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Tenoxicam - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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General Information on Tenoxicam

Generic Name : Tenoxicam
Latest prescription information about Tenoxicam. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Antirheumatics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Tenoxicam

India : 

International : 

Admiral, Alganex, Algin-Vek, Amcinafal, Ampirovix, Apo-Tenoxicam, Arthirinal, Artricom, Artrilase, Artroxicam Medichrom, Aspagin, Biodruff, Dolmen, Doxican, Dranat, Gescolilu, Hobaticam, Indo-Bros, Read more..
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Why is Tenoxicam Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (NSAIA), prescribed for pain and inflammation in muscles and joints. It works by blocking a substance in the body called cyclo-oxygenase.

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When should Tenoxicam not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcer, heart failure, asthma, during pregnancy (3rd trimester) and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Tenoxicam?

Adult: PO- 20 mg/day as single dose for 7 days in acute disorders, up to 14 days in severe cases. Max: 40 mg/day (short term use).
IV/IM- 20 mg/day as single dose for 1-2 days.

How should Tenoxicam be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Tenoxicam?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney or heart problems, runny nose, heart burn, indigestion, inflammatory bowel disease, blood clotting problems, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Tenoxicam?

Gastrointestinal upset including stomach pain and inflammation, nausea, hypersensitivity reactions, headache, dizziness and sleep disturbances.

What are the other precautions for Tenoxicam?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Tenoxicam?

Store it at room temperature (below 30C).




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