Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S

Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is prescribed to treat pain and swelling of joints and muscles 

Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S contains etoricoxib 

Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is also be prescribed to treat diseases arthritis,ankylosing spondylitis and osteoarthritis

Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is taken orally (via mouth) 

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Type

Sachet

Feature

450+500mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Etoricoxib

Composition

Etoricoxib 60 mg

Brand

Searle Pharma

Prescription Required

No

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is used to treat symptoms such as stiff,swollen and painful joints that are commonly seen in patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis,osteoarthritis and similar illnesses.Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is also very effective in decreasing inflammation after a dental procedure.Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S belongs to a group of drugs known as NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) and mainly works by blocking the natural chemical groups that cause inflammation in the human body.

A tablet a day,to be taken orally (by mouth) is the commonly prescribed dosage.Dosage essentially depends on the patient’s response to Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S and any adverse effects felt by the patient while undergoing treatment.Dosage is not to be increased or decreased without the consent of a physician and Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is to be taken for the recommended time period only.

Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S has been known to cause gastrointestinal ulcers and therefore,it is recommended to ingest Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S with food,milk or an antacid to prevent indigestion and other discomforts.intake of alcohol,smoking of tobacco and other substances is not advisable as they can cause dizziness and also increase the risk of stomach bleeding as well as ulcers.

Side effects such as,flu-like symptoms,stomach problems,headaches and dizziness may be commonly felt by patients;these effects tend to be temporary and resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is not recommended to patients suffering from liver,kidney and heart illnesses.During treatment with Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S,the doctor will periodically do lab tests to monitor patient’s potassium and liver enzyme levels as well the patient’s blood pressure levels.

 

Indications

Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Osteoarthritis (long-term condition of painful and stiff joints)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (autoimmune disease of inflamed joints)
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (inflammation of spine causing pain and stiffness)
  • Acute gouty arthritis (joint disorder characterized by painful,inflamed joints due to accumulation of uric acid)
  • Moderate pain following dental surgery

How Does Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S Work

Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S works by blocking the production of prostaglandins.Prostaglandins are a hormone that is naturally produced in the body that helps carry out inflammatory responses in the body when needed.By preventing prostaglandins from carrying out its inflammatory functions,Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is able to aid in the reduction of inflammation and swelling experienced by a patient.

How To Use Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S

Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is to be ingested once daily by mouth for a specified time period only.Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is advised to be ingested with food as it may cause an upset stomach.Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S may even be ingested with milk or an antacid to prevent an upset stomach.Alcohol usage as well as cigarette smoking is not advised while undergoing treatment with Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S as it may increase the patient’s risk of stomach ulcers.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet a day is most commonly prescribed to patients aged 18 years and above.Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S can be prescribed twice daily as well if need be in certain cases;the two doses are to be evenly spaced out throughout the day.

Child Dosage

Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is not recommended to patients under the age of 18 years.

Elderly Dosage 

Patients aged 65 years and older and mostly started off at a lower dosage due to reduced kidney function.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child,especially if taken in the third trimester of pregnancy.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately,the doctor will ask you to stop using Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S and is likely to replace it with a different pregnancy safe drug.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore cause adverse effects in the child thus Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S as treatment,then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Active peptic ulcer (stomach sores)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Severe hepatic (liver) impairment
  • Renal (kidney) impairment 
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Moderate to severe Congestive heart failure 
  • Ischaemic heart disease 
  • Peripheral arterial disease (blood vessels outside the heart and brain)
  • Cerebrovascular (blood vessels in brain and spinal cord) disease
  • Uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure) 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S:

  • History of Gastrointestinal (stomach and bowels) disease
  • Cardiovascular (related to heart or its blood vessels) risk factors
  • Mild to moderate renal (kidney) impairment
  • Uncompensated heart failure
  • Cirrhosis
  • Dehydration
  • History of cardiac (heart) failure
  • Left ventricular dysfunction 
  • Oedema (swelling)
  • Hypertension 
  • Mild to moderate hepatic (liver) impairment
  • Abnormal LFTs 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S:

  • Oral anticoagulants
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Angiotensin II antagonists
  • Diuretics
  • Other NSAIDs
  • Cyclosporin
  • Tacrolimus
  • Lithium
  • Methotrexate
  • Digoxin
  • Oral contraceptives
  • HRT
  • Salbutamol
  • Minoxidil
  • Rifampicin

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Upset stomach (constipation,vomiting,diarrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Flu like symptoms 
  • Headache 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Breathing difficulties 
  • Swelling of hands,ankles and feet
  • Hypertension
  • Arrhythmias 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak –If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Flu-like symptoms- To manage symptoms,patients are advised to drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest and sleep.Take an antihistamine,a nasal decongestant or a lozenge to feel better when needed.

Key Facts About Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S

  • Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is prescribed to ease swelling and pain in the joints
  • Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is not safe to be prescribed to patients under the age of 18 years
  • Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is not recommended to pregnant or lactating women
  • Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S may cause skin sensitivity,headaches and dizziness
  • Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is not prescribed to patients with gastrointestinal ulcers

FAQs

#1.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S AND HOW OFTEN?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep a check on serum potassium levels are advised to be done periodically.It is also advised that patients learn to monitor their own blood pressure levels daily from the comfort of their homes and inform their doctor of any changes seen.

#2.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE ANTACIDS FOR INDIGESTION ALONG WITH Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S?

Yes.Antacids are safe to be ingested by the patient while undergoing treatment with Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S.

#3.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.There is no evidence to suggest that Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S interacts with oral contraceptives.

#4.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#5.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S?

  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach (constipation,vomiting,diarrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness 
  • Heartburn 

#6.HOW TO STORE Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S?

Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#7.CAN Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects.If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass.However,please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues.It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment,as it may worsen the dizziness.

#8.WHY MUST I PROTECT MY SKIN FROM THE SUN WHILE TAKING Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S?

Treatment with Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S may lead to the skin becoming sensitive to sun damage and it is therefore recommended to patients to wear sunscreen at all times,along with hats and gloves whenever possible to protect themselves from sun damage.

#9.WILL Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#10.HOW IS Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is to be ingested once daily by mouth for a specified time period only.Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is advised to be ingested with food as it may cause an upset stomach.

#11.HOW DOES Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S WORK?

Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S works by blocking the production of prostaglandins.Prostaglandins are a hormone that is naturally produced in the body that helps carry out inflammatory responses in the body when needed.By preventing prostaglandins from carrying out its inflammatory functions,Gutcare 450+500mg Sachet 1 ‘S is able to aid in the reduction of inflammation and swelling experienced by a patient.