Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside is a combination of two medicines: Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside1 and Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside2, which relieves pain and relaxes the muscles. Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside1 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). Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside2 is a muscle relaxant. It works on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm. It relieves pain and improves the movement of muscles.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Etornext-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.
Q. Will Etornext-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. Can Etornext-TH be stopped when my pain is relieved?
Etornext-TH is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when the pain is relieved. However, Etornext-TH should be continued if the doctor advises you to do so.
Q. Can the use of Etornext-TH cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Etornext-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 Etornext-TH?
The use of Etornext-TH is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to painkillers 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 Etornext-TH cause damage to kidneys?
Yes, the long-term use of Etornext-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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 17th Jan 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.