Alkem Piroxicam Injection

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Medicine Overview of Alkem Piroxicam Injection

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Uses of Alkem Piroxicam Injection

Alkem Piroxicam Injection is used in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout.
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Side effects of Alkem Piroxicam Injection

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Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Epigastric pain, Flatulence, Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion.

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How to use Alkem Piroxicam Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Alkem Piroxicam Injection works

Alkem piroxicam injection is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation (pain and swelling).

In Depth Information on Alkem Piroxicam Injection

Expert advice for Alkem Piroxicam Injection

  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • It should be taken with food or milk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long time.
  • Alkem piroxicam can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Alkem Piroxicam Injection
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Piroxicam with alcohol may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alkem Piroxicam Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Alkem Piroxicam Injection is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Alkem Piroxicam Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or
affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
Alkem Piroxicam Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alkem Piroxicam Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
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Liver
CAUTION
Alkem Piroxicam Injection should be used with caution in pat
ients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alkem Piroxicam Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Neemact 100mg Tablet MD, Nimlin MD 100mg Tablet, ANALGIN 500MG TABLET, Nyci 100mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Piroxicam, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Alkem Piroxicam 2ml Injection

Frequently asked questions for Piroxicam

Q. What is the difference between Alkem piroxicam and diclofenac?
Both Alkem piroxicam and diclofenac are pain killers. However, piroxicam is a non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase - an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) inhibitor whereas diclofenac has a bit more selectivity to a COX-2 enzyme. This selectivity of diclofenac is supposed to decrease the side effects as compared to Alkem piroxicam.
Q. What is the difference between Alkem piroxicam and naproxen?
Both Alkem piroxicam and naproxen are pain killers. Both are non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase - an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain). Research studies have shown both are equally effective. However, gastric side effects are lesser with naproxen as compared to Alkem piroxicam.
Q. What is the difference between Alkem piroxicam and meloxicam?
Both Alkem piroxicam and meloxicam are pain killers. Both are non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase - an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain). Research studies have shown both are equally effective. However, acute gastric side effects are lesser with meloxicam as compared to Alkem piroxicam.
Q. What is the difference between Alkem piroxicam and ketoprofen?
Both Alkem piroxicam and ketoprofen are pain killers. Both are non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain). Research studies have shown ketoprofen topical gel is better and effective as compared to Alkem piroxicam. Ketoprofen gel also showed excellent tolerability.
Q. What is the difference between Alkem piroxicam and tramadol?
Alkem piroxicam is a COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) whereas Tramadol is a narcotic-like painkiller. Tramadol is a habit forming medicine.
Q. What is the difference between Alkem piroxicam and nimesulide?
Both Alkem piroxicam and nimesulide are pain killers. However, Alkem piroxicam is a non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) inhibitor whereas nimesulide is selective to the COX-2 enzyme. This selectivity of nimesulide is supposed to decrease the side effects as compared to piroxicam. It should not be used in children below 12 years of age.
Usually, the platelet count does not dip in cases of chikungunya and painkillers like piroxicam can lead to the risk of increased bleeding tendency. So refrain from taking Alkem piroxicam or any painkiller in the case of any fever with joint pain. Consult your doctor before starting Alkem piroxicam.
No. Alkem piroxicam and aspirin are not same. They belong to the same class of drugs known as COX (cyclooxygenase) inhibitors. They both are anti-inflammatory and analgesic.
Q. Can Alkem piroxicam be used along with dexamethasone?
No. Alkem piroxicam should not be used with dexamethasone. They both increase each other's toxicity. There is an increased risk of GI ulceration.
Q. Can Alkem piroxicam be used with methocarbamol?
Yes. Methocarbamol can be used with Alkem piroxicam as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.
Q. Can Alkem piroxicam be used along with paracetamol?
Yes. Paracetamol can be used with Alkem piroxicam as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.
Yes. Alkem piroxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Alkem piroxicam is a sulphur containing compound. Alkem piroxicam can cause serious adverse events in sensitive individuals. It can cause severe skin reactions like Steven Johnson Syndrome. Do inform your doctor if you have any kind of allergies.
No. Alkem piroxicam is not a blood thinner. It is a pain killer. It should be avoided in a patient with a bleeding disorder.
No. Alkem piroxicam is not a muscle relaxant. It is a pain killer which acts on COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) enzyme.
No. Alkem piroxicam is not a narcotic. It is a pain killer which acts on COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) enzyme to decrease the pain and inflammation.
No. Alkem piroxicam is not a medication to control hypertension. It is important to note that Alkem piroxicam decreases the effectiveness of the antihypertensive medication when given together. Inform your doctor if you are taking antihypertensive medications before starting Alkem piroxicam.
Q. Can Alkem piroxicam be used along with Losartan?
No. Alkem piroxicam should not be combined with Losartan. It is important to note that Alkem piroxicam decreases the effectiveness of the antihypertensive medication like losartan when given together leading to failure of antihypertensive therapy. Inform your doctor if you are taking antihypertensive medications before starting Alkem piroxicam.
Q. Can Alkem piroxicam be used with Lisinopril?
No. Alkem piroxicam should be avoided with lisinopril. It is important to note that piroxicam decreases the effectiveness of the antihypertensive medication like lisinopril when given together leading to failure of antihypertensive therapy. Inform your doctor if you are taking antihypertensive medications before starting Alkem piroxicam.
Q. Can Alkem piroxicam be used with calcium channel blocker?
Yes. Alkem piroxicam can be taken with calcium channel blocker. NSAIDs have been observed to reduce the effectiveness of all antihypertensive drugs except calcium channel blockers (ref: White 2007)
Q. Can Alkem piroxicam be used with Tizanidine?
Yes, Alkem piroxicam can be combined with tizanidine. Piroxicam is a pain killer and tizanidine is a skeletal muscle relaxant. It is used in the condition like a backache.
Yes. Alkem piroxicam can be combined with beta-cyclodextrin. Research has shown that combining Alkem piroxicam with beta-cyclodextrin leads to faster onset of action of piroxicam and reduced gastric side effects.
Yes. There are alternatives to Alkem piroxicam. Pain killers are prescribed according to the disease condition. Consult your doctor before starting piroxicam or changing it to other medication.
Contraindications to piroxicam are an allergy, bleeding tendency, duodenal/gastric/peptic ulcer, stomatitis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), ulcerative colitis, upper GI disease, late pregnancy, cardiac disease, hepatic impairment, renal impairment.
No. Alkem piroxicam is not a drug to treat allergy. It is a pain killer.
Alkem piroxicam is a long acting drug. Once the daily dose is enough for the relief of pain but it depends from person to person as the effectiveness of piroxicam increases when given for few weeks.
No. Alkem piroxicam is not known to cause high. It is a non-narcotic painkiller.
Alkem piroxicam is not approved for the treatment of menstrual cramps. Research studies have shown that piroxicam is quite effective in significantly decreasing the menstrual cramps.
Alkem piroxicam is not approved for the treatment of migraine. Research studies have shown that Alkem piroxicam is effective in significantly decreasing the pain associated with migraine without aura.
Yes. It can be given for decreasing the back pain. However, you should consult your doctor for the exact cause of your back pain and then start the treatment. Do not self-medicate yourself with Alkem piroxicam as the cause of back pain can be different for different person.
Yes. Alkem piroxicam can be given for the treatment of acute gout. Research studies have shown Alkem piroxicam to be highly effective in the treatment of acute gout.
Yes. You can donate blood when on Alkem piroxicam. Do inform your doctor before donating blood.
Alkem piroxicam in a diabetic patient can only be taken only by consulting a doctor because these medicines have the propensity to cause renal failure when taken for a long period. Diabetes itself causes renal Alkem piroxicam so taking piroxicam can lead to increased risk of renal failure by many folds.
No. Alkem piroxicam should not be taken if you have a abnormal renal function because long-term administration of NSAIDs has resulted in renal papillary necrosis and another renal injury.
Yes. Alkem piroxicam is known to cause skin reactions which can be very severe such as exfoliative dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), which can be fatal. These serious events may occur without warning. You should inform your doctor if you feel you have a mild rash and immediately discontinue the drug.
No. Alkem piroxicam should not be taken in pregnancy. It causes premature closure of the ductus arteriosus which can lead to fetal heart failure and death of the baby.
No. Alkem piroxicam is contraindicated in cases of active peptic ulcer disease. Alkem piroxicam is known to cause gastric ulceration and bleeding.
Some patients with asthma are hypersensitive to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs like aspirin which can lead to acute attacks of asthma. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Yes. Alkem piroxicam can sometimes cause reversible infertility. Piroxicam by its mechanism of action may delay or prevent rupture of ovarian follicles, which has been associated with reversible infertility in some women. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Can Alkem piroxicam be used with diuretics?
No. Alkem piroxicam should not be used with diuretics. Alkem piroxicam reduces the natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazides diuretics in some patients. This response has been attributed to inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis.
Q. Can Alkem piroxicam be used with lithium?
No. Alkem piroxicam should not be used with lithium. Alkem piroxicam leads to an elevation of plasma lithium levels and a reduction in renal lithium clearance. This is because of inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis by the NSAID. Consult and inform your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Can Alkem piroxicam be used with warfarin?
No. Alkem piroxicam should be avoided with warfarin as they both lead to increase in bleeding tendencies. Inform your doctor if you are taking any of the medications. If given together then the therapy should be monitored closely.
The chances of gastric ulceration increases if you take medicines like corticosteroids and anticoagulants. Long term use, alcohol, smoking and old age are few other factors which can increase the chances of ulceration.
Patients who had an asthma attack, hives, or other allergic reaction with aspirin or any other NSAID medicine or for pain right before or after heart bypass surgery.
GI discomfort and, rarely, serious GI side effects, such as ulcers and bleeding, serious skin side effects such as exfoliative, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis, liver failure, renal damage.
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