Etoricoxib + Thiocolchicoside is a combination of two medicines: Etoricoxib + Thiocolchicoside1 and Etoricoxib + Thiocolchicoside2, which relieves pain and relaxes the muscles. Etoricoxib + 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). Etoricoxib + Thiocolchicoside2 is a muscle relaxant. It works on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm and to improve pain and movement of muscles.
Q. Can I stop taking Etx MR when my pain is relieved?
Etx MR, when used for long-term pain relief, should be continued for as long as advised by your physician. It can be discontinued if you are using it for short-term pain relief.
Q. Can the use of Etx MR cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Etx MR 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 Etx MR?
The use of Etx MR 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 in patients with active, recurrent stomach ulcer / bleeding It should also be avoided in patients with history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
Q. Can I take Etx MR with Vitamin B-complex?
Yes, Etx MR can be taken with Vitamin B-complex preparations. While Etx MR helps to relieve pain, Vitamin B-complex can help to correct the vitamin deficiency that might be causing your symptoms.
Q. Can the use of Etx MR cause damage to kidneys?
Yes, the long-term use of Etx MR 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 Etx MR 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. What is the recommended storage condition for Etx MR?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 14th Jan 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.