Opokan belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Opokan has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic properties. Opokan is used in osteoarticular and muscular pain (e.g. backache, back pain, knee pain) in the course of rheumatoid and degenerative joint diseases.
Short-term treatment of exacerbations of rheumatoid symptoms, such as:
- rheumatoid arthritis,
- juvenile rheumatoid arthritis,
- ankylosing spondylitis.
Active substance: Meloxicamum
Active substance: one tablet contains 7.5 mg meloxicam.
Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, lactose monohydrate, pregelatinized starch, maize starch, sodium citrate, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
1 tablet (7.5 mg) daily.
Elderly patients: 1 tablet (7.5 mg) daily.
Patients with renal insufficiency: a daily dose of 7.5 mg should not be exceeded.
Patients with liver disease: a daily dose of 7.5 mg should not be exceeded.
Use in children: Opokan should not be used in children under 15 years of age.
Method of administration:
- Opokan is taken orally with a meal, washed down with water.
- Opokan should be taken once a day (in a single dose).
- The maximum daily dose is 7.5 mg (1 tablet).
If symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days, please contact your doctor.
If you take more Opokan than you should
If you take more than the prescribed dose, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Symptoms of overdose may occur:
- nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
- headache, dizziness, insomnia or sleepiness
- kidney problems
- liver dysfunction
- decrease in breathing rate or shortness of breath, respiratory arrest,
- cardiac arrest
- allergic reaction (see section 4: Possible side effects).
If you forget to take Opokan:
Continue using the medicine without increasing the next dose.
Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop taking Opokan:
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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