Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet

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Composition for Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet

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Uses of Valdecoxib

Valdecoxib is used in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, arthralgia, muscle pain, pain during menstruation and post operative pain.
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Side effects of Valdecoxib

Common

Abdominal pain, Palpitations, Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Heartburn, Gastritis, Dizziness, Flatulence, Edema, Increased blood pressure, Dyspepsia, Constipation, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Valdecoxib

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet works

Valdecoxib 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 pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).
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Uses of Tizanidine

Tizanidine is used for muscle relaxation
It relieves painful spasms of the skeletal muscles.
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Side effects of Tizanidine

Common

Sleepiness, Dry mouth.

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How to use Tizanidine

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet works

Tizanidine is a muscle relaxant. It works on the centres in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm without reduction in strength. This improves pain and movement of muscles.

In Depth Information on Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Valdecoxib

  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Valdecoxib may cause fewer stomach problems as compared with other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
  • It can also affect kidneys or cause permanent kidney damage if taken for a long time.
  • Valdecoxib can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Expert advice for Tizanidine

  • Tizanidine can increase the effects of other CNS depressants (alcohol, barbiturates) medicine.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Tizanidine, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg 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.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Valus XT 20 mg/2 m
g Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patien
ts with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Use of Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet is not advised in patients with severe liver disease. Liver function tests are recommended before the start of treatment and then on a regular basis as advised.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Valus XT 20 mg/2 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Valdecoxib

Q. What is Valdecoxib tablet and what are they used for?
Valdecoxib tablets are pain killer tablets used in treating the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and for painful menstruation
Q. Why is Valdecoxib banned?
Valdecoxib was banned due to safety concerns of an increased risk of cardiovascular events and serious and potentially life-threatening skin reactions.

Frequently asked questions for Tizanidine

Q. Does Tizanidine contain sulfa or asprin?
Tizanidine does not contain sulfa and aspirin
Q. Is Tizanidine an opiate, NSAID, blood thinner, controlled substance, or muscle relaxer?
Tizanidine is not an opiate, NSAID, blood thinner or a controlled substance. It is a muscle relaxant
Q. Is Tizanidine like valium?
Valium is a brand name for drug diazepam. It is also used as a muscle relaxant, but both have different functions. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Is Tizanidine stronger than Flexeril?
Flexeril is a brand name for drug cyclobenzaprine, which is also used as a muscle relaxant. Effect of the drug may vary upon individual response. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Is tizanidine water soluble?
Tizanidine is a lipid-soluble drug; it is only slightly soluble in water and methanol
Q. Is Tizanidine gluten free?
Tizanidine is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Can I take Tizanidine or Zanaflex for menstrual cramps, headaches, or anxiety?
No, you cannot take Tizanidine or Zanaflex (which contains Tizanidine) for menstrual cramps, headaches, or anxiety. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Does Tizanidine cause weight loss or keep you awake (insomnia)?
You may experience insomnia or weight loss with the use of Tizanidine. Few people may experience excessive sleepiness. If you experience such side effects, consult your doctor
Q. Can I take Tizanidine with Aleve (naproxen), Ambien (zolpidem), Norco (acetaminophen and hydrocodone), Tylenol (paracetamol), Valium (diazepam), or Xanax (alprazolam)?
You may take Aleve and Tylenol with Tizanidine, but Ambien, Norco, Valium, and Xanax should not be given with Tizanidine. Consult your doctor before simultaneous use
Q. Can I take tizanidine with prednisone, ibuprofen, tramadol, or oxycodone?
Tizanidine may be taken with prednisone or ibuprofen, but tramadol or oxycodone with tizanidine may increase their side effects. Consult your doctor before simultaneous use
Q. Does Tizanidine show on a drug test?
No, Tizanidine does not show on a drug test. Only narcotic drugs show up on a drug test.
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