What is tenoxitic (tenoxicam) used for?
Tenoxitic is commonly used to reduce pain, swelling, joint stiffness, and other symptoms from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other inflammatory conditions (e.g., ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis).
If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain.
How should I take tenoxitic (tenoxicam)?
This medication should be taken at the same time each day and immediately after a meal or after food to avoid stomach upset.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
How do I store tenoxitic (tenoxicam)?
Tenoxitic is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store tenoxitic in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of tenoxitic 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 tenoxitic 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 tenoxitic (tenoxicam)?
Before you begin taking a medication, 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 tenoxitic or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.
This medication passes into breast milk. If you are a breastfeeding mother and are taking tenoxitic, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breastfeeding.
What side effects can occur from tenoxitic (tenoxicam)?
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
- Abdominal pain or discomfort (mild or moderate)
- Headache (mild or moderate)
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
- Hearing problems (e.g., ringing in your ears)
- Palpitations or fast heartbeat
- Severe abdominal pain or discomfort
- Skin rash or itchiness
- Swelling of hands, arms, feet, or lower legs
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the eyes, mouth, lips, or throat
- Blood in urine
- Bloody or black tarry stools
- Nose bleeding
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.
What drugs may interact with tenoxitic (tenoxicam)?
Tenoxitic 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.
Does food or alcohol interact with tenoxitic (tenoxicam)?
Tenoxitic 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 tenoxitic (tenoxicam)?
Tenoxitic 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.
Especially if you have:
- Recent anesthesia or surgery
- Increased bleeding
- Kidney failure
- An active inflammatory disease involving the stomach or intestine (e.g., ulcerative colitis)
- An active stomach or intestinal ulcer
- An acute asthmatic attack, hives, rhinitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the nasal passage), or other allergic reactions caused by ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; e.g., diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, naproxen)
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using tenoxitic (tenoxicam).
What is the dose of tenoxitic (tenoxicam) for an adult?
The recommended adult dose of tenoxitic is 20 mg taken once daily.
Some people may require lower doses to control pain and inflammation. Higher doses are not recommended as they do not provide any additional benefit.
What is the dose of tenoxitic (tenoxicam) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients under 16 years old. 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 tenoxitic (tenoxicam) available?
Tenoxitic is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Tenoxitic 20mg 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 tenoxitic, 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.
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Review Date: April 19, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019