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Composition FOR ETOJET

Etoricoxib(NA)

food interaction for ETOJET

alcohol interaction for ETOJET

pregnancy interaction for ETOJET

lactation interaction for ETOJET

medicine interaction for ETOJET

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
No interaction found
No interaction found
Etojet gel 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Etojet gel is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR ETOJET

Etoricoxib(NA)

Uses

Etojet gel is used in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, arthralgia, myalgia, pain during menstruation and post operative pain.

How it works

Etojet gel blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Palpitations, Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Heartburn, Gastritis, Dizziness, Constipation, Edema, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Increased blood pressure, Flatulence

SUBSTITUTES FOR ETOJET

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR ETOJET

Do not take etoricoxib, if you are allergic to etoricoxib or COX-2 inhibitors Consult your doctor before taking etoricoxib.
  • If you had have a history of stomach ulcers and bleeding.
  • If you are above 65 years of age.
  • If you are have diabetes or high cholesterol or you smoke.
Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should consult the doctor before taking this medication.

Frequently asked questions FOR ETOJET

Etoricoxib

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Is etoricoxib a painkiller?
Yes, etoricoxib is a pain killer. It belongs to the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs).

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How does etoricoxib work?
Etoricoxib belongs to the class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs). It acts by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) enzyme and hence reduces the pain and swelling (inflammation) in the joints and muscles of people with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and gout.

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Is etoricoxib safe?
Etoricoxib is safe if used for the prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by the doctor.

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Can I take etoricoxib with paracetamol?
Etoricoxib can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.


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Can I take etoricoxib with ibuprofen?
Etoricoxib and ibuprofen both increase anticoagulation (prevent clotting of blood) and both increase the levels of potassium. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.


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Can I take etoricoxib with tramadol?
Etoricoxib can be taken with tramadol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take etoricoxib with antibiotics?
There are reports of drug-drug interaction of etoricoxib with some antibiotics. For example, when used with ketoconazole (an antifungal agent) or rifampicin (an anti-tubercular agent), there could be an increase in blood levels of etoricoxib. Please consult your doctor before taking etoricoxib with antibiotics.

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Can I take etoricoxib with naproxen?
Etoricoxib and naproxen both increase anticoagulation (prevent clotting of blood) and also increase serum potassium levels. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take etoricoxib with alcohol?
There are no reported interactions between etoricoxib and alcohol. However, it is not recommended to take any medicines along with alcohol. Please consult your doctor before taking etoricoxib with alcohol.

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Can I take etoricoxib with methotrexate?
There are reports of drug-drug interactions between etoricoxib and methotrexate. Etoricoxib can increase the concentration of methotrexate in the blood. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take etoricoxib with celecoxib?
Etoricoxib and celecoxib both increase anticoagulation (prevent clotting of blood) and also increase serum potassium levels. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take etoricoxib for toothache?
Etoricoxib can be used for the short term treatment of moderate pain after dental surgery in people 16 years of age and older.

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How long can I take etoricoxib for?
The prescibed duration of treatment with etoricoxib varies according to the condition. Please take etoricoxib for a duration as prescribed by your doctor.

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Is etoricoxib safe in pregnancy?
Etoricoxib is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy.

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Is etoricoxib a steroid?
Etoricoxib is not a steroid. It is a pain killer which belongs to the class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs).

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Is etoricoxib a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
Yes, etoricoxib belongs to the class of medicines known as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

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Is etoricoxib addictive?
No, etoricoxib does not have any addictive potential.

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Is etoricoxib available over the counter?
No, etoricoxib is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)