EFETRAN 75MG CAPSULE

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Overview

Uses of Efetran Capsule
EFETRAN 75MG CAPSULE is used for pain relief. It relieves pain in conditions like headache, mild migraine, muscle pain, dental pain, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, or painful menses.
Efetran Capsule side effects
Common
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain / epigastric pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Heartburn
  • Loss of appetite
How to use Efetran Capsule
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. EFETRAN 75MG CAPSULE is to be taken with food.
How Efetran Capsule works
EFETRAN 75MG CAPSULE is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).
Efetran Capsule related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking diclofenac with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
EFETRAN 75MG CAPSULE is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
EFETRAN 75MG CAPSULE is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
EFETRAN 75MG CAPSULE may cause headaches, blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
EFETRAN 75MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of EFETRAN 75MG CAPSULE may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
EFETRAN 75MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of EFETRAN 75MG CAPSULE may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended in patients with liver disease if this medicine is to be taken for a long time.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed EFETRAN 75MG CAPSULE to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Take it with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
  • It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or visual disturbances. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking EFETRAN 75MG CAPSULE as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components, if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Efetran with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Efetran

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Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
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FAQs

Q. Is diclofenac topical a blood thinner / controlled substance?
Diclofenac is a pain relieving medication and it does not significantly affect the function of platelets in blood; hence it is not a blood thinner. It is not a controlled substance as it does not have the potential for abuse or addiction.
Q. Can I use Efetran along with vitamins?
Yes, Efetran can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can Efetran be used for the treatment of hepatitis?
No, Efetran is not approved for the treatment of hepatitis. Hepatitis is a condition where the liver is inflamed. Efetran can, in fact, cause harm to the liver as a side effect.
Q. Can Efetran be used after C-section?
Yes, Efetran is a pain killer. C-section is the short name for Cesarean Section which is an operative procedure to deliver the baby through the mother's abdomen and uterus. Efetran can be used to treat the pain that may occur after the operation.
Q. Can I use Efetran for the treatment of arthritis?
Yes, Efetran is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and spondylitis.It belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). .
Q. Can I take Efetran along with misoprostol?
Yes. It can be taken together. Misoprostol protects the stomach from irritating gastric effects of Efetran. The combination of medication is used to treat arthritis in patients at high risk of getting stomach/intestinal ulcers and complications from the ulcers (such as bleeding).
Q. Can I take Efetran while I am on thyroxine?
Yes, Efetran can be taken with thyroxine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I use Efetran with diuretics?
No, Efetran should not be used with diuretics. Efetran reduces the natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazides diuretics in some patients. This response has been attributed to inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis.
Q. Is Efetran a narcotic?
No, Efetran is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Can Efetran be used along with warfarin?
No. Using Efetran together with warfarin can increase the risk of serious bleeding from the stomach (Higher than users of either drug alone). Inform your doctor before starting these medications.
Q. Why does Efetran cause an ulcer?
Efetran can cause damage to the lining cells of the stomach by several mechanisms, including the irritant effect on the cells, breaking of the protective barrier properties of lining cells, suppression of prostaglandin production of the stomach, reduction of stomach mucosal blood flow and interference with the repair of superficial injury of the stomach lining.
Q. Why is Efetran contraindicated in asthma?
Some patients with asthma are hypersensitive to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like aspirin which can lead to acute attacks of asthma. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Is Efetran a painkiller?
Yes. Efetran is a pain killer. In fact, it belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis.
Q. Is Efetran good for back pain?
Yes, Efetran has been found to be effective to reduce back pain. Efetran is a pain killer that belongs to the NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory) class. Other NSAIDs have also been found to be useful in back pain eg. Ibuprofen and Naproxen.
Q. Why Efetran should be stopped before surgery?
Since Efetran has been shown to have blood thinning effects, it can increase the risk of bleeding. Therefore, it is stopped before surgery to prevent excessive loss of blood.
Q. Can I use Efetran during my fever treatment?
Yes, Efetran can reduce fever. However, commonly used to reduce the pain, particularly that which is seen with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis.
Q. Can I use Efetran to treat a sore throat?
Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Efetran is a pain killer so it can be given in cases of throat pain associated with it but only under the prescription of a doctor.
Q. What are the contraindications for Efetran?
Efetran should not be used if there is an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to it, or other pain killers, active ulcer in the stomach, bleeding from the stomach, history of severe heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure and or heart attack.
Q. Can I use Efetran to treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Efetran can be used to treat the pain associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) but for complete treatment, a course of antibiotics will be required.
Q. Can Efetran cause sedation?
Efetran is not known to cause sedation. There have been rare, an isolated case report of sedation with the drug.
Q. Can I take Efetran for kidney stones?
Yes,Efetran can be used to relieve the pain due to kidney stones. However, there is also a risk of kidney damage with Efetran as its side effect. It is advised not to take Efetran for a prolonged time for this condition without adequate monitoring.
Q. Can I use Efetran with mifepristone?
These drugs should not be used together as the effect of mifepristone may be lowered by Efetran. Mifepristone is used for medical abortion.
Q. Can I use Efetran with lithium?
No.These drugs should not be used together as Efetran increases the blood levels of lithium which may further increase the side effects.
Q. Can Efetran affect the chance of conceiving?
Yes. Efetran can sometime cause reversible infertility. Efetran by its mechanism of action, may delay or prevent rupture of ovarian follicles, which has been associated with reversible infertility in some women. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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