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Everything You Need to Know About Tenoxicam

It is a common thing to experience pain! Pain is a broad and general term used for any unpleasant experience caused due to a sensation in the nervous system. Pain can be at one specific point, localized, or could be everywhere in the body, more generalized. Pain can be intermittent or constant, depending on the cause or type of pain. A small thing like a burn, sting, pinch, or ache could cause pain. Sometimes the pain is the result of an inflammation, injury, or a disease. Such pain that comes on suddenly and gets better with time is called acute pain. A pain that affects you for a long period (weeks or months together) is called chronic pain. Chronic pain can be very troublesome and leads to many severe problems.


Be aware! Take no pain lightly!

Remember no pain is normal and a pain that is causing you difficulty in any way, needs medical attention. The root cause of the pain can be treated to subside it. It is not always that pain can be cured, but it certainly can be treated. Physiotherapy, biofeedback, yoga, guided tai chi, acupuncture, and massage are some of the non-drug treatments to relieve pain. Some medicines from the group of NSAIDs like Tenoxicam are also helpful to relieve pain.

What is Tenoxicam?

Tenoxicam is a medication mostly used to treat varied types of arthritis. It helps relieve pain and inflammation in the following conditions,

Rheumatoid arthritis

Ankylosing spondylitis




It slows down the production of certain chemicals in the body that are responsible for causing inflammation and pain. A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), Tenoxicam belongs to the Oxicam family.

Precautions to be taken before using Tenoxicam

Discuss with your doctor the possible risks associated with Tenoxicam. Tell your doctor about your allergies and reactions. Discuss your family and health history with the doctor, and talk about any medicines you take, any surgeries you may have had, and the kind of diet you follow. Let your doctor know if you are at risk of bleeding, or have any kidney or liver problems. Inform your doctor if you have active stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, or any associated problems. People who take Tenoxicam or such drugs may be at an increased risk of having a stroke or a heart attack, keep this in mind and let the doctor know if you have any blood clotting problems.

How to take Tenoxicam?

The dose for Tenoxicam is decided by your doctor taking into consideration your medical condition. Tenoxicam is a tablet and you need to consume it orally, as instructed by your doctor. It is beneficial to take Tenoxicam at a fixed time every day. It is also best to take Tenoxicam with or after a meal, as this helps in avoiding any stomach issues.

The standard dosage is as follows:

For Acute cases: In adults, the oral dose is 20 milligrams (mg) once a day to be taken for 7 days

For Severe cases: in adults, the oral dose is 20 milligrams (mg) once a day to be taken for 14 days

The Maximum dose is 40 milligrams (mg) per day for short-term use only.

For the injectables as IV or IM, the dose is 20 milligrams (mg) per day as a single dose for 1-2 days.

How is Tenoxicam Available?

Tenoxicam is available as a tablet with a strength of 20 milligrams (mg). It can also be available as an injection to be used by a professional. Tenoxicam is commonly sold as the brand Tobitil, by Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries ltd.

Side Effects of Tenoxicam

Side effects are a common phenomenon with medicines. Patients sometimes have a few side effects with Tenoxicam. Most of the side effects are mild and resolve on their own. You can discuss your side effects with your doctor in your appointments. However, get immediate help from your doctor if you feel the side effects are severe or you have an allergic reaction to the medicine.

Common Side Effects of Tenoxicam



  Stomach pain





Severe side effects are rare with Tenoxicam. In any case, if you feel uneasy after taking the medicine, consult your doctor and get medical help immediately.

How to know if Tenoxicam suits you?

A pharmacogenetic test like the MEDNAwise test from Indus Health Plus is your sure shot way to know if Tenoxicam and other drugs suit you. As you already know, each person reacts differently to the same medicine. That is because each individual has different genes and these genes are central to the reaction and efficacy of medicines. MEDNAwise pharmacogenetic testing is a valuable tool for you and your doctor. It scans these genes and studies them to let you know the correct medications and doses that would suit you.

It is useful in designing individualized medicine plans and treatment options. It helps your doctor identify the most effective drug for you and the optimum dosage. It also helps identify a drug with the least side effects so that your treatment is on the spot and fast. Your doctor can design the perfect treatment plan even before you take the first dose, thus eliminating the need for trials to determine the best treatment.

MEDNAWise test can predict your body’s response to 70+ drugs used in different medical specialties. Pain management is one of the crucial sectors, where under dose could not get the desired results. With MEDNAwise, it has become easy to provide precision therapy and correct treatment. MEDNAwise is an affordable test, so the benefits of this test can reach a larger group. It is easy to administer as it is a saliva swab test.

The test can be taken anywhere and takes only a few minutes. Post results, the counsellors have a free session with you, to discuss the results and help with future diet and health-related medical plans. The MEDNAwise pharmacogenetic test is an amazing diagnostic tool to improve your overall healthcare experience, promote adherence to medicine, and provide drug safety.

It is a one-time test, which means you can use the results again and yet again whenever the need arises. It is especially beneficial in case of medical emergencies when there is no time for trial and error; a precise treatment plan can provide immediate results. Life is all about choices! Choose a healthy life. It is time to take benefit of the new technologies and methods. For a better future, call Indus Health Plus today and know your body better.

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