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Ugesic Forte Strip Of 4 Tablets

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4 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Piroxicam(40.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
DRUGS FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS

Medical Description

Ugesic Forte Tablet contains piroxicam as the active ingredient. It is used to reduce pain and swelling associated with various types of Arthritis like Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis etc. It is ...
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uses

Uses of Ugesic Forte 40 MG

Ugesic Forte Tablet is used to treat painful joints, pain from bones, back pain, neck pain or muscular pain in long-standing diseases of the bones and muscles like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Ugesic Forte 40 MG

  • If you are allergic to this medicine or any other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have a present or past history of stomach or intestinal ulcers, bleeding or perforation in the stomach or gut.
  • If you have problems with your stomach or intestines like Crohn’s disease, gastrointestinal cancers or inflammation.
  • If you have a history of past or ongoing treatment with blood thinners such as warfarin, heparin to prevent blood clots.
  • If you have heart disease like heart failure.
  • If you have a history of known allergy or skin reactions to pain killers like Ibuprofen, Celecoxib or Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) or develop it after starting treatment.
  • If your age is more than 80 years.
  • If you are already taking other pain killer medicines like Ibuprofen, Celecoxib or Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).
  • If you are more than 6 months pregnant.
  • If you have a history of developing asthma or nasal polyps after consuming pain killers like Ibuprofen, Celecoxib or Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).
sideEffects

Side effects of Ugesic Forte 40 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Raised blood sugar
  • Palpitations
  • Skin rash
  • Itching,
  • Swelling over the ankle
  • Weight gain
  • Ringing sensation in your ears
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Ugesic Forte 40 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Ugesic Forte Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Ugesic Forte Tablet is not to be taken during the first 3 months and last 3 months to avoid fetal damage. Taking Ugesic Forte Tablet in the last 3 months can cause heart problems in the baby. It is advised to consult your doctor for safer alternatives. If you are planning to get pregnant or are being tested for infertility, you should not consume Ugesic Forte Tablet, as it may increase the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy. You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a child before starting this medicine.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Ugesic Forte Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Ugesic Forte Tablet is not to be taken during breastfeeding as it passes into breastmilk and can affect the baby. It is advisable to consult your doctor for safer alternatives.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Ugesic Forte Tablet?
A:
Undesirable effects such as fatigue, dizziness, drowsiness and visual disturbances (like blurred vision) are possible after taking pain killers. Therefore, it is not advisable to drive or use machines when you have consumed this medicine.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Ugesic Forte Tablet?
A:
Alcohol can cause abdominal discomfort. Consumption of alcohol also leads to increased acidity and increased chances of stomach or intestinal ulcer formation. Moreover, it damages the liver which can affect the systemic breakdown of the medicine which takes place in the liver. Therefore, it is advised not to consume alcohol with Ugesic Forte Tablet.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have acidity or stomach ulcers.
  • You have any bleeding disorders.
  • You are suffering from depression.
  • You have heart problems like raised blood pressure, heart disease, stroke.
  • You have diseases requiring steroid therapy.
  • You have any liver or kidney disease.
  • You have asthma.
  • You have growth in the nose.
  • You are planning to have a baby or taking treatment for infertility should avoid Ugesic Forte Tablet. It is advised to discuss everything with your physician before starting Ugesic Forte Tablet.
  • If you are above 70 years, special caution is advised as such patients have less tolerance to stomach side effects while liver and kidney damage along with heart disease are more common in this age gr...
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  • Caution is also advised if you have conditions that can increase the risk of bleeding in the digestive tract like bleeding disorders, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, cancers of the stomach or int...
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modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Ugesic Forte 40 MG

How Does It Work?

Ugesic Forte Tablet decreases pain by stopping the process of inflammation at various stages. It inhibits an enzyme that produces substances causing inflammation from body fat. It also inhibits the mo...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Ugesic Forte 40 MG

  • Take Ugesic Forte Tablet as directed by your doctor.
  • You may take it with a sufficient amount of water, with food or after your meal to avoid stomach discomfort, for a duration decided by the treating physician.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
interactions

Interactions of Ugesic Forte 40 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Blood thinners like Warfarin, when taken simultaneously with Dolonex DT, may increase chances of stomach or intestinal bleeding, vomiting blood, etc. Thus, concomitant use of these medicines with Uges...
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  • Aspirin which is very commonly used in heart disease and some stroke patients can cause increased chances of stomach or intestinal bleed when taking Dolonex DT. Hence, concomitant use of these medicin...
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  • Some medicines used to treat mental illness like Fluoxetine, Citalopram, Escitalopram, Paroxetine, Fluvoxamine, Sertraline, Dapoxetine may increase chances of gastric or intestinal bleed when taken wi...
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  • Digoxin, a medicine derived from plants that are used in heart failure can cause kidney damage and aggravate kidney damage if used along with Dolonex DT.
  • Steroids like Prednisolone, Dexamethasone etc, when used with Ugesic Forte Tablet poses a risk for stomach and intestinal bleed
  • Ugesic Forte Tablet decreases the effects of certain blood pressure medicines like Captopril, Enalapril, Lisinopril or water pills (medicines increasing frequency of micturition) like Furosemide and T...
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  • Other medicines like Mifepristone, Methotrexate, Lithium, Highly protein-bound medicines like Phenytoin, Cefazolin, Ciprofloxacin, Levofloxacin should be used cautiously.

Interactions with food items

It is advised to avoid excess spicy or oily foodstuffs to avoid stomach discomfort.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Ugesic Forte 40 MG

  • Store below 25°C in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
  • You should not use this medicine once the expiry date has passed. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
  • You should not use this medicine if you notice that the pack is damaged or it shows signs of tampering.
  • You should not flush this medicine in the toilet or pour them into the drain. You need to properly discard this medicine when it is expired or no longer needed.
dosage

Dosage of Ugesic Forte 40 MG

Overdose

Excess of this medicine will lead to damage to the stomach, intestines, liver and kidney. If you experience any of the symptoms like pain or discomfort in the stomach that doesn’t resolve on its own, ...
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Missed a Dose

Missing a dose of this medicine may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you missed any dose of medicine take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take Ugesic Forte Tablet as a pain killer if I have stomach pain?

A: No, Ugesic Forte Tablet though is a pain killer medicines cannot be taken to manage stomach pain. It is strictly recommended not to use this medicine in stomach pain as the medicine itself can lead to acidity and stomach discomfort which can worsen the patient's symptoms. It is better to consult your doctor in case of pain in the stomach to get yourself diagnosed first and only then take medications as prescribed by your doctor.

Q: Can I take Ugesic Forte Tablet as a fever medication?

A: Even though Ugesic Forte Tablet has been shown to have a fever lowering effect, it should not be used as a fever medication. Ugesic Forte Tablet can cause gastric or intestinal bleeding. In some viral fevers, there is a decrease in the platelet count which can increase chances of bleeding along the lining of the gastric or intestinal tract.

Q: How will I know if I'm allergic to Ugesic Forte Tablet?

A: If a patient develops a sudden skin rash, breathing difficulty, itching, cold hands and feet, loss of consciousness immediately or shortly after consuming Ugesic Forte Tablet, he/she may be suffering from allergy to the drug and should be promptly taken to an emergency medical facility for further treatment.

Q: Is Ugesic Forte Tablet good for back pain?

A: Yes, Ugesic Forte Tablet is particularly good for back pain but you should not take this medicine unless prescribed by your doctor. Back pain can be due to issues related to muscle, bone or disc between the vertebrae. Self-medication should be avoided.

Q: Is Ugesic Forte Tablet a muscle relaxer?

A: No, Ugesic Forte Tablet is not a muscle relaxer.

Q: Is this a habit-forming medicine?

A: No, Ugesic Forte Tablet is not a habit-forming medicine.

Q: Can I take this medicine if I have diabetes?

A: There should be cautious while taking Ugesic Forte Tablet when the patient is known to have diabetes as Ugesic Forte Tablet has been reported to cause an increase in blood sugar uncommonly. Therefore, it is advised to consult the treating physician before consumption of the drug.

Q: Why do I need to take antacid with Ugesic Forte Tablet?

A: Ugesic Forte Tablet causes increased acidity and can pose a risk of a gastric or intestinal bleed. Hence, an antacid is generally prescribed along with Ugesic Forte Tablet.

Q: What are the signs of adverse effects I should watch out for a while taking Ugesic Forte Tablet for a prolonged time.

A: Prolonged consumption of Ugesic Forte Tablet is to be done if it is prescribed by your doctor accordingly. Do not continue to self-prescribe this medicine. You should watch out for any abdominal discomfort or bloating, black stools, any redness or itching of skin post-consumption of medicines, swelling over feet and eyes, buzzing or ringing sounds in the ears. These are the main things to watch out for. However, in case you experience any other discomfort, report it to your doctor immediately.

Q: How long does the effect of Ugesic Forte Tablet last?

A: The effect of Ugesic Forte Tablet is seen up to 48 to 72 hours after having the medicine but it depends from person to person.
Last Updated on: 03 Sep 2021 | 08:22 PM (IST)
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