Woonex Injection

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Introduction

Woonex Injection is a pain-relieving medicine. It is used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It helps to relieve pain and swelling of various conditions related to joints and muscles. It is usually given in cases where oral administration is unsuitable.

Woonex Injection is generally administered by a healthcare professional. You should not self-administer this medicine at home. The dose and duration will depend on what you are taking it for and how well it helps your symptoms. You should keep receiving the medicine until the doctor says it is okay to stop using the medicine.

The most common side effects of this medicine include injection site reactions (such as pain, redness, and swelling), vomiting, stomach pain, indigestion, diarrhea, headache, and dizziness. If any of these side effects persist or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

Before using it, you should let your doctor know if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease. Let your doctor also know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers must consult with their doctors before using the medicine. Your doctor may also regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function, and levels of blood components if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Uses of Woonex Injection

Benefits of Woonex Injection

In Pain relief

Woonex Injection helps to relieve pain, inflammation, and swelling in conditions that affect joints and muscles. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It can help relieve pain in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. The dose and duration will be decided by the doctor depending on the condition you are being treated for. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Woonex Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Woonex

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

How to use Woonex Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Woonex Injection works

Woonex Injection 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).

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Woonex Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Woonex Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Woonex Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Woonex Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Woonex Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Woonex Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Woonex Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Woonex Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Woonex Injection?

If you miss a dose of Woonex Injection, consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Woonex Injection helps relieve pain and swelling of various joints and muscles.
  • It may cause dizziness and fatigue. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Enolic acid Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS
Action Class
NSAID's- Non-Selective COX 1&2 Inhibitors (enolic acids)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Woonex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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One of my teeth is sensitive. It some times pains
Dr. Abhijit Gambhir
Dental Surgery
sensitivity has many causative factors for relief of pain you can take pain killers it will give temporary relief
fever and 2 months pregnant can take combiflan
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
No take Crocin for pain relief
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FAQs

Q. What is the difference between Woonex Injection and diclofenac?

Both Woonex Injection 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 Woonex Injection.

Q. What is the difference between Woonex Injection and naproxen?

Both Woonex Injection 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 Woonex Injection.

Q. What is the difference between Woonex Injection and meloxicam?

Both Woonex Injection 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 Woonex Injection.

Q. What is the difference between Woonex Injection and ketoprofen?

Both Woonex Injection 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 Woonex Injection. Ketoprofen gel also showed excellent tolerability.

Q. What is the difference between Woonex Injection and tramadol?

Woonex Injection 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 Woonex Injection and nimesulide?

Both Woonex Injection and nimesulide are pain killers. However, Woonex Injection 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.

Q. Can Woonex Injection be used in the treatment of chikungunya?

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 Woonex Injection or any painkiller in the case of any fever with joint pain. Consult your doctor before starting Woonex Injection.

Q. Are Woonex Injection and aspirin same?

No. Woonex Injection 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 Woonex Injection be used along with dexamethasone?

No. Woonex Injection should not be used with dexamethasone. They both increase each other's toxicity. There is an increased risk of GI ulceration.

Q. Can Woonex Injection be used with methocarbamol?

Yes. Methocarbamol can be used with Woonex Injection as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.

Q. Can Woonex Injection be used along with paracetamol?

Yes. Paracetamol can be used with Woonex Injection as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.

Q. Is Woonex Injection a NSAID?

Yes. Woonex Injection is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Q. Is Woonex Injection a sulfa drug?

Woonex Injection is a sulphur containing compound. Woonex Injection 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.

Q. Is Woonex Injection a blood thinner?

No. Woonex Injection is not a blood thinner. It is a pain killer. It should be avoided in a patient with a bleeding disorder.

Q. Is Woonex Injection a muscle relaxant?

No. Woonex Injection is not a muscle relaxant. It is a pain killer which acts on COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) enzyme.

Q. Is Woonex Injection a narcotic?

No. Woonex Injection 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.

Q. Can Woonex Injection be used in hypertension?

No. Woonex Injection is not a medication to control hypertension. It is important to note that Woonex Injection decreases the effectiveness of the antihypertensive medication when given together. Inform your doctor if you are taking antihypertensive medications before starting Woonex Injection.

Q. Can Woonex Injection be used along with Losartan?

No. Woonex Injection should not be combined with Losartan. It is important to note that Woonex Injection 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 Woonex Injection.

Q. Can Woonex Injection be used with Lisinopril?

No. Woonex Injection 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 Woonex Injection.

Q. Can Woonex Injection be used with calcium channel blocker?

Yes. Woonex Injection 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 Woonex Injection be used with Tizanidine?

Yes, Woonex Injection 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.

Q. Why is beta cyclodextrin added to Woonex Injection?

Yes. Woonex Injection can be combined with beta-cyclodextrin. Research has shown that combining Woonex Injection with beta-cyclodextrin leads to faster onset of action of piroxicam and reduced gastric side effects.

Q. Are there any alternatives of Woonex Injection?

Yes. There are alternatives to Woonex Injection. Pain killers are prescribed according to the disease condition. Consult your doctor before starting piroxicam or changing it to other medication.

Q. What are the contraindications for Woonex Injection?

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.

Q. Can Woonex Injection be used in the treatment of allergy?

No. Woonex Injection is not a drug to treat allergy. It is a pain killer.

Q. How long does Woonex Injection work?

Woonex Injection 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.

Q. Can you get high by using Woonex Injection?

No. Woonex Injection is not known to cause high. It is a non-narcotic painkiller.

Q. Can Woonex Injection be used to treat menstrual cramp?

Woonex Injection is not approved for the treatment of menstrual cramps. Research studies have shown that piroxicam is quite effective in significantly decreasing the menstrual cramps.

Q. Can I use Woonex Injection for a migraine?

Woonex Injection is not approved for the treatment of migraine. Research studies have shown that Woonex Injection is effective in significantly decreasing the pain associated with migraine without aura.

Q. Is Woonex Injection effective in back pain management?

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 Woonex Injection as the cause of back pain can be different for different person.

Q. Is Woonex Injection affective in gout management?

Yes. Woonex Injection can be given for the treatment of acute gout. Research studies have shown Woonex Injection to be highly effective in the treatment of acute gout.

Q. Can you donate blood when on the medication with Woonex Injection?

Yes. You can donate blood when on Woonex Injection. Do inform your doctor before donating blood.

Q. Can I use Woonex Injection if I am a diabetic?

Woonex Injection 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 Woonex Injection so taking piroxicam can lead to increased risk of renal failure by many folds.

Q. Can I use Woonex Injection if I have a deranged renal function?

No. Woonex Injection 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.

Q. Can Woonex Injection lead to skin reactions?

Yes. Woonex Injection 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.

Q. Can I use Woonex Injection if I am pregnant?

No. Woonex Injection 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.

Q. Can I use Woonex Injection if I have peptic ulcer disease?

No. Woonex Injection is contraindicated in cases of active peptic ulcer disease. Woonex Injection is known to cause gastric ulceration and bleeding.

Q. Can I use Woonex Injection if I have asthma?

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.

Q. Can Woonex Injection lead to difficulty in conception?

Yes. Woonex Injection 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 Woonex Injection be used with diuretics?

No. Woonex Injection should not be used with diuretics. Woonex Injection 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 Woonex Injection be used with lithium?

No. Woonex Injection should not be used with lithium. Woonex Injection 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 Woonex Injection be used with warfarin?

No. Woonex Injection 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. What increases the chances of getting a gastric ulcer when I am already taking Woonex Injection?

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.

Q. Who should not take a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)/ Woonex Injection?

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.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Woonex Injection?

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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