No, Proxym is not a narcotic. It belongs to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) group of medicines.
Q. Does Proxym get you high?
No, Proxym does not get you high. It does not have an abuse potential (drug-seeking behavior) and does not cause physical or psychological dependence. However, if you do not feel well, consult your doctor.
Q. Who should not use Proxym?
Use of Proxym should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Proxym or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Proxym for the first time, consult your doctor.
Q. Can Proxym hurt your kidneys?
Long-term use and high doses of Proxym may cause renal problems, such as protein or blood in urine and pain during urination. Patients who had or have heart failure, impaired kidney function and hypertension are at risk of kidney problems. The risk of developing kidney problems is also high in patients who are on medicines which cause excess urination (diuretics), or medicines which have significant impact on kidney function. Along with that, Proxym can affect kidneys of patients who are above 65 years of age or who remain dehydrated. Therefore, kidney function monitoring is recommended for such patients.
Q. Does Proxym make you drowsy?
Proxym can cause drowsiness and also dizziness, fatigue (tiredness) and visual disturbances. However, it is not very common and may not affect everyone. If you experience these symptoms avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.
Q. Is Proxym effective?
Proxym is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Proxym too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 23rd Jun 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.