What is LORCHEK MR Gel used for?
LORCHEK MR Gel is used to relieve muscle pain. It is also used to relieve pain associated with the following conditions:
- Surgical pain
- Muscle relaxation
LORCHEK MR Gel may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does LORCHEK MR Gel work?
In LORCHEK MR Gel, Lornoxicam belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The drug acts by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins and thromboxane by blocking the action of cyclooxygenase enzymes (COX -1 & COX-2). This reduces the pain and inflammation.
Thiocolchicoside belongs to the class of drugs called muscle relaxants. The drug acts by controlling the impulses in the brain and spinal cord. Thus, it provides relief from muscle stiffness or spasm.
How to use LORCHEK MR Gel?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use LORCHEK MR Gel as prescribed by your doctor.
- Swallow the tablet/capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. LORCHEK MR Gel can be taken with food or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents the stomach upset.
- For topical gel application, wash and dry the affected area and apply a thin layer of LORCHEK MR Gel over the affected area.
If you miss a dose of LORCHEK MR Gel, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
The overdose symptoms of LORCHEK MR Gel may include:
- Trouble in breathing
- Severe dizziness
- Unusual weakness
What are the drugs that interact with LORCHEK MR Gel?
Drugs that interact with LORCHEK MR Gel tablet/capsule include the following:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of LORCHEK MR Gel?
The following are the most common side effects of LORCHEK MR Gel tablet/capsule combination:
- Dry mouth
- Abdominal cramps
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Gastrointestinal ulcer
- Decreased blood cell count
- Nephrotic syndrome
- Decrease in blood pressure
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while using LORCHEK MR Gel?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to LORCHEK MR Gel or similar drugs.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while if LORCHEK MR Gel tablet/capsule causes drowsiness or blurred vision
- Keep the medication away from the reach of children.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol as it can alter the absorption of LORCHEK MR Gel tablet/capsule.
- Monitor your blood pressure, kidney function, and haemoglobin levels while on LORCHEK MR Gel tablet/capsule.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
What should you tell your doctor before using LORCHEK MR Gel?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of skin disorders, kidney or liver disease.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
- Tell your doctor before using LORCHEK MR Gel drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Frequently Asked questions about LORCHEK MR Gel
- What are the other formulations of LORCHEK MR Gel available?
- Is LORCHEK MR Gel medicine safe to use in children?
- Is it safe to use LORCHEK MR Gel in patient with liver disease?
LORCHEK MR Gel is available as a capsule, gel and tablet.
Dosage adjustment should be made while using LORCHEK MR Gel in children. However, consult the doctor before using the medication in children.
Avoid using LORCHEK MR Gel medication in individuals with hepatic impairment, as it can increase the risk of complications.
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