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 usually taken with food or after food. It is not recommended in pregnant and lactating women. Use of this medicine may cause side effects like headache, sleepiness, indigestion, pain in the abdomen, rash on the skin, swelling near the ankle etc. In case the pain does not subside or you experience severe side effects, contact your doctor immediately....
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.