Tenoxicam

Description

Tenoxicam is an analgesic which is used to relieve pain and inflammation in musculoskeletal conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendonitis, etc. It is also be used to relieve acute painful episodes associated with acute gout, menstrual cramps, or post-operative pain.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Tenoxicam

  • Increased heartrate
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Sleeplessnes
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Skin rash
  • Chest pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue

Uses of Tenoxicam

What is it prescribed for?

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Acute Gout
  • Post-operative pain
  • Primary Dysmenorrhea
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 minutes to 1 hour of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Tenoxicam, other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Peptic Ulcer

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with active peptic ulcer due to increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Severe kidney impairment

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

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of NSAID-induced asthma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Severe liver impairment

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

Severe heart failure

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe heart failure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Gastro-intestinal bleeding

This medicine may cause severe gastrointestinal bleeding and perforation after prolonged usage. These adverse events may occur with or without warning symptoms. This risk is especially higher in the elderly population and in patients with a history of gastrointestinal diseases. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate kidney impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney 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. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney impairment.

Use in elderly population

This medicine should be used with caution in elderly patients due to the increased risk of serious side effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate liver impairment 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. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness or visual disturbances in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any such symptoms.

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

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Anticoagulants

Methotrexate

Cyclosporine

Diuretics and antihypertensives

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. 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
It works by inhibiting chemical mediators that cause pain and inflammation.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00469

[Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 19 December 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/tenoxicam

[Internet]. 2018 [cited 19 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/t/Tilcotiltab.pdf

Mobiflex Tablets 20mg - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2019 [cited 26 April 2019]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/452

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Information on this page was last updated on 26 Apr 2019

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