LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet 10's


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Drug Information for LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet 10's

What is LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet used for?

LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet is used to relieve pain and swelling that are associated with the following conditions:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spondylitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Inflammation of the joints

LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet work?

LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet 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 enzyme (COX -1 & COX-2). Thus, it helps in reducing the pain.

How to use LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet.
  • LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet can be taken with food or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents the stomach upset.
  • LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet is also available as an injection. Therefore. it should be administered under medical supervision. Always use a disposable needle and syringe for injecting the medicine.

If you miss a dose of LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet, 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.

What are the drugs that interact with LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet include the following:

  • Cyclosporin
  • Cimetidine
  • Digoxin
  • Lithium
  • Methotrexate
  • Tacrolimus
  • Theophylline
  • Warfarin

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 LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rash
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in ears
  • Photosensitivity
  • Headache
  • Sleeplessness

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Fluid retention
  • Visual disturbances

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 LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Be cautious while using LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet medication while suffering from gastrointestinal ulceration.
  • Excercise caution while using LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet medication while suffering from cardiovascular oedema.
  • Avoid using LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet while having an internal bleeding as it can increase the risk of side effects.
  • Keep the medication away from the reach of children.

What should you tell your doctor before using LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of cardiac failure or liver diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor before using LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet medication in children.

Frequently Asked questions about LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet

  1. Is it safe to use LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet medication during pregnancy?
  2. LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet is not advised during pregnancy, especially during the second trimester of the pregnancy.

  3. Is it safe to use LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet in patients with asthma?
  4. Extreme caution should be taken while using the LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet medication in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

  5. Is it safe to alter the dose of LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet?
  6. No. Altering the dose of LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet is not advisable as it can increase the risk of side effects.

  7. Can I use LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet medication if I have a history of systemic lupus erythematosus?
  8. Avoid using LORSUMO SR 16mg Tablet medication if you have a history of genetic disorder, such as systemic lupus erythematosus.

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