Anjeso (Generic Meloxicam Injection)
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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (apart from aspirin) like meloxicam injection may increase the chance of having a heart attack or stroke compared to those who do not take them. These occurrences could be fatal and could occur suddenly. For those who take NSAIDs for an extended period of time, this risk may be larger. If you have recently experienced a heart attack, avoid taking an NSAID like meloxicam unless your doctor specifically instructs you to. Inform your doctor if you smoke, have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes, or if anybody in your family has ever suffered from heart disease, a heart attack, or a stroke. If you suffer any of the following symptoms, seek emergency medical attention right away: chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness on one side or area of the body, or slurred speech.
You shouldn’t have meloxicam injections just before or just after having a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG; a form of cardiac surgery).
NSAIDs, including the injection of meloxicam, may result in stomach or intestine perforations, bleeding, or ulcers. These issues could arise at any point during therapy, without any prior symptoms, and could be fatal. When using meloxicam injection, the risk may be increased in those who use NSAIDs frequently, are older, have poorer health, smoke cigarettes, or consume alcohol. Inform your physician if you use any of the following drugs: oral steroids such dexamethasone, methylprednisolone (Medrol), and prednisone (Rayos); anticoagulants (‘blood thinners’) like warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); aspirin; other NSAIDs like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn); SNRIs include desvenlafaxine (Khedezla, Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), and venlafaxine. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) include citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Selfemra, in Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Brisd (Effexor XR). Also let your doctor know if you now or ever experienced stomach or intestinal bleeding, ulcers, or any other bleeding diseases. Call your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms while taking meloxicam injection: stomach pain, heartburn, bloody or coffee-ground-looking vomit, blood in the stool, or dark, tarry stools.
Your doctor will keep a close eye on your symptoms and could suggest specific tests to see how your body is responding to the meloxicam injection. Inform your physician about your feelings so that they can prescribe the ideal dosage of medication to cure your problem with the least chance of negative side effects.
Discuss the potential risks of obtaining an injection of meloxicam with your doctor.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Adults with moderate to severe pain are treated with meloxicam injections alone or in conjunction with other painkillers, typically following surgery. Meloxicam belongs to the group of drugs known as NSAIDs. It functions by halting the body’s production of a chemical responsible for inflammation, fever, and discomfort.
How should this medicine be used?
Meloxicam injection is available as a solution (liquid) for intravenous administration (into a vein). It is often administered by a medical professional in a hospital once daily as needed for pain.
For a copy of the manufacturer’s information for the patient, ask your pharmacist or doctor.
Other uses for this medicine
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details if you believe this drug should be used for something else.
What special precautions should I follow?
Before using meloxicam injection,
- Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you have any drug allergies, including those to meloxicam, aspirin, other NSAIDs including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), or any of the chemicals in meloxicam injection. For a list of the ingredients, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Inform your doctor and pharmacist about any vitamins, nutritional supplements, herbal items, and prescription and over-the-counter medicines you are now taking or intend to take. Mention any of the following as well as the medications specified in the IMPORTANT WARNING section. amiodarone (Nexterone, Pacerone); ACE inhibitors such as benazepril (Lotensin, in Lotrel); captopril; enalapril; fosinopril; lisinopril; mexepril; perindopril; accupril; acccuretic; ramipril; trandolapril; in Tarka; Angiotensin receptor blockers like olmesartan (Benicar, in Azor, in Benicar HCT, in Tribenzor), azilsartan (Edarbi), candesartan (Atacand), eprosartan, irbesartan (Avapro), losartan (Cozaar), telmisartan, and others are used to treat hypertension (Micardis, in Micardis HCT, in Twynsta), and beta blockers as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), labetalol (Trandate), and metoprolol (Diovan, in Entresto, in Diovan HCT, in Exforge, in Exforge HCT) (Kapspargo sprinkle, Lopressor, Toprol XL, in Dutoprol), cholestyramine (Prevalite), nadolol (Corgard, in Corzide), and propranolol (Hemangeol, Inderal, and Innopran); diuretics (‘water pills’); fluconazole (Diflucan); lithium (Lithobid); methotrexate (Otrexup, Rasuvo, Reditrex, Trexall, Xatmep); pemetrexed ( (Dilantin, Phenytek). Your physician might need to adjust the dosage of your drugs or keep a close eye on you for side effects.
- If you have renal illness, have recently experienced severe vomiting or diarrhoea, or believe you may be dehydrated, let your doctor know. The injection of meloxicam may not be recommended by your doctor.
- Inform your doctor if you have or have ever had any of the conditions listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, including liver disease, heart failure, high blood potassium levels, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, and asthma, particularly if you frequently have stuffed or runny noses or nasal polyps (swelling of the lining of the nose).
- Inform your doctor if you are expecting, intend to get pregnant, or are nursing a baby. If meloxicam injection is used after 20 weeks of pregnancy, it may harm the foetus and complicate delivery. Unless specifically instructed to do so by your doctor, avoid using meloxicam injection during or after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Call your doctor if you get pregnant while having a meloxicam injection.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Keep eating normally unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Side effects from meloxicam injection could exist. If any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away, let your doctor know right once:
- An injection location that hurts or itches
Some adverse effects can be very harmful. Call your doctor right away or seek emergency medical attention if you encounter any of the symptoms below or those in the IMPORTANT WARNING section:
- Skin blisters or peeling
- Throat, tongue, lips, eyes, or throat swelling
- Breathing or swallowing challenges
- Light skin
- Rapid heart rate
- Respiratory issues or shortness of breath
- Unaccounted-for weight gain,
- Abdomen, ankles, foot, or legs swelling
- Excessive fatigue
- Not enough energy
- The skin or eyes turning yellow
- Stomach pain in the right upper portion
- Flu-like signs
- Urine that is cloudy, discoloured, or bloody
- Back ache
- Uncomfortable or challenging urinating
Other negative effects of meloxicam injection are possible. If you experience any strange issues while taking this medicine, contact your doctor right away.
You or your doctor can submit a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting programme online or by phone if you have a serious side event (1-800-332-1088).
In case of emergency/overdose
Call the poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 in the event of an overdose. Additionally, information can be found online at https://www.poisonhelp.org/help. Call 911 right once if the person has collapsed, experienced a seizure, is having difficulty breathing, or cannot be roused.
Overdose signs could include the following:
- Not enough energy
- Abdominal pain
- Faeces that are red, black, or tarry
- Vomit that is reddish-colored or resembles coffee grounds
- Having trouble breathing
What other information should I know?
Ask any inquiries you may have regarding meloxicam injection to your physician or pharmacist.
You should keep a written record of every medication you take, including any over-the-counter (OTC) items, prescription drugs, and dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. This list should be brought with you whenever you see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital. You should always have this information with you in case of emergencies.