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Lexicam Tablet

Manufactured byLEEFORD HEALTHCARE LTD
ContainsParacetamol (325 mg) + Lornoxicam (8 mg)
Description

Lexicam Tablet is a combination medicine which may be used to relieve pain, swelling, stiffness, etc. associated with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis. It can also be used in postoperative patients to provide pain relief.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lexicam Tablet

  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Bloody and cloudy urine
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Visual disturbances
  • Fluid Retention
  • Photosensitivity

Uses of Lexicam Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Muscle Pain
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Post operative pain
  • Acute sciatica
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, fever, etc.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the increased risk of fetal harm.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risk and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to paracetamol, lornoxicam, or any other components present along with the formulation.

Severe liver impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Analgesic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from kidney diseases associated with the excessive use of painkillers.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the increased risk of fetal harm.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risk and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Overdose

Read the label carefully before consuming this medicine to avoid overdosage. Overdose may result in liver damage. Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose of this medicine is suspected.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Chronic Malnutrition

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from malnourishment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use of other pain killers

This medicine is not recommended for use if you are taking any other painkiller medicines. The risk of adverse effects is significantly higher when multiple painkillers are used together.

Pediatric use

This medicine is not recommended for use in children since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Geriatric use

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in the elderly population since the risk of adverse effects is significantly high. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Other diseases

This medicine may worsen the symptoms of certain diseases. It is advised that you report all your current as well as past medical conditions to the doctor before beginning the treatment with this medicine.

Systemic lupus erythematosus

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

Infections

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from an infection or an infectious disease since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, fever, etc.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Methotrexate

Phenytoin

Tacrolimus

Warfarin

Sodium Nitrite

Leflunomide

Prilocaine

Digoxin

Diuretics

Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI's)

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver function impairment or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Report any symptoms such as nausea, fever, rashes, dark urine, etc. to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Asthma

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having any breathing disorders such as asthma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Fluid Retention and edema

This medicine may cause fluid retention and edema in some patients. Close monitoring of blood pressure, electrolyte levels, and heart function may be required based on the clinical condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases.

Hemorrhagic Disorder

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from bleeding disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

5-HIAA Urine Test

You may get a false-positive result for this test while taking this medicine. It is advised that you inform the doctor and lab technician about all your current medicines including herbs and supplements before undergoing any lab tests.

Liver Function Test

You may get a false-positive result for this test while taking this medicine. It is advised that you inform the doctor and lab technician about all your current medicines including herbs and supplements before undergoing any lab tests.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. This medicine can be taken with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Paracetamol and lornoxicam provide pain relief by blocking the production of certain natural substances in the body that send pain signals to the brain.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Analgesic combinations, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 16 Jul 2019

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