Other uses for this medicine
Bienex is also used sometimes to treat ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this medication for your condition.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
The effects of warfarin and NSAIDs on GI bleeding are synergistic, such that users of both drugs together have a risk of serious GI bleeding higher than users of either drug alone.
Anticoagulant activity should be monitored, particularly in the first few days after initiating or changing Bienex tablets therapy in patients receiving warfarin or similar agents, since these patients are at an increased risk of bleeding. The effect of Bienex on the anticoagulant effect of warfarin was studied in a group of healthy subjects receiving daily doses of warfarin that produced an INR (International Normalized Ratio) between 1.2 and 1.8. In these subjects, Bienex did not alter warfarin pharmacokinetics and the average anticoagulant effect of warfarin as determined by prothrombin time. However, one subject showed an increase in INR from 1.5 to 2.1. Caution should be used when administering Bienex tablets with warfarin since patients on warfarin may experience changes in INR and an increased risk of bleeding complications when a new medication is introduced.
There are no human data available on whether Bienex is present in human milk, or on the effects on breastfed infants, or on milk production. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother's clinical need for Bienex and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed infant from the Bienex or from the underlying maternal condition.
Bienex was present in the milk of lactating rats at concentrations higher than those in plasma.
See Table 3 for clinically significant drug interactions with Bienex. See also Warnings and Precautions (5.2, 5.6, 5.11) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3) .
Uses of Bienex / How to use Bienex?
Study the Medication Guidelines provided by the doctor before start using Bienex and every time you get a renewal. If you have any confusion regarding uses, feel free to consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take the dosages by mouth as prescribed by your doctor, usually one time daily. Drink a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) with it except if your doctor tells you otherwise. Try not to rests for somewhere around 10 minutes after taking this medication.
On the off chance that you are taking the fluid type of this drug, shake the bottle delicately before each dose. Cautiously measure the dose utilizing an estimating gadget/spoon. Try not to use a household spoon since you may not get the right proportion of the dosage.
If stomach upset happens while taking this drug, take it with some food, milk, or an acid neutralizer. The dosage depends on your ailment and reaction to treatment. The lowest effective dosage ought to dependably be used and just for the recommended period of time. Try not to take a greater amount of this medicine than recommended in light of the fact that higher portions increment the possibility of stomach ulcers/bleeding.
The capsule form of Bienex conveys different measures of prescription than the tablet and solution forms. Try not to switch between the capsule and different forms of Bienex without your specialist’s consent and directions.
It might take as long as about fourteen days before you get the full advantage of this medication. Utilize this prescription properly to get the most benefit of it. Make sure to utilize it in the meantime every day.
Consult your doctor if your condition worsens.
Rated Bienex for Moderate Pain Report
I took Bienex for RC tendonitis and it was worthless. After ten days I went back to Ibuprofen which seemed to work much better.
Bienex and Heart Disease
Most nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like Bienex, have the potential to increase the risk of potentially deadly heart attacks, strokes, and similar conditions in people who have the risk factors for heart disease, especially in people who are already diagnosed with heart disease. Patients in this situation may be at risk as early as the first week of their Bienex use, and this threat may increase as use continues. As such, Bienex should not be prescribed for pain that is the result of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Additionally, patients taking Bienex or another NSAID might experience adverse effects to their central nervous system, which includes drowsiness, blurred vision, and dizziness.
How to use Bienex
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking Bienex 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 you are taking the disintegrating tablet, do not remove the tablet from the packaging until you are ready to take it. With dry hands, peel back the foil to carefully remove the tablet. Do not push the tablet through the foil because doing so can damage it. Place the tablet on your tongue right away and allow it to dissolve. After the tablet has melted, it can be swallowed with or without liquid.
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 stomach ulcers/bleeding.
Bienex may come in different forms (such as tablet, capsule, liquid, disintegrating tablet). Do not switch between different forms without consulting your doctor.
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.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Bienex is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints) and rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints). Bienex is also used to relieve the pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (a type of arthritis that affects children) in children 2 years of age and older. Bienex is in a class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by stopping the body's production of a substance that causes pain, fever, and inflammation.
Bienex, an oxicam derivative, is a member of the enolic acid group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Each light yellow colored tablet contains Bienex 7.5 mg and light yellow colored tablet contains Bienex 15 mg for oral administration. It is chemically designated as 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(5-methyl-2-thiazolyl)-2-H-1,2-benzothiazine-3-carboxamide-1,1-dioxide. The molecular weight is 351.4. Its empirical formula is C14H13N3O4S2 and it has the following structural formula.
Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Bienex tablets and other treatment options before deciding to use Bienex tablets. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).
Bienex tablet is indicated for relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
What Are NSAIDs and Bienex?
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have many other drugs under their umbrella: ibuprofen, nabumetone, and indomethacin, to name a few. They address problems caused by prostaglandins, chemical compounds in the body that contribute to inflammation in bone joints. The inflammation leads to the recognizable symptoms of pain, such as the swelling and tenderness that sufferers of arthritis are familiar with.
When a patient takes Bienex, the chemicals in the drug block the enzymes that produce prostaglandins and reduce the overall level of those chemical compounds. This results in a decrease in inflammation and the pain symptoms they cause.
For this reason, Bienex is prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The brand-name formulation of Bienex is Mobic. The drug is administered in capsule, tablet, or liquid forms. The average dose is 5-7.5 mg once a day, with room for adjustment.
Rated Bienex for Moderate Pain Report
Started taking Bienex 15mg daily about two weeks ago. One week into taking it, the pain was totally gone--I have arthritis in my lower back and brusitis in my hip--all on the left side. But. I have a history of moderate to severe depression and this makes me depressed more than usual and feel not myself. I also feel sick like having the stomach flu. I like this medicine because the pain is gone and other meds like ibuprofen, Tylenol, and aleve don't touch the pain. Yet, I am afraid I am going to have a relapse of major depression. I don't know what to do.
Exacerbation of Asthma Related to Aspirin Sensitivity
A subpopulation of patients with asthma may have aspirin-sensitive asthma which
may include chronic rhinosinusitis complicated by nasal polyps; severe, potentially fatal bronchospasm; and/or intolerance to aspirin and other NSA >see Contraindications (4) ]. When Bienex is used in patients with preexisting asthma (without known aspirin sensitivity), monitor patients for changes in the signs and symptoms of asthma.
Osteoarthritis And Rheumatoid Arthritis
Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Bienex tablets, USP and other treatment options before deciding to use Bienex tablets, USP. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).
After observing the response to initial therapy with Bienex tablets, USP the dose should be adjusted to suit an individual patient's needs.
For the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis the recommended starting and maintenance oral dose of Bienex is 7.5 mg once daily. Some patients may receive additional benefit by increasing the dose to 15 mg once daily. For the relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, the recommended starting and maintenance oral dose of Bienex is 7.5 mg once daily. Some patients may receive additional benefit by increasing the dose to 15 mg once daily.
The maximum recommended daily oral dose of Bienex is 15 mg.
Bienex may be taken without regard to timing of meals.
More information for Bienex Uses
You can feel more sensitive to sun with this medication. Due to sensitivity time limit in the sun reduces. Abstain from tanning corners and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear defensive garments when outside. Tell your doctor immediately if you get sunburned or have skin rankles/redness.
Before having medical procedure, let your doctor or dental specialist regarding every one of the items you use (counting physician recommended drugs, nonprescription medications, and natural items).
Older adults might be increasingly delicate to the symptoms of this medication, particularly stomach and kidney issues.
Prior to utilizing this medicine, ladies of childbearing age should consult with their doctor(s) about the advantages and dangers, (for example, unnatural birth cycle, inconvenience getting pregnant). Tell your doctor on the off chance that you are pregnant or you intend to end up pregnant. During the period of pregnancy, this drug ought to be used just when obviously needed. It isn’t suggested for use amid the first and last trimesters of pregnancy because of conceivable damage to the unborn child and impedance with ordinary work/conveyance.
It is obscure if this drug goes into breast milk. In any case, comparable medications go into breast milk and are probably not going to hurt a nursing newborn child. Counsel your specialist before breast-feeding.
It is recommended to consult your doctor and know all specifications of the medication by pharmacist.