What is Univestin used for?
Univestin is used to relieve joint pain, alleviate joint discomfort, improve mobility of the joint and enhance flexibility.
Univestin may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Univestin work?
Univestin belongs to the class of drugs called anti-inflammatory agents. This drug acts by inhibiting the enzymes that cause inflammation, which relieves the pain and stiffness of the joints.
How to take Univestin?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Univestin as prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
If you miss a dose of Univestin, please take 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 take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with Univestin?
Drugs that interact with Univestin 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 Univestin?
The following are the most common side effects of Univestin:
- Abdominal pain
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 taking Univestin?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Univestin or similar drugs.
- Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Univestin medication.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Univestin medicine.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Univestin medication causes dizziness or blurred vision.
- Consult your doctor before using Univestin medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
You are advised not to take Univestin if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before taking Univestin?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver disease.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
- Tell your doctor if you are allergic to sulfur compounds.
Frequently asked questions about Univestin
- Can I increase the dose of Univestin medication for faster recovery?
- How should Univestin be stored?
- Is Univestin safe to use in geriatric patients?
- Is it common to experience skin discolouration while on Univestin medication?
No. It is not advised to alter the dose of Univestin medication nor take it more frequently as it can increase the risk of side effects.
Univestin should be stored at room temperature, away from heat, sun light, and excess moisture. Keep the medication away from the reach of children.
Consult your doctor before using Univestin medication in geriatric patients as they are easily susceptible to the side effects.
Yellowing of skin or eyes are the primary signs of jaundice, which is one of the adverse effects of Univestin. Therefore, consult your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms.
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