Etoricoxib + Paracetamol is a combination of two medicines: Etoricoxib + Paracetamol1 and Etoricoxib + Paracetamol2. Etoricoxib + Paracetamol1 is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and Etoricoxib + Paracetamol2 is an antipyretic (fever reducer). They work by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and fever.
Q. Can the use of Brutaflam-Plus Tablet cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Brutaflam-Plus Tablet 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 Brutaflam-Plus Tablet?
The use of Brutaflam-Plus Tablet 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 active, recurrent stomach ulcer / bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with a history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
Q. Can the use of Brutaflam-Plus Tablet cause damage to kidneys?
Yes, the long-term use of Brutaflam-Plus Tablet 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 Brutaflam-Plus Tablet 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. Can the use of Brutaflam-Plus Tablet cause damage to liver?
Brutaflam-Plus Tablet contains Paracetamol. These medicines are known to cause harm to the liver especially in the doses above the recommended level. Also, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may further increase your risk of liver damage. Use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with the underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage These symptoms may include fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes and abnormal liver enzymes.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Brutaflam-Plus Tablet?
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.
Q. Can I stop taking Brutaflam-Plus Tablet when my pain is relieved?
Brutaflam-Plus Tablet, when used for long-term pain relief, should be continued for as long as advised by your doctor. It can be discontinued if you are using it for short-term pain relief.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.