Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is prescribed to treat inflammation,pain and fever 

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is also be prescribed to treat backache,migraine,toothaches and Rheumatoid arthritis

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S contains Naproxen Sodium (an Nsaid)

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is taken orally (via mouth) 

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is to be ingested under doctor’s advisement 

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is to be used only when necessary

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is safe enough to be ingested 4-6 times a day

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Type

Tablet

Feature

550mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Naproxen Sodium

Composition

Naproxen Sodium 550 mg

Brand

Raazee Theraputics (Pvt) Ltd

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is used to treat symptoms such as headache,dental pain,menstrual cramps,swollen and painful joints that are commonly seen in patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis,osteoarthritis and similar illnesses.Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘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.

A tablet or two a day,to be taken orally (by mouth) is the commonly prescribed dosage.Dosage essentially depends on the patient’s response to Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘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 Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is to be taken for the recommended time period only.

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S has been known to cause gastrointestinal ulcers and therefore,it is recommended to ingest Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘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 also increase the risk of stomach bleeding as well as ulcers.

Side effects such as,flatulence,stomach problems,headaches and dizziness may be commonly felt by patients;these effects tend to be temporary and resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is not recommended to patients suffering from gastric ulcers,severe liver,kidney and heart illnesses.Before ingesting Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S it is imperative to inform the doctor if you are taking any anticoagulant medication,any antihypertensive medication or ingesting corticosteroids as these chemical groups are said to negatively interact with Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S.

Indications

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Headaches
  • Muscular aches
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Dental pain
  • Tendonitis 
  • Gout attacks
  • Joint stiffness
  • Bursitis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis  

How Does Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S Work

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘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 its inflammatory functions,Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is able to aid in the reduction of inflammation and swelling experienced by a patient.

How To Use Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is to be ingested 2-3 daily by mouth.Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is advised to be ingested with food as it may cause an upset stomach.Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘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 Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S as it may increase the patient’s risk of stomach ulcers.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

2-3 tablets a day are most commonly prescribed to patients aged 18 years and above.Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S can be prescribed an increased daily dosage,if need be in certain cases;the doses are to be evenly spaced out throughout the day.

Child Dosage

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is not recommended for children under the age of 2 years.The dosage for children 2 years and above is customized for their weight and age.

Elderly Dosage 

Patients aged 65 years and older and mostly started off at a lower dosage due to reduced kidney function.

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.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S as treatment, then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Gastrointestinal ulcers or history of gastric ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Severe kidney impairment/failure
  • Severe liver impairment/failure
  • Severe heart impairment/failure 
  • Bleeding disorders 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S

  • Asthma 
  • Peripheral vascular disease 
  • Cerebrovascular disease 
  • Mild to moderate cardiac (heart) impairment/failure
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hypovolaemia (decreased blood volume)
  • Mixed connective tissue disorders
  • Porphyria (group of rare inherited blood disorders)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Visual disturbances
  • Crohn’s disease (inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus 
  • Old age 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S:

  • Anticoagulants
  • Antiplatelets
  • Hydantoins
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Quinolones
  • Sulphonamides
  • Diuretics
  • Lithium
  • Beta-blockers
  • Probenecid
  • Methotrexate
  • Cyclosporin
  • Corticosteroids
  • SSRIs
  • Cardiac glycosides
  • Mifepristone
  • Tacrolimus
  • Zidovudine
  • Other NSAIDs
  • Antihypertensives
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Methotrexate
  • Digoxin
  • Antacids
  • Sulfinpyrazone.

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Stomach problems (nausea,vomiting,constipation)
  • Flatulence 
  • Dizziness 
  • Heartburn 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Chest pain 
  • Difficulty in breathing 
  • Unilateral weakness of the body 
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • High blood pressure 
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin 
  • Skin rash/blisters 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Flatulence- Can be eased by consuming smaller,more frequent meals that don’t trigger your flatulence.Getting a minimum of 30 minutes of daily exercise has shown great results in combating flatulence. 
  • 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.
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea –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 diarrhoea, 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.

Key Facts About Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S

  • Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is used to relieve pain 
  • Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S may cause constipation,heartburn and dizziness
  • Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S can be used to treat dental pain 

FAQ

#1.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘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 own 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 Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S?

Yes.Antacids are safe to be ingested by the patient while undergoing treatment with Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S.

#3.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.There is no evidence to suggest that Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘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 Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S?

  • Stomach problems (nausea,vomiting,constipation)
  • Flatulence 
  • Dizziness 
  • Heartburn 

#6.HOW TO STORE Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S?

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘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 Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘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 the course of your treatment,as it may worsen the dizziness.

#8.WHY MUST I PROTECT MY SKIN FROM THE SUN WHILE TAKING Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S?

Treatment with Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S may lead to the skin becoming sensitive to sun damage and it is therefore recommended to patients to wear sunscreen at all times,along with hats and gloves whenever possible to protect themselves from sun damage.

#9.WILL Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#10.HOW IS Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is to be ingested 2-3 times daily by mouth.Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is advised to be ingested with food as it may cause an upset stomach.

#11.HOW DOES Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S WORK?

Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘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 its inflammatory functions,Calgesic 550mg Tablet 20 ‘S is able to aid in the reduction of inflammation and swelling experienced by a patient.