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Drug Information for NOVOPEN 4 PEN(Device)

What is NOVOPEN 4 used for?

NOVOPEN 4 is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, acute gouty arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and acute pain. This medication relieves pain and reduces swelling and joint stiffness. It belongs to the class of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How to take NOVOPEN 4?

The dosage of NOVOPEN 4 prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take NOVOPEN 4 medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of NOVOPEN 4, seek medical attention immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with NOVOPEN 4?

  • Digoxin
  • Methotrexate
  • Minoxidil
  • Rifampicin
  • Salbutamol
  • Warfarin

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with NOVOPEN 4.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of NOVOPEN 4, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

NOVOPEN 4 can interact with asthma medications, anticoagulants, diuretics, and birth control pills.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of NOVOPEN 4?

Like other medicines, NOVOPEN 4 can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of NOVOPEN 4 are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of NOVOPEN 4 cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of NOVOPEN 4 develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

NOVOPEN 4 can cause side effects such as :

  • Insomnia
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Heartburn

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking NOVOPEN 4.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking NOVOPEN 4?

Is it possible for me to take NOVOPEN 4 with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take NOVOPEN 4?
What are the possible drug interactions of NOVOPEN 4?
How will NOVOPEN 4 work in my body?
How should NOVOPEN 4 be taken?
How to reduce the risk of NOVOPEN 4 drug interactions and side effects?


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