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PENALGON MR 400MG/8MG TABLET

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Composition FOR PENALGON MR

Etodolac(400 mg),Thiocolchicoside(8 mg)

food interaction for PENALGON MR

alcohol interaction for PENALGON MR

pregnancy interaction for PENALGON MR

lactation interaction for PENALGON MR

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Etodolac with alcohol may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
UNSAFE
Penalgon mr 400mg/8mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Penalgon mr 400mg/8mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR PENALGON MR

Etodolac(400 mg)

Uses

Etodolac is used in fever, headache, arthralgia, myalgia, dental pain, post operative pain, pain during menstruation, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout.

How it works

Etodolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Common side effects

Thiocolchicoside(8 mg)

Uses

Thiocolchicoside is used for muscle relaxation

How it works

Thiocolchicoside works by acting on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

Common side effects

Abdominal cramp, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fatigue, Headache, Influenza like symptoms, Nausea, Weakness

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Expert advice FOR PENALGON MR

Etodolac may cause dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and visual. If affected, patients should not drive or operate machinery. Consult your doctor before you take etodolac.
  • If you are suffering from kidney, liver or heart failure or high blood pressure of fluid retention.
  • If you are suffering from GI bleeding, ulceration or perforation or with GI conditions such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
  • If you are suffering from asthma or other breathing difficulties.
  • If you are at a child bearing age and planning to get pregnant or are breast feeding.
People who take etodolac may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or a stroke than people who do not take these medications. These events may happen without warning and may cause death. This risk may be higher for people who take NSAIDs for a long time. Tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has or has ever had heart disease, a heart attack, or a stroke, if you smoke, and if you have or have ever had high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes. 

Tell your doctor or laboratory technician for urine analysis or blood test, if you are taking etodolac, as it may influence the levels of certain urine (urinary bilirubin or ketone bodies) and blood parameters (serum uric acid levels).

Frequently asked questions FOR PENALGON MR

Etodolac

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Is etodolac safe?
Etodolac is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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Is etodolac controlled substance?
No, etodolac is not a controlled substance

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Is etodolac better than ibuprofen?
Etodolac belongs to the same class of medicines like ibuprofen. The effects of both are comparable

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Is etodolac like/ same as ibuprofen?
Etodolac also belongs to a group of medicines called NSAID like ibuprofen and has the same effect as ibuprofen in treating pain and inflammation

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Is etodolac an antibiotic?
No, etodolac belongs to a class of medicine called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), used to treat pain and inflammation

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Can I take etodolac for headache, toothache and back pain?
Yes, etodolac can be taken for headache, toothache and back pain. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding dosage, duration and frequency of use

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Can I take etodolac with Aleve (naproxen)/naproxen/meloxicam/ Vicodine (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/Percocet (acetaminophen and oxycodone)/aspirin?
Aleve (naproxen)/naproxen/meloxicam/Vicodine (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ Percocet (acetaminophen and oxycodone)/aspirin are all drugs that belong to the same group of medicines as etodolac i.e. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and therefore, concomitant use of two or more NSAIDs (including aspirin) may increase the risk of adverse effects. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding dosage, duration and frequency of use, and any concomitant medication used

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Can I take etodolac with hydrocodone/ tramadol/oxycodone?
Hydrocodone/ tramadol/oxycodone also have pain relief (analgesic) action. Concomitant use with etodolac provides additive pain relief in severely painful conditions like post-surgical pain; however the combination may also increase the risk of adverse effects. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding dosage, duration and frequency of use, and any concomitant medication used

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Can I take etodolac with flexeril?
Yes, flexeril is a muscle relaxant. You may be given etodolac with flexeril for painful muscle conditions. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding dosage, duration and frequency of use, and any concomitant medication used

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Can I take etodolac with prednisolone/prednisone?
No, prednisone/ prednisolone is a corticosteroid (used to treat inflammation). Coadministration of etodolac with corticosteroids may increase risk of gastrointestinal ulceration or bleeding

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Can I take etodolac for headaches?
Yes, etodolac is a painkiller and can be used for headaches

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Does etodolac make you sleepy/high?
Yes, etodolac may make you feel sleepy. It is not known if it makes one feel high

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Does etodolac cause constipation and weight gain?
Etodolac is not known to cause constipation and weight gain

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Is etodolac a muscle relaxer?
No, etodolac is not known to cause muscle relaxation. Etodolac belongs to a class of medicine called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), used to treat pain and inflammation

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Does etodolac expire?
All etodolac formulations have an expiry date. Read the expiry information on the product package

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Does etodolac have aspirin/ acetaminophen?
No, etodolac does not have aspirin/ acetaminophen. Etodolac is active molecule similar to aspirin and both belong to same group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). All the three medicines are used to relieve pain. Acetaminophen is also used to bring down the fever.

Thiocolchicoside

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Is thiocolchicoside a steroid?
No, thiocolchicoside is not a steroid. It is a naturally occurring glucoside from a plant source.

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Thiocolchicoside is derived from which plant?
Thiocolchicoside is a semi-synthetic derivative of naturally occurring compound colchicoside from the plant Gloriosa superb.

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What is thiocolchicoside?
Thiocolchicoside is a muscle relaxant which is used in adults and adolescents from 16 years onwards as an add-on treatment for painful muscular contractions. It is to be used for acute conditions related to the spinal column.

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Is thiocolchicoside safe?
Thiocolchicoside is a safe medicine if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. Recently, there have been reports that one of the products formed in the body when taking thiocolchicoside at high doses may cause damage to the some cells which could be a risk factor for cancer, harm to unborn child and impairment of male fertility. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

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How does thiocolchicoside works?
Thiocochicoside works by acting on the centres in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

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Is thiocolchicoside safe in pregnancy?
Use of thiocolchicoside is not considered to be safe during pregnancy. it must not be used during entire pregnancy period. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed this medicine during pregnancy or you are planning for the same. Its use is not advised in women of childbearing age especially if they are not taking any contraceptive measures also.

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Is thiocolchicoside safe in lactation?
Use of thiocolchicoside is not considered safe during lactation (breastfeeding). Please consult your doctor if you are advised to take this medicine and you are breastfeeding the baby.

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Is thiocolchicoside addictive?
No, thiocolchicoside does not have any addiction potential.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)