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Retoz 60 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Retoz Tablet

Retoz Tablet side effects

Common
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Peripheral edema
  • Flatulence

How to use Retoz 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. Retoz 60 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Retoz Tablet works

Retoz 60 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 for pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Retoz Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Retoz 60 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Retoz 60 Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Retoz 60 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Retoz 60 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Retoz 60 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Retoz 60 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Retoz 60 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Retoz 60 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Retoz 60 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Retoz 60 Tablet helps relieve pain and inflammation.
  • It may cause fewer stomach problems as compared to other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
  • It may cause dizziness and fatigue. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while on treatment with this medicine 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.
  • During long-term treatment, your doctor may want to take regular blood tests to monitor your liver function.
  • Do not take Retoz 60 Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Retoz with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Retoz

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Pain on right testicle followed to the right thigh leg as a whole. Medium pain.not severe. Started a week ago. Is it a neuro problem? Doctor Examined. Taking drugs Myoril and Retoz. Relief in pain for hours. Please suggest
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
I need to see the clinical examination findings of your Doctor to give my opinion
i was suffering from reactive arthritis in 2010.i was taking retoz 90 medicine and later on sazo 120. i continued it for 3 years but now now again i m not able to move my legd and walk properly. what should i do.if pain is excess then i take flexon mr for immediate relief.
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
U need to be seen in hopsital with all ur reports.Please get vitamin d and b12 checked
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FAQs

Q. Is Retoz a narcotic?

No. Retoz is not a narcotic. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug(NSAID).

Q. Is Retoz a painkiller?

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 Retoz and celecoxib?

Both Retoz and celecoxib are the medicines which inhibit an enzyme COX-2 (Cyclooxygenase-2) causes pain and inflammation. However, according to the research studies, Retoz is better than celecoxib in terms of effectiveness.

Q. How to differentiate Retoz and ibuprofen?

Retoz 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 Retoz.

Q. Can warfarin be used with Retoz?

No. Retoz 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.

Q. Can I use Retoz for hypertension?

No. Retoz 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.

Q. Can a patient of diabetes use Retoz?

Normally painkillers are to be avoided in a patient with diabetes. Retoz 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 Retoz.

Q. Can I take Retoz along with Thiocolchicoside?

Yes. Thiocolchicoside is a muscle relaxant which is given in combination with Retoz but it is not approved. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. How to differentiate Retoz and meloxicam?

Meloxicam causes gastric toxicity and can lead to black stools due to bleeding whereas Retoz is comparatively safer for the gastric mucosa. Retoz has cardiovascular (heart attack and stroke) side effects.

Q. Can I take diclofenac along with Retoz?

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 Retoz?

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 Retoz?

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 Retoz?

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 Retoz?

No. Retoz 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 Retoz?

Naproxen is a non-selective Cyclooxygenase (COX) blocker whereas Retoz is a selective COX-2 blocker. Retoz has lesser gastric side effects. In research studies, Retoz has been found to have better effectiveness but the side effects are more.

Q. How is etodolac different from Retoz?

Etodolac and Retoz 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 Retoz.

Q. What is the contraindication for Retoz?

Contraindications with Retoz are allergy or hypersensitivity, heart disease, high blood pressure, renal failure, gastric ulceration, history of stroke, pregnancy, lactation and severe liver dysfunction.

Q. Can I use Retoz for allergy?

No. Retoz is not to be taken in a case of allergy.

Q. Can I use Retoz for chest pain?

No. Retoz is absolutely contraindicated in chest pain. Immediately consult your doctor if you have a chest pain.

Q. Can I use Retoz for inflammation?

Yes. Retoz can be used for inflammation. It helps to reduce the inflammation and pain associated with inflammation. Retoz is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.

Q. Can tonsillitis be treated with Retoz?

No. Tonsillitis is caused due to infections in the tonsils which is most commonly by the bacteria. Antibiotics are used to treat tonsillitis. Retoz is a pain killer and can be used only to reduce the pain associated with tonsillitis but only with a prescription of a doctor.

Q. Can tendonitis be treated with Retoz?

Yes. Retoz can be used for pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the tendonitis. Retoz is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.

Q. Can I use Retoz for pain?

Yes. Retoz can be used for pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition. Retoz is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.

Q. Can I use Retoz in fever?

No. Retoz is a pain killer. It is not a medicine to be taken for fever.

Q. Can I use Retoz in sciatica?

Yes. Retoz 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. Retoz acts as a pain killer and only decreases the pain. Consult your doctor if you are diagnosed with sciatica for proper treatment.

Q. Can I use Retoz for arthritis and pain management?

Yes. Retoz can be used for arthritis and pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition. Retoz is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.

Q. Can I use Retoz for ankylosing spondylitis?

Yes. Retoz can be used for ankylosing spondylitis. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition.

Q. Can I take Retoz for a sore throat?

Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Retoz 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.

Q. Can I take Retoz for a migraine?

Retoz is a pain killer but it is not approved for the treatment of pain associated with a migraine.

Q. Can dental pain be treated with Retoz?

Yes. Retoz 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 Retoz.

Q. Can I take Retoz for gout treatment?

Retoz 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 Retoz?

When oral contraceptives and Retoz 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 Retoz is prescribed by a doctor do inform you are taking oral contraceptive.

Q. Can I take methotrexate with Retoz?

Blood levels of methotrexate is increased when it is given with Retoz. Proper monitoring of the blood levels and adequate dose adjustments are required if they are prescribed together.

Q. Can I take lithium with Retoz?

Retoz 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 Retoz with tacrolimus?

No. You should avoid Retoz with tacrolimus. It increases the risk of kidney damage by many folds when these two are given together.

Q. Can I take Retoz for osteoarthritis?

Yes, you can take Retoz for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease and Retoz may help in reducing the pain associated with the disease.

Q. Can I take Retoz in heart disease?

No, you should not take Retoz if you have heart disease or increased risk of heart disease. Retoz increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and hypertension. Inform your doctor if you have heart disease before you start taking Retoz.

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