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Molecule Description

Lornoxicam is a non-steroidal drug for swelling and pain (Non-Steroidal Anti-In

flammatory Drug- NSAID) used to reduce the pain and swelling of patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.


Uses of Lornoxicam

  • Pain and swelling of joints (osteoarthritis)
  • Severe joint disease (rheumatoid arthritis)

Contraindications of Lornoxicam

When should one not use Lornoxicam

  • Allergic to Lornoxicam or any other excipients of the product
  • Allergic to pain medicines (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)
  • Asthma, swelling in the nose, swelling under skin or red bumps on the skin
  • Kidney or liver diseases
  • Stomach ulcers
  • History of bleeding or perforation related to previous NSAIDs therapy
  • Low levels of blood platelets (thrombocytes)
  • History of heart failure
  • History of stomach or intestinal bleeding
  • Brain-related internal bleeding or other bleeding disorders

Side effects of Lornoxicam

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Allergic reaction like fever, chills, rash, hives, breathing difficulty, swelling over your face, lips, throat, running/stuffy nose and sneezing
  • Swelling (inflammation) of the intestine
  • Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and indigestion
  • Blood disorders
  • Vision trouble, sensitivity to light
  • Drowsiness or sleeplessness
  • Depression
  • Fluid retention
  • High blood pressure
  • Palpitations
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Skin death, rash and peeling
  • Headache

Precautions and Warnings of Lornoxicam



Can I take Lornoxicam during pregnancy?
Taking Lornoxicam during pregnancy may harm an unborn baby. It may increase the risk of miscarriage. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy before using this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Lornoxicam while breastfeeding?
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding as no information is available on the excretion of Lornoxicam in human milk, however Lornoxicam should not be used if you are breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed Lornoxicam?
This medicine may make you feel dizzy or drowsy, do not drive or operate machines if you are taking Lornoxicam.


Can I consume alcohol with Lornoxicam?
No information is available on interactions of Lornoxicam when taken with alcohol, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Above 65 years of age
  • You have high cholesterol
  • You have liver or kidney disease
  • You have any heart-related problems
  • You have diabetes
  • You have hereditary problems of glucose intolerance

Mode of Action of Lornoxicam

How Does It Work?

It inhibits the action of chemicals responsible for the pain, swelling, tenderness and fever.

Interactions of Lornoxicam

Interactions with other medicines

  • Lornoxicam increases the effect of Methotrexate, Digoxin, Sulphonylureas and anticoagulants
  • Lornoxicam has a fatal impact with Lithium toxicity
  • Lornoxicam decreases the effect of blood pressure medicines of class ACE-inhibitors and water pills (Diuretics)
  • Blood concentration of Lornoxicam rises when given along with Cimetidine

Interactions with food items

No information is available on interactions of Lornoxicam when taken with food, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.

Dietary Restrictions of Lornoxicam

No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking Lornoxicam, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.

Dosage of Lornoxicam


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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking Lornoxicam?

A: You must inform your doctor if you are suffering from any heart, kidney, liver diseases, bleeding disorders, high blood pressure or asthma. Inform your doctor if you have any active infection or if you have an allergy to Lornoxicam or any other medicine. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, supplements or herbal preparations.

Q: What should I avoid while taking Lornoxicam?

A: Be careful while performing tasks that need you to be alert like driving or operating a machine. Lornoxicam can impair your ability to perform hazardous tasks by some of its side effects like drowsiness.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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