Polonex 20mg Tablet DT

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Medicine Overview of Polonex Tablet DT

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Uses of Polonex Tablet DT

Polonex 20mg Tablet DT is used in Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and gout.
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Side effects of Polonex Tablet DT

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Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Epigastric pain, Flatulence, Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion.

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How to use Polonex Tablet DT

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. It is better to take Polonex 20mg Tablet DT with food.

How Polonex Tablet DT works

Polonex 20mg tablet dt 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).

In Depth Information on Polonex Tablet DT

Expert advice for Polonex Tablet DT

  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • 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.
  • Polonex can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Polonex 20mg Tablet DT
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Piroxicam with alcohol may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Polonex 20mg Tablet DT is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Polonex 20mg Tablet DT is safe to use during lactation. Hum
an studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Polonex 20mg Tablet DT may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or af
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Kidney
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Polonex 20mg Tablet DT is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Polonex 20mg Tablet DT is recommended.

Limited information is available on the use of Polonex 20mg Tablet DT in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised in these patients. However, inform your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Twinease 200mg Tablet, Nyci 100mg Tablet, Niq 200mg Tablet DT, Hilid P Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Piroxicam, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Polonex 20mg Tablet DT

Frequently asked questions for Piroxicam

Q. What is the difference between Polonex and diclofenac?
Both Polonex 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 Polonex.
Q. What is the difference between Polonex and naproxen?
Both Polonex 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 Polonex.
Q. What is the difference between Polonex and meloxicam?
Both Polonex 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 Polonex.
Q. What is the difference between Polonex and ketoprofen?
Both Polonex 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 Polonex. Ketoprofen gel also showed excellent tolerability.
Q. What is the difference between Polonex and tramadol?
Polonex 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 Polonex and nimesulide?
Both Polonex and nimesulide are pain killers. However, Polonex 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.
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 Polonex or any painkiller in the case of any fever with joint pain. Consult your doctor before starting Polonex.
No. Polonex 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 Polonex be used along with dexamethasone?
No. Polonex should not be used with dexamethasone. They both increase each other's toxicity. There is an increased risk of GI ulceration.
Q. Can Polonex be used with methocarbamol?
Yes. Methocarbamol can be used with Polonex as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.
Q. Can Polonex be used along with paracetamol?
Yes. Paracetamol can be used with Polonex as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.
Yes. Polonex is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Polonex is a sulphur containing compound. Polonex 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.
No. Polonex is not a blood thinner. It is a pain killer. It should be avoided in a patient with a bleeding disorder.
No. Polonex is not a muscle relaxant. It is a pain killer which acts on COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) enzyme.
No. Polonex 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.
No. Polonex is not a medication to control hypertension. It is important to note that Polonex decreases the effectiveness of the antihypertensive medication when given together. Inform your doctor if you are taking antihypertensive medications before starting Polonex.
Q. Can Polonex be used along with Losartan?
No. Polonex should not be combined with Losartan. It is important to note that Polonex 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 Polonex.
Q. Can Polonex be used with Lisinopril?
No. Polonex 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 Polonex.
Q. Can Polonex be used with calcium channel blocker?
Yes. Polonex 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 Polonex be used with Tizanidine?
Yes, Polonex 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.
Yes. Polonex can be combined with beta-cyclodextrin. Research has shown that combining Polonex with beta-cyclodextrin leads to faster onset of action of piroxicam and reduced gastric side effects.
Yes. There are alternatives to Polonex. Pain killers are prescribed according to the disease condition. Consult your doctor before starting piroxicam or changing it to other medication.
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.
No. Polonex is not a drug to treat allergy. It is a pain killer.
Polonex 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.
No. Polonex is not known to cause high. It is a non-narcotic painkiller.
Polonex is not approved for the treatment of menstrual cramps. Research studies have shown that piroxicam is quite effective in significantly decreasing the menstrual cramps.
Polonex is not approved for the treatment of migraine. Research studies have shown that Polonex is effective in significantly decreasing the pain associated with migraine without aura.
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 Polonex as the cause of back pain can be different for different person.
Yes. Polonex can be given for the treatment of acute gout. Research studies have shown Polonex to be highly effective in the treatment of acute gout.
Yes. You can donate blood when on Polonex. Do inform your doctor before donating blood.
Polonex 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 Polonex so taking piroxicam can lead to increased risk of renal failure by many folds.
No. Polonex 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.
Yes. Polonex 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.
No. Polonex 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.
No. Polonex is contraindicated in cases of active peptic ulcer disease. Polonex is known to cause gastric ulceration and bleeding.
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.
Yes. Polonex 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 Polonex be used with diuretics?
No. Polonex should not be used with diuretics. Polonex 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 Polonex be used with lithium?
No. Polonex should not be used with lithium. Polonex 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 Polonex be used with warfarin?
No. Polonex 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.
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.
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.
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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