Etrik 90 MG Tablet
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.
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 instructionsTake 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 instructionsContact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include skin rashes, confusion, chest pain, blurred vision etc.
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 edemaThis 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 DiseaseThis 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 DiseaseThis 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 fatThis 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
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
LithiumReport 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.
RamiprilReport 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.
WarfarinReport 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 EstradiolReport 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.
RifampicinReport 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.
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