Who safe is long term use of NSAIDS?

Patient : Dear Doctor, I am 73 years old and I get terrible knee pain while squatting and bending my legs. I was prescribed ETOSHINE90 and it gives me immense relief. How often can I use this drug and what are the side effects of this tablet on prolonged usage.
Doctor :   Etoshine90 contains the active ingredient etoricoxib, which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). These wor k by blocking the action of cyclo-oxygenase which is responsible in producing prostaglandins. Prostaglandins cause pain, swelling and inflammation. Etoshine is used for pain management in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout. This drug has to be used in moderation in the elderly and patients with gastric ulcers and kidney disease. The side effects of the drug are bleeding due to gastric and intestinal ulceration, liver and kidney problems. Your doctor may need to monitor your kidney and liver functions when on the drug.

Related Q&A

Q: My name is Carlton Jackson. My date of birth is April 3, 1955. In the spring of 1973 I hyperextended my left knee w...

Q: I ama 68 year old female who has been very active. Have not been exercising during last month due to cataract surger...

Q: My daughter was playing volleyball and dove/slide in for the ball. She said it hurt her right knee. But she was outsi...

Q: My knee is severely swollen (size of a grapefruit). I had an xray which was normal. It hurts a ton on the inside of m...

Q: When i went up the stairs i got knee pain as if its twisting on the inside. INtense pain for at least 5 minutes cant ...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon