Medicine Overview of Penlagon Tablet
Penlagon 400mg Tablet is used in pain relief
. It relieves pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Epigastric pain, Flatulence, Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion.
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. Penlagon 400mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Penlagon 400mg Tablet is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by suppressing the production of chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause inflammation (redness and swelling), fever and pain.
In Depth Information on Penlagon Tablet
It should be taken with food or milk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
- It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long time.
Penlagon 400mg Tablet can raise a risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Penlagon Tablet related warnings
Taking Etodolac with alcohol may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Penlagon 400mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Penlagon 400mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Penlagon 400mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Penlagon 400mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Penlagon 400mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
There is limited information available on the use of Penlagon 400mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Penlagon Tablet
Penlagon is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
No, Penlagon is not a controlled substance
Q. Is etodolac better than ibuprofen?
Etodolac belongs to the same class of medicines like ibuprofen. The effects of both are comparable
Q. Is etodolac like/ same as ibuprofen?
Etodolac also belongs to a group of medicines called NSAID like ibuprofen and has the same effect as ibuprofen in treating pain and inflammation
No, Penlagon belongs to a class of medicine called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), used to treat pain and inflammation
Yes, Penlagon can be taken for headache, toothache and back pain. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding dosage, duration and frequency of use
Aleve (naproxen)/naproxen/meloxicam/Vicodine (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ Percocet (acetaminophen and oxycodone)/aspirin are all drugs that belong to the same group of medicines as Penlagon i.e. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and therefore, concomitant use of two or more NSAIDs (including aspirin) may increase the risk of adverse effects. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding dosage, duration and frequency of use, and any concomitant medication used
Q. Can I take etodolac with hydrocodone/ tramadol/oxycodone?
Hydrocodone/ tramadol/oxycodone also have pain relief (analgesic) action. Concomitant use with etodolac provides additive pain relief in severely painful conditions like post-surgical pain; however the combination may also increase the risk of adverse effects. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding dosage, duration and frequency of use, and any concomitant medication used
Yes, flexeril is a muscle relaxant. You may be given Penlagon with flexeril for painful muscle conditions. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding dosage, duration and frequency of use, and any concomitant medication used
Q. Can I take etodolac with prednisolone/prednisone?
No, prednisone/ prednisolone is a corticosteroid (used to treat inflammation). Coadministration of etodolac with corticosteroids may increase risk of gastrointestinal ulceration or bleeding
Yes, Penlagon is a painkiller and can be used for headaches
Yes, Penlagon may make you feel sleepy. It is not known if it makes one feel high
Penlagon is not known to cause constipation and weight gain
No, Penlagon is not known to cause muscle relaxation. Penlagon belongs to a class of medicine called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), used to treat pain and inflammation
All Penlagon formulations have an expiry date. Read the expiry information on the product package
No, Penlagon does not have aspirin/ acetaminophen. Penlagon is active molecule similar to aspirin and both belong to same group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). All the three medicines are used to relieve pain. Acetaminophen is also used to bring down the fever.
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Taking Penlagon with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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