Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S
Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to treat inflammation and pain
Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is also be prescribed to treat backache,migraine,menstrual cramps,toothaches and rheumatoid arthritis
Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S contains piroxicam
Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is taken orally (via mouth)
Piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin 20 mg
How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition
Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S belongs to a group of drugs known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and mainly works by blocking the natural chemical groups that cause inflammation in the human body. Beta- cyclodextrin is an addition to the pre-established NSAID drug piroxicam which on its own is effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis but with the addition of the macromolecule Beta-cyclodextrin, it is absorbed faster and causes fewer gastrointestinal symptoms. The faster onset of this variant drug is much more helpful in immediate acute pain relief.
A tablet a day, to be taken orally (by mouth) is the commonly prescribed dosage. Dosage essentially depends on the patient’s response to Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S and any adverse effects felt by the patient while undergoing treatment. Dosage is not to be increased or decreased without the consent of a physician and Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be taken for the recommended time only.
Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be taken with water and the patient is advised to not lie down for at least 10 minutes to prevent stomach disturbances. Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S has been known to cause gastrointestinal ulcers and therefore, it is recommended to ingest Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S with food, milk, or an antacid to prevent indigestion and other discomforts. Intake of alcohol, smoking of tobacco, and other substances is not advisable as they can cause dizziness and increase the risk of stomach bleeding as well as ulcers.
It is best to use Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S at the first sign of pain as painkillers can take time to start working. Peak plasma concentration takes 30-60 minutes. Patients with pre-existing ulceration and hypertension must be cautious and inform their doctor before the treatment begins.
Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S can be used to treat:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Joint pain and swelling
- Postoperative pain
- Ankylosing spondylitis
How Does Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S Work
Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S works by blocking the production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are a hormone that is naturally produced in the body that helps carry out inflammatory responses in the body when needed. By preventing prostaglandins from carrying out their inflammatory functions, Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S can aid in the reduction of inflammation and swelling experienced by a patient. The addition of beta-cyclodextrin helps in increasing the rate of absorption and causes an earlier onset of action.
How To Use Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S
Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested once daily by mouth for a specified time only. Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is advised to be ingested with food as it may cause an upset stomach. Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S may even be ingested with milk or an antacid to prevent an upset stomach. Alcohol usage as well as cigarette smoking is not advised while undergoing treatment with Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S as it may increase the patient’s risk of stomach ulcers.
A tablet a day is most prescribed to patients aged 18 years and above. Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S can be prescribed twice daily as well, if need be, in certain cases; the two doses are to be evenly spaced out throughout the day.
Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not recommended to patients under the age of 18 years.
Patients aged 65 years and older mostly started at a lower dosage due to reduced kidney function. A maintenance dose of 10mg is recommended.
Pregnancy Use and Lactation
This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child, especially if taken in the third trimester of pregnancy. If you are taking the drug and become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately, the doctor will ask you to stop using Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S and is likely to replace it with a different pregnancy-safe drug. Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore cause adverse effects in the child thus Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers. If you are planning to conceive and are taking Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S as treatment, then refer to the doctor. The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.
Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S:
- Allergy to Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance
- Gastrointestinal ulcers or history of gastric ulcer
- Gastrointestinal cancers
- Crohn’s disease
- Severe heart failure
- Blood disorders
- Severe kidney impairment/failure
- Severe liver impairment/failure
- Skin cancer
- Heart Bypass surgery
- Use aspirin
Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S:
- High blood pressure
- Pregnancy and lactation
- Mild to moderate kidney failure/impairment/diseases
- Mild to moderate liver failure/impairment/diseases
- Mild to moderate heart failure/impairment/diseases
- Skin diseases
- Alcohol intake
Interactions With Other Medications
Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S
- Blood thinners (e.g., warfarin)
- Other NSAIDs
- Angiotensin-converting enzymes
Common Adverse Effects
Like most medicines, Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S has certain side effects which include:
- Upset stomach (constipation, vomiting, diarrhea)
These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S.
Rare Adverse Effects
If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.
- Ringing in the ears
- Easy bruising
- Mood swings
- Changes in urine output
- Difficulty in vision
- Weight gain
- Changes in the color of urine
- Yellowing of eyes and skin
- Blistering or redness of the skin
How To Cope with Some of The Adverse Effects
- Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids.
- Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
- Headaches– In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
- Heartburn – can be dealt with by chewing on mint-flavored gum that’ll help neutralize the acid in the body. Standing up straighter, adding ginger to the daily diet, elevating the patient’s upper body, and having licorice supplements has shown to provide relief.
#1. WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S AND HOW OFTEN?
Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep a check on serum potassium levels are advised to be done periodically. It is also advised that patients learn to monitor their blood pressure levels daily from the comfort of their homes and inform their doctor of any changes seen.
#2. IS IT SAFE TO HAVE ANTACIDS FOR INDIGESTION ALONG WITH Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S?
Yes. Antacids are safe to be ingested by the patient while undergoing treatment with Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S.
#3. IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?
Yes. There is no evidence to suggest that Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S interacts with oral contraceptives.
#4. CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?
This medication is known to make you dizzy hence if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.
#5. WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S?
- Upset stomach (constipation, vomiting, diarrhea)
#6.HOW TO STORE Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S?
Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.
#7.CAN Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?
Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.
#8. WHY MUST I PROTECT MY SKIN FROM THE SUN WHILE TAKING Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S?
Treatment with Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S may lead to the skin becoming sensitive to sun damage and it is therefore recommended to patients always wear sunscreen, along with hats and gloves whenever possible to protect themselves from sun damage.
#9. WILL Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?
No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.
#10.HOW IS Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?
Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested once daily by mouth for a specified period only. Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is advised to be ingested with food as it may cause an upset stomach.
#11.HOW DOES Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S WORK?
Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S works by blocking the production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are a hormone that is naturally produced in the body that helps carry out inflammatory responses in the body when needed. By preventing prostaglandins from carrying out their inflammatory functions, Briax 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S can aid in the reduction of inflammation and swelling experienced by a patient.