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Etrik 120mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Etrik 120mg Tablet is a pain relieving medicine. It is used for relieving moderate pain and swelling of joints associated with different forms of gout and arthritis. It is also used for short-term treatment of moderate pain after dental surgery in people 16 years of age and older.

Etrik 120mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. The dose depends on what you are taking it for and how well it helps your symptoms. You should take it as advised by your doctor. Do not take more or use it for longer than recommended.

The most common side effects of this medicine include stomach pain, edema, dizziness, headache, irregular heartbeat, and increased blood pressure. These are not usually serious but if you are worried, ask your doctor about ways of reducing or preventing them.

Before taking it, you should let your doctor know if you have a history of ulcer or bleeding in your stomach, high blood pressure, or have any trouble with your heart, kidneys, or liver. Let your doctor also know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before starting treatment. You should also avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine. Heavy drinking can cause excessive drowsiness.

Uses of Etrik Tablet

Side effects of Etrik Tablet

Common
  • Stomach pain
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Irregular heart beat

How to use Etrik 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. Etrik 120mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Etrik Tablet works

Etrik 120mg 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 for pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Etrik 120mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Etrik 120mg 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 Etrik 120mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Etrik 120mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Etrik 120mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Etrik 120mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Etrik 120mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Etrik 120mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Etrik 120mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Etrik 120mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Etrik 120mg Tablet helps relieve pain and inflammation.
  • It may cause fewer stomach problems as compared to other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
  • It may cause dizziness and fatigue. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while on treatment with this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Regularly monitor your blood pressure while taking this medicine, particularly in the first two weeks after starting treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
  • During long-term treatment, your doctor may want to take regular blood tests to monitor your liver function.
  • Do not take Etrik 120mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Etrik 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

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Plz dr. suggest me periods pain reliefer tablet which available easily at store.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
You can take govern tablets for pain relief
Dear doctor my wife is 4 month pregnant since afternoon she is suffering from head ache , can you please suggest me what should be done
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tablet Crocin pain relief can. E given
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FAQs

Q. How long do I need to take Etrik?

You need to take Etrik as long as your doctor recommends to take it. For dental pain, it is usually prescribed for 3 days, but if it is being used for acute pain conditions then it should be given as long as pain lasts and not exceeding 8 days. Usually for arthritis it is prescribed for long-term use, which may vary from person to person.

Q. How should Etrik be taken?

Take Etrik exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Etrik can be taken with or without food. Taking the medicine without food can enhance the working of the medicine. Furthermore, do not exceed the dose recommended by your doctor.

Q. Does Etrik cause sleepiness?

In some patients Etrik causes sleepiness, feeling of spinning (vertigo), and dizziness. If one experiences these symptoms then driving or operating machinery should be avoided.

Q. Does Etrik have any effect on birth control pills?

Taking Etrik with birth control pills and hormonal replacement therapy may increase the chances of side effects. Hence, consult the doctor who will suggest an alternative method of birth control.

Q. Can I take aspirin while taking Etrik?

Aspirin can be taken in low doses when you are using it for prevention of stroke and heart attack. You should not stop low-dose aspirin without talking to your doctor. It is advised that while taking Etrik you should not take high doses of aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medicines, as they may increase your risk of stomach ulcers.

Q. How long does Etrik take to work?

Pain relief has been observed after about 4 hours of starting Etrik. Full effect may take a little longer and may vary from person to person.

Q. Is Etrik a painkiller?

Yes, Etrik is a pain killer. It helps to reduce pain and inflammation in the joints and muscles due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and gout. It is also used to relieve dental pain after dental surgery.

Q. Is Etrik bad for kidneys?

People with impaired kidney function or with severe heart failure or severe liver problems (liver cirrhosis) needs to be careful while taking Etrik since the medicine can further impair the function. Uncommon side effects of Etrik related to kidneys include proteins in urine, serum creatinine increased, and kidney failure.

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