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.
Contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcer, heart failure, asthma, during pregnancy (3rd trimester) and hypersensitivity.
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.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
• 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.
Gastrointestinal upset including stomach pain and inflammation, nausea, hypersensitivity reactions, headache, dizziness and sleep disturbances.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (below 30°C).