Asbecam

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Uses of Asbecam Products

Piroxicam is used for pain relief. It relieves pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

Asbecam Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Asbecam are Vomiting, Stomach pain, Nausea, Indigestion, Diarrhea.

How Asbecam Products work

Piroxicam 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).

Patient Concerns about Asbecam Products

Frequently asked questions about Asbecam Products

Frequently asked questions about Piroxicam

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