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Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines 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.

Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. 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 diarrhea, stomach pain, indigestion, flatulence, swellings of hands and feet, and flu-like symptoms. 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 Etroxib-TH Tablet

Side effects of Etroxib-TH Tablet

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence
  • Swelling of hands
  • Feet swelling
  • Flu-like symptoms

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 Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Stomach 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 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 Flatulence
    Try eating small and frequent meals. Drink and chew your food slowly. Exercise regularly to improve how your body digests food. Try not to swallow too much air. This can happen when you talk and eat at the same time. Avoid drinking with a straw, chewing gum and smoking as these can also make you swallow air. Try to limit foods that are hard to digest or produce gas (such as fried and fatty foods, cheese, beans, cabbage, onion, whole grains and many others). Avoid drinking alcohol, carbonated soft drinks and fruit juices. If you wear dentures, make sure they fit properly. Some over-the-counter medicines can help. Talk to your doctor about possible medication if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Feet swelling
    Keep your legs raised when you are sitting or lying down. Try to keep moving your legs and ankles by taking a short walk several times an hour, as standing still for too long can increase swelling. Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes and do not cross your leg. Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids and avoid alcohol. Reduce the salt in your diet. Losing weight and performing leg exercises while sitting can also help reduce the swelling. Using compression socks may help relieve pain and prevent fluid collection in your legs, ankles and feet.
  • Coping with Flu-like symptoms
    Get plenty of rest as exhausting or stressing out yourself could aggravate your condition. You should drink plenty of fluids as it will keep your throat moist and comfortable. Try taking steam inhalation. The moisture can ease your breathing and loosen mucus. You can consider sipping warm water or tea with honey and lemon. This will keep your nose and throat from being too dry. Using an air humidifier may also help. You can also gargle with salt water several times a day. See your doctor if your symptoms last longer than 3 weeks or get worse quickly. Avoid alcohol and do not smoke as they can aggravate your conditions.

How to use Etroxib-TH 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. Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Etroxib-TH Tablet works

Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Etoricoxib and Thiocolchicoside, which relieves pain and relaxes 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 centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm and to improve pain and movement of muscles.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg 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 Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet helps relieve pain due to muscle spasm.
  • Take it without food for quicker relief.
  • It may cause dizziness and fatigue. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Etroxib-TH 60mg/4mg Tablet 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.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.

Patient Concerns

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I want to know what is the perfact time to be pregnant after periods. My period start from 3 dec till 6 dec
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
From 13 th to 20 th Dec , if you have regular 30 days cycle.
Suffering from teeth pain my last teeth is paining badly and my muscle besides my last teeth is paining badly and swelling
Dr. Reema Mangaliyil
Dental Surgery
Use zerodol th tab twicedaily for 3 days ,after dat consult ur dentist and get it treated
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Etroxib-TH when my pain is relieved?

Etroxib-TH, when used for long-term pain relief, should be continued for as long as advised by your physician. It can be discontinued if you are using it for short-term pain relief.

Q. Can the use of Etroxib-TH cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Etroxib-TH 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 Etroxib-TH?

The use of Etroxib-TH is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to painkillers (NSAIDS) 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 in patients with active, recurrent stomach ulcer / bleeding It should also be avoided in patients with history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.

Q. Can I take Etroxib-TH with Vitamin B-complex?

Yes, Etroxib-TH can be taken with Vitamin B-complex preparations. While Etroxib-TH helps to relieve pain, Vitamin B-complex can help to correct the vitamin deficiency that might be causing your symptoms.

Q. Can the use of Etroxib-TH cause damage to kidneys?

Yes, the long-term use of Etroxib-TH 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.

Q. Will Etroxib-TH 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. What is the recommended storage condition for Etroxib-TH?

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.
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References
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