Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD

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Introduction

Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is a pain-relieving medicine. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain in conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It helps relieve pain and swelling in the joints and muscles.

Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. The dose and duration will depend on what you are taking it for and how well it helps your symptoms. You should keep taking the medicine even if you feel better until the doctor says it is alright to stop using it.

The most common side effects of this medicine include mild vomiting, stomach pain, nausea, headache, and dizziness. If any of these side effects persist or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

Before using it, you should let your doctor know if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease. Let your doctor also know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using the medicine.

Uses of Asbecam Tablet MD

Benefits of Asbecam Tablet MD

In Pain relief

Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is used for short-term relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling in conditions that affect joints and muscles. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It can help relieve pain in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis or even after a dental (tooth-related) surgery.
Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Asbecam Tablet MD

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Asbecam

  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

How to use Asbecam Tablet MD

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Put it in your mouth but do not swallow it. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is to be taken with food.

How Asbecam Tablet MD works

Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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.
Liver
CAUTION
Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Asbecam Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD, 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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Quick Tips

  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD helps relieve pain and swelling of various joints and muscles.
  • Take it with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • Your doctor will prescribe you the lowest effective dose of this medicine for the shortest possible time necessary to relieve your symptoms.
  • It may cause dizziness and fatigue. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Enolic acid Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS
Action Class
NSAID's- Non-Selective COX 1&2 Inhibitors (enolic acids)

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Asbecam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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sensitivity has many causative factors for relief of pain you can take pain killers it will give temporary relief
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology
No take Crocin for pain relief
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FAQs

Q. What is the difference between Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD and diclofenac?

Both Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD.

Q. What is the difference between Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD and naproxen?

Both Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD.

Q. What is the difference between Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD and meloxicam?

Both Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD.

Q. What is the difference between Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD and ketoprofen?

Both Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD. Ketoprofen gel also showed excellent tolerability.

Q. What is the difference between Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD and tramadol?

Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD and nimesulide?

Both Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD and nimesulide are pain killers. However, Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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.

Q. Can Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD be used in the treatment of chikungunya?

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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD or any painkiller in the case of any fever with joint pain. Consult your doctor before starting Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD.

Q. Are Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD and aspirin same?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD be used along with dexamethasone?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD should not be used with dexamethasone. They both increase each other's toxicity. There is an increased risk of GI ulceration.

Q. Can Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD be used with methocarbamol?

Yes. Methocarbamol can be used with Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.

Q. Can Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD be used along with paracetamol?

Yes. Paracetamol can be used with Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.

Q. Is Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD a NSAID?

Yes. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Q. Is Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD a sulfa drug?

Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is a sulphur containing compound. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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.

Q. Is Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD a blood thinner?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is not a blood thinner. It is a pain killer. It should be avoided in a patient with a bleeding disorder.

Q. Is Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD a muscle relaxant?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is not a muscle relaxant. It is a pain killer which acts on COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) enzyme.

Q. Is Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD a narcotic?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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.

Q. Can Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD be used in hypertension?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is not a medication to control hypertension. It is important to note that Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD decreases the effectiveness of the antihypertensive medication when given together. Inform your doctor if you are taking antihypertensive medications before starting Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD.

Q. Can Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD be used along with Losartan?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD should not be combined with Losartan. It is important to note that Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD.

Q. Can Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD be used with Lisinopril?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD.

Q. Can Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD be used with calcium channel blocker?

Yes. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD be used with Tizanidine?

Yes, Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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.

Q. Why is beta cyclodextrin added to Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD?

Yes. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD can be combined with beta-cyclodextrin. Research has shown that combining Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD with beta-cyclodextrin leads to faster onset of action of piroxicam and reduced gastric side effects.

Q. Are there any alternatives of Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD?

Yes. There are alternatives to Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD. Pain killers are prescribed according to the disease condition. Consult your doctor before starting piroxicam or changing it to other medication.

Q. What are the contraindications for Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD?

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.

Q. Can Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD be used in the treatment of allergy?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is not a drug to treat allergy. It is a pain killer.

Q. How long does Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD work?

Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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.

Q. Can you get high by using Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is not known to cause high. It is a non-narcotic painkiller.

Q. Can Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD be used to treat menstrual cramp?

Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is not approved for the treatment of menstrual cramps. Research studies have shown that piroxicam is quite effective in significantly decreasing the menstrual cramps.

Q. Can I use Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD for a migraine?

Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is not approved for the treatment of migraine. Research studies have shown that Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is effective in significantly decreasing the pain associated with migraine without aura.

Q. Is Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD effective in back pain management?

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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD as the cause of back pain can be different for different person.

Q. Is Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD affective in gout management?

Yes. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD can be given for the treatment of acute gout. Research studies have shown Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD to be highly effective in the treatment of acute gout.

Q. Can you donate blood when on the medication with Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD?

Yes. You can donate blood when on Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD. Do inform your doctor before donating blood.

Q. Can I use Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD if I am a diabetic?

Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD so taking piroxicam can lead to increased risk of renal failure by many folds.

Q. Can I use Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD if I have a deranged renal function?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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.

Q. Can Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD lead to skin reactions?

Yes. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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.

Q. Can I use Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD if I am pregnant?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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.

Q. Can I use Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD if I have peptic ulcer disease?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is contraindicated in cases of active peptic ulcer disease. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD is known to cause gastric ulceration and bleeding.

Q. Can I use Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD if I have asthma?

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.

Q. Can Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD lead to difficulty in conception?

Yes. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD be used with diuretics?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD should not be used with diuretics. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD be used with lithium?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD should not be used with lithium. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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 Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD be used with warfarin?

No. Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD 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.

Q. What increases the chances of getting a gastric ulcer when I am already taking Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD?

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.

Q. Who should not take a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)/ Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD?

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.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Asbecam 20mg Tablet MD?

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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