Ricam Piroxicam Capsules

RICAM

Piroxicam Capsules BP 20 mg

 

COMPOSITION

Each capsule contains:

Piroxicam BP 20 mg

(As blended Pellets)

Excipients q.s.

 

COLOUR

Approved colours used in empty hard gelatin capsule shells.

RICAM is an effective anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic action drug.

RICAM is completely absorbed after oral administration, it undergoes enterohepatic cycling and is extensively bound to plasma proteins.

 

ONSET OF ACTION

Analgesic action 1 hour, antirheumatic action 7-12 days.

 

DURATION OF ACTION

48-72 hours.

 

ADVERSE EFFECTS

Nausea, heartburn, vomiting, epigastric distress, tinnitus skin rash, oedema.

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS

History of recurrent ulcer, NSAID induced allergy, hypersensitivity, bronchial asthma.

 

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Severe impairment of hepatic or renal function, hypertension, surgery, haemorrhagic disorders on prolonged use. Contraindicated in pregenancy use with caution in children.

 

INTERACTIONS

Anticoagulants: May prolong prothrombin time.

B-Blockers: Antihypertensive effect may be increased.

Cyclosporine: Nephrotoxicity of both agents may be increased.

Lithium: Serum Lithium level increased resulting in increased pharmacologic and toxic effects.

Methotrexate: Risk of methotrexate toxicity (stomatitis, bone marrow suppression nephrotoxicity increase).

Probencid: May increase the concentrations and toxicity of RICAM.

Aspirin: Displaces RICAM from serum binding sites resulting in increased incidence of gastric irritation effects.

 

INDICATIONS

Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, acute musculoskeletal disorders, acute gout, post-operative and post-traumatic pain, primary dysmenorrheal.

 

DOSAGE

Adults

20 mg daily as single dose. Musculoskeletal disorders: Initially 40 mg daily for 2 days then 20 mg daily for 7 to 14 days.

Gout: Initially 40 mg as a single dose then 40 mg daily in single or divided doses for next 4-6 days.

Post-operative & post-traumatic pain: 40 mg daily in single or divided doses for first two days.

Children

Not recommended.

 

PRESENTATION

10 x 10 & 1 x 10 Capsules in a blister pack.

 

NAFDAC REGN. NO.: 04-5408

 

Manufactured by

GLOW PHARMA PVT. LTD.

Factory: Gokinware, Vasai (E) Dist. Palghar-401 208

Regd. Office: Jogashwari (E) Mumbai-400 060, India.

 

Marketed in Nigeria by

Richy Gold International Ltd.

103-C, Amuwo Odofin Ind. Scheme

Lagos, Nigeria.

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