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Etova-MR 400/4 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Etova-MR 400/4 Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of pain due to muscle spasm. It improves the movement of muscles and provides relief from pain and discomfort associated with muscle spasms.

Etova-MR 400/4 Tablet should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor. Do not take more or use it for a longer duration than recommended by your doctor.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach pain, loss of appetite, diarrhea, loss of appetite, indigestion, and sleepiness. If any of these side effects bother you or do not go away with time, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these side effects.

The medicine may not be suitable for everybody. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, and liver. To make sure it is safe for you, let your doctor also know all the other medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should first consult their doctors before using the medicine.

Uses of Etova-MR Tablet

  • Pain due to muscle spasm

Side effects of Etova-MR Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Etova-MR

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Heartburn
    Avoid foods that irritate the stomach such as alcohol, carbonated soft drinks, citrus, coffee, fatty foods or tomatoes. Eat or drink slowly. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. The reason being, large meals fill the stomach and put pressure, causing reflux. Quit smoking if you smoke, lose weight if you are overweight and avoid tight waistbands. Ask your doctor about medicines to treat this condition such as antacids. Do not lie down immediately after eating and wait for at least three hours before lying down after a meal. Raise the head of your bed. Talk to your doctor if your condition does not improve, they may be able to reduce the dosage or switch you to another medicine.
  • Coping with Stomach pain/epigastric pain
    Try to get plenty of rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may relieve the stomach pain. It may help if you eat and drink slowly and have smaller and more frequent meals. Reduce your intake of coffee, tea and alcohol as these can make the pain worse. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your doctor about possible medication. Your doctor may be able to prescribe some over-the-counter medicines to help reduce the pain.
  • Coping with Loss of appetite
    It is important to eat, even if you do not feel like it. You might try switching to smaller meals and frequent snacks. Try eating healthy and nutritious snacks that are high in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts. It is important to drink even if you cannot eat. But, do not fill your stomach with liquid before eating. Eat when you are most hungry. Exercise such as a short walk may also increase your appetite. Talk to your doctor about possible medication or supplements if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Indigestion
    Try taking your medicine with a meal or snack, or shortly after eating. It might help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, and to eat and drink slowly. Avoid foods which can irritate your stomach such as carbonated soft drinks, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, mints and citrus fruits. Quit smoking and alcohol because they increase the symptoms. Do not eat for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. Try raising the head of your bed at night or use extra pillows. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that may help, such as antacids, if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.

How to use Etova-MR 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. Etova-MR 400/4 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Etova-MR Tablet works

Etova-MR 400/4 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Etova-MR 400/4 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Etova-MR 400/4 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Etova-MR 400/4 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Etova-MR 400/4 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Etova-MR 400/4 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Etova-MR 400/4 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 Etova-MR 400/4 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Etova-MR 400/4 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 Etova-MR 400/4 Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness.

Fact Box

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Patient Concerns

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Continous Muscle pain in leg and thighs
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Aceclo MR twice daily for 1 weekCobadex czs once daily for 4 weekEvion 400 mg once daily for 4 weeksUprise D3 60K capsule once a week for 4 weeks
Is acceclowoc-mr tablet can be taken whole life to relieve pain or suggest pain killer, muscle relaxant
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
No pain killer can be taken whole life, u need to remove the problem
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Etova-MR?

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 Etova-MR 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 Etova-MR be stopped when my pain is relieved?

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

Q. Can the use of Etova-MR cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Etova-MR 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 Etova-MR?

The use of Etova-MR 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 Etova-MR cause damage to kidneys?

Yes, the long-term use of Etova-MR 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

  1. Etodolac. Princeton, New Jersey: Aesgen Inc.; 1997. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. European Medicine Agency. Thiocolchicoside. 2014. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Etodolac. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Thiocolchicoside. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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