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Brief Overview About Xefo 4 / 8 MG Tablets (Lornoxicam 8 / 4 MG)
Xefo 4 / 8 mg tablets belong to class Oxicam of the category of NSAIDS (Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory and Anti-rheumatic drug) that produces a number of properties like analgesic, anti-inflammatory, or antipyretic. Xefo 4 / 8 mg tablets have found its therapeutic use in treating the pain, which results from inflammatory diseases of joints, after surgery, Osteoarthritis.
Working Of Xefo 4 / 8 MG Tablets (Lornoxicam 8 / 4 MG)
Xefo 4 / 8 mg tablets are the marketed preparation that contains Generic Lornoxicam as the main therapeutic agent. Lornoxicam inhibits the activity of COX-1 and COX-2, which result in the abolishment of synthesis of prostaglandins and thromboxane. Xefo Lornoxicam 4mg / 8mg tablets end up with the decrease in inflammation, pain, fever or swelling.
Dosing Scheme Of Xefo 4 / 8 MG Tablets (Lornoxicam 8 / 4 MG)
Xefo Lornoxicam 4mg / 8mg tablets come as a film-coated tablet whose description can be given as a white to yellowish round biconvex tablet. The standard dose of Xefo is 4 mg to 16 mg, which can be distributed in doses of 8 mg taken two times a day. Initially, a dose of 16 mg followed by 8 mg with a gap of 12 hours can be given on the first-day treatment. After the first treatment day, the maximum recommended daily dose is 16 mg given in two doses. The intake of Xefo is done with plenty of water and avoiding the intake with meals.
Contradictory Conditions Along With Xefo 4 / 8 MG Tablets (Lornoxicam 8 / 4 MG)
The patient should not be prescribed with Xefo Lornoxicam 4mg / 8mg medicine if the patient is:
- Allergic to Xefo or any of the other ingredients of Xefo Lornoxicam 4mg / 8mg medicine
- Suffering from thrombocytopenia
- Suffering from severe heart failure, liver or renal impairment
- Experiencing gastrointestinal bleeding, cerebrovascular bleeding or other bleeding disorders
- Having the past with recurrent peptic ulcer
- During the last three months of pregnancy, woman should not use Xefo tablets (Lornoxicam 4mg / 8mg)
Drugs Interacting With Xefo 4 / 8 MG Tablets (Lornoxicam 8 / 4 MG)
A few medicines that interfere the therapeutic effect of the drug are enlisted below:
- Anticoagulants such as Heparin, Phenprocoumon
- Immunosuppressant like Cyclosporine, Tacrolimus
- ACE-inhibitors, Beta-adrenergic blockers, other heart medicine like Digoxin
- Diuretics and antiplatelet drugs
- NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen, Acetylsalicylic acid
- Other drugs like Cimetidine, Lithium, Methotrexate
Storage Conditions With Xefo 4 / 8 MG Tablets (Lornoxicam 8 / 4 MG)
Cautiously keep Xefo tablets (Lornoxicam 4mg / 8mg) out of the reach and sight of children and store at a temperature above 30°C. The expiry date stated on the blister and carton refers to the last day of the given month.
Precautionary Measures With Xefo 4 / 8 MG Tablets (Lornoxicam 8 / 4 MG)
Below given precautionary measures are to be kept in mind while using Xefo tablets (Lornoxicam 4mg / 8mg):
- Overdosing of Xefo may result in the severe effects like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, disturbances in vision.
- Xefo tablets (Lornoxicam 4mg / 8mg) gives a negative impact on the fertility and therefore, should be avoided in the women who want to become pregnant.
- Mother on her lactation period should not feed the baby if she had taken the medicine of Xefo tablets (Lornoxicam 4mg / 8mg).
- Intake of the Xefo tablets (Lornoxicam 4mg / 8mg) drug with food may reduce the absorption of the drug in the blood.
- Xefo tablets (Lornoxicam 4mg / 8mg) medicine is not recommended for children and adolescents below the age of 18 years.
Side Effects Encountered With Xefo 4 / 8 MG Tablets (Lornoxicam 8 / 4 MG)
A few of the common side effects that can be encountered with the use of Xefo tablets (Lornoxicam 4mg / 8mg) can be a mild headache, dizziness, nausea, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, diarrhea, vomiting, chest pain, shortness of breath, fever, ankle swelling, yellowing of skin or eyes. Some patients may also depict ill effects like weight loss, insomnia, depression, the ringing in ears.