Generic Name: Tamik Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Tamik used for?

Tamik contains three active ingredients: mefenamic acid, tranexamic acid, and vitamin K. It is commonly used for the treatment of headache, osteoarthritis, dental pain, menstrual pain, other pain, bleeding and nutritional deficiencies.

How should I take Tamik?

For orally taken form, you should:

  • Take Tamik bymouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
  • Read the label carefully before using Tamik.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store Tamik?

Tamik is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Tamik in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Tamik 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 Tamik 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 Tamik?

Before using Tamik, tell your doctor if:

  • You have allergic reaction to Tamik, excipients using for dosage form containing Tamik.
  • You have allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
  • You have used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Tamik.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Tamik during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Tamik. Tamik is pregnancy risk category X, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Tamik?

As taking others medicines, taking Tamik can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of side effects are:

  • Fast or slow heart rate
  • Swelling or itching in any part of body
  • Chest pain spreading to the arm or shoulder
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • General ill feeling
  • Sudden numbness or weakness
  • Problems with vision, speech, or balance
  • Leg weakness
  • Muscle pain in arms or legs
  • Numbness, tingling, and a pale or blue-colored appearance at fingers or toes
  • Stomach cramps
  • Diarrhea (that may be bloody)
  • Cough with stabbing chest pain
  • Dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath)
  • Dizziness
  • Mild skin rash
  • Redness or tingly feeling under skin

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 Tamik?

Tamik 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 may interact with this drug, such as:

  • Beta blockers such as propranolol (Inderal)
  • Cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • Clotrimazole (Lotrimin)
  • Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune)
  • Danazol (Danocrine)
  • Delavirdine (Rescriptor)
  • Diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac)
  • Epinephrine (Epipen)
  • Fluconazole (Diflucan)
  • Isoniazid (INH, Nydrazid)
  • Medications for colds and asthma
  • Metronidazole (Flagyl)
  • Nefazodone (Serzone)
  • Oral contraceptives (birth control pills)
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), and sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Saquinavir (Fortovase, Invirase)
  • Verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan)
  • Zafirlukast (Accolate)
  • Zileuton (Zyflo)

Does food or alcohol interact with Tamik?

Tamik 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, especially grapefruit juice.

What health conditions may interact with Tamik?

Tamik 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, such as:

  • Heart or blood vessel disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Infection
  • Smoking

Dosage

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

What is the dose of Tamik for an adult?

The recommended doses in some cases are 2-3 tablets per day.

What is the dose of Tamik 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 Tamik available?

Tamik is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Capsule 3 mg

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 Tamik, 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: February 22, 2017 | Last Modified: February 22, 2017

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