Etrobax MR 60 mg/4 mg Tablet is used for pain due to muscle spasm.
Etrobax MR Tablet side effects
Side Effects of Etrobax MR are Diarrhoea, Stomach pain, Indigestion, Flatulence, Swelling of hands, Swelling of feet, Flu-like symptoms.
How to use Etrobax 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. Etrobax MR 60 mg/4 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Etrobax MR 60 mg/4 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Etoricoxib and Thiocolchicoside which relieve pain and relax the muscles. Etoricoxib 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 centres in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm and to improve pain and movement of muscles.
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Special precautions for Etrobax MR Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Etrobax MR 60 mg/4 mg 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.
No information is available on the use of Etrobax MR 60 mg/4 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Etrobax MR 60 mg/4 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Etrobax MR 60 mg/4 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Etrobax MR 60 mg/4 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Etrobax MR 60 mg/4 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Etrobax MR 60 mg/4 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Etrobax MR 60 mg/4 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Etrobax MR 60 mg/4 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Frequently asked questions about Etrobax MR Tablet
Etrobax MR is a combination of two medicines: Etoricoxib and Thiocolchicoside. This medicine helps in relieving muscle pain. It works by relaxing muscles by acting on central nervous system and lowering chemical substance in the body that cause pain and inflammation.
Q. Can I stop taking Etrobax MR when my pain is relieved?
Etrobax MR should be continued for as long as advised by your physician if you are using the medication for a condition associated with long term pain. It can be discontinued if you are using it for short term pain relief.
Q. Can the use of Etrobax MR cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Etrobax MR can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for sometime or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Etrobax MR?
The use of Etrobax MR is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine or in patients with known allergy to other pain killers (NSAIDs). The use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of or active, recurrent stomach ulcer / bleeding and in patients with history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
Q. Can I take Etrobax MR with vitamin B complex?
Yes, Etrobax MR can be taken with vitamin B-complex preparations. Etrobax MR helps to relieve pain and vitamin B-complex can help to corrects the vitamin deficiency that might be causing your symptoms.
Q. Can the use of Etrobax MR cause damage to kidneys?
Yes, the long term use of Etrobax MR can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical called prostaglandins that protects the kidneys from damage. Use of pain-killers lower the levels of prostaglandins in the body leading to kidney damage on long term use. Use of pain killers is not recommended in patients with underlying kidney disease.
Q. Will Etrobax MR be more effective if taken in higher doses?
No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective. Consuming higher than the recommended dose of Etrobax MR can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What is the storage condition for the Etrobax MR?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Apr 2018.