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Retoz 4 MG Tablet MR

Retoz 4 MG Tablet MR

Manufacturer: Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Etoricoxib
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Retoz 4 MG Tablet MR, 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.Retoz 4 MG Tablet MRcomes 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 foundRetoz 4 MG Tablet MRto 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 ofRetoz 4 MG Tablet MR 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.

Retoz 4 MG Tablet MR is used for relieving pain and swelling of joints associated with Osteoarthritis.
Retoz 4 MG Tablet MR is used for relieving swelling, stiffness, and pain of joints caused due to Rheumatoid arthritis.
Retoz 4 MG Tablet MR is also used for the symptomatic treatment of Ankylosing spondylitis. This disease causes swelling of the spine and large joints.
Acute Gout
Retoz 4 MG Tablet MR 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, Retoz 4 MG Tablet MR 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 Retoz 4 MG Tablet MR, 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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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 Retoz 4 MG Tablet MR. 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 Retoz 4 MG Tablet MR 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 Retoz 4 MG Tablet MR and more frequent clinical monitoring of symptoms.

Popular Questions & Answers

Sir I am from district shahjahanpur (up) I am 24 year old I am suffering from arthritis from last 10 years Some of my tests are C reactive protein 21 mg/l Ra factor 17.8 iu/ml Uric acid 5.6 mg/dl Anti CCP <0.5 u/ml HLA b27 negative SGPT (ALT ) 19 iu/l RA factor 17.8 iu/ml ESR 15 mm/hr I tried allopathy ayurvedic and homeopathic treatment . But still suffering from disease And now my ankle hips and knees fusion. From last two month I am taking these tablets Sazo 1g twice a day Calten d 500 twice a day Retoz 90. Once a day Folitrax 7.5. Twice a week Folvite 5 twice a week Uprise - d3 60 k once a week Depo -medrol once a week And now my condition is very very chronic . Very high pain in right hip And high pain in ankle, knee, wrist, shoulder and neck. Now I am unable to stand so laying on bed and crying all the day and night. Do note one thing when I take these medicine I feel better for 1 month but after one month pain increased very high level . Before 2 years I took these medicines and then I felt better for one month after that pain increased. So I stopped these medicine and got ayurveda treatment for 2 years but didn't get relief. So I again consulted to rheumatologist and he prescribed me again to take these medicine and now again 1 month relief and after that pain is very very high. Sir why these tablets give me relief only for one month. Is any medicine not suits me. Or I should reduce dose of tablets. Or tablets are not right choice for me. Because pain is so so high.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
Sir   I am from district shahjahanpur (up)
I am 24 year old
I am suffering from arthritis from last 10 years
Some of ...
Hi lybrate-user sorry to hear about you. But if your joint are fused then replacement of hip or knee might be a better option. The medicatios seem to be good but if they are not working ask your rheumatologist to try anti tnf injections, might be a bit expensive but worthwhile.
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Hello sir, I am 24 year old I am suffering from arthritis from last 10 years Some of my tests are C reactive protein 21 mg/l Ra factor 17.8 iu/ml Uric acid 5.6 mg/dl Anti CCP <0.5 u/ml HLA b27 negative SGPT (ALT ) 19 iu/l RA factor 17.8 iu/ml ESR 15 mm/hr I tried allopathy ayurvedic and homeopathic treatment . But still suffering from disease And now my ankle hips and knees fusion. From last two month I am taking these tablets Sazo 1g twice a day Calten d 500 twice a day Retoz 90. Once a day Folitrax 7.5. Twice a week Folvite 5 twice a week Uprise - d3 60 k once a week Depo -medrol once a week And now my condition is very very chronic . Very high pain in right hip And high pain in ankle, knee, wrist, shoulder and neck. Now I am unable to stand so laying on bed and crying all the day and night. Do note one thing when I take these medicine I feel better for 1 month but after one month pain increased very high level . Before 2 years I took these medicines and then I felt better for one month after that pain increased. So I stopped these medicine and got ayurveda treatment for 2 years but didn't get relief. So I again consulted to rheumatologist and he prescribed me again to take these medicine and now again 1 month relief and after that pain is very very high. Sir why these tablets give me relief only for one month. Is any medicine not suits me. Or I should reduce dose of tablets. Or tablets are not right choice for me.

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Hello sir, 
I am 24 year old
I am suffering from arthritis from last 10 years
Some of my tests are C reactive protein...
dear user. after seeing detailed condition of yours. i simply suggest you to take physiotherapy treatment for 2 months. which will be enough for you to become normal and getting rid of pains in the body

I have neck pain since a week. I just can't get through it please help me to get well.

Fellow Adult Knee Reconstruction and Sports Injuries, Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Apply ice packs voveran gel locally twice a day give rest to your neck n avoid prolonged work on laptop or on mobile in a wrong posture for long n also take tab. Retoz Mr. 4 mg once daily for 5 days all this should help relieve you of your symptoms of muscular neck pain.
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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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