When a dose is taken in higher dose than the recommended doses, it is called Overdose. Overdose always needs a clinical supervision. Any medicine or drug when consumed in Overdose produces untoward side effects on one or various organs in the body. A medicine is excreted in the kidney or metabolized in the liver most of the times. This process goes without any hurdles when taken in normal dose, but when taken in an overdose, the body is not able to metabolize it or send it out properly which causes the effects of anoverdose.
Symptoms: may cause hypotension, renal failure, convulsions, gastrointestinal irritation or respiratory depression. Treatment: There is no specific antidote. In acute poisoning as soon as possible to stop drug absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. There is indicated gastric lavage, activated charcoal appointment and conduct of other symptomatic and supportive therapy. The use of forced diuresis, dialysis or blood transfusion is not justified because NSAIDs largely associated with serum proteins and possess extensive metabolism.
Warnings are a mix of Precautions. Contraindications and interactions and serious harmful effects associated with the medicine intake. A diabetic or Hypertensive patient need to be warned about few drug interactions. A known hypersensitivity patient needs to be careful about the reactions or anaphylactic shock. A pregnant woman or a breastfeeding woman should be warned of certain medications. A Hepatitis [liver disease] patient or a cardiac patient should avoid few drugs.
Loxprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain and inflammation, reduce fever, and treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and menstrual cramps. Inform your physician if you are pregnant or nursing. Loxprofen should not be taken during the last three months of pregnancy. Inform your physician if you use alcohol chronically. Loxprofen should not be taken with aspirin products. This medication should be taken with food, milk or antacids if stomach upset occurs. Loxprofen may cause dizziness and drowsiness; use caution while driving or operating hazardous machinery. Loxprofen may cause increased sensitivity to sunlight. Use sunscreens and wear protective clothing until degree of sensitivity is determined. Notify your physician if you develop stomach pain, bloody vomit, bloody or black tarry stools, cloudy urine, trouble breathing, rash or hives.
Certain people who are very sick or very old or who are sensitive show an exacerbation of side effect of the drug which can turn dangerous at times. So, it is very important to remember the precautions while taking the medicine. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding are also special categories wherein extra care or precaution is needed when taking a drug. Few patients may have a hypersensitivity reaction to few medications, and that can be life-threatening rarely. Penicillin hypersensitivity is one example. Diarrhea, rashes are few other symptoms which need a watch. A patient with other co-existing diseases like liver disease, heart disease, kidney disease should take special precautions.