Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)
- Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is (( to be written by a healthcare professional))
- For the use in reducing inflammation and pain induced by rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lumbar pain, frozen shoulder, neck-shoulder-arm syndrome, tooth pain, as well as after surgery/wounds/tooth removal: In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (60 mg of loxoprofen sodium) at a time, 3 times a day. If taken as on-demand use, take 1 to 2 tablets (60 to 120 mg) at a time.
For the use in reducing fever or pain induced by acute inflammation of upper respiratory tract: In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (60 mg of loxoprofen sodium) at a time, as needed. Usually up to twice a day. Do not exceed 3 tablets (180 mg) a day.
The dose may be adjusted according to your age or symptoms. Avoid taking the medicine on an empty stomach. Strictly follow the instructions.
- If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
- If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.
Possible adverse reactions to this medicine
The most commonly reported adverse reactions include gastric discomfort, pain in the pit of the stomach, stomachache, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, edema/swelling, rash, hives, drowsiness, fever, and itch. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
- pale face, breathing difficulty, cold sweat [shock, anaphylaxis]
- fever, sore throat, bleeding tendency (nasal/gums/subcutaneous bleeding) [agranulocytosis, leukopenia, hemolytic anemia, aplastic anemia, thrombocytopenia]
- redness/swelling/rash/blister of skin/mucous membrane, fever, general malaise [toxic epidermal necrolysis, oculomucocutaneous syndrome, erythema multiforme]
- decreased urine output, edema, loss of appetite [acute renal disorder, nephrotic syndrome, interstitial nephritis]
- breathing difficulty, general edema [congestive heart failure]
- fever, dry cough, breathing difficulty [interstitial pneumonia]
- blood vomiting, blood in stool [peptic ulcer, digestive tract bleeding]
- pain in the pit of the stomach, abdominal pain [digestive tract perforation]
- nausea, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating [constriction and obstruction of the intestinal tract]
- general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin/white of eyes [fulminant hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
- fitful shortness of breath, wheezing [asthma attack]
- fever, headache, nausea [aseptic meningitis]
- muscle pain, weakness [rhabdomyolysis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.