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Midoxib 60 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Midoxib Tablet

Midoxib Tablet side effects

Common
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Peripheral edema
  • Flatulence

How to use Midoxib 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. Midoxib 60 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Midoxib Tablet works

Midoxib 60 mg Tablet is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called COX-2 inhibitors. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Midoxib Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Midoxib 60 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Midoxib 60 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Midoxib 60 mg Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Midoxib 60 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Midoxib 60 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Midoxib 60 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Midoxib 60 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Midoxib 60 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Midoxib 60 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Midoxib 60 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Midoxib 60 mg Tablet helps relieve pain and inflammation.
  • It may cause fewer stomach problems as compared to other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
  • It may cause dizziness and fatigue. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while on treatment with this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Regularly monitor your blood pressure while taking this medicine, particularly in the first two weeks after starting treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
  • During long-term treatment, your doctor may want to take regular blood tests to monitor your liver function.
  • Do not take Midoxib 60 mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Midoxib with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
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FAQs

Q. Is Midoxib a narcotic?

No. Midoxib is not a narcotic. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug(NSAID).

Q. Is Midoxib a painkiller?

Yes. It is a pain killer. It belongs to the class of medications known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Q. What is the difference between Midoxib and celecoxib?

Both Midoxib and celecoxib are the medicines which inhibit an enzyme COX-2 (Cyclooxygenase-2) causes pain and inflammation. However, according to the research studies, Midoxib is better than celecoxib in terms of effectiveness.

Q. How to differentiate Midoxib and ibuprofen?

Midoxib is a Selective Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor which is an enzyme responsible for pain and inflammation but ibuprofen in a non-selective COX inhibitor which has more gastric side effects like gastric ulceration as compared to Midoxib.

Q. Can warfarin be used with Midoxib?

No. Midoxib 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. Can I use Midoxib for hypertension?

No. Midoxib is a pain killer. It should be avoided in hypertension as it can lead to failure of the antihypertensive therapy and there is increased risk of fluid retention and oedema.

Q. Can a patient of diabetes use Midoxib?

Normally painkillers are to be avoided in a patient with diabetes. Midoxib can increase the risk of kidney failure when given in a patient of diabetes with compromised renal function. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes before starting Midoxib.

Q. Can I take Midoxib along with Thiocolchicoside?

Yes. Thiocolchicoside is a muscle relaxant which is given in combination with Midoxib but it is not approved. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. How to differentiate Midoxib and meloxicam?

Meloxicam causes gastric toxicity and can lead to black stools due to bleeding whereas Midoxib is comparatively safer for the gastric mucosa. Midoxib has cardiovascular (heart attack and stroke) side effects.

Q. Can I take diclofenac along with Midoxib?

Both are pain killers. If they are taken together it increases the chances of side effects so better consult your doctor before starting them.

Q. Can I take paracetamol with Midoxib?

Yes. They can be taken together but it increases the chances of liver damage. It can only be taken after consultation with your doctor before starting any of these medications or in combination.

Q. Can I take pregabalin with Midoxib?

Yes. They can be taken together but you need to consult your doctor before starting any of these medications or in combination.

Q. Can I take tramadol along with Midoxib?

Yes. They can be taken together but you need to consult your doctor before starting any of these medications or in combination.

Q. Can acenocoumarol be taken along with Midoxib?

No. Midoxib should be avoided with acenocoumarol 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. How is naproxen different from Midoxib?

Naproxen is a non-selective Cyclooxygenase (COX) blocker whereas Midoxib is a selective COX-2 blocker. Midoxib has lesser gastric side effects. In research studies, Midoxib has been found to have better effectiveness but the side effects are more.

Q. How is etodolac different from Midoxib?

Etodolac and Midoxib both are COX-2 inhibitors, an enzyme associated with the pain and inflammation but the COX-1 selectivity for etodolac is more as compared to Midoxib.

Q. What is the contraindication for Midoxib?

Contraindications with Midoxib are allergy or hypersensitivity, heart disease, high blood pressure, renal failure, gastric ulceration, history of stroke, pregnancy, lactation and severe liver dysfunction.

Q. Can I use Midoxib for allergy?

No. Midoxib is not to be taken in a case of allergy.

Q. Can I use Midoxib for chest pain?

No. Midoxib is absolutely contraindicated in chest pain. Immediately consult your doctor if you have a chest pain.

Q. Can I use Midoxib for inflammation?

Yes. Midoxib can be used for inflammation. It helps to reduce the inflammation and pain associated with inflammation. Midoxib is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.

Q. Can tonsillitis be treated with Midoxib?

No. Tonsillitis is caused due to infections in the tonsils which is most commonly by the bacteria. Antibiotics are used to treat tonsillitis. Midoxib is a pain killer and can be used only to reduce the pain associated with tonsillitis but only with a prescription of a doctor.

Q. Can tendonitis be treated with Midoxib?

Yes. Midoxib can be used for pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the tendonitis. Midoxib is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.

Q. Can I use Midoxib for pain?

Yes. Midoxib can be used for pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition. Midoxib is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.

Q. Can I use Midoxib in fever?

No. Midoxib is a pain killer. It is not a medicine to be taken for fever.

Q. Can I use Midoxib in sciatica?

Yes. Midoxib can be used to decrease the pain but it does not cure the condition. Sciatica is a disease which is caused due to problems in the nerve and vertebral column. Midoxib acts as a pain killer and only decreases the pain. Consult your doctor if you are diagnosed with sciatica for proper treatment.

Q. Can I use Midoxib for arthritis and pain management?

Yes. Midoxib can be used for arthritis and pain management. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition. Midoxib is associated with a lot of side effects so it is to give in shortest duration possible and the lowest effective daily dose.

Q. Can I use Midoxib for ankylosing spondylitis?

Yes. Midoxib can be used for ankylosing spondylitis. It helps to decrease the pain and reduces the inflammation associated with the condition.

Q. Can I take Midoxib for a sore throat?

Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Midoxib is a pain killer so it can be given in cases of throat pain associated with it but only under the prescription of a doctor.

Q. Can I take Midoxib for a migraine?

Midoxib is a pain killer but it is not approved for the treatment of pain associated with a migraine.

Q. Can dental pain be treated with Midoxib?

Yes. Midoxib can be given in the dental pain as shown by the research studies. It is mostly recommended for Postoperative dental surgery pain. Do consult your doctor and inform if any ongoing medicines before starting Midoxib.

Q. Can I take Midoxib for gout treatment?

Midoxib can be given for acute gout as shown by the research studies. It provides relief by decreasing the pain and inflammation associated with gout.

Q. Can I take oral contraceptives with Midoxib?

When oral contraceptives and Midoxib is given, there are increased levels of oestrogen in the body which can lead to oestrogen related side effects like clots in a deep leg vein. So if at all Midoxib is prescribed by a doctor do inform you are taking oral contraceptive.

Q. Can I take methotrexate with Midoxib?

Blood levels of methotrexate is increased when it is given with Midoxib. Proper monitoring of the blood levels and adequate dose adjustments are required if they are prescribed together.

Q. Can I take lithium with Midoxib?

Midoxib decrease lithium renal excretion and therefore increase lithium plasma levels. If necessary, monitor blood lithium closely and adjust the lithium dosage while the combination is being taken.

Q. Can I take Midoxib with tacrolimus?

No. You should avoid Midoxib with tacrolimus. It increases the risk of kidney damage by many folds when these two are given together.

Q. Can I take Midoxib for osteoarthritis?

Yes, you can take Midoxib for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease and Midoxib may help in reducing the pain associated with the disease.

Q. Can I take Midoxib in heart disease?

No, you should not take Midoxib if you have heart disease or increased risk of heart disease. Midoxib increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and hypertension. Inform your doctor if you have heart disease before you start taking Midoxib.

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