FAQs ABOUT ETOSTAL 120 TABLET
Is ETOSTAL 120 TABLET safe to use in diabetic patients?
ETOSTAL 120 TABLET may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking ETOSTAL 120 TABLET as a precaution. Your doctor will closely monitor your blood sugar levels to avoid the risk of side effects.
Is ETOSTAL 120 TABLET an anti-inflammatory medicine?
Yes. ETOSTAL 120 TABLET is an anti-inflammatory medicine used to reduce pain and inflammation. It acts by blocking the release of certain chemicals (Ex. prostaglandins) in the body that causes pain and inflammation.
Who should not take ETOSTAL 120 TABLET?
Generally, patients who have stomach problems such as stomach ulcers or other inflammatory stomach conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or perforations or bleeding in the gut should not use ETOSTAL 120 TABLET. Consult your doctor before taking ETOSTAL 120 TABLET if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. ETOSTAL 120 TABLET is also not suitable for use in patients with stroke or severe liver, kidney or heart disease and in children aged below 16 years. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking.
Is ETOSTAL 120 TABLET safe to use for long term?
ETOSTAL 120 TABLET should be used under medical supervision. Research shows that, prolonged use of ETOSTAL 120 TABLET can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients. To avoid this, take ETOSTAL 120 TABLET only as advised by your physician. Your doctor will regularly monitor your health condition while taking ETOSTAL 120 TABLET to avoid these side effects.
Can I take other painkillers along with ETOSTAL 120 TABLET?
No, it is not advisable to take other painkillers along with ETOSTAL 120 TABLET without consulting your doctor, as it may increase the risk of ulcers and bleedings in the digestive system.
Is it safe to have ETOSTAL 120 TABLET with alcohol?
No. Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ETOSTAL 120 TABLET as it increases the risk of unwanted gastrointestinal side effects.
Can ETOSTAL 120 TABLET cause dizziness?
Yes. ETOSTAL 120 TABLET may make you feel dizzy. If you experience dizziness, try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any heavy tools or machines while you are feeling dizzy. Avoid consumption of alcohol as it can aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if you continue to feel dizzy for a prolonged period.
Can I take a higher dose of ETOSTAL 120 TABLET?
It is not safe to take a higher dose of ETOSTAL 120 TABLET without consulting your doctor. If the prescribed dose is less effective for you, kindly consult your doctor for a suitable high dose or for alternative therapy.
How long will it take for ETOSTAL 120 TABLET to reduce pain?
It may take around 20-30 minutes for ETOSTAL 120 TABLET to start working. The maximum benefits can achieve after 2 hours of taking ETOSTAL 120 TABLET. However, this period may vary from person to person depending upon the dose of etoricoxib that is administered.
What happens if I accidentally take more ETOSTAL 120 TABLET?
If you or anyone else accidentally took more ETOSTAL 120 TABLET, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdosage might include severe stomach problems such as stomach pain, bleeding in the gut and a fast heartbeat.
Can I take ETOSTAL 120 TABLET daily?
Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether you can take ETOSTAL 120 TABLET every day or not.
Can I stop taking ETOSTAL 120 TABLET once my pain reduces?
Take ETOSTAL 120 TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results. Do not stop therapy with ETOSTAL 120 TABLET without consulting your doctor in between the therapy.
What are the uses of ETOSTAL 120 TABLET?
ETOSTAL 120 TABLET is used to reduce pain and swelling associated with inflammatory bone conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout. It can also be used to reduce pain following dental surgery.
Can ETOSTAL 120 TABLET be used in children?
ETOSTAL 120 TABLET should be used in adolescents aged 16 years or above only if prescribed by the physician. It should not be used in children and adolescents (aged below 16 years). Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.
How does ETOSTAL 120 TABLET work?
ETOSTAL 120 TABLET is a pain-relieving medicine. It works by blocking the release of certain chemicals (prostaglandins) in the body that causes pain, swelling and inflammation thereby reducing pain and inflammation associated with inflammatory conditions.
What are the side effects of ETOSTAL 120 TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking ETOSTAL 120 TABLET are stomach pain, bloating, constipation, mouth ulcers, headache and dizziness. Consult your doctor immediately if any of these side effects worsen.
What is the best time to take ETOSTAL 120 TABLET?
ETOSTAL 120 TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take ETOSTAL 120 TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of ETOSTAL 120 TABLET?
If you forgot to take a dose of ETOSTAL 120 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of ETOSTAL 120 TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of ETOSTAL 120 TABLET to compensate for the missed ones.
Will ETOSTAL 120 TABLET alter the effects of birth control pills?
ETOSTAL 120 TABLET may reduce the effects of birth control pills. Therefore, try to avoid taking birth control pills along with ETOSTAL 120 TABLET. Consult your doctor for advice.