Medicine Overview of Etroflam TH Tablet
Etroflam TH 60mg/4mg Tablet is used for pain due to muscle spasm.
Side Effects of Etroflam TH are Diarrhoea, Stomach pain, Indigestion, Flatulence, Swelling of hands, Swelling of feet, Flu-like symptoms.
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. Etroflam TH 60mg/4mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Etroflam TH 60mg/4mg 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.
In Depth Information on Etroflam TH Tablet
Etroflam TH Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Etroflam TH 60mg/4mg 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 Etroflam TH 60mg/4mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Etroflam TH 60mg/4mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Etroflam TH 60mg/4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Etroflam TH 60mg/4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Etroflam TH 60mg/4mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Etroflam TH 60mg/4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Etroflam TH 60mg/4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Etroflam TH 60mg/4mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Etroflam TH Tablet
Etroflam TH 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 Etroflam TH when my pain is relieved?
Etroflam TH 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 Etroflam TH cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Etroflam TH 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 Etroflam TH?
The use of Etroflam TH 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 Etroflam TH with vitamin B complex?
Yes, Etroflam TH can be taken with vitamin B-complex preparations. Etroflam TH 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 Etroflam TH cause damage to kidneys?
Yes, the long term use of Etroflam TH 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 Etroflam TH 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 Etroflam TH 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 Etroflam TH?
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.
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