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Molecule Description

Etoricoxib+Thiocolchicoside is a combination medicine. It is used to relieve pa

in, swelling & inflammatory conditions affecting the muscle or surrounding joints. Etoricoxib belongs to a class of medicines known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), while thiocolchicoside acts as a muscle relaxant. This combination works by blocking the inflammatory effects of the chemicals and also blocks the signal transmission in the brain and spinal cord and relaxing the contracted muscles. Etoricoxib+Thiocolchicoside is available in the form of a tablet, capsule. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting this medicine.


Uses of Etoricoxib+Thiocolchicoside

  • Etoricoxib+Thiocolchicoside is used in treating pain, swelling and inflammation caused due to muscle spasm which occurs in different conditions like low back pain, contraction of the muscles of the ne...
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  • It is also used to treat painful and inflammatory conditions related to joint problems like osteoarthritis (damage to the joint cushioning), rheumatoid arthritis (pain, stiffness, swelling and loss o...
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Contraindications of Etoricoxib+Thiocolchicoside

When should one not use Etoricoxib+Thiocolchicoside

  • If you are allergic to etoricoxib, thiocolchicoside or similar medicines
  • If you had or have heart problems like heart failure, heart attack, bypass surgery or stroke
  • If you have any problems with your liver and kidney
  • If you have high blood pressure that has not been previously controlled
  • If you have stomach or intestinal ulcers, bleeding from ulcers
  • If you have a history of ulcer or bleeding previously
  • If you have any inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis or colitis
  • If you have an allergy to painkillers (NSAIDs) like aspirin or Ibuprofen
  • If you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding
  • If you are less than 16 years old

Side effects of Etoricoxib+Thiocolchicoside

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation

Precautions and Warnings of Etoricoxib+Thiocolchicoside



Can I take etoricoxib+thiocolchicoside during pregnancy?
Etoricoxib+Thiocolchicoside should not be used during pregnancy or if you are planning to conceive, consult your doctor before using it & proper birth control measures should be taken during treatment.

Breast Feeding

Can I take etoricoxib+thiocolchicoside while breastfeeding?
Consult a doctor before using etoricoxib+thiocolchicoside while breastfeeding as it passes into breast milk.


Can I drive if I have taken etoricoxib+thiocolchicoside?
Avoid driving if you experience dizziness or drowsiness after taking etoricoxib+thiocolchicoside.


Can I consume alcohol with etoricoxib+thiocolchicoside?
Avoid consuming alcohol with etoricoxib+thiocolchicoside, as it may worsen the side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of a heart problem such as high blood pressure
  • You are suffering from liver or kidney problems
  • You had or have stomach bleeding or ulcer
  • You have diabetes, high cholesterol and a smoking habit
  • You are pregnant, planning to have a baby or breastfeeding.
  • You have problems with fits
  • You are suffering from vomiting or diarrhoea and are dehydrated
  • You have swelling due to water retention (excess fluid) in the body
  • You have infections
  • You are above 65 years of age
  • Etoricoxib+Thiocolchicoside should not be given to patients below 16 years

Mode of Action of Etoricoxib+Thiocolchicoside

How Does It Work?

  • Certain substances, when released in the body, produce pain and inflammatory condition in the body. So, the affected area becomes red, painful and swollen.
  • Etoricoxib belongs to a group of medicine that blocks the effect of inflammatory chemicals. So, all the symptoms related to it improve gradually.
  • The signals and chemicals released by the brain and spinal cord are responsible for muscle stiffness and pain of the muscle and joints.
  • Thiocolchicoside interrupts this signal transmission process in the brain and spinal cord and thus relieves muscle spasms and pain associated with it.
  • Thus, this combination eventually helps in restoring the movement of muscles and joints.

Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: In which all dosage forms is etoricoxib+thiocolchicoside available?

A: Etoricoxib+Thiocolchicoside is available in the form of tablets, capsules.

Q: Is etoricoxib+thiocolchicoside a painkiller?

A: Yes, etoricoxib+thiocolchicoside is a pain killer medicine.
Last Updated on: 26 Nov 2021 | 08:16 PM (IST)
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