Orthocel 200mg Cap
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Orthocel Capsule is a pain-relieving medicine. It is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, painful menstruation and other acute painful conditions in adults. It contains celecoxib as an active ingredient. Orthocel Capsule blocks the formation of a chemical prostaglandin, responsible for the sensation of pain, swelling and inflammation. It must be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Taken with or without food. Before initiating treatment with the medicine you should let the doctor know if you smoke, have diabetes, blood clotting problem, heart condition, or pregnant or breastfeeding etc....
Uses of Orthocel 200 MG
- Orthocel Capsule is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
- It is effective in pain management and provides pain relief during painful menstruation.
Contraindications of Orthocel 200 MG
- If you are allergic to celecoxib or other ingredients of Orthocel Capsule.
- If you are allergic to sulfonamides. If not sure about which are these medicines, ask the doctor.
- You may suffer from ulcers in the stomach or intestines or gastrointestinal bleeding.
- You may have problems with the kidney, liver, intestine or heart.
- You may have a blood circulation problem, conditions that affect the blood vessels of the brain.
- You may experience side effect like wheezing, asthma after taking other pain medications like aspirin and ibuprofen in the past.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Women of childbearing age must not use the medicine unless using an effective method of contraception.
Side effects of Orthocel 200 MG
Precautions and Warnings of Orthocel 200 MG
Can I take Orthocel Capsule during pregnancy?
- Orthocel Capsule must not be used during pregnancy, as it may be unsafe. If you become pregnant while taking the medicine, inform the doctor immediately he/she may ask you to discontinue the treatment and switch you to a safer alternative. If you are a woman of childbearing age, ensure you use effective contraception when you are on treatment the medicine....
Can I take Orthocel Capsule while breastfeeding?
Components of Orthocel Capsule passes into breast milk in low amounts. It is advised not to breastfeed the baby if you are taking Orthocel Capsule. Consult the doctor on the use of the medicine if you are breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Orthocel Capsule?
If you experience dizziness, vertigo or drowsiness after taking Orthocel Capsule, avoid driving or using heavy machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Orthocel Capsule?
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol and Orthocel Capsule, it is essential to consult the physician if you have a habit of regular drinking. Consuming alcohol while taking pain killers is known to increase the risk of bleeding, ulcer and perforation in the stomach and intestine (upper gastrointestinal tract).
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You may develop allergic reaction after taking Orthocel Capsule.
- You had ulcers or bleeding in your stomach or intestine.
- You are using a pain-relieving medicine.
- You are on medications like aspirin, blood thinners like warfarin, steroids.
- You are dehydrated, have diarrhoea.
- You may have problems with the heart, liver or kidneys.
- You may suffer from fluid retention or swelling.
- You may have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol.
- You are 65 years or above.
- You may experience skin reactions following the use of the medicine.
- You consume alcohol regularly or you smoke.
- You are planning a pregnancy or pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Orthocel Capsule is not recommended for use in children.
Mode of Action of Orthocel 200 MG
How Does It Work?
Celecoxib in Orthocel Capsule inhibits the synthesis of a chemical called prostaglandins, which causes pain and inflammation.
Directions for Use of Orthocel 200 MG
Orthocel Capsule must be taken as directed by the doctor. Take it whole with a glass of water. Take with or without food. Take the medicine at a fixed time for optimal results.
Interactions of Orthocel 200 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Orthocel Capsule affect the way certain medicines work or other medicines affect the way Orthocel Capsule works if taken at the same time.
- Before initiating the treatment tell the doctor about the medicines, supplements or herbals you are taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.
- Taking medicines for high blood pressure, diabetes, immunomodulators, etc.
- Concomitant use of steroids, warfarin or aspirin may increase the chances of bleeding in elderly patients.
- Avoid taking other pain killers along with the medicine as it increases the chance of bleeding in the stomach.
- Other medicines like medicine used to treat cough like dextromethorphan, antifungals like fluconazole and medicines used to treat mental illness like carbamazepine and neuroleptics must be used cautiously....
Storage and disposal of Orthocel 200 MG
- Store Orthocel Capsule below 30°C at a cool and dry place.
- Keep it away from children and pets.
Dosage of Orthocel 200 MG
There are no known symptoms of overdose. If you think you have taken too much of Orthocel Capsule, seek medical help or call a doctor immediately.
Missed a Dose
If you missed taking a dose of Orthocel Capsule, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the scheduled time. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the missed one....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What information should I let my healthcare provider know before taking Orthocel Capsule?
A: Give a detailed account of the medical and surgical history. Inform the doctor if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, history of stomach or intestinal bleeds or if you smoke or drink. If you are a woman and are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding. Also mention to the doctor all the prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal preparations and nutritional supplements that you may be taking, before starting Orthocel Capsule.
Q: Can Orthocel Capsule be given to children?
A: No, Orthocel Capsule is only for adults and not children.
Q: Is Orthocel Capsule an antibiotic?
A: No, Orthocel Capsule is not an antibiotic, it is a pain-relieving medicine.
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