Etoford P Tablet
Etoford-P Tablet is a combination of Etoricoxib and Paracetamol. It provides relief from pain, stiffness, and swelling due to bone and joint-related conditions. It is also used to provide relief from headache, toothache, backache, menstrual pain, sprains, and strains. It works by preventing the release of a chemical substance that causes pain and swelling in your body, thus provides pain relief.
Etoford-P Tablet have side effects like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhoea, increased blood pressure, etc. These side effects usually subside by themselves. Consult your doctor if they bother you. Avoid driving or operating heavy machines if you feel dizzy and/or drowsy.
Etoford-P Tablet can be taken with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Your doctor will determine the dose and duration of treatment depending on the severity of your health condition. Take it at the same time every day as it will help you to remember. Avoid the discontinuation of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Etoford-P Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Avoid taking this medicine if you have severe liver or kidney problems, or existing heart problems. Use this medicine with caution if you have diabetes and/or high blood cholesterol (fats) levels. Inform your doctor if you have any other medical conditions or taking any other medicines.
Etoford-P Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 16 years of age. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding.
Major & minor side effects for Etoford-P Tablet
Nausea and vomiting
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
Yellowing of skin and eyes
Loss of appetite
Increase in blood pressure
Swelling of feet and lower legs
Uses of Etoford-P Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Etoford-P Tablet provides relief from headache, muscle pain, menstrual cramps, toothache, back pain, sprains and strains, etc.
Osteoarthritis is a joint condition caused due to wear down of protective cartilage between the ends of the bones. It mainly affects the joints of your hands, knees, hip, and backbone. Etoford-P Tablet is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition in which your body’s immune system attacks the small joints and causes swelling and pain. Etoford-P Tablet is used to relieve swelling and pain in the joints due to RA.
Ankylosing Spondylitis is a condition affecting the small bones of your spine causing them to fuse. The symptoms include pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips. Etoford-P Tablet is used to treat this condition.
Acute gout is a painful condition that often affects the joints in your big toe. It is caused due to deposition of uric acid (a waste product in the blood) in your joints. Etoford-P Tablet is used to treat this condition.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Etoford-P Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rashes, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Severe Liver/Kidney Impairment
Etoford-P Tablet is not recommended for use if you have severe liver and/or kidney problems. This medicine may further damage your liver and/or kidneys and worsen your condition.
Etoford-P Tablet is not recommended for use if you have heart problems such as heart failure (a condition in which your heart is unable to pump a sufficient amount of blood), ischaemic heart diseases (heart problems due to narrowing of the blood vessels that supply oxygen to the heart), high blood pressure that has not been adequately controlled or if you have undergone a coronary artery bypass graft surgery (a surgical procedure that diverts the blood from narrowed or blocked vessels in the heart to improve its blood supply). Taking this medicine may increase your risk of heart attack and stroke (a condition that occurs due to reduced blood supply to the brain).
Warnings for special population
Etoford-P Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may cause harm to your foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known if Etoford-P Tablet passes into the breastmilk. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor to understand the potential risks and benefits before taking this medicine.
Avoid excessive use of Etoford-P Tablet accidentally or intentionally as it results in liver damage. Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Use in Children
Etoford-P Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 16 years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not clinically established.
Etoford-P Tablet should be used with caution if you have a history of heart problems as this medicine may cause heart attack and stroke (a condition that causes a decrease in blood supply to your brain). Report any incidence of heart problems to your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
High blood pressure
Etoford-P Tablet can cause an increase in blood pressure. Hence, this medicine should be used with caution if you have high blood pressure as it may worsen your health condition. Keep a regular check of your blood pressure while taking this medicine.
Etoford-P Tablet should be used with caution if you have any infection since it may mask the symptoms of an infection such as a fever.
Driving or operating machines
Etoford-P Tablet may cause sleepiness, blurred vision, or dizziness in some cases. Hence, avoid driving vehicles or operating heavy machines if you experience such symptoms.
Diabetes or high cholesterol levels
Etoford-P Tablet should be used with caution if you have diabetes (a condition of high sugar levels in your blood) or high blood cholesterol (fat) levels as it may further increase the risk of heart problems. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Try not to skip the scheduled dose of Etoford-P Tablet. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.
Never take more than the prescribed dose of Etoford-P Tablet. Seek emergency medical attention in case of an overdose for further guidance.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Avoid consumption of alcohol during treatment with Etoford-P Tablet as it may cause liver damage. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any signs and symptoms of liver injury like fever, rash, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dark urine, jaundice, etc.
Interaction with Medicine
Etoford-P Tablet should be used with caution if you have liver problems as it may further increase the risk of liver damage. Your doctor may suggest tests to closely monitor your liver function while taking this medicine.
Fluid Retention and oedema
Etoford-P Tablet may cause fluid retention (abnormal build-up of fluid in the body) that may lead to swelling of the legs and feet. Etoford-P Tablet should be used with caution in such conditions as it may further increase the risk of heart problems. Keep a regular check of your blood pressure and heart function while taking this medicine.
Avoid prolonged use of Etoford-P Tablet as it is known to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke if you have heart diseases.
Etoford-P Tablet should be used with caution if you have kidney problems as this medicine may further damage your kidneys. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your kidney function while taking this medicine.
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5-HIAA Urine Test
Etoford-P Tablet can interfere with the urine test and give a false-positive result. Hence, inform your doctor and/or lab technician about the use of this medicine before the test is performed.
This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Etoford-P Tablet as instructed by your doctor.
Avoid taking more than the recommended dose or for a longer duration.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine as it may increase the risk of liver damage.
Inform your doctor if you are taking any other paracetamol-containing medicine.