Meloxicam

Details About Generic Salt ::  Meloxicam 

Main Medicine Class:: Musculoskeletal Disorders , Pain   Sub Medicine Class ::  Analgesics , Anti inflammatory Drugs

12E. ANALGESICS & ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS in 12. MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS & PAIN
MELOXICAM
NSAID | ANALGESIC & ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
PK: D: 10L M: Hepatic E: Urine & feces (as inactive metabolites)

Indications & Dose: ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS PO/RECTAL Adult 15mg OD, may be reduced to 7.5mg/day Elderly 7.5mg/day | JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS PO Child >2 yr: 0.125mg/kg/day max 7.5mg/day | OSTEOARTHRITIS PO/RECTAL Adult 7.5mg/day increase if needed max 15mg OD | RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS PO/RECTAL Adult 15mg OD may be reduced to 7.5mg/day Elderly 7.5mg/day

Contra: Active PUD, severe HF, children with varicella, history of hypersensitivity reactions

Precautions: HTN, renal/hepatic impairment, patients with infect, history of PUD, patients with hemorrhagic disorders, elderly

ADR: Serious: severe GI bleeding, blood disorders, nephrotoxicity, renal failure, hematuria, nephropathy, HF, Hepatotoxicity, SJS, TEN, angioedema, bronchospasm, aseptic meningitis, pancreatitis, tinnitus, hypersensitivity reactions, pulmonary eosinophilia, alveolitis, Others: GI disturbances, nausea, diarrhea, headache, vertigo, depression, insomnia, fever, rashes, visual disturbances, photosensitivity

DDI: Serious Colestyramine reduces drug level

Diet: With food

Monitor: Periodic CBC, LFT, renal function test, signs & symptoms of bleeding