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Etoford 90 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Leeford Healthcare
Medicine composition: Etoricoxib
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Etoford 90 MG Tablet, known as Arcoxia internationally, is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID) which is used to treat symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It brings relief to people affected by acute pain, chronic musculoskeletal pain and treats acute gouty arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. It belongs to cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) specific inhibitors class of medicines which reduce pain and inflammation by blocking the pain causing enzymes (COX-2) in the body.Etoford 90 MG Tabletcomes as a tablet to be taken by mouth and is only prescribed when its alternate medicines have not helped in the treatment.

The dosage should be kept low and it should not be used longer than prescribed as it may put you at risk of heart attacks and strokes. The recommended dosage is 60 to 120 mg of the medicine to be taken once daily. It should not be taken by people suffering from peptic ulcers, stroke, severe heart disease and hypersensitivity. Studies have foundEtoford 90 MG Tabletto be harmful to be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding stages. It is also not recommended for children below 16 years of age. It works well on adults and elderly people.

Common side effects ofEtoford 90 MG Tablet are indigestion, abdominal pain, stomach upset, constipation or diarrhoea, swollen ankles, fluid retention, palpitations, headache, high blood pressure, feeling dizzy or tired and other flu-like symptoms. If you experience any of the following then stop the consumption of this medicine and consult your doctor immediately.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

Etoford 90 MG Tablet is used for relieving pain and swelling of joints associated with Osteoarthritis.
Etoford 90 MG Tablet is used for relieving swelling, stiffness, and pain of joints caused due to Rheumatoid arthritis.
Etoford 90 MG Tablet is also used for the symptomatic treatment of Ankylosing spondylitis. This disease causes swelling of the spine and large joints.

Acute Gout

Etoford 90 MG Tablet is also used to relieve pain and swelling of joints associated with gout.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a history of allergy to it or any other component of the medicine. It should not be taken if you have experienced an allergic reaction to any other medicine belonging to the same class of medicines.

Peptic Ulcer

This medicine is not recommended if you have peptic ulcer or other conditions that cause swelling and bleeding of the stomach. It could cause severe swelling and bleeding in the stomach, colon, and anus as well.
In addition to its intended effect, Etoford 90 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Diarrhea

Moderate Less Common

Nausea or vomiting

Moderate Common

Headache

Minor Rare

Dizziness

Minor Less Common

Stomach pain

Moderate Less Common

Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet

Major Rare

Difficult and painful breathing

Major Less Common

Yellowing of skin and eyes

Major Less Common

Blurred vision

Moderate Rare

Heart rhythm disorders

Major Rare

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Major Rare

Infections

Moderate Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 20-24 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 hours of administration. The onset is faster if the medicine is taken without food.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for use if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy in future. However, it can be taken if the benefits outweigh the risks and no other alternatives are apt for use. Consult you doctor before taking this medicine.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for use by mothers who are breastfeeding. It should be used only when the potential benefits outweigh the risks associated with usage. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Etoford 90 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Missed Dose instructions

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. The missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose.

Overdose instructions

Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include skin rashes, confusion, chest pain, blurred vision etc.

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Etoford 90 MG Tablet is an anti-inflammatory pain reliever. It selectively inhibits the isoform 2 of the enzyme cyclooxygenase. It reduces the production of prostaglandins from arachidonic acids that helps relieves inflammation and pain. It is administered for arthritis, spondylitis and gout.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Fluid Retention and edema

Major
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from fluid retention problems in the body. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring may be needed in such cases.

Heart Disease

Major
This medicine should be used with caution if you are suffering from any heart-related conditions. Report the incidence of stroke, heart attack, heart failure etc to the doctor before receiving this medication.

Liver Disease

Major
This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an active liver disease especially if the liver function is severely impaired. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring may be required in such cases.

High cholesterol and fat

Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution if you have a high level of cholesterol and fat in your body. Suitable dose adjustment and monitoring of cholesterol levels is recommended while using this medicine.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Lithium

Major
Report the use of Lithium to the doctor before receiving Etoford 90 MG Tablet. You may require a safety test to determine the levels of lithium in the body before taking Etoricoxib for appropriate dose adjustments.

Ramipril

Moderate
Report the use of Ramipril or any other medication used for the treatment of hypertension to the doctor. You may require an adjusted dose of Etoford 90 MG Tablet while using it together with the blood pressure medications. It is also advised to monitor the blood pressure levels on a regular basis.

Warfarin

Moderate
Report the use of Warfarin to the doctor before receiving this medicine. You may require a dose adjustment based on the blood clotting time. Any symptoms like unusual bleeding, vomiting, the presence of blood in urine and stools should be reported to the doctor immediately.

Ethinyl Estradiol

Moderate
Report the use of Ethinyl estradiol or any other oral contraceptive to the doctor. Your doctor may prescribe an adjusted dose of Ethinyl estradiol for coadministration with Etoricoxib.

Rifampicin

Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require an adjusted dose of Etoford 90 MG Tablet and more frequent clinical monitoring of symptoms.

Ques: What is Etoricoxib?

Ans: Etoricoxib is a medicine belonging to the Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug group. It is used for relieving moderate pain and swelling of joints associated with different forms of gout and arthritis. It contains Etoricoxib as an active ingredient. Etoricoxib Tablet works by preventing the release of prostaglandins.

Ques: What are the uses of Etoricoxib?

Ans: Etoricoxib is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like mild to moderate pain during, muscles ache, inflammation in muscles, and muscles swelling. Besides these, it can also be used to treat conditions like joint pain, arthralgia, muscles pain, and joint swelling. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Etoricoxib to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Etoricoxib?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Etoricoxib. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include depression, mouth ulcers, abnormal blood counts, irregular or fast heartbeat, and redness of the skin or mucous membranes. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Etoricoxib?

Ans: Etoricoxib should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Etoricoxib. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: How long do I need to use Etoford 90 MG Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: Etoford 90 MG Tablet is a medicine which takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions. It would be ideal if you note, it doesn't mean you will begin to notice such health improvement in a similar time span as different patients. There are numerous elements to consider such as, salt interactions, precautions to be taken care of, time is taken by the salt to performs its action, etc. we beg you to visit your doctor to realize to what extent before you can see improvements in your health while at the same time taking Etoford 90 MG Tablet.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Etoford 90 MG Tablet?

Ans: Contraindication to Etoford 90 MG Tablet. In addition, Etoford 90 MG Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions such as Active peptic ulceration, Children and adolescents below 16 years, and Severe congestive heart failure.

Ques: Is Etoford 90 MG Tablet safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk but there is no data available regarding the effect of Etoford 90 MG Tablet during pregnancy.

Ques: Will Etoford 90 MG Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Etoford 90 MG Tablet can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Irregular or fast heartbeat, Blurring of vision, Nausea, Hallucinations, Change in appetite, Flu-like symptoms, Breathlessness, Heartburn, Abnormal blood counts, Vomiting, Swelling in the legs due to fluid retention, Sensation of spinning, Severe allergic rejection, Depression, Ringing in ears, Heart problems, Kidney problems, Constipation, and Diarrhea, etc. If you are observing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
What are you using Etoford 90 MG Tablet for?
Other
Rheumatoid Arthritis
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Stomach Pain
Headache
Dizziness
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Popular Questions & Answers

Suffering from lower back pain going down to the right leg. Taken etoford-90 & intagesic Mr. .was relieved for a day or 2 but again its paining.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Suffering from lower back pain going down to the right leg. Taken etoford-90 & intagesic Mr. .was relieved for a day ...
Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times.
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HI, Being a patient of ankylosing spondylitis for 5 years, I have been partly fit for last 6 months but for last three days I am suffering from severe knee and above knee region pain. Why is it so? Can I take etoricoxib 60 mg which I quit 6 months back.

DNB Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Kolhapur
HI, Being a patient of ankylosing spondylitis for 5 years, I have been partly fit for last 6 months but for last thre...
This can be due to cold climate as all joints can get stiff in colder environment U can take some pain killer n keep moving your all joints or they Vl keep stiffer
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I have 9.6 uric acid test done before 10 days since than I am taking febuxostat 40two tab in a day n etoricoxib 90 mg but still my toes are paining and have swelling pls ans huw long pain will be there I am note taking protein as well.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I have 9.6 uric acid test done before 10 days since than I am taking febuxostat 40two tab in a day n etoricoxib 90 mg...
Continue your medications on a regular basis along with low protein diet and regular exercises and relieve pain thr physiotherapy means.

My wife is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis It is severe since last 6 months. She took depamedrol injection once in 2 weeks now. After taking etoricoxib pain killer tablet she has itching started in body. Calcium tablet is taken sulfasalaz saaz. What bad maximum can happen? Please tell us what to eat. Will there be any problem of less hemoglobin.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijapur
My wife is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis
It is severe since last 6 months. She took depamedrol injection once i...
It's better to shift your treatment to Ayurveda. If she undergo detoxification therapy there is all chance to recover. She needs strict diet plan. Switch to ayurvedic treatment as soon as possible. Following medicines can be given. Cap Arjit forte 2-2-2 for 45 days. Rasnaerandadi saptadi khada 15 ml twice with equal warm water before food. Take hot fomentation.
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Since 10 years l have uric acid problem with hypertension. My father had these problems with diabetes. L am taking febutaz40 and when attacked with gout pain l take etoricoxib90. For hypertension l am taking olmesartan40 mg. leave also fatty lever problem.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in EP
Cardiologist, Delhi
Since 10 years l have uric acid problem with hypertension. My father had these problems with diabetes. L am taking fe...
Febutaz is a newer medicine, with limited long term experience. Ask your Dr. about longer tested uric acid medicine allopurinol.
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