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Etrik 90 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Alembic Ltd
Medicine composition: Etoricoxib
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: May 22, 2019

Etrik 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. Etrik 90 MG Tablet comes 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 found Etrik 90 MG Tablet to 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 ofEtrik 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.

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Stomach pain

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

  • Difficult and painful breathing

  • Yellowing of skin and eyes

  • Blurred vision

  • Heart rhythm disorders

  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

  • Infections

  • 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 Etrik 90 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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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Etrik 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

    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

    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

    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

    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


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


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    Report the use of Lithium to the doctor before receiving Etrik 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.


    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 Etrik 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.


    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

    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.


    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require an adjusted dose of Etrik 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 Etrik 90 MG Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: Etrik 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 Etrik 90 MG Tablet.

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

Ans: Contraindication to Etrik 90 MG Tablet. In addition, Etrik 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 Etrik 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 Etrik 90 MG Tablet during pregnancy.

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

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Etrik 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.
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