This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, prescribed to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, painful menstruation, postoperative pain. It also acts as a pain killer.
Contraindicated for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft, who have experienced asthma, hives, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs, and hypersensitivity.
The recommended dose is 20 mg given orally once per day.
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, blood disorders, bleeding problems, heart disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, elevated liver enzymes, flatulence, gross bleeding/perforation, heartburn, nausea, ulcers and vomiting.
Blood : Anemia and increased bleeding time.
Central Nervous System : Dizziness and headache.
Skin : Itching and rash.
ENT : Ringing in the ear.
Genitourinary : Abnormal kidney function.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature, away from light and excess heat.
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