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Etornext-TH Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Etornext-TH Tablet is a combination medicine which helps in relieving pain due to muscle spasm. It relieves muscle stiffness or spasm and improves the movement of muscles. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation.

Etornext-TH Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Depending on the severity of your underlying illness, your doctor will decide the precise dose. It may cause side effects like nausea, heartburn, vomiting, stomach pain, and loss of appetite in some patients. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Uses of Etornext-TH Tablet

Etornext-TH Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach pain / epigastric pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Indigestion
  • Sleepiness

How to use Etornext-TH 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. Etornext-TH Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid acidity and heartburn.

How Etornext-TH Tablet works

Etornext-TH Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Etodolac and Thiocolchicoside, which relieves pain and relaxes the muscles. Etodolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling). Thiocolchicoside is a muscle relaxant. It works on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm. It relieves pain and improves the movement of muscles.

Etornext-TH Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Etornext-TH Tablet Taking Etodolac with alcohol may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Etornext-TH Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Etornext-TH Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Etornext-TH Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Etornext-TH Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Etornext-TH Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Etornext-TH Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Etornext-TH Tablet helps relieve pain and muscle spasm that may occur due to strains, sprains, and muscle injuries.
  • It is usually used along with rest and physical therapy.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Etornext-TH Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness.

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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Etornext-TH?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Will Etornext-TH be more effective if taken in higher doses?

No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather it can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can Etornext-TH be stopped when my pain is relieved?

Etornext-TH is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when the pain is relieved. However, Etornext-TH should be continued if the doctor advises you to do so.

Q. Can the use of Etornext-TH cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Etornext-TH can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Etornext-TH?

The use of Etornext-TH is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to painkillers or any of the components or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of stomach ulcers or active, recurrent stomach ulcer/bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with a history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.

Q. Can the use of Etornext-TH cause damage to kidneys?

Yes, the long-term use of Etornext-TH can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical called prostaglandins that protects them from damage. Use of painkillers lowers the levels of prostaglandins in the body leading to kidney damage on long-term use. Use of painkillers is not recommended to patients with underlying kidney disease.
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References
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Alembic Road, Vadodara - 390 003, Gujarat,INDIA
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