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Melfax Tablet Overview
Melfax Tablet 15mg is chemically Meloxicam, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is an oxicam derivative which selectively inhibits cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2). Melfax Tablet 15mg has a strong analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects. In the following painful, inflammatory conditions Melfax tablets are widely use;
The relief of signs and symptoms of acute and chronic osteoarthritis. Some healthcare professionals prescribe Melfax in combination with a dietary supplement e.g. Cartigen Plus to produce a synergistic effect.
The relief of signs and symptoms of acute and chronic rheumatoid arthritis
The relief of signs and symptoms of back pain (sciatica and lumbago).
The treatment of primary dysmenorrhea.
The usual recommended dosage of Melfax is 7.5mg or 15mg once a day. In acute painful conditions with severe pain like rheumatoid arthritis the preferred dose is 15mg per day. The usual maximum daily, dose is 15mg.
How to Use Melfax Tablet
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking meloxicam and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Drink a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) with it unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this drug.
If you are taking the liquid form of this medication, shake the bottle gently before each dose. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.
If stomach upset occurs while taking this medication, take it with food, milk, or an antacid. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. The lowest effective dosage should always be used, and only for the prescribed length of time. Do not take more of this medication than prescribed because higher doses increase the chance of stomachulcers/bleeding.
The capsule form of meloxicam delivers different amounts of medication than the tablet and solution forms. Do not switch between the capsule and other forms of meloxicam without your doctor’s permission and directions.
It may take up to two weeks before you get the full benefit of this drug. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day.
Tell your doctor if your condition worsens.