How it should be taken
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
The recommended oral dose for adults:
• Prevention of myocardial infarction or heart attack: 75-325 mg/day.
• Stent implantation: 325 mg 2 hr pre-operative, then 160-325 mg/day.
• Pain and fever: 325-650 mg 4-6 hourly. Maximum: 4 g/day.
• Pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders:
Initial dose: 2.4-3.6 g/day.
Maintenance dose: 3.6-5.4 g/day.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with blood disorder, liver or kidney impairment and hypersensitivity.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is an analgesic and antipyretic, prescribed for pain, heart attack and fever.
The drug decreases the substances that cause pain and inflammation.
Category D :
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heartburn, stomach upset or stomach pain and if you have or ever had ulcers, anemia, bleeding problems such as hemophilia, kidney or liver diseases, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
It should not be given to children who have fever, flu symptoms or chickenpox; otherwise it may lead to a fatal condition named as Reye's syndrome.
Store it at room temperature.