Etrik Mr Tablet
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Etrik Mr Tablet contains Etoricoxib and Thiocolchicoside. This medicine is used to relieve pain, swelling & inflammatory conditions affecting the muscle or surrounding joints. This medicine works by blocking the inflammatory effects of the chemicals and also blocks the signal transmission in the brain and spinal cord and relaxes the contracted muscles. Thiocolchicoside acts as a muscle relaxant whereas Etoricoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAIDs ). You should not use this medicine if you are having any heart, liver or kidney problems or if you are pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers. Inform your doctor about all other medicines, herbs or supplements you are taking before starting with Etrik Mr Tablet.
Uses of Etrik Mr Tablet
- Etrik Mr Tablet is used to treat 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.read less
- 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).read less
Contraindications of Etrik Mr Tablet
- If you are allergic to Etoricoxib or Thiocolchicoside or any other ingredients of this medicine
- If you have stomach or intestinal ulcers, bleeding from ulcers
- If you have any problems with your liver and kidney
- If you had or have heart problems like heart failure, heart attack, bypass surgery or stroke
- If you have high blood pressure that has not been previously controlled
- If you have any inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis or colitis
- If you have a history of ulcer or bleeding previously
- If you have an allergy for painkillers (NSAIDs) like aspirin or Ibuprofen
- If you're pregnant, planning to have a baby or are breastfeeding
- If you are below 16 years of age
Side effects of Etrik Mr Tablet
- Headache, dizziness
- Nausea, vomiting
- Stomach pain/discomfort, diarrhoea
- Constipation, indigestion, gas
- Weakness, fatigue, bruising
- Flu-like symptoms, sleepiness
- Swelling of the legs/feet
- Palpitations, increased blood pressure
- Shortness of breath, mouth ulcers
- Blurred vision, skin rash, itching (uncommon)
Precautions and Warnings of Etrik Mr Tablet
Can I take Etrik Mr Tablet during pregnancy?
- Etrik Mr Tablet should not be taken during pregnancy as it may harm your unborn child.
- When pregnancy is detected, this medicine should be discontinued immediately.
- Proper birth control measures should be taken while consuming it.
- If you are pregnant or think you may be or are planning for a baby, you should consult your doctor before starting this medicine.
Can I take Etrik Mr Tablet while breastfeeding?
Etrik Mr Tablet passes in human milk. Women taking this medicine should not breastfeed as newborn babies are very sensitive to the harmful effects of this medicine. You should consult your doctor before using this medicine while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Etrik Mr Tablet?
You may experience visual disturbances, inability to recognise objects properly, sleepiness, dizziness while on treatment with Etrik Mr Tablet. Thus, you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.
Can I consume alcohol with Etrik Mr Tablet?
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Etrik Mr Tablet as it may worsen the side effects of this medicine in the long term. This medicine also disturbs liver functioning. Hence, you should avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You had or have stomach bleeding or ulcer.
- You are suffering from liver or kidney problems You have high blood pressure, your doctor may need to check your blood pressure more often.
- You have infections (as this medicine may mask the fever associated with it).
- You have diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking habits (as it may increase the chances of a heart problem).
- You have problems of fits (as it increases the chances of convulsions)
- You are suffering from vomiting or diarrhoea and are dehydrated.
- You have swelling due to water retention (excess fluid) in the body
- You have a history of heart problems (like a heart-pumping problem or other diseases related to the heart). Your doctor may ask you to come for follow up frequently to check blood pressure and other heart functions.read less
- You are over 65 years of age.
- You are pregnant, planning to have a baby or breastfeeding.
- This medicine should not be given to children below 16 years of age.
Mode of Action of Etrik Mr Tablet
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 the inflammatory chemicals. So, all the symptoms related to it improves gradually.read less
- 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 spasm and pain associated with it. Thus, this medicine eventually helps in restoring the movement of muscle and joints.read less
Directions for Use of Etrik Mr Tablet
- Take Etrik Mr Tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water, with or without food. Do not break or chew the medicine.
- You should take this medicine regularly, at the same time and without fail as directed by your doctor.
- You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Etrik Mr Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- Concomitant use of Etrik Mr Tablet should be avoided during hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills, as it may increase your risk of side effects.
- Medicines used to modify immune responses such as Methotrexate, Cyclosporin or Tacrolimus.
- Medicines used to treat psychiatric illnesses such as Lithium containing products.
- Blood pressure and medicines used for heart disorders such as Enalapril, Losartan and water pills.
- Concomitant use of this medicine along with antibiotics like Rifampicin for various infections and painkillers like Aspirin may increase the risk of stomach ulcers.
- Blood-thinning medicines or anticoagulants such as Warfarin
- Medicines used to treat heart failure and irregular heart rhythm such as Digoxin.
- Other medicines such as Salbutamol, Minoxidil, Voriconazole should be used cautiously.
Storage and disposal of Etrik Mr Tablet
- Store Etrik Mr Tablet in the original pack in a cool and dry place, away from sunlight and moisture.
- Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children and pets.
- Do not use this medicine after it passes the expiry date.
- Do not flush the medicine. You need to properly discard it when it is expired or no longer needed.
Dosage of Etrik Mr Tablet
The overdose of Etrik Mr Tablet may increase the side effects (nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea, increased blood pressure, palpitation, etc.) of this medicine. If you think you have taken more than the required dose, contact your doctor or visit a nearby hospital immediately.
Missed a Dose
If you forget a dose of Etrik Mr Tablet, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I am suffering from high blood pressure, can I take Etrik Mr Tablet?
A: Etrik Mr Tablet increases the chances of heart attack and stroke and also decreases the effectiveness of blood pressure-lowering medicines. So, you should avoid this medicine in such a condition. Always consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Q: Is Etrik Mr Tablet habit-forming?
A: No, Etrik Mr Tablet is not habit-forming.
Q: I am on birth control pills, can I use Etrik Mr Tablet?
A: Birth control pills contain a human-made form of a hormone called estrogen. If you take Etrik Mr Tablet with birth control pills, the level of estrogen in the body increases, thus increasing the side effects as well. So always tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking before using this medicine.
Q: Is Etrik Mr Tablet a painkiller?
A: Yes, Etrik Mr Tablet is a pain killer.
Q: Does Etrik Mr Tablet cause blood in urine?
A: If you are suffering from any liver or blood clotting associated problems, you may experience an increase in bleeding tendency like red urine if you use Etrik Mr Tablet. Consult with your doctor for proper advice on the use and the dosage of this medicine.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 03:20 PM (IST)
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