Name of the medicinal product: FARMELOX

Content: Each tablet contains 15mg Meloxicam

Pharmaceutical form: Tablets

Pharmacotherapeutic group: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Packaging description: Cardboard box of 30 tablets, packaged with blisters of PVC / PVDC-aluminium foil

The active substance meloxicam, that the product contains, belongs to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. It works by blocking the creation of prostaglandins in the body, which are regarded as substances which cause, to the region of the disfunction, the symptoms of inflammation.
FARMELOX indicated for:
  • short-term symptomatic treatment of acute flares of osteoarthritis
  • long-term symptomatic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (chronic polyarthritis)
  • symptomatic treatment of ankylosing spondylitis
For this drug, you should before you get it, to inform your doctor for the following situations if:
  • You have ever had an allergic reaction or an unusual reaction to this drug or to any of the substances contained in the drug or hypersensitivity to substances with a similar action
  • You have asthma, nasal polyps, angioedema or urticaria following the administration of aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Have active peptic ulcer or history of recurrent peptic ulcer
  • Have severe liver failure
  • Have severe renal insufficiency, non-dialysis
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • You have gastrointestinal bleeding, cerebrovascular bleeding or other bleeding disorders. Also, the drug should not be given to children under 15 years
  • Exacerbations of osteoarthritis: 7,5 mg daily. If deemed necessary, in case of absence of improvement, the dose should be increased to 15 mg / day.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: 15mg / day. In elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the recommended dose for long term treatment is 7.5 mg daily. In patients with an increased risk of side effects, treatment should be initiated at a dose of 7,5mg daily
  • Ankylosing spondylitis: 15mg daily. In hemodialysis patients with severe renal impairment, the dose should not exceed 7.5 mg per day.
The safety and efficacy of FARMELOX is not proven for children under 15 years. The total daily amount should be taken as a single dose with water or other liquid during a meal.