Tenoxicam is indicated for the relief of pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is
also indicated for the short term management of acute musculoskeletal disorders including strains, sprains and other softtissue injuries.
Dosage and administration:
Adults: A single daily dose of 20 mg Tenoxicam should be taken orally, at the same time each day.Tenoxicam Tablets are for oral administration with water or other fluid. Higher doses should be avoided as they do not usually achieve significantly greater therapeutic effect but may be associated with a higher risk of adverse events. In acute musculoskeletal disorders treatment should not normally be required for more than 7 days, but in severe cases it may be continued up to a maximum of 14 days.
Elderly: As with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,Tenoxicam should be used with special caution in elderly patients since they may be less able to tolerate than younger patients. They are also more likely to be receiving concomitant medication or to have impaired hepatic, renal or cardiovascular function. The lowest dose should be used in elderly patients and the patient should be monitored for GI bleeding for 4 weeks following initiation of NSAID therapy.
Children: There are insufficient data to make a recommendation for administration of Tenoxicam to children.