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 neck, muscle weakness conditions due to trauma, brain and spinal cord problems....
- 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 of movement of joints), gout (pain, redness of joints due to deposition of mineral crystals), ankylosing spondylitis (an inflammatory disease affecting the spine and other large joints of the body)...
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:
- Stomach pain
Precautions and Warnings of Etoricoxib+Thiocolchicoside
Other General Warnings
- 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.
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?
Q: Is etoricoxib+thiocolchicoside a painkiller?
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