Etoricoxib 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).
You need to take Etogen 60mg Tablet as long as your doctor recommends taking it. For dental pain, it is usually prescribed for 3 days, but if it is being used for acute pain conditions then it should be given as long as the pain lasts and not exceeding 8 days. Usually, for arthritis, it is prescribed for long-term use, which may vary from person to person.
Q. How should Etogen 60mg Tablet be taken?
Take Etogen 60mg Tablet exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Etogen 60mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. Taking the medicine without food can enhance the working of the medicine. Furthermore, do not exceed the dose recommended by your doctor.
Q. Does Etogen 60mg Tablet cause sleepiness?
In some patients Etogen 60mg Tablet causes sleepiness, feeling of spinning (vertigo), and dizziness. If one experiences these symptoms then driving or operating machinery should be avoided.
Q. Does Etogen 60mg Tablet have any effect on birth control pills?
Taking Etogen 60mg Tablet with birth control pills and hormonal replacement therapy may increase the chances of side effects. Hence, consult the doctor who will suggest an alternative method of birth control.
Q. Can I take aspirin while taking Etogen 60mg Tablet?
Aspirin can be taken in low doses when you are using it for the prevention of stroke and heart attack. You should not stop low-dose aspirin without talking to your doctor. It is advised that while taking Etogen 60mg Tablet you should not take high doses of aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medicines, as they may increase your risk of stomach ulcers.
Q. How long does Etogen 60mg Tablet take to work?
Pain relief has been observed after about 4 hours of starting Etogen 60mg Tablet. Full effect may take a little longer and may vary from person to person.
Q. Is Etogen 60mg Tablet a painkiller?
Yes, Etogen 60mg Tablet is a pain killer. It helps to reduce pain and inflammation in the joints and muscles due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and gout. It is also used to relieve dental pain after dental surgery.
Q. Is Etogen 60mg Tablet bad for kidneys?
People with impaired kidney function or with severe heart failure or severe liver problems (liver cirrhosis) need to be careful while taking Etogen 60mg Tablet since the medicine can further impair the function. The uncommon side effects of Etogen 60mg Tablet related to kidneys include proteins in urine, serum creatinine increased, and kidney failure.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 26th Apr 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.