Retoz 4 MG Tablet MR
Etoricoxib, 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. This medication 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. This medication 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. It should not be taken by people suffering from peptic ulcers, stroke, severe heart disease and hypersensitivity. It is also not recommended for children below 16 years of age. It works well on adults and elderly people.
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 medication lasts for an average duration of 20-24 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medication 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?Women who are pregnant should consult doctor before using this medication.
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.
Are there any 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.
Are there any overdose instructions?Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.
This 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
DiseaseThis medication interacts with Fluid Retention and edema, Heart Disease and Liver Disease.
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
MedicineThis medication interacts with Ramipril, Warfarin, Ethinyl Estradiol and others.
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