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Skelan

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Skelan uses


Skelan information

Skelan is an anti-inflammatory non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine. Skelan Actavis's actions help reduce the chemicals found in the patient's organism that are usually responsible for the triggering of inflammation and pain.

Skelan indications

Skelan is a drug normally prescribed in the treatment of pain, stiffness or inflammation that are usually triggered by medical disorders such as Gout, Osteoarthritis, menstruation abdominal cramps, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, injury, buritis and tendonitis.

Skelan could also be prescribed in the treatment of other medical conditions that have not been mentioned here.

Skelan warnings

While the patient is following a treatment with Skelan Actavis, he or she should avoid consuming big amounts of alcohol. It is recommended that alcohol drinks should be entirely avoided as they increase the danger of stomach bleeding. Therefore, if the patient is consuming more than 3 bottles of different alcoholic beverages he or she might not be allowed to start a treatment with Skelan Actavis.

Skelan can lead to drowsiness and dizziness. If you are following a treatment with this drug you should be careful while performing actions that require mental and physical alertness. The treatment with Skelan should be carefully monitored in the case of patients suffering from any of the next medical disorders:

Allergic reactions to Aspirin

Bleeding disorder

Liver problems

High blood pressure

Heart failure

Congestive heart disease

Fluid retention

Ulcer

Kidney disease

Stomach bleeding

If you are suffering from any of these medical disorders you might not be allowed to start a treatment with Skelan Actavis.

Skelan is a Category B FDA pregnancy drug. Therefore it is not considered to be harmful to an unborn child. However, if you are pregnant, consult with your doctor before starting a treatment with Skelan Actavis. Skelan (one of Skelan Actavis's main ingredients) can pass into breast milk. If you are nursing an infant you should consult with your doctor before starting a treatment with Skelan Actavis.

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Skelan intake guidelines

Skelan ought to be taken in just like your doctor told you to. Do not disobey the physician's instructions.

You should accompany each dose of the drug with a glass of water (from 6 to 8 ounces of liquid). Do not take Skelan on an empty stomach as it can cause stomach upset. Do not stop your treatment with this drug without your doctor's consent even if you do not feel better after a few days of treatment.

Skelan dosage

Ask your doctor to calculate the dose of Skelan that suits you best. The correct dosage varies from one person to another, as it depends on a couple of factors.

Skelan overdose

Reported Skelan overdose symptoms are:

Nausea

Excessive sweating

Vomiting

Tingling sensation in legs and arms

Blurred vision

No or little urine production

Shallow and slow breathing

Stomach pains

Numbness

Ringing in the ears

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed here, you are in need of medical attention.

Skelan missed dose

Skelan can be taken in when you need it or on a regular basis. If you are following a treatment with Skelan Actavis, try not to miss any of your doses. If you happen to miss one take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for another dose, skip the one that you have missed and continue with your regular schedule. You should not take in a double dose of this drug.

Skelan side effects

Very serious side effects of Skelan are bloody vomit or bloody stools.

Other dangerous side effects of Skelan are:

Allergic reactions.

Tingling

Muscle cramps

Mouth ulcers

Numbness

Fluid retention

Jaundice

Ringing in the ears

Stomach cramps or stomach upsets, indigestion or heartburn

Other side effects of the drug are:

Dizziness

Nausea

Headache

Fatigue

Depression

Dry mouth

Weakness

Irregular menstruation

There are other mild side effects that can also occur if you are taking Skelan Actavis. Inform your physician if you feel anything disturbing or unusual.

Skelan drug reactions

You should inform your doctor if you are following a treatment with any of the drugs listed here:

Aspirin

NSAIDs

Cold and cough medicines

Steroids (like prednisone)

Anti coagulants

Insulin

Lithium

Probenecid

Pepto-Bismol

If you are taking any of these drugs you may not be allowed to start taking Skelan Actavis. Ask for your doctor's advice before you start a treatment with this drug.

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Skelan pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

infoActive ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Skelan available forms, composition, doses:

infoForm of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


Skelan destination | category:

infoDestination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Skelan Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

infoA medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Skelan pharmaceutical companies:

infoPharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

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  2. Dailymed."NAPROXEN: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "NAPROXEN". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Skelan?

Depending on the reaction of the Skelan after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Skelan 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 Skelan 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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Review

sDrugs.com conducted a study on Skelan, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Skelan consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

One visitor reported useful

How is the drug Skelan useful in reducing or relieving the symptoms? How useful is it?
According to the survey conducted by the website sDrugs.com, there are variable results and below are the percentages of the users that say the medicine is useful to them and that say it is not helping them much. It is not ideal to continue taking the medication if you feel it is not helping you much. Contact your healthcare provider to check if there is a need to change the medicine or if there is a need to re-evaluate your condition. The usefulness of the medicine may vary from patient to patient, depending on the other diseases he is suffering from and slightly depends on the brand name.
Visitors%
Useful1
100.0%

Two visitors reported side effects

Did you get side effects while taking the Skelan drug, or were there no side effects?
According to the survey conducted by website sDrugs.com users, the below-mentioned percentages indicate the number of people experiencing the side effects and the number of people not experiencing the side effects when taking Skelan medicine. Every drug produces minimal side effects, and they are negligible most times, when compared to the desired effect [use] of the medicine. Side effects depend on the dose you are taking, any drug interactions that happen when you are on other medications, if the patient is sensitive, and other associated conditions. If you cannot tolerate the side effects, consult your doctor immediately, so he can either adjust the dose or change the medication.
Visitors%
No side effects2
100.0%

Two visitors reported price estimates

What is your opinion about drug cost? Did you feel the cost is apt, or did you feel it is expensive?
The report given by the sDrugs.com website users shows the following figures about several people who felt the medicine Skelan is expensive, and the medicine is not expensive. The results are mixed. The perception of the cost of the medicine to be expensive or not depends on the brand name of the medicine, country, and place where it is sold, and the affordability of the patient. You can choose a generic drug in the place of the branded drug to save the cost. The efficiency of the medicine will not vary if it is generic or a branded one.
Visitors%
Not expensive2
100.0%

Four visitors reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Skelan drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sDrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Skelan is mentioned below.
Visitors%
Once in a day3
75.0%
3 times in a day1
25.0%

Seven visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Skelan drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sDrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 201-500mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
201-500mg4
57.1%
501mg-1g2
28.6%
101-200mg1
14.3%

Five visitors reported time for results

What is the time duration Skelan drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sDrugs.com website users needed 1 day to notice the result from using Skelan drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Skelan need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
Visitors%
1 day3
60.0%
3 days1
20.0%
2 days1
20.0%

Two visitors reported administration

The drugs are administered in various routes, like oral or injection form. They are administered before food or after food. How are you taking Skelan drug, before food or after food?
Click here to find out how other users of our website are taking it. For any doubts or queries on how and when the medicine is administered, contact your health care provider immediately.
Visitors%
Before food1
50.0%
With a meal1
50.0%

Fourteen visitors reported age

Visitors%
30-458
57.1%
> 603
21.4%
46-602
14.3%
16-291
7.1%

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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology

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