Sefdene 20

Sefdene 20

piroxicam

Manufacturer:

Unison

Distributor:

Health Alliance
/
Firma Welfare Instrument
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Piroxicam.
Description
Each film coated tablet contains: Piroxicam 20 mg.
Action
Antirheumatic action: Piroxicam act via analgesic and anti-inflammatory mechanism. The therapeutic effects are not due to pituitary adrenal stimulation.
Indications/Uses
Piroxicam is use in the symptomatic relief of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
Piroxicam should be limited to a maximum of 20 mg a day.
Piroxicam should always be used with gastroprotective agent, such as Misoprostol or a proton-pump inhibitor.
Note: It should not be used as first-line treatment.
It should not be used in treatment of ACUTE PAINFUL and INFLAMMATORY conditions.
It should not be used with any other NSAIDs or an anticoagulant.
It should not be used in patients who are more likely to develop side effects, such as those with history of gastrointestinal disorders associated with bleeding, or those who have skin reactions to other medicines.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Usual adult dose: 20 mg once daily after meals.
OR AS PRESCRIBED BY THE PHYSICIAN.
SEFDENE 20 should be used at the lowest effective dose for shortest possible time.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to the drug, patients in whom Aspirin and other Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs induce the symptoms of allergy.
SEFDENE 20 is contraindicated: in patients with severe heart failure and; for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
History of gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation, related to previous NSAIDs therapy; active, or history of recurrent peptic ulcer/haemorrhage.
Special Precautions
Cardiovascular Risk: NSAIDs may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be a greater risk.
Gastrointestinal Risk: NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients are at greater risk for serious gastrointestinal events.
Renal Effects: Long-term administration of NSAIDs has resulted in renal papillary necrosis and other renal injury. Renal toxicity has also been in patients in whom renal prostaglandin have a compensatory role in the maintenance of renal perfusion. In these patients, administration of a NSAID may cause a dose-dependent reduction in prostaglandin formation and, secondarily, in renal blood flow, which may precipitate overt renal decompensation. Patients at greatest risk of this reaction are those with impaired renal function, heart failure, liver dysfunction, those taking diuretics and ACE inhibitors, and the elderly. Discontinuation of NSAID therapy is usually followed by recovery to the pretreatment state.
Advanced Renal Disease: No information is available from controlled clinical studies regarding the use of SEFDENE 20 in patients with advanced renal disease. Therefore, treatment with SEFDENE 20 is not recommended in these patients with advanced renal disease. If therapy must be initiated, close monitoring of patient's renal function is advisable.
Others: In rare cases, Piroxicam has been associated with serious liver injury.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Use in Pregnancy: No impairment of fertility was demonstrated in animal reproduction studies, although studies in humans have not been done, use of NSAIDs during the second half of pregnancy and nursing mothers is not recommended.
Adverse Reactions
Gastrointestinal symptoms are the most commonly side effects.
Dermal hypersensitivity side effects, usually in the form of skin rash, pruritus and swollen eyes.
Drug Interactions
Prolonged concurrent use of Acetaminophen with Piroxicam may increase the risk of adverse renal effects. Concurrent use of Piroxicam with Potassium supplements or alcohol may increase the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, including ulceration or hemorrhage. As NSAIDs may increase the hypoglycemic effect of antidiabetic agents or insulin, caution with concurrent use is recommended. Because Piroxicam reduces or reverses the effects of many antihypertensives, increased monitoring of the response to any antihypertensive agent may be advisable.
Storage
Store at temperature not more than 30°C.
ATC Classification
M02AA07 - piroxicam ; Belongs to the class of non-steroidal antiinflammatory preparations for topical use. Used in the treatment of joint and muscular pains.
Presentation/Packing
FC tab 20 mg x 10 x 10's.
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