Artromed - pain relief medication
This article was medically reviewed by M.Pharm, Marko Tanaskovic on August 12, 2018. To read more about an author, click here.
Active substance of Atromed is oxaceprol which belongs to non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This drug have analgesic effect (relieves pain) and anti inflammatory effect (relieves inflammation). It is used to relieve the pain in patients with osteoarthritis of knee or hip, only if other NSAIDs were not effective or are contraindicated.
Patients who are allergic to the active substance (Oxaceprol) or other similar drugs, such as Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin), Ibuprofen (Brufen, Nurofen) and Diclofenac (Diklofen) should not apply this medicine.
Call your physician right away if you get allergy symptoms (swelling, hives or difficulty breathing).
It should be taken cautiously in following patients:
- Patients with severe cardiovascular disease
- Patients with severe kidney failure
- Patients younger than 18 years
Artromed safety in pregnant woman and nursing mothers
There are limited data about its use, efficacy and safety during pregnancy. Your doctor will decide is this medicine appropriate for you during pregnancy.
Nursing mothers should not breastfeed their babies while on Artromed treatment.
Artromed 200 mg can be taken three times a day (every 8 hours), before eating. How long is treatment going to last will depend on your doctor decision. Swallow Artromed tablet whole with at least four ounces of water.
Artromed and its interactions with other drugs and food
Below are listed drugs that should not be used concomitantly with Artromed:
- Drugs used for preventing of blood clots forming, so-called anticoagulants, such as:
- Warfarin (Farin),
- Acenocoumarol (Sinkum 4),
- Heparin and others.
If you take any of above listed medications concomitantly with Artromed you may experience unusual bleeding.
Artromed side effects
Adverse effects of Atromed include:
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Quincke's edema
- Loss of appetite,
- Inflammation of your joints (arthritis),
- Alopecia (hair loss),
- Allergic eosinophilia
Atromed has low toxicity and no cases of an overdose was reported. However, this does not mean that Artromed is completely safe. Visit your doctor right away if you get any side effects.
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