ETOGESIC MR 8mg Tablet 10's

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Drug Information for ETOGESIC MR 8mg Tablet 10's

What is Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination taken for?

Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination tablet is taken for the treatment of following conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Muscle spasms

Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination work?

In Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination, Etodolac belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This drug acts by inhibiting certain chemicals that are responsible for inflammation, thereby treating arthritis.

Thiocolchicoside belongs to the class of drugs called as the muscle relaxants. This drug acts by binding to certain receptors in body (GABA-A and strychnine sensitive glycine receptors) that causes relaxation of muscles. Thus, it helps in treating painful musculoskeletal conditions.

How to take Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination?

Drugs that interact with Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination are:

  • Adefovir
  • Dicumarol
  • Enoxaparin
  • Leflunomide
  • Methotrexate
  • Mipomersen
  • Rivaroxaban
  • Sirolimus
  • Tacrolimus
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination:

  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of strength
  • Bloating
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose
  • Vomiting

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Congestion
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pale skin
  • Allergic reaction

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination?

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination causes dizziness.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside
  • Do not stop taking the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.

You are advised not to take Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of asthma, blood disorders, heart diseases and liver diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplement

Frequently asked questions about Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination

  1. Is it safe to alter the dose of Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination?
  2. It is not advisable to alter the dose prescribed. Consult your doctor for dose-related queries.

  3. How should Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination be stored?
  4. Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination should be stored between 20-25°C, away from light, heat and moisture.

  5. Can I recommend Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside combination to others?
  6. It is not advisable to recommend drugs to others as the severity of the condition and medical history is not same for every individual.


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