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Medicam Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Medicam Tablet is a pain relieving medicine. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain in condition such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It helps relieve pain and swelling in the joints and muscles.

Medicam Tablet 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 Medicam Tablet

Side effects of Medicam Tablet

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 Medicam

  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Stomach pain
    Try to get plenty of rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may relieve the stomach pain. It may help if you eat and drink slowly and have smaller and more frequent meals. Reduce your intake of coffee, tea and alcohol as these can make the pain worse. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your doctor about possible medication. Your doctor may be able to prescribe some over-the-counter medicines to help reduce the pain.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Indigestion
    Try taking your medicine with a meal or snack, or shortly after eating. It might help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, and to eat and drink slowly. Avoid foods which can irritate your stomach such as carbonated soft drinks, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, mints and citrus fruits. Quit smoking and alcohol because they increase the symptoms. Do not eat for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. Try raising the head of your bed at night or use extra pillows. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that may help, such as antacids, if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Medicam Tablet

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. Medicam Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Medicam Tablet works

Medicam Tablet 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 Medicam Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Medicam Tablet 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
Medicam Tablet 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
Medicam Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Medicam Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Medicam Tablet 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
Medicam Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Medicam Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Medicam Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Medicam Tablet, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Medicam Tablet 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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Medicam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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LIFE-THREATENING
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LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Plz dr. suggest me periods pain reliefer tablet which available easily at store.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
You can take govern tablets for pain relief
Dear doctor my wife is 4 month pregnant since afternoon she is suffering from head ache , can you please suggest me what should be done
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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FAQs

Q. What is the difference between Medicam and diclofenac?

Both Medicam 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 Medicam.

Q. What is the difference between Medicam and naproxen?

Both Medicam 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 Medicam.

Q. What is the difference between Medicam and meloxicam?

Both Medicam 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 Medicam.

Q. What is the difference between Medicam and ketoprofen?

Both Medicam 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 Medicam. Ketoprofen gel also showed excellent tolerability.

Q. What is the difference between Medicam and tramadol?

Medicam 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 Medicam and nimesulide?

Both Medicam and nimesulide are pain killers. However, Medicam 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 Medicam 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 Medicam or any painkiller in the case of any fever with joint pain. Consult your doctor before starting Medicam.

Q. Are Medicam and aspirin same?

No. Medicam 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 Medicam be used along with dexamethasone?

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

Q. Can Medicam be used with methocarbamol?

Yes. Methocarbamol can be used with Medicam as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.

Q. Can Medicam be used along with paracetamol?

Yes. Paracetamol can be used with Medicam as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.

Q. Is Medicam a NSAID?

Yes. Medicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Q. Is Medicam a sulfa drug?

Medicam is a sulphur containing compound. Medicam 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 Medicam a blood thinner?

No. Medicam is not a blood thinner. It is a pain killer. It should be avoided in a patient with a bleeding disorder.

Q. Is Medicam a muscle relaxant?

No. Medicam 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 Medicam a narcotic?

No. Medicam 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 Medicam be used in hypertension?

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

Q. Can Medicam be used along with Losartan?

No. Medicam should not be combined with Losartan. It is important to note that Medicam 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 Medicam.

Q. Can Medicam be used with Lisinopril?

No. Medicam 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 Medicam.

Q. Can Medicam be used with calcium channel blocker?

Yes. Medicam 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 Medicam be used with Tizanidine?

Yes, Medicam 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 Medicam?

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

Q. Are there any alternatives of Medicam?

Yes. There are alternatives to Medicam. 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 Medicam?

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 Medicam be used in the treatment of allergy?

No. Medicam is not a drug to treat allergy. It is a pain killer.

Q. How long does Medicam work?

Medicam 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 Medicam?

No. Medicam is not known to cause high. It is a non-narcotic painkiller.

Q. Can Medicam be used to treat menstrual cramp?

Medicam 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 Medicam for a migraine?

Medicam is not approved for the treatment of migraine. Research studies have shown that Medicam is effective in significantly decreasing the pain associated with migraine without aura.

Q. Is Medicam 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 Medicam as the cause of back pain can be different for different person.

Q. Is Medicam affective in gout management?

Yes. Medicam can be given for the treatment of acute gout. Research studies have shown Medicam to be highly effective in the treatment of acute gout.

Q. Can you donate blood when on the medication with Medicam?

Yes. You can donate blood when on Medicam. Do inform your doctor before donating blood.

Q. Can I use Medicam if I am a diabetic?

Medicam 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 Medicam so taking piroxicam can lead to increased risk of renal failure by many folds.

Q. Can I use Medicam if I have a deranged renal function?

No. Medicam 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 Medicam lead to skin reactions?

Yes. Medicam 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 Medicam if I am pregnant?

No. Medicam 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 Medicam if I have peptic ulcer disease?

No. Medicam is contraindicated in cases of active peptic ulcer disease. Medicam is known to cause gastric ulceration and bleeding.

Q. Can I use Medicam 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 Medicam lead to difficulty in conception?

Yes. Medicam 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 Medicam be used with diuretics?

No. Medicam should not be used with diuretics. Medicam 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 Medicam be used with lithium?

No. Medicam should not be used with lithium. Medicam 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 Medicam be used with warfarin?

No. Medicam 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 Medicam?

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)/ Medicam?

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 Medicam?

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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