Ect 90mg Tablet
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Ect 90mg Tab is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine with etoricoxib as the active component.
Uses of Ect 90mg Tab
The uses of this medicine include relief from pain and swelling as experienced in gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, and ankylosing spondylitis.
Contraindications of Ect 90mg Tab
- Allergy to etoricoxib, other NSAIDs or COX-2 inhibitors
- Heart disease like a peripheral arterial disease
- Individuals with recent bypass surgery of the heart
- Individuals about to have a major operation like blood vessel surgery or heart surgery
- Ulcers in the stomach
- Bleeding in the stomach or intestine
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Pregnant women and nursing mothers
- Uncontrolled blood pressure
- History of heart attack or stroke
Side effects of Ect 90mg Tab
The common side effects of Ect 90mg Tab include swollen ankle, feet and leg; pain and swelling in the stomach; nausea; vomiting; diarrhoea or constipation; difficulty in sleeping; confusion; anxiety; headache; hallucinations; and drowsiness. Some severe side effects of this tablet are the presence of blood in stool or vomit, black stools, shortness of breath, lowered levels of blood platelet count, and abnormal heart rhythms and palpitations. Allergic reactions like swelling of the face, lips, throat; fever; rashes; and hives are also some serious adverse effects of this medicine.
Precautions and Warnings of Ect 90mg Tab
Can I take Ect 90mg Tab during pregnancy?
You should not take etoricoxib during pregnancy as this medicine is not safe for pregnant women. It should also be avoided if you are planning to conceive in the near future.
Can I take Ect 90mg Tab while breastfeeding?
It is unclear whether etoricoxib can pass into the breastmilk and affect the baby. Therefore, if you are nursing, you should take this medicine only on recommendation by a doctor.
Can I drive if I have consumed Ect 90mg Tab?
Etoricoxib may lead to dizziness. You should not drive if you are experiencing dizziness after taking this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Ect 90mg Tab?
You should avoid drinking alcohol when on etoricoxib treatment. This is because both etoricoxib and alcohol increase the risk of bleeding in the stomach and intestine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Precautions are recommended in individuals with diarrhoea, asthma, high blood pressure, history of liver or kidney disease, history of bleeding in the stomach or intestine, high cholesterol and diabetes. Therefore, you should inform the physician if you have any of these conditions.
Mode of Action of Ect 90mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Etoricoxib inhibits cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and works by inhibiting the cyclooxygenase pathway, thereby reducing swelling and inflammation.
Directions for Use of Ect 90mg Tab
Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor and follow the instructions given on the label. You should not make any changes in the dose and duration of the treatment with etoricoxib unless your doctor tells you to do so. You can take this medicine on an empty stomach as well as after having meals. Swallow it entirely with water and without chewing or crushing the tablet.
Interactions of Ect 90mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Etoricoxib interacts with certain medicines such as blood-thinning agents like warfarin, antibiotics like rifampicin, medicines for mania like lithium, other medicines like water pills, tacrolimus, methotrexate and cyclosporin. Therefore you should inform the doctor about any medication that you are taking before the initiation of etoricoxib therapy.
Interactions with food items
Etoricoxib is not known to interact with any food items.
Other general Interactions
Inform your doctor about certain conditions like bleeding in the stomach and intestine, liver and kidney disease or diarrhoea. Etoricoxib may worsen these conditions.
Storage and disposal of Ect 90mg Tab
Store Ect 90mg Tab at room temperature and protect it from direct heat, sunlight and moisture. You should always keep the medicines away from children and pets.
Dosage of Ect 90mg Tab
Overdose may lead to symptoms like breathing problems, stomach pain, nausea and even coma. Consult a doctor immediately in case of overdose.
Missed a Dose
You don't need to panic in the case of a missed dose. Just take the missed dose as soon as you realise it. However, you should skip the missed dose and continue with the next dosing schedule, e.g., if the time for the next dose is very close, it is recommended to skip the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Will an extra dose provide better and faster pain relief?
A: No. You should not alter the dose of this medicine without consulting a doctor. An extra dose may lead to side effects associated with overdose of etoricoxib.
Q: The doctor has prescribed me etoricoxib as a pain-relieving medicine for arthritis. Can I give it to a family member with pain in joints but not diagnosed with arthritis?
- No. It may be harmful to give this medicine without consulting a doctor.
Q: I was unaware of my pregnancy and took this tablet on prescription. What should I do?
- Stop taking medicine and consult a doctor as soon as you realise your pregnancy status.
Q: I have completed the doses of Ect 90mg Tab prescribed by my doctor with no improvements in my joint pain. What should I do?
- Consult your doctor regarding this problem. He may change your medicine or dose of treatment based on your health status.
Q: I cannot take this medicine due to severe stomach pain I experience after taking it. Is there a way to resolve it?
- You should consult the doctor to find if the stomach pain is due to the side effect of etoricoxib or some underlying disease. He will help you resolve the pain or change the medication.
- Allen H. Etoricoxib for pain and inflammation.
- Package leaflet: Information for the user. Etoricoxib.
- American Family Physician. Alcohol and NSAIDs increase risk for upper GI bleeding
- Neutel CI, Appel WC. The effect of alcohol abuse on the risk of NSAID-related gastrointestinal events.
- Brooks P, Kubler P. Etoricoxib for arthritis and pain management.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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