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Overview

Etova-Mr Forte 400Mg/8Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Ipca Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Etodolac, Thiocolchicoside
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Etova-Mr Forte 400Mg/8Mg Tablet acts as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It thus rduces hormone levels that may lead to inflammation and pain. The drug can treat mild and even moderate pain caused by conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

The drug should be taken precisely as it has been prescribed. Meant for oral consumption, Etova-Mr Forte 400Mg/8Mg Tablet should be taken whole. Do not chew or crush it as it may reduce its effect on the body. The drug will take about 2 weeks to start functioning effectively. It is best that you do not stop the medication mid-course as the pain may reoccur. Complete the entire treatment course for the best results.

When it comes to storage, ensure the drug is kept in a clean and dry place at about room temperature. The bottle cap should be firmly closed when you are not using the medicine.

Some side effects of Etova-Mr Forte 400Mg/8Mg Tablet that are reported very often include nausea, diarrhea, pain in the abdomen, malaise, flatulence and dyspepsia. Get in touch with your medical adviser and seek treatment if you experience certain major side effects like belching, seizures, confusion, constipation, irritability, wheezing, stupor, sudden weight gain and problems with breathing.

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In addition to its intended effect, Etova-Mr Forte 400Mg/8Mg 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.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Etodenz-xt tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking Etodolac with alcohol may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Etodenz-xt tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Patients experiencing undesirable effects like dizziness, drowsiness should not drive or use machines.
Does this affect kidney function?
Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with underlying kidney disease. Please Consult your doctor.
Does this affect liver function?
Use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Etova-Mr Forte 400Mg/8Mg Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Emenox Healthcare
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
What are you using Etova-Mr Forte 400Mg/8Mg Tablet for?
Other
osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
How much was the improvement?
Poor

Popular Questions & Answers

Newcold-ML 5mg+10mg this tablet is used for which purpose as I had asked to pharmacist for allergy of Chinese food because I was facing problem of allergy. However no effect after taking this tablet. Please suggest.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
if u r allergic to some food etc.. the remedy is...simply avoid that food u can take lezyncet for some time
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I am 28 years old female and am suffering from Thyroid (normal level of thyroid should be between 0.25 mg-5.50mg, but mine is 8.50mg. Can you please me the foods to be avoided and foods to be taken. I mean the diet.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
you are very right about normal range of tsh levels. At 8.5 milli units/ml, with normal t4, the condition is classified as sub- clinical hypothyroidism. This normally is not treated with any drugs. Treatment is advised only once the levels cross 10 milli units or there are troublesome symptoms with lower tsh levels. As regards food intake you have to have a balanced diet, but avoid certain foods like - soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, peanuts, radish, mustard and coffee. Consume good deal of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. Use whole grain flour for making chapati or roti. Do not use refined flour like maida. If you are taking non- vegetarian diet then take lean meat, skinned chicken and fish. Exercise regularly, that is important. Further, if one is desirous of having conception, then before conception tsh levels have to be brought down to around 2 mill units/ml. Keep that in mind. Thanks for the question.
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I am a 57 years old and suffering from diabetes, at present taking glimperide - 2+2, zita-met 50mg/500mg - 1+1 and volibo-m. 03-1+1+1. Please advice me if there is any alternative medicine because these are very costly. Regards

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
You need a large amount of medicines. Kindly attach your recent bsl reports and revert back to me for further assistance.
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Hi, I am 29 years old with diabetes mellitus type 2. Am taking galvus met 50mg/1000mg daily twice. At night am taking 1 actos 30mg. Still my fasting sugar level is 220. I am not using any sugar food and rice. Kindly advice. My hba1c is 12.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Hi, I am 29 years old with diabetes mellitus type 2. Am taking galvus met 50mg/1000mg daily twice. At night am taking...
It's cause of concern that your insulin is not acting to neutralize the sugar while you are taking good medicines prescribed by your experience doctor. This is non response of drugs. It's not fault in treatment by your doctor. I would suggest the support of ayurveda medicine as support to your current medicine. Both won't counteract with each other. Observing the response of this integrative approach, further directions would be decided. If you agree, I would mention the first phase of safe, side effect less, easy to take and economic medicines which will prevent complications also.
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Knee Arthritis & High Tibial Osteotomy - Understanding It In Detail!

DNB, Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Visakhapatnam
Knee Arthritis & High Tibial Osteotomy - Understanding It In Detail!

What is arthritis of the knee?

The knee acts as hinge joint and allows flexion (bending) and extension (straightening). The knee is formed by the tibiofemoral joints, where end of the femur (thigh bone) glides over the top of the tibia (shin bone) and the patellofemoral joint where the kneecap glides over the end part of the femur. The gliding surfaces of the knee are covered with articular cartilage which helps the joint to glide smoothly. Over time the articular cartilage can become damaged or 'worn away' and this is known as osteoarthritis.

What is medial compartment arthritis?

Most people with knee arthritis have predominantly pain in the inner aspect of the knee, which is due to medial compartment arthritis. Patients who are born with varus knees (bow legs) are more likely to get medial compartment osteoarthritis. This is because the weight of their body mainly passes through the medial compartment of the knee rather than spreading the load evenly between the whole gliding surface of the knee. 

How do you diagnose medial compartment arthritis?

ClinicaFeatures, examination findings and standing X-rays of the knee joint and the patello-femoral joint are needed to diagnose medial compartment arthritis. The X-ray will often show narrowing of the joint space in the medial compartment of the knee which suggest that a patient has medial compartment osteoarthritis. Long Leg standing X-ray of the whole of both of both legs from the hip joints to the ankle joints ( Fig 2), allows us to carefully examine the overall alignment of your legs. They help to calculate the weight bearing axis of your leg and find out where most of the force is passing through your knee joint. MRI would be done too, to assess degree of cartilage damage. It is imperative to know status of other structures in the knee like meniscus and ligaments.

Non-operative treatment

Some patients are advised for a type of knee brace known as a medial offloading brace to trial. To a certain extent this mimics the result of osteotomy surgery by pushing the leg into a more normal alignment and taking the pressure of the damaged medial compartment. This is usually only a temporary solution whilst waiting for surgery. Patients who are overweight often find their knee pain is significantly improved when they lose weight. Simple analgesia such as paracetamol together with etodolac can help with pain and sleep disturbance form the pain.

Who requires surgery?

People suffering from growing cartilage lesions resulting in pain and activity restriction with proved mechanical axis deviation as the cause, would benefit from surgery. Age and extent of cartilage wear determine the nature of surgery. Younger individuals with smaller lesions are good candidates for a joint preservation surgery in the form of a High Tibial Osteotomy. With advancing age and extent of disease, Arthroplasty would be a
more beneficial option.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3563 people found this helpful

Knee Arthritis & High Tibial Osteotomy - An Overview!

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB - Orthopedics, Mch
Orthopedist, Delhi
Knee Arthritis & High Tibial Osteotomy - An Overview!

What is arthritis of the knee?

The knee acts as hinge joint and allows flexion (bending) and extension (straightening). The knee is formed by the tibiofemoral joints, where end of the femur (thigh bone) glides over the top of the tibia (shin bone) and the patellofemoral joint where the kneecap glides over the end part of the femur. The gliding surfaces of the knee are covered with articular cartilage which helps the joint to glide smoothly. Over time the articular cartilage can become damaged or 'worn away' and this is known as osteoarthritis.

What is medial compartment arthritis?

Most people with knee arthritis have predominantly pain in the inner aspect of the knee, which is due to medial compartment arthritis. Patients who are born with varus knees (bow legs) are more likely to get medial compartment osteoarthritis. This is because the weight of their body mainly passes through the medial compartment of the knee rather than spreading the load evenly between the whole gliding surface of the knee. 

How do you diagnose medial compartment arthritis?

ClinicaFeatures, examination findings and standing X-rays of the knee joint and the patello-femoral joint are needed to diagnose medial compartment arthritis. The X-ray will often show narrowing of the joint space in the medial compartment of the knee which suggest that a patient has medial compartment osteoarthritis. Long Leg standing X-ray of the whole of both of both legs from the hip joints to the ankle joints ( Fig 2), allows us to carefully examine the overall alignment of your legs. They help to calculate the weight bearing axis of your leg and find out where most of the force is passing through your knee joint. MRI would be done too, to assess degree of cartilage damage. It is imperative to know status of other structures in the knee like meniscus and ligaments.

Non-operative treatment

Some patients are advised for a type of knee brace known as a medial offloading brace to trial. To a certain extent this mimics the result of osteotomy surgery by pushing the leg into a more normal alignment and taking the pressure of the damaged medial compartment. This is usually only a temporary solution whilst waiting for surgery. Patients who are overweight often find their knee pain is significantly improved when they lose weight. Simple analgesia such as paracetamol together with etodolac can help with pain and sleep disturbance form the pain.

Who requires surgery?

People suffering from growing cartilage lesions resulting in pain and activity restriction with proved mechanical axis deviation as the cause, would benefit from surgery. Age and extent of cartilage wear determine the nature of surgery. Younger individuals with smaller lesions are good candidates for a joint preservation surgery in the form of a High Tibial Osteotomy. With advancing age and extent of disease, Arthroplasty would be a
more beneficial option.

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Understanding In Detail About Knee Arthritis & High Tibial Osteotomy!

DNB, Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Visakhapatnam
Understanding In Detail About Knee Arthritis & High Tibial Osteotomy!

What is arthritis of the knee?

The knee acts as hinge joint and allows flexion (bending) and extension (straightening). The knee is formed by the tibiofemoral joints, where end of the femur (thigh bone) glides over the top of the tibia (shin bone) and the patellofemoral joint where the kneecap glides over the end part of the femur. The gliding surfaces of the knee are covered with articular cartilage which helps the joint to glide smoothly. Over time the articular cartilage can become damaged or 'worn away' and this is known as osteoarthritis.

What is medial compartment arthritis?

Most people with knee arthritis have predominantly pain in the inner aspect of the knee, which is due to medial compartment arthritis. Patients who are born with varus knees (bow legs) are more likely to get medial compartment osteoarthritis. This is because the weight of their body mainly passes through the medial compartment of the knee rather than spreading the load evenly between the whole gliding surface of the knee. 

How do you diagnose medial compartment arthritis?

ClinicaFeatures, examination findings and standing X-rays of the knee joint and the patello-femoral joint are needed to diagnose medial compartment arthritis. The X-ray will often show narrowing of the joint space in the medial compartment of the knee which suggest that a patient has medial compartment osteoarthritis. Long Leg standing X-ray of the whole of both of both legs from the hip joints to the ankle joints ( Fig 2), allows us to carefully examine the overall alignment of your legs. They help to calculate the weight bearing axis of your leg and find out where most of the force is passing through your knee joint. MRI would be done too, to assess degree of cartilage damage. It is imperative to know status of other structures in the knee like meniscus and ligaments.

Non-operative treatment

Some patients are advised for a type of knee brace known as a medial offloading brace to trial. To a certain extent this mimics the result of osteotomy surgery by pushing the leg into a more normal alignment and taking the pressure of the damaged medial compartment. This is usually only a temporary solution whilst waiting for surgery. Patients who are overweight often find their knee pain is significantly improved when they lose weight. Simple analgesia such as paracetamol together with etodolac can help with pain and sleep disturbance form the pain.

Who requires surgery?

People suffering from growing cartilage lesions resulting in pain and activity restriction with proved mechanical axis deviation as the cause, would benefit from surgery. Age and extent of cartilage wear determine the nature of surgery. Younger individuals with smaller lesions are good candidates for a joint preservation surgery in the form of a High Tibial Osteotomy. With advancing age and extent of disease, Arthroplasty would be a
more beneficial option.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3834 people found this helpful

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What are the substitutes for Etova-Mr Forte 400Mg/8Mg Tablet?
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