FAQs ABOUT ETROBAX 120MG TABLET
Is ETROBAX 120MG TABLET safe to use in diabetic patients?
ETROBAX 120MG TABLET may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking ETROBAX 120MG TABLET as a precaution. Your doctor will closely monitor your blood sugar levels to avoid the risk of side effects.
Is ETROBAX 120MG TABLET an anti-inflammatory medicine?
Yes. ETROBAX 120MG 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 ETROBAX 120MG 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 ETROBAX 120MG TABLET. Consult your doctor before taking ETROBAX 120MG TABLET if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. ETROBAX 120MG 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 ETROBAX 120MG TABLET safe to use for long term?
ETROBAX 120MG TABLET should be used under medical supervision. Research shows that, prolonged use of ETROBAX 120MG TABLET can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients. To avoid this, take ETROBAX 120MG TABLET only as advised by your physician. Your doctor will regularly monitor your health condition while taking ETROBAX 120MG TABLET to avoid these side effects.
Can I take other painkillers along with ETROBAX 120MG TABLET?
No, it is not advisable to take other painkillers along with ETROBAX 120MG TABLET without consulting your doctor, as it may increase the risk of ulcers and bleedings in the digestive system.
Is it safe to have ETROBAX 120MG TABLET with alcohol?
No. Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ETROBAX 120MG TABLET as it increases the risk of unwanted gastrointestinal side effects.
Can ETROBAX 120MG TABLET cause dizziness?
Yes. ETROBAX 120MG 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 ETROBAX 120MG TABLET?
It is not safe to take a higher dose of ETROBAX 120MG 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 ETROBAX 120MG TABLET to reduce pain?
It may take around 20-30 minutes for ETROBAX 120MG TABLET to start working. The maximum benefits can achieve after 2 hours of taking ETROBAX 120MG 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 ETROBAX 120MG TABLET?
If you or anyone else accidentally took more ETROBAX 120MG 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 ETROBAX 120MG TABLET daily?
Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether you can take ETROBAX 120MG TABLET every day or not.
Can I stop taking ETROBAX 120MG TABLET once my pain reduces?
Take ETROBAX 120MG TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results. Do not stop therapy with ETROBAX 120MG TABLET without consulting your doctor in between the therapy.
What are the uses of ETROBAX 120MG TABLET?
ETROBAX 120MG 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 ETROBAX 120MG TABLET be used in children?
ETROBAX 120MG 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 ETROBAX 120MG TABLET work?
ETROBAX 120MG 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 ETROBAX 120MG TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking ETROBAX 120MG 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 ETROBAX 120MG TABLET?
ETROBAX 120MG TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take ETROBAX 120MG TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of ETROBAX 120MG TABLET?
If you forgot to take a dose of ETROBAX 120MG TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of ETROBAX 120MG TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of ETROBAX 120MG TABLET to compensate for the missed ones.
Will ETROBAX 120MG TABLET alter the effects of birth control pills?
ETROBAX 120MG TABLET may reduce the effects of birth control pills. Therefore, try to avoid taking birth control pills along with ETROBAX 120MG TABLET. Consult your doctor for advice.