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Osra Forte Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Osra Forte Tablet

Osra Forte Tablet is a pain relieving medicine. It alleviates pain, redness and swelling in various conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Osra Forte Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

Flu-like symptoms, indigestion, stomach pain and diarrhea are some of the side effects that might be seen with this medicine. It may cause dizziness and fatigue. You should not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. It is potentially unsafe to take it during pregnancy. It should be used with caution in patients with liver disease.

Uses of Osra Forte Tablet

Osra Forte Tablet side effects

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

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

How Osra Forte Tablet works

Osra Forte 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).

Osra Forte Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Osra Forte Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Osra Forte 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 Osra Forte Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Osra Forte Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Osra Forte Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Osra Forte Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Osra Forte Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Osra Forte Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Osra Forte Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Osra Forte 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 Osra Forte Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Osra Forte 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. What is Osra Forte tablet and what are they used for?

Osra Forte tablets are pain killer tablets used in treating the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and for painful menstruation

Q. Why is Osra Forte banned?

Osra Forte was banned due to safety concerns of an increased risk of cardiovascular events and serious and potentially life-threatening skin reactions.

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References
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