Identifier(s): 71587, 71588, 71589, 71590
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