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Lornoxicam

INFORMATION

Uses

Lornoxicam is used in the treatment of post operative pain.

How it works

Lornoxicam belongs to a class of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It works by inhibiting the prostaglandin synthesis (inhibition of the cyclooxygenase enzyme).

Common side effects

Nephrotic syndrome, Abnormal blood cell count, Pancreatic inflammation, Blood disorder, Duoedenal ulcer, Intestinal perforation, Gastrointestinal ulcer, Vomiting of blood, Skin reaction, Hypersensitivity reaction, Increased blood pressure, Insomnia, Decreased white blood cell count, Black and bloody stools, Renal inflammation

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Expert advice

  • Do not take lornoxicam, if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to lornoxicam or to other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; or if you have a rare hereditary problems of galactose malabsorption should not take this medicine.
  • Take special precaution, if you have gastrointestinal bleeding, cerebrovascular bleeding or other bleeding disorders; peptic ulceration or with a history of recurrent peptic ulceration; severe liver or renal impairment; severe thrombocytopenia (abnormally low number of platelets that are required for blood to clot); severe heart insufficiency; over-active thyroid gland (thyrotoxicosis) or adrenal gland disorder or a condition in which adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of hormones (adrenal insufficiency).

Frequently asked questions

Lornoxicam

Q.Lornoxicam is used for?
Lornoxicam is used to treat moderate pain (such as pain after dental surgery), pain associated with acute sciatica and symptomatic treatment of pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

Q.What is lornoxicam and paracetamol?
Lornoxicam and Paracetamol both belong to a group of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, both acts through different mechanism and used for different indications.


Content on this page was last updated on 21 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)