LORGEM 8mg Tablet 10's

Pain relief Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

LORGEM 8MG contains Lornoxicam which belongs to a group of medicines called Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and Anti-rheumatic drug of the oxicam class. It is used for the symptomatic treatment of pain and inflammation in patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Lornoxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug with analgesic properties and belongs to the class of oxicam. It is mainly related to inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis (inhibition of cyclooxygenase enzyme), leading to desensitisation of peripheral nociceptors and consequently inhibition of inflammation.

Before taking LORGEM 8MG inform your doctor if you have history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure and liver, kidney or heart problems. Ask your doctor for advice before taking the medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. The common side effects are headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.

USES OF LORGEM 8MG

  • Treats pain and inflammation in patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

HOW LORGEM 8MG WORKS

LORGEM 8MG inhibits the activity of certain enzymes, which leads to reduced prostaglandin and thromboxane production and decreased pain and inflammation.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take LORGEM 8MG as directed by doctor. Swallow the medicine as a whole with a plenty of water and do not crush or chew the medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF LORGEM 8MG

SERIOUS

  • abdominal bleeding, skin rash, damage to the internal lining of the nostrils, mouth, eyelids, ears, genitals or anus
  • shortness of breath, chest pains or swelling of ankle
  • stomach pain and black stools
  • yellowing of the skin and eyes  
  • ulcers; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat causing breathing difficulty
  • fever; blistering, inflammation on hands and feet or in the mouth area (Stevens-Johnson syndrome)
  • infections of the skin (chickenpox)

COMMON

  • mild, passing headache and dizziness
  • nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and vomiting

RARE

  • sore throat
  • anaemia, reduction in the blood cell count, weakness
  • confusion, nervousness, agitation, feeling sleepy (somnolence), paraesthesia (tingling sensations), abnormal sense of taste, tremor, migraine and visual disturbances
  • increase in blood pressure, hot flush
  • bleeding, haematoma (bruising), prolonged bleeding time
  • difficulty in breathing, cough, bronchospasm
  • perforated ulcer, blood vomit, gastrointestinal bleeding, black tarry stools, inflammation in the mouth, oesophagitis (inflammation of the gullet), gastro-oesophageal reflux, difficulty swallowing and inflammation of the tongue
  • abnormal liver function
  • eczema, rash
  • bone pain, muscle cramp, muscle pain
  • urinary problems
  • increase in urea or creatinine

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Diarrhoea:

Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

Stomach pain:

Place a warm water bottle on your abdomen. Soak in a warm bath. Drink plenty of water.

Headache:

Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Apply a wet or cold cloth on forehead, rest in a quiet, comfortable and dark room.

Nausea:

Take regular routine meals and avoid spicy foods.

Vomiting:

Drink clear or ice-cold drinks, eat light and avoid sweets.

Dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake and take small naps to edge off the sleepiness.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

LORGEM 8MG is contraindicated during the last three months of pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

LORGEM 8MG is not recommended in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking it.

KIDNEY

LORGEM 8MG is not recommended in patients with severe kidney impairment. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

LORGEM 8MG is not recommended in patients with severe liver impairment. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Tell your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Lornoxicam.

HEART DISEASE

LORGEM 8MG is recommended in patients with severe heart failure or any other heart problems. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

  • Do not take this medicine, if you have thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet count), gastrointestinal bleeding, bleeding disorders and history of peptic ulcer.
  • Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have history of high blood pressure, ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, history of bleeding tendency, asthma, SLE, blood coagulation disorder or stroke.

Use in pediatrics:

  • There is insufficient data regarding usage in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.

Use in geriatrics:

  • LORGEM 8MG should be used with caution in elderly patients with renal and hepatic impairment (above 65 years of age). Consult your doctor before taking.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Inform to your physician, if you are taking,

  • acetylsalicylic acid, ibuprofen and COX-2 inhibitors (treats pain)
  • cimetidine (treats ulcers)
  • heparin, phenprocoumon (treats blood clot)
  • corticosteroids
  • methotrexate (treats cancer)
  • lithium (treats mental disorders)
  • ciclosporine or tacrolimus
  • digoxin, ACE inhibitors, beta-adrenergic blockers (treats heart problems)
  • diuretics
  • quinolone antibiotics
  • SSRI (used to treat depression)
  • glibenclamide (treats diabetes)
  • rifampicin and fluconazole (treats infections)
  • angiotensin II receptor blocker (used to treat high blood pressure)
  • pemetrexed (treats lung cancer)

B. Drug - Food interaction:

  • LORGEM 8MG should be taken before meals with a sufficient amount of liquid, because food may reduce its effectiveness.

Overdosage:

  • If you or anyone else accidentally took too much of this medicine, consult your doctor immediately. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, symptoms associated with central nervous system (such as dizziness or disturbances in vision).

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Lornoxicam
Pharmacological Category :   Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Therapeutic Indication :   Treats Pain and Inflammation
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Injection

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Do not store above 25°C

FAQs ABOUT LORGEM 8MG

Can I stop taking LORGEM 8MG when my symptoms are relieved?

No, complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

Can the use of LORGEM 8MG cause dizziness?

Yes. It may cause dizziness in some individuals, if you are experiencing severe dizziness, consult your doctor for advice.

Is LORGEM 8MG safe to use in asthma patients?

NSAID’s are not recommended in asthmatic patients.

REFERENCES

1. Peter E Hall, Sheena Derry, R Andrew Moore, Henry J McQuay. Single dose oral Lornoxicam for acute postoperative pain in adults. [Revised on Oct, 2009] [Accessed on Sep 28, 2021] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6485324/

2. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation. Lornoxicam; [Accessed on Sep 28, 2021] https://cdscoonline.gov.in/CDSCO/Drugs

3. Takeda UK Limited. Takeda GmbH. Jan, 2015. [Accessed on Sep 28, 2021] https://www.hpra.ie/img/uploaded/swedocuments/2150393.PA1547_005_001.f21e4af8-22d9-44ef-af58-4b7065459e48.000001PIL4mg.150210.pdf

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LORGEM 8mg Tablet 10's

LORGEM 8mg Tablet 10's Mkt: Helios Pharmaceuticals

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