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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID

Cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX-2) inhibitor

Chemical Names

5-Chlor-6'metyl-3-[4-(metylsulfonyl)phenyl]2,3'-bipyridin (IUPAC)

5-chloro-6'-metyl-3-[p-(metylsulfonyl)phenyl]-2,3'-bipyridine (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Etoricoxibum (Latin)
  • Etoricoxib (German)
  • Etoricoxib (French)
  • Etoricoxib (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Etoricoxib (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • L 791456 (IS: Merck)
  • MK 0663 (IS: Merck)

Brand Names

  • Acoxxel
    Faes, Spain
  • Algirex
    Ibn Sina, Bangladesh
  • Algix
    Neopharmed Gentili, Italy
  • Arcoxia
    AlphaFarma, Malta; Ecosse, Malta; Farmagon, Norway; Frosst Iberica, Lebanon; Frosst-Iberica, Serbia; Grunenthal, Ireland; Grünenthal, France; Grünenthal, United Kingdom; Haemato Pharm, Austria; Merck, Egypt; Merck, Iceland; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Austria; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Australia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Bulgaria; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Chile; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Colombia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Cyprus; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Czech Republic; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Ecuador; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Estonia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Spain; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Georgia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Hong Kong; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck Sharp & Dohme, Indonesia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Israel; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Italy; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lithuania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Latvia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Macedonia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Malta; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Mexico; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Malaysia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, New Zealand; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Peru; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Philippines; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Portugal; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Romania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Serbia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Slovakia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Taiwan; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Venezuela; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Vietnam; MSD, Argentina; MSD, Switzerland; MSD, China; MSD, Costa Rica; MSD, Denmark; MSD, Dominican Republic; MSD, Finland; MSD, Guatemala; MSD, Honduras; MSD, Nicaragua; MSD, Netherlands; MSD, Norway; MSD, Panama; MSD, Sweden; MSD, El Salvador; MSD, Thailand; MSD, South Africa; MSD Belgium, Belgium; MSD Pharma, Hungary; MSD Polska, Poland; NeoFarma, Malta; Vianex, Greece
    MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Germany
  • Artorix
    Asiatic Lab, Bangladesh
  • Cox
    Race Pharmaceuticals, India
  • Coxet
    Anthus, India
  • Coxia
    ACI, Bangladesh
  • Coxitor
    Sandoz, Estonia
  • Ebov
    Glenmark, India
  • ECT
    Mesmer, India
  • Eflam
    Apex, Bangladesh
  • Erofica
    Micro HC, India
  • Eroflam
    Orion, Bangladesh
  • Eticox
    East West, India
  • Etinact
    Intra, India
  • Eto
    Delta, Bangladesh
  • Etocox
    General Pharma, Bangladesh
  • Etody
    AHPL, India
  • Etoflam
    RAK, Bangladesh
  • Etom
    Intra, India
  • Etorica
    Micro Eros, India
  • Etoricoxib ERC
    Euro Registratie, Netherlands
  • Etoricoxib Fisher
    Fisher Farma, Netherlands
  • Etoricoxib Mylan
    Mylan, Netherlands
  • Etoricoxib Sandoz
    Sandoz, Netherlands
  • Etoricoxib Zydus
    Zydus, Netherlands; Zydus France, Poland
  • Etorix
    Eskayef, Bangladesh
  • Etoshine
    Sun Pharma, Myanmar
  • Etox
    Systemic, India
  • Etoz
    Zodak, India
  • Etoz-P (Etoricoxib and Paracetamol)
    Zodak, India
  • Exinef
    Abiogen Pharma, Italy; Grünenthal, Germany; Varipharm, Germany
  • Exxiv
    Bial Portela, Portugal; Frosst-Iberica, Serbia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Serbia; Rovi, Spain
  • Goutix
    Globe Parmaceuticals, Vietnam
  • Hicox
    Systopic, India
  • Ifydrox
    Sanify, India
  • Kingcox
    Cadila HC, India; Medicon, Bangladesh
  • Kretos
    Glenmark, India
  • L-Kon
    Laksun, India
  • Nucoxia
    Zydus Cadila, India; Zydus Cadila, Myanmar
  • Nucoxia-MR (Etoricoxib and Thiocolchicoside)
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Nucoxia-P (Etoricoxib and Paracetamol)
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Nucoxia-SP (Etoricoxib and Serrapeptase)
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Oricox
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Panecox
    SRS Pharmaceuticals PVT LTD, Myanmar
  • Retoz
    Dr. Reddy's, India
  • Ribox
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Rito
    Opsonin, Bangladesh
  • R-Kon
    Rass, India
  • Setorib
    Acme, Bangladesh
  • Tauxib
    Sigma-Tau Generics, Italy
  • Tory
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Tro
    Rishab, India
  • Tro-P (Etoricoxib and Paracetamol)
    Rishab, India
  • Troxyn
    Prime Meditek, India
  • Turox
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Portugal; MSD, Sweden
  • Xibra
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh


BANBritish Approved Name
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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