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Fenam Tablet SR

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Overview

Introduction

Fenam Tablet SR is vasodilators and uterine relaxants. It is used in the treatment of premature labor (when the uterus starts contracting for birth too early than usual). It is also helpful in the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases.

Fenam Tablet SR can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

Dizziness is the most common side effect of the medicine. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. To lower the chance of dizziness, you must rise slowly, if getting up from sitting or lying position or avoid driving or attention requiring activities.

Before taking the medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart problems or bleeding disorder. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. You must avoid taking part in any strenuous or stressful activities to prevent premature labor.

Uses of Fenam Tablet SR

Side effects of Fenam Tablet SR

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations

How to use Fenam Tablet SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Fenam Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fenam Tablet SR works

Fenam Tablet SR is a beta-adrenergic agonist. It works by preventing the contractions of the smooth muscles in the uterus. Thus, it relaxes the uterus to prevent premature labor.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Fenam Tablet SR. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fenam Tablet SR is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fenam Tablet SR 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
Fenam Tablet SR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Fenam Tablet SR in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Fenam Tablet SR in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Fenam Tablet SR for the treatment of premature labor.
  • It may also be used in the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases.
  • Avoid stress or any kind of strenuous activity to prevent premature labor
  • Fenam Tablet SR may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience a rash or irregular heartbeats or if you have bleeding disorders, glaucoma, or heart disease.

Patient Concerns

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Sir I am pregnant of 30wk Complain I have abdomen pain
Dr. Asmita Kaundal
Infertility and Gynaecologist
please see ur obstetrician in person it cld ve preterm labor pain toou might need admission in that casen no medicine vl help in such pain
Pain near left hand elbow, shoulder, loss of sensation near finger & back pain
Dr. Kamal Rijhwani
General Physician
Start voveran sr tablet twice a day
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FAQs

Q. How and in what dose should I take Fenam?

Take this medicine, as per the advice of your doctor. The dose and duration depend on your exact medical condition. However take it at the same time of each day, to help you remember it.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while taking Fenam?

You should consult your doctor, immediately if your contractions begin again or your water breaks.

Q.  What are the possible side effects of using Fenam?

The common side effects of Fenam are trembling, nervousness, weakness, dizziness, flushing, tachycardia, chest pain, nausea, and vomiting. If any of these side effects bother you, consult with your doctor.

Q. What is Fenam and what is it used for?

Fenam contains a medicine called Isoxsuprine. It is used in the treatment of premature labor, a condition when uterus starts contracting too early than usual. It may also be used in the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases.

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References
  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 747-48.
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  3. Drugs.com. Isoxsuprine. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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