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Uses of Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT
Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT is used for the treatment or prevention of the following disease(s):
Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Side effects of Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT
The most common side effects of Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT are – Depression, Dizziness, Dream Disturbances, Drowsiness, Fever, Headache, Insomnia, Ischemic Stroke, Malaise, Nervousness, Paresthesia, Somnolence, Syncope, Transient Ischemic Attack, Tremor, Vertigo
These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.
Precautions while using Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT
Do not use Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT if you are allergic to – Piroxicam
If you have heart disease, liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT.
If you are allergic to any medicine or food, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Use this medicine under the supervision of your doctor.
To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.
How Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT works
Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT contains – Piroxicam
Piroxicam blocks the activity of cyclooxygenase
the enzyme needed for prostaglandin synthesis. Prostaglandins
important mediators of the inflammatory response
cause local vasodilation with swelling and pain. By blocking cyclooxygenase activity and inhibiting prostaglandins
this NSAID reduces inflammatory symptoms and pain.
Dosage of Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT
The dosage of Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT depends on many factors such as the patient age, health, medical condition or history of the patient and many other conditions.
Please use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
Overdose of Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT
If you forget to take a dose of Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose.
If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or call your local medical emergency number.
Overdose can have harmful effects on kidney or liver. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine to avoid an overdose.
Onset of Action Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT
It takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour to show the effect of the medicine.
Duration of Action Oxicam 20mg Tablet DT
Effect of medication lasts for an average of 48 to 72 hours.
Precautions & Warnings
Don't consume alcohol while taking this medicine; it may increase the risk of side effects. Adverse effects symptoms - Hypertension ; stomach bleeding (Presence of blood in cough or stool)
Not recommended for pregnant women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Not recommended for breastfeeding women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Not safe during driving; you may feel dizzy or sleepy after taking this medicine.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Drug :- acetaminophen: Possibly increased adverse renal effects with long-term use of both drugs.
antihypertensives: Possibly decreased or reversed effects of antihypertensives.
aspirin, other NSAIDs: Increased risk of bleeding and adverse GI effects, possibly increased blood piroxicam level.
cefamandole, cefoperazone, cefotetan: Increased risk of hypoprothrombinemia and bleeding.
colchicine: Increased risk of GI bleeding, hemorrhage, and ulcers.
corticosteroids, potassium supplements: Increased risk of adverse GI effects.
cyclosporine: Increased risk of nephrotoxicity from both drugs, increased blood cyclosporine level.
diuretics: Decreased antihypertensive, diuretic, and natriuretic effects of diuretics.
gold compounds, nephrotoxic drugs: Increased risk of adverse renal effects.
heparin, oral anticoagulants, thrombolytics: Increased anticoagulant effects, increased risk of hemorrhage.
insulin, oral antidiabetic drugs: Possibly increased hypoglycemic effect of these drugs.
lithium: Possibly increased blood lithium level and toxicity.
methotrexate: Decreased methotrexate clearance and increased risk of methotrexate toxicity.
platelet aggregation inhibitors: Increased risk of bleeding and GI ulceration or hemorrhage.
plicamycin, valproic acid: Increased risk of hypoprothrombinemia and GI bleeding,hemorrhage, and ulceration.
probenecid: Possibly increased blood level, effectiveness, and risk of toxicity of piroxicam.
Activity :- alcohol use: Increased risk of adverse GI effects.