Etocox 120 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Etocox Tablet
Etocox 120 mg Tablet is used for pain relief. It relieves pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthritis.
Etocox Tablet side effects
Common
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Peripheral edema
  • Flatulence
How to use Etocox Tablet
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. Etocox 120 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Etocox Tablet works
Etocox 120 mg Tablet is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called COX-2 inhibitors. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).
Etocox Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Etocox 120 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Etocox 120 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Etocox 120 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Etocox 120 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Etocox 120 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Etocox 120 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Etocox 120 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Etocox 120 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Etocox 120 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Etocox 120 mg Tablet may cause fewer stomach problems as compared with other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
  • It can also affect kidneys or cause permanent kidney damage if taken for a long time.
  • Etocox 120 mg Tablet can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Etocox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Etocox

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Bone & Joint Specialist
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FAQs

Q. Is Etocox a narcotic?
No. Etocox is not a narcotic. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug(NSAID).
Q. Is Etocox a painkiller?
Yes. It is a pain killer. It belongs to the class of medications known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Q. What is the difference between Etocox and celecoxib?
Both Etocox and celecoxib are the medicines which inhibit an enzyme COX-2 (Cyclooxygenase-2) causes pain and inflammation. However, according to the research studies, Etocox is better than celecoxib in terms of effectiveness.
Q. How to differentiate Etocox and ibuprofen?
Etocox is a Selective Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor which is an enzyme responsible for pain and inflammation but ibuprofen in a non-selective COX inhibitor which has more gastric side effects like gastric ulceration as compared to Etocox.
Q. Can warfarin be used with Etocox?
No. Etocox should be avoided with warfarin as they both lead to increase in bleeding tendencies. Inform your doctor if you are taking any of the medications. If given together then the therapy should be monitored closely.
Q. Can I use Etocox for hypertension?
No. Etocox is a pain killer. It should be avoided in hypertension as it can lead to failure of the antihypertensive therapy and there is increased risk of fluid retention and oedema.
Q. Can a patient of diabetes use Etocox?
Normally painkillers are to be avoided in a patient with diabetes. Etocox can increase the risk of kidney failure when given in a patient of diabetes with compromised renal function. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes before starting Etocox.
Q. Can I take Etocox along with Thiocolchicoside?
Yes. Thiocolchicoside is a muscle relaxant which is given in combination with Etocox but it is not approved. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. How to differentiate Etocox and meloxicam?
Meloxicam causes gastric toxicity and can lead to black stools due to bleeding whereas Etocox is comparatively safer for the gastric mucosa. Etocox has cardiovascular (heart attack and stroke) side effects.
Q. Can I take diclofenac along with Etocox?
Both are pain killers. If they are taken together it increases the chances of side effects so better consult your doctor before starting them.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with Etocox?
Yes. They can be taken together but it increases the chances of liver damage. It can only be taken after consultation with your doctor before starting any of these medications or in combination.
Q. Can I take pregabalin with Etocox?
Yes. They can be taken together but you need to consult your doctor before starting any of these medications or in combination.
Q. Can I take tramadol along with Etocox?
Yes. They can be taken together but you need to consult your doctor before starting any of these medications or in combination.
Q. Can acenocoumarol be taken along with Etocox?
No. Etocox should be avoided with acenocoumarol as they both lead to increase in bleeding tendencies. Inform your doctor if you are taking any of the medications. If given together then the therapy should be monitored closely.
Q. How is naproxen different from Etocox?
Naproxen is a non-selective Cyclooxygenase (COX) blocker whereas Etocox is a selective COX-2 blocker. Etocox has lesser gastric side effects. In research studies, Etocox has been found to have better effectiveness but the side effects are more.
Q. How is etodolac different from Etocox?
Etodolac and Etocox both are COX-2 inhibitors, an enzyme associated with the pain and inflammation but the COX-1 selectivity for etodolac is more as compared to Etocox.
Q. What is the contraindication for Etocox?
Contraindications with Etocox are allergy or hypersensitivity, heart disease, high blood pressure, renal failure, gastric ulceration, history of stroke, pregnancy, lactation and severe liver dysfunction.
Q. Can I use Etocox for allergy?
No. Etocox is not to be taken in a case of allergy.
Q. Can I use Etocox for chest pain?
No. Etocox is absolutely contraindicated in chest pain. Immediately consult your doctor if you have a chest pain.
Q. Can I use Etocox for inflammation?
Yes. Etocox can be used for inflammation. It helps to reduce the inflammation and pain associated with inflammation. Etocox is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.
Q. Can tonsillitis be treated with Etocox?
No. Tonsillitis is caused due to infections in the tonsils which is most commonly by the bacteria. Antibiotics are used to treat tonsillitis. Etocox is a pain killer and can be used only to reduce the pain associated with tonsillitis but only with a prescription of a doctor.
Q. Can tendonitis be treated with Etocox?
Yes. Etocox can be used for pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the tendonitis. Etocox is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.
Q. Can I use Etocox for pain?
Yes. Etocox can be used for pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition. Etocox is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.
Q. Can I use Etocox in fever?
No. Etocox is a pain killer. It is not a medicine to be taken for fever.
Q. Can I use Etocox in sciatica?
Yes. Etocox can be used to decrease the pain but it does not cure the condition. Sciatica is a disease which is caused due to problems in the nerve and vertebral column. Etocox acts as a pain killer and only decreases the pain. Consult your doctor if you are diagnosed with sciatica for proper treatment.
Q. Can I use Etocox for arthritis and pain management?
Yes. Etocox can be used for arthritis and pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition. Etocox is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.
Q. Can I use Etocox for ankylosing spondylitis?
Yes. Etocox can be used for ankylosing spondylitis. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition.
Q. Can I take Etocox for a sore throat?
Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Etocox 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. Can I take Etocox for a migraine?
Etocox is a pain killer but it is not approved for the treatment of pain associated with a migraine.
Q. Can dental pain be treated with Etocox?
Yes. Etocox can be given in the dental pain as shown by the research studies. It is mostly recommended for Postoperative dental surgery pain. Do consult your doctor and inform if any ongoing medicines before starting Etocox.
Q. Can I take Etocox for gout treatment?
Etocox can be given for acute gout as shown by the research studies. It provides relief by decreasing the pain and inflammation associated with gout.
Q. Can I take oral contraceptives with Etocox?
When oral contraceptives and Etocox is given, there are increased levels of oestrogen in the body which can lead to oestrogen related side effects like clots in a deep leg vein. So if at all Etocox is prescribed by a doctor do inform you are taking oral contraceptive.
Q. Can I take methotrexate with Etocox?
Blood levels of methotrexate is increased when it is given with Etocox. Proper monitoring of the blood levels and adequate dose adjustments are required if they are prescribed together.
Q. Can I take lithium with Etocox?
Etocox decrease lithium renal excretion and therefore increase lithium plasma levels. If necessary, monitor blood lithium closely and adjust the lithium dosage while the combination is being taken.
Q. Can I take Etocox with tacrolimus?
No. You should avoid Etocox with tacrolimus. It increases the risk of kidney damage by many folds when these two are given together.
Q. Can I take Etocox for osteoarthritis?
Yes, you can take Etocox for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease and Etocox may help in reducing the pain associated with the disease.
Q. Can I take Etocox in heart disease?
No, you should not take Etocox if you have heart disease or increased risk of heart disease. Etocox increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and hypertension. Inform your doctor if you have heart disease before you start taking Etocox.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.
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