Pirox 0.5% Gel
Pirox 0.5% Gel is used in the treatment of swelling, pain and joint stiffness resulting from arthritis. This medication belongs to a group of drugs called NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). It works by inhibiting the production of certain substances in the body that leads to inflammation.
Take the medication orally after consulting with your doctor. The usual dosage in 1 tablet per day. Avoid lying down immediately after taking this medication. You should take this medication with milk, food or an antacid to prevent stomach problems. The doctor will prescribe the dose based on your medical condition and how you are responding to the treatment. It is often recommended to take the lowest possible dose to prevent various problems like stomach bleeding and other problems. Side effects of this medication are stomach problems, drowsiness, nausea and dizziness. You should consult your doctor if these side effects become severe. Pirox 0.5% Gel can also raise your blood pressure. In rare cases, this drug can also result in serious liver problems. If you see symptoms of liver damage like dark urine, nausea, vomiting, yellow eyes/skin and loss of appetite then consult a doctor immediately.
You also need to take certain precautions before taking this medication. You need to inform your doctor about any allergies that you may have before starting a course of this medication. This drug may also contain certain inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions in the body. You should also inform the doctor about any history of blood disorders, anemia and heart conditions before taking this medication. It is advised to avoid driving or perform any other activity that require alertness immediately after taking this medication. You should also try to stay off alcohol and tobacco while taking this medications as it increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Rheumatologist before using this medicine.
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (Cabg)Pirox 0.5% Gel is not recommended in patients undergone heart surgery.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 48 to 72 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 min to 1 hour.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
Missed Dose instructionsThe missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for your next dose.
Overdose instructionsA doctor should be contacted immediately if an overdose of Pirox 0.5% Gel is suspected. Signs and symptoms of overdose include stomach irritation, difficulty in breathing, black colored stools etc. Immediate medical attention is needed if an overdose is confirmed.
Pirox 0.5% Gel belongs to Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) group. It works as an analgesic by inhibiting the prostaglandin synthesis which is essential to sensitize the afferent nerves to induces pain. It works as an anti-inflammatory by inhibiting the prostaglandins synthesis which are mediators of inflammation.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Gastrointestinal ToxicityPirox 0.5% Gel and other NSAIDs should be taken after consulting a doctor especially if the intended duration is longer than a month. Any symptom indicating ulceration and bleeding like chronic indigestion, coffee colored dry blood in stools or vomiting of blood should be reported immediately.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholThis medicine should not be consumed with alcohol. Symptoms of stomach bleeding (such as the presence of dried and coffee colored blood in cough or stools) should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
WarfarinThese medications may increase the risk of bleeding if taken together. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any pain medications or if you have any bleeding disorder. An alternate class of medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
CorticosteroidsUse with caution as this combination will increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Inform the doctor if you are taking either of the medicines. Consider taking alternative medicine after consulting your doctor.
FluoroquinoloneThese medications may increase the central nervous system stimulation and causes tremors, involuntary body movements, and seizures. Inform the doctor if you are receiving antibiotics belongs to fluoroquinolones. Consider the alternate class of medicine based on the clinical condition.
Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitorsPirox 0.5% Gel may alter the effect of antihypertensives, therefore should be used with caution. Inform the doctor if you are receiving antihypertensives like captopril, enalapril, benazepril. Monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Any changes in the blood pressure should be informed to the doctor. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.
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