Parecoxib belongs to a class of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen. It is used for the short-term management of acute postoperative pain.
Parecoxib is given by intravenous or deep intramuscular injection.
Start with 40 mg, then 20-40 mg every 6-12 hours. The maximum daily dose is 80 mg for 3 days.
Elderly (body weight ≤ 50 kg)
Start with 20 mg. The maximum daily dose is 40 mg.
Many NSAIDs are available in Hong Kong and should not be used while taking Parecoxib.
Common dosing schedule:
No specific arrangement regarding meals.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Parecoxib may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Parecoxib is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Parecoxib in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.