DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
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Artilog is a NSAIDs medicine. As a NSAID drug, Artilog fights against inflammation, pain or swelling by reducing the amount of substances that cause them.
This medication is usually prescribed to patients who suffer from Stiffness, pain or inflammation which may accompany Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Artilog helps ease these symptoms while also decreasing the amount of polyps from your body (familial adenomatous polyposis, adenomatous colorectal polyps). The medication is also indicated for patients experiencing acute pain and even menstruation related pains.
This medicine must be taken in according to your doctor's recommendations. Therefore, a patient who is following a treatment with Artilog must take into consideration each and every instruction that their doctor has given them. Every dose of this drug should be taken along with a glass of water. A patient who has been prescribed a daily low dosage of the drug may not need to eat food or drink milk prior to the dose's intake. However, in the case of higher doses, the patient should reinforce his or her stomach with some food or liquids before taking Artilog, to avoid stomach upsets.
The medicine is known interact with several drugs. You should consult with your doctor if you:are asthmatic
have allergies to sulfa based medicines
prone to hives
are allergic to other NSAID drugs such as naproxen, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, diflunisal, diclofenac, etodolac, flurbirofen, flurbiprofen, ketorolac, indomethacin, meloxicam, oxaproxin, nabumetone, piroxicam, tolmetin, sulindac
are allergic to aspirin
You should inform your doctor in case you are
prone, experiencing bleeding or ulcers in the stomach
have liver disorders
have a congestive heart disorder
have kidney disorders
are suffering from blood coagulation disorders
taking steroid medicines
If you are taking any of the drugs mentioned here you might be told by your doctor to stop your prednisolone treatment or he might want to adjust your dosage of the drug.
This medication is a category C pregnancy drug, meaning that it has not been established whether a treatment with it could harm pregnant women, nor it is known whether it can lead to unwanted birth defects. During the pregnancy's third trimester a treatment with Artilog should be avoided. If you are pregnant or are planning to be so soon, you should consult with your doctor before starting a treatment with this drug. If you are breastfeeding an infant you should not start taking this medicine without consulting with your physician.
The effects of a treatment with the drug are not known in the case of patients younger than 18 years old.
The suitable dosage for each patient should be prescribed by a doctor. If the patient is 65 or older, his physician should prescribe him a lower dose of Artilog.
Even if you miss this medicine dose you must not take a double dose. It is recommended that you should continue following your regular treatment schedule.
If you suspect this drug overdose you should seek immediate medical attention. The overdose's symptoms are: nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, buzzing in one's ears, dizziness, coma, shallow or slow breathing, etc.
The medication side effects include:
abdominal discomforts and distress
black, tarry or bloody stools.
blood in vomitus
unusual weight gain
rashes or itches
abnormal bleeding or bruises
if you are experiencing these side effects you should stop your treatment with Artilog and seek medical attention.
Other milder symptoms are:
If you suspect other out of the ordinary side effects you should inform your doctor at once.
Before starting a treatment with the medicine you must inform your physician if you are taking medicines such as:
cold medications, analgesics (like ibuprofen, ketoprofen, naproxen ), allergy medicines
furosemide or other diuretics
benazepril or other ace inhibitors
prednisone or other corticosteroids
warfarin or other anticoagulants
If you are taking any of the drugs mentioned here you might need to stop your Artilog treatment or make changes to your regular dosage.
If you need information regarding Artilog you should ask your doctor or a pharmacist. Carefully read the druglets found in the medicine's package.
Depending on the reaction of the Artilog after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Artilog not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Artilog addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
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The information was verified by Dr. Rachana Salvi, MD Pharmacology