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Retoz 90 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Etoricoxib
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: July 30, 2019

Retoz tablet 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. This medication 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.

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.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

Side effects of this medication which can be seen in a patient are:

  • 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?

    Women who are pregnant must 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.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Retoz 90 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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 medication 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


    This medication interacts with Fluid Retention and edema, Heart and Liver disease.
  • Interaction with Alcohol


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


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This medication interacts with Ramipril, Warfarin, Ethinyl Estradiol, Primaquine and others.

Ques: What is Etoricoxib?

Ans: It is a medicine belonging to the Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug group. This medication relieves moderate pain and swelling of joints associated with different forms of gout and arthritis. It contains Etoricoxib as an active ingredient.

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.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Etoricoxib?

Ans: Side effects 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: It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

Ques: How long do I need to use Retoz 90 MG Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: Retoz is a medicine which takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions.

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

Ans: This tablet should not be used if you have the conditions such as Active peptic ulceration, Children and adolescents below 16 years, and Severe congestive heart failure.

Ques: Is Retoz 90 MG Tablet safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary.

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

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this 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.
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About Retoz 90 MG Tablet
What are the uses of Retoz 90 MG Tablet
What are the contraindications of Retoz 90 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Retoz 90 MG Tablet ?
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What are the substitutes for Retoz 90 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
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