Etrik 120mg Tablet

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Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Etrik 120mg Tablet

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147.2
₹14.72/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Etrik Tablet

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Uses of Etrik Tablet

Etrik 120mg Tablet is used in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, arthralgia, myalgia, pain during menstruation and post operative pain.
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Side effects of Etrik Tablet

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

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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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Etrik 120mg Tablet 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 pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

In Depth Information on Etrik Tablet

Expert advice for Etrik Tablet

  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Etrik 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.
  • Etrik 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Etrik 120mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Etrik 120mg 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.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Etrik 120mg Tablet
during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
Etrik 120mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, o
r decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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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.
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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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Severely interacts with other drugs like
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Etrik 120mg Tablet

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No. Etrik is not a narcotic. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug(NSAID).
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 Etrik and celecoxib?
Both Etrik and celecoxib are the medicines which inhibit an enzyme COX-2 (Cyclooxygenase-2) causes pain and inflammation. However, according to the research studies, Etrik is better than celecoxib in terms of effectiveness.
Q. How to differentiate Etrik and ibuprofen?
Etrik 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 Etrik.
Q. Can warfarin be used with Etrik?
No. Etrik 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.
No. Etrik 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.
Normally painkillers are to be avoided in a patient with diabetes. Etrik 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 Etrik.
Q. Can I take Etrik along with Thiocolchicoside?
Yes. Thiocolchicoside is a muscle relaxant which is given in combination with Etrik but it is not approved. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. How to differentiate Etrik and meloxicam?
Meloxicam causes gastric toxicity and can lead to black stools due to bleeding whereas Etrik is comparatively safer for the gastric mucosa. Etrik has cardiovascular (heart attack and stroke) side effects.
Q. Can I take diclofenac along with Etrik?
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 Etrik?
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 Etrik?
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 Etrik?
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 Etrik?
No. Etrik 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 Etrik?
Naproxen is a non-selective Cyclooxygenase (COX) blocker whereas Etrik is a selective COX-2 blocker. Etrik has lesser gastric side effects. In research studies, Etrik has been found to have better effectiveness but the side effects are more.
Q. How is etodolac different from Etrik?
Etodolac and Etrik 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 Etrik.
Contraindications with Etrik are allergy or hypersensitivity, heart disease, high blood pressure, renal failure, gastric ulceration, history of stroke, pregnancy, lactation and severe liver dysfunction.
No. Etrik is not to be taken in a case of allergy.
No. Etrik is absolutely contraindicated in chest pain. Immediately consult your doctor if you have a chest pain.
Yes. Etrik can be used for inflammation. It helps to reduce the inflammation and pain associated with inflammation. Etrik is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.
No. Tonsillitis is caused due to infections in the tonsils which is most commonly by the bacteria. Antibiotics are used to treat tonsillitis. Etrik is a pain killer and can be used only to reduce the pain associated with tonsillitis but only with a prescription of a doctor.
Yes. Etrik can be used for pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the tendonitis. Etrik is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.
Yes. Etrik can be used for pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition. Etrik is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.
No. Etrik is a pain killer. It is not a medicine to be taken for fever.
Yes. Etrik 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. Etrik acts as a pain killer and only decreases the pain. Consult your doctor if you are diagnosed with sciatica for proper treatment.
Yes. Etrik can be used for arthritis and pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition. Etrik is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.
Yes. Etrik can be used for ankylosing spondylitis. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition.
Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Etrik 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.
Etrik is a pain killer but it is not approved for the treatment of pain associated with a migraine.
Yes. Etrik 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 Etrik.
Etrik 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 Etrik?
When oral contraceptives and Etrik 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 Etrik is prescribed by a doctor do inform you are taking oral contraceptive.
Q. Can I take methotrexate with Etrik?
Blood levels of methotrexate is increased when it is given with Etrik. Proper monitoring of the blood levels and adequate dose adjustments are required if they are prescribed together.
Q. Can I take lithium with Etrik?
Etrik 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 Etrik with tacrolimus?
No. You should avoid Etrik with tacrolimus. It increases the risk of kidney damage by many folds when these two are given together.
Yes, you can take Etrik for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease and Etrik may help in reducing the pain associated with the disease.
No, you should not take Etrik if you have heart disease or increased risk of heart disease. Etrik increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and hypertension. Inform your doctor if you have heart disease before you start taking Etrik.
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