Zaltoprofen

Description

Zaltoprofen is used to relieve symptoms such as pain, tenderness, swelling, stiffness, etc. in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, shoulder pain, etc. It may also be used to relieve pain and swelling after a surgery or after undergoing tooth removal.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zaltoprofen

  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Itching and rash
  • Photosensitivity
  • Respiratory depression
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Decreased urine output
  • Bleeding gums
  • Fatigue

Uses of Zaltoprofen

What is it prescribed for?

  • Moderate to severe pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required by this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • 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. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using 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 zaltoprofen, other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

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.

Severe kidney impairment

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

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

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

Heart diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects on the heart. This risk is especially higher if the medicine is used for a prolonged period of time. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Gastro-intestinal bleeding

This medicine may cause severe gastrointestinal bleeding and perforation after a 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 of the patient.

Liver diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with mild-to-moderate liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary for some patients. If the liver function impairment is severe, use of this medicine is not recommended.

Kidney diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with mild-to-moderate kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary for some patients. If the kidney function impairment is severe, use of this medicine is not recommended.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is recommended that you report all your current medicines, including any herbs and supplements, to the doctor before beginning therapy with this medicine.

Missed Dose

If a dose of this medicine is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the 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

Corticosteroids

Antihypertensives

Anticoagulants

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 or smaller quantities than recommended. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. 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
This medicine works by blocking the formation of certain chemical substances in the body which are responsible for causing pain and swelling.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 27 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06737

[Internet]. Rad-ar.or.jp. 2018 [cited 27 September 2018]. Available from:

http://www.rad-ar.or.jp/siori/english/kekka.cgi?n=34424

[Internet]. Rad-ar.or.jp. 2018 [cited 27 September 2018]. Available from:

http://www.rad-ar.or.jp/siori/english/kekka.cgi?n=872

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Information on this page was last updated on 1 Oct 2018

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