Tromagesic has two black-box warnings:
- Tromagesic can increase the risk of heart trouble and has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots — all of which can be deadly. Get emergency medical help right away if you experience signs of stroke or heart problems, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, changes in speech, or other unusual symptoms.
- Tromagesic can damage the lining of your stomach, putting you at risk for stomach ulcers and heartburn. Tell your doctor if you have stomach pain, nausea, or black or tarry stools.
If you are about to have heart surgery, especially a procedure called coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), you should not take Tromagesic.
If you suffer from a condition known as the “aspirin triad,” where you have allergic reactions to aspirin or other NSAIDs and develop polyps or growths in the nose, you should not take Tromagesic.
You should also be careful taking Tromagesic and first speak to your doctor if you:
- Have ever had asthma or a strong allergic reaction, such as hives, to aspirin or other NSAIDs
- Congestive heart failure (CHF), recent heart attack, or high blood pressure
- Have a tendency to retain fluid
- Have a bleeding ulcer
- Smoke or are a heavy drinker
- Kidney or liver problems
- Any condition that includes abnormal activity of the bone marrow
- Any bleeding disorders, including poor clotting or blood cell abnormalities
Do not take Tromagesic if you are allergic to it or any of its inactive ingredients.
Tromagesic has been associated with anaphylactic reactions in patients with and without known hypersensitivity to Tromagesic and in patients with aspirin-sensitive asthma (see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS;Exacerbation Of Asthma Related To Aspirin Sensitivity).
What is Tromagesic? What is Tromagesic used for?
Tromagesic is a Generic name for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This drug works by lowering substances (prostaglandins) in the body that are main cause of pain and inflammation.
Tromagesic is most commonly taken in order to relieve pain, swelling and inflammation that may be caused by injuries and different health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, painful menstruation periods, migraines, and ankylosing splondylitis. It is available in different dosages and forms on the market.
Most commonly it is used as delayed release tablet in dose of 25 mg and 50 mg and as extended release tablet in doses of 75 mg and 100 mg. It is also available in the form of solution and powder for injection, gel, cream, patch and suppository of 50 mg and 100 mg. FDA approved Tromagesic in 1998.
It is originally manufactured by Novartis. This drug is also available under different brand names, such as Voltaren, Solaraze, Pennsaid, Cataflam, Zipsor and Zorvolex.
Rated Tromagesic for Osteoarthritis Report
I didn't find this drug to help me at all. I have torn tendons in my maxi and mid glut, arthritis in my hip and lower back pain. I think the doctor gave this drug to me so it wouldn't work and I would come back to him. Ultimately, he mentioned surgery on my back. I am seeing another doctor. Doctors see $$ signs inn this area. Not helping the patient to live a mobile life.
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Q: Could Tromagesic cause excess bleeding from dental surgery?
A: Tromagesic (Cataflam, Flector, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor) can affect platelets and may prolong bleeding. As always, consult with your health care provider regarding what medications need to be stopped prior to dental surgery. Jennyfer Marisco, RPh
Rated Tromagesic for Pain Report
Long term chronic end of spine and spreading pain. When MD operscribed this med, years ago, I swore it made me feel 25 yrs. again, and energetic! Still taking, always with food. Gradually, thru the years, my blood pressure has risen, especially Systolic (upper). Works for pain better than opioid pain meds. Many doctors fear it, have tried other meds on the NSAIDs list. always go back to this for pain relief. Older medication, and price reasonable! So far, so good at 89 years. Hope it helps until I leave this earth!
How should I take Tromagesic?
Different brands of Tromagesic contain different amounts of this medicine, and may have different uses. If you switch brands, your dose needs may change. Follow your doctor's instructions about how much medicine to take. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about the brand you receive at the pharmacy.
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Use the lowest dose that is effective in treating your condition.
Take Zorvolex on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet or delayed-release tablet. Swallow it whole.
Dissolve Cambia powder in to 2 ounces of water. Do not use any other type of liquid. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. Cambia works best if you take it on an empty stomach.
Call your doctor if your headache does not completely go away after taking Cambia. Do not take a second dose of Tromagesic powder without your doctor's advice. Overuse of migraine headache medicine can make headaches worse. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your migraine attacks.
If you use Tromagesic long-term, you may need frequent medical tests.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Suppositories are medicine that you push gently into your back passage (anus).
- Go to the toilet beforehand if you need to.
- Wash your hands before and after using the medicine. Also clean around your back passage with mild soap and water, rinse and pat dry.
- Unwrap the suppository.
- Gently push the suppository into your back passage (anus) with the pointed end first. It needs to go in about 3 centimetres (1 inch).
- Sit or lie still for about 15 minutes. The suppository will melt inside your back passage. This is normal.