Generic Name: Aloxiprin Brand Name(s): Aloxiprin.

Uses

What is aloxiprin used for?

Aloxiprin is commonly used for treating pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders.

How should I take aloxiprin?

Aloxiprin is taken by mouth. Ask your doctor for more information.

How do I store aloxiprin?

Aloxiprin is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store aloxiprin in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of aloxiprin that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush aloxiprin down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using aloxiprin?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of aloxiprin or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • Your children are <16 yr.
  • You have Reye’s syndrome, active peptic ulceration, hemophilia and other hemorrhagic disorders.
  • You have hypersensitivity to aspirin or other NSAIDs.
  • You have severe hepatic and renal dysfunction.

Avoid prolonged use in elderly. Discontinue several days prior to scheduled surgery.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using aloxiprin during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking aloxiprin.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from aloxiprin?

Side effects may occur when using this drug, such as:

  • GI disturbances
  • Hypoprothrombinemia
  • Blood disorders e.g., thrombocytopenia
  • Salicylism
  • Potentially Fatal: Hepatotoxicity and hypersensitivity

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with aloxiprin?

Aloxiprin may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products that may interact with this drug are:

  • Earlier salicylate absorption and higher plasma concentrations with metoclopramide in migraine patients.
  • Increased peak concentrations by metoprolol.
  • Decreased peak concentrations and increased risk of GI bleeding and ulceration by corticosteroids.
  • Antacids and absorbents increase excretion.
  • Enhance activities of coumarin anticoagulants, sulfonylureas, zafirlukast, methotrexate, phenytoin and valproate.
  • Concomitant use with other NSAIDs increases risk of side effects.
  • Alcohol enhance GI effects.

Does food or alcohol interact with aloxiprin?

Aloxiprin may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with aloxiprin?

Aloxiprin may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Health conditions that may interact with this drug are:

  • Infections, dyspepsia or known to have gastric mucosal lesions
  • Asthma or allergic disorders
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Impaired renal or hepatic function
  • Dehydration
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Precipitation of acute hemolytic anemia in G6PD patients with high doses

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using aloxiprin.

What is the dose of aloxiprin for an adult?

Adult: PO 600-1,200 mg 3 times/day.

What is the dose of aloxiprin for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is aloxiprin available?

Aloxiprin is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of aloxiprin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: September 28, 2017 | Last Modified: September 28, 2017

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