MELOXICAM TABLETS B.P. 15 MG
Each uncoated tablet contains
Meloxicam BP 15 mg
Colour -yellow oxide of iron
Meloxicam tablets contain the active substance meloxicam. Meloxicam belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are used to reduce inflammation and pain in joints and muscles.
Meloxicam tablets are used for the:
Short-term treatment of flare-ups of osteoarthritis
Long-term treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
Ankylosing spondylitis (also known as Bechterew’s Disease)
Meloxicam, an oxicam derivative, is a member of the enolic acid group of nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Orthopam tablet contains 15 mg meloxicam for oral administration. Meloxicam is chemically designated as 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(5-methyl-2-thiazolyl)-2H-1,2- benzothiazine-3-carboxamide- 1, 1-dioxide.
Orthopain is indicated in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Juveline idiopathic arthritis / juvenile arthritis. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Meloxicam is an NSAID. Exactly how it works is not known. It may block certain substances in the body that are linked to inflammation. NSAIDs treat the symptoms of pain and inflammation. They do not treat the disease that causes those symptoms.
Orthopain is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to meloxicam.
Meloxicam should not be given to patients who have experienced asthma, urticaria, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Severe, rarely fatal, anaphylactic-like reactions to NSAIDs have been reported in such patients.
Meloxicam is contraindicated for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery (see WARNINGS).
Before taking Orthopain, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin or other NSAIDS (such as Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma (including a history of worsening breathing after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), liver disease, stomach/intestine/esophagus problems (such as bleeding, ulcers, recurring heartburn), heart disease (such as history of heart attack), high blood pressure, stroke, blood disorders (such as anemia, bleeding/clotting problems), growths in the nose (nasal polyps).
Kidney problems can sometimes occur with the use of NSAID medications, including meloxicam. Problems are more likely to occur if you are dehydrated, have heart failure or kidney disease, if you are an older adult, or if you take certain medications. Drink plenty of fluids as directed by your doctor to prevent dehydration and tell your doctor right away if you have any unusual change in the amount of urine. This medication may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol and tobacco, especially when combined with this medication, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcohol and smoking. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It is not recommended for use during the first and last trimesters of pregnancy due to possible harm to the unborn baby and interference with normal labor/delivery. Safety not established in lactating mother.
Flare-ups of osteoarthritis: 7.5 mg (half a tablet) once a day. This may be increased to 15 mg (one tablet) once a day.
Rheumatoid arthritis: 15 mg (one tablet) once a day. Or as directed by Physician.
Ankylosing spondylitis: 15 mg (one tablet) once a day.
The tablets should be swallowed with water, or another drink, during a meal.
The tablet can be divided into equal doses.
Do not exceed the recommended maximum dose of 15 mg a day.
Store below 25°C, protect from light and moisture.
Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the Alu Alu strip and outer carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture.
ORTHOPAIN is available in 3 x 10 Alu-Alu pack in monocarton with this insert. Scratch pin pasted on each mono carton. And such 10 mono carton in outer carton.
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