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Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection

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What is it and what is it used for?

Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml - solution for injection contains the active substance meloxicam. Meloxicam belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs = NSAIDs) and which are used to reduce inflammation and pain in joints and muscles.

Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection is used to treat

  • rheumatic joint inflammation (rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (also known as Bechterew's disease) when the use of tablets is unsuitable.

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What do you need to consider before use?

Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection should not be used if any of the following conditions exist:
  • During the last three months of pregnancy
  • Children and young people under 18 years of age
-Hypersensitivity (allergy) to meloxicam
-Hypersensitivity (allergy) to any of the other ingredients of Meloxicam G.L. 15th
mg / 1.5 ml - solution for injection (see Section 6: What Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml -
Contains solution for injection?)
  • Hypersensitivity (allergy) to acetylsalicylic acid or other NSAIDs
  • any of the following signs after previously taking acetylsalicylic acid or other NSAIDs:
    • Wheezing, chest tightness, breathlessness (asthma)
    • Obstruction of the nasal passages due to swelling of the nasal lining (nasal polyps)
    • Skin rash / hives
    • sudden swelling of the skin or lining (such as swelling around the eyes, face, lips, mouth or throat) that may make it difficult to breathe (angioedema)
  • a history of NSAID treatment
    • Gastrointestinal bleeding
    • Gastrointestinal perforations
  • existing gastrointestinal bleeding or gastrointestinal ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding or ulcer that has occurred recently or at least twice in the past
  • severe liver disease
  • severe kidney disease without blood washing (dialysis)
  • recent bleeding in the brain (cerebrovascular bleeding)
  • Bleeding disorders of any kind
  • severe heart disease

If you are unsure whether one of the diseases listed above applies to you, please ask your doctor.

Take special care when using Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection is required
Warning notices
The use of drugs such as Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection could be associated with a slightly increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Any risk increases with the level of dosage and duration of use. Therefore, do not increase the recommended dosage. Apply Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml - solution for injection no longer than prescribed (see section 3:? How to use Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml - solution for injection?).

If you have heart problems, have had a stroke or think you are at increased risk for these conditions, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about this treatment? z. B. if you

  • have high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • have high blood sugar levels (diabetes mellitus)
  • have high cholesterol (hypercholesteremia)
  • Are smokers.

If you develop severe allergic reactions, you must stop treatment with Meloxicam G.L. At the first appearance of rashes, open spots (lesions) on the mucous membranes or other signs of allergy, discontinue 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection and contact your doctor.

You must stop treatment with Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml - Stop the injection solution immediately if you notice signs of gastrointestinal bleeding (black stool) or gastrointestinal ulcer (abdominal pain).

Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection is not suitable for rapid relief of acute pain.

Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection may hide the signs of an infectious disease (e.g. fever). Please see your doctor if you think you may have an infection.

Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection may make conception problems worse. You should therefore tell your doctor if you are trying to become pregnant or have difficulties conceiving.

Precautions for use
In some cases, treatment adjustments may be required. If any of the following applies, please ask your doctor for advice:
  • previous inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis), inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis) or other previous diseases of the digestive tract such as B Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  • high blood pressure
  • older age
  • Kidney, liver or heart disease
  • increased blood sugar levels (diabetes mellitus)
  • Reduction in the amount of blood (hypovolaemia) that can occur after severe blood loss or severe burns, after surgery or if you do not drink enough fluids
  • increased level of potassium in the blood determined by a doctor

Your doctor will need to check your condition regularly during treatment.

When using Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml - solution for injection with other drugs
Since Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection may affect or may be affected by other drugs, please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking / using or have recently taken / used other drugs, even if they are are non-prescription drugs.

In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have used any of the following medicines:

  • other NSAIDs
  • Medicines to prevent blood clotting
  • Medicines that dissolve blood clots (thrombolytics)
  • Medicines used to treat heart or kidney disease
  • Corticosteroids (used for example for inflammation or allergic reactions)
  • Cyclosporine (used after organ transplants, for severe skin conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, or nephrotic syndrome)
  • Water medicines (diuretics) Your doctor may monitor your kidney function if you are taking diuretics
  • Medicines to treat high blood pressure (e.g. beta blockers)
  • Lithium (used to treat mood disorders)
  • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs? used to treat depression)
  • Methotrexate (used to treat tumors, severe skin conditions and active rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Cholestyramine (used to lower cholesterol)
  • women also use contraceptives that are used in the uterus (intrauterine devices known as? the IUD?)

If in doubt, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility
pregnancy
You must tell your doctor if you have any problems while using Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection get pregnant.

During the first six months of pregnancy, your doctor may prescribe this medicine for a short time if he thinks it is necessary.

Do not use this medicine during the last three months of pregnancy because Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection can have serious effects on your child during this period, even with a single use? especially on the heart, lungs and kidneys.

Breastfeeding
This medicine is not recommended during breastfeeding.
Fertility / childbearing ability
If you are a woman, Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection will affect your fertility. Therefore you can use Meloxicam G.L. Do not use 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection if you are planning to become pregnant, have fertility problems, or are going to have a fertility test.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking / using any medicine.

Driving and using machines

Warning: this medicine may impair your ability to react and drive.

Blurred vision, drowsiness, dizziness and other central nervous disorders may occur when using this medicine. If you get these side effects, do not drive or use machines.

How is it used?

Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml - solution for injection is intended for intramuscular injection. The injection may only be carried out by medically experienced personnel. Your medicine will be slowly injected into a muscle, usually in the buttock. If you are given more than one injection, your doctor will alternately inject the right and left buttocks. If you have an artificial hip, your doctor will place the injection on the other half of your buttocks. If you feel severe pain during the injection, your doctor will stop the injection immediately.

dosage
You will be given a single injection to initiate treatment. In exceptional cases (e.g. if the administration of tablets is not possible), the treatment can be extended to a maximum of 1 injection per day for 2-3 days.

THE DOSAGE OF 15 mg / DAY MUST NOT BE EXCEEDED!

If any of the circumstances listed under? Take special care with Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml - solution for injection is required? apply to you, your doctor may limit your dose to half the contents of one ampoule (7.5 mg) once a day.

MELOXICAM G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml - SOLUTION FOR INJECTION MUST NOT BE GIVEN TO CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.

Please ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have the feeling that the effects of Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection is too strong or too weak, or if you do not feel any improvement after several days.

If you take too much Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection was used when you should receive
If you have received too much solution for injection or if you suspect an overdose, please contact a doctor or go to the nearest hospital.

Symptoms of an overdose are usually limited to:

  • indifference
  • sleepiness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • stomach pain

Usually these symptoms resolve again as soon as the use of Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection is stopped. You may have gastrointestinal bleeding.

A severe overdose can cause serious side effects (see Section 4: Possible Side Effects):

  • Increase in blood pressure (hypertension)
  • acute kidney failure
  • Liver dysfunction
  • shallow breathing or cessation of breathing (respiratory depression)
  • Loss of consciousness (coma)
  • Seizures
  • Circulatory collapse
  • Cardiac arrest
  • sudden allergic reactions including
    • Faint
    • shortness of breath
    • Skin reactions (anaphylactic reactions)

Note for the doctor: Information on overdose can be found at the end of the leaflet.

If you are using Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection has been forgotten
A forgotten application must not be made up by doubling the dose for the next application.

If you have any further questions on the use of the medicinal product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

What are the possible side effects?

Like all medicines, Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection have side effects, although not everybody gets them.

You must stop treatment with Meloxicam G.L. Stop 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection immediately and contact your doctor or the nearest hospital if you notice:
Any form of allergic reaction (hypersensitivity reaction) which can manifest itself as:
  • Skin reactions such as itching (pruritus), blistering or peeling of the skin? which can also be serious (Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis)?, soft tissue lesions (mucosal wounds) or erythema multiforme. Erythema multiforme is a serious allergic skin reaction that causes spots, red welts, and purple or blistered areas of the skin. The mouth, eyes, and other moist body surfaces can also be affected.
  • Swelling of the skin or mucous membranes (such as swelling around the eyes, face, lips, mouth or throat) that may make breathing difficult, and swollen ankles / lower legs (edema of the lower limbs)
  • Shortness of breath or an asthma attack
  • Inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)? the signs of this can be:
    • Yellowing of the skin and eyeball (jaundice)
    • stomach pain
    • Loss of appetite

Any form of gastrointestinal side effect, especially:

  • Bleeding (causing black stools)
  • Ulcers in your digestive tract (these cause stomach pain)

Gastrointestinal bleeding (gastrointestinal bleeding) and the formation of ulcers and gastrointestinal perforations (perforations) can sometimes be serious and? especially in the elderly? also be fatal.

If you have a history of digestive tract discomfort while taking long-term anti-inflammatory drugs, seek medical advice immediately, especially if you are elderly. Your doctor will check your condition regularly during treatment.

If you have impaired vision, do not drive or use machines until the symptoms have resolved.

General side effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could result in a slightly increased risk of arterial blood vessel occlusion? which can result in a heart attack or a stroke? especially in patients taking higher doses or receiving long-term treatment.

Fluid buildup (edema), increased blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure have been reported with NSAID treatment.

The most commonly reported side effects affect the digestive tract:

  • Gastric and duodenal ulcers
  • Gastrointestinal ruptures (perforations) or gastrointestinal bleeding (sometimes - especially in the elderly - with fatal outcome)

The following side effects have been reported after taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs):

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • constipation
  • Indigestion
  • stomach pain
  • black colored stool due to bleeding in the stomach or intestines (melena)
  • Vomiting of blood (haematemesis)
  • Inflammation of the lining of the mouth with ulceration (ulcerative stomatitis)
  • Worsening of inflammation of the colon (colitis)
  • Worsening inflammation of the digestive tract (Crohn's disease)

Inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis) was observed less frequently.

Side effects of meloxicam, the active ingredient in Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection
Common: affects 1 to 10 users in 100
Uncommon: affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000
  • dizziness
  • Impaired balance or spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • Drowsiness (drowsiness)
  • Decrease in the level of the red blood pigment hemoglobin (anemia)
  • Increase in blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Temporary reddening of the face and neck (flush)
  • Accumulation or decreased excretion of sodium and water
  • Increased potassium level in the blood (hyperkalemia)? the signs of this can be:
  • Eructation
  • Flatulence
  • constipation
  • Inflammation of the lining of the stomach (gastritis)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Inflammation of the lining of the mouth (stomatitis)
  • sudden allergic reactions
  • itching
  • skin rash
  • Swelling caused by a build-up of fluid in the tissues (edema), including swollen ankles / lower legs (edema of the lower limbs)
  • sudden swelling of the skin or lining (such as swelling around the eyes, face, lips, mouth or throat) that may make it difficult to breathe (angioedema)
  • transient changes in liver function tests (e.g. increased levels of liver enzymes such as transaminases or increased levels of the bile pigment bilirubin). Your doctor can do this by doing blood tests.
  • Kidney function test disorders (e.g. increased creatinine or urea levels)
Rare: affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000
  • Changes in mood
  • nightmares
  • Blood disorders including:
    • Disturbances in the differential blood count
    • Decrease in white blood cells (leukocytopenia)
    • Decrease in blood platelets (thrombocytopenia)

These side effects can lead to an increased risk of infection and symptoms such as bruising or nosebleeds.

  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Palpitations
  • Gastric or duodenal ulcers
  • Inflammation of the gullet (esophagitis)
  • Induction of asthma attacks (in patients with allergies to acetylsalicylic acid or other NSAIDs)
  • Serious skin and mucous membrane changes with blistering and peeling of the skin (Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis)
  • Hives (urticaria)
  • Visual disturbances, including:
  • Inflammation of the colon (colitis)
Very rare: affects less than 1 user in 10,000
  • Blistering of the skin (bullous reactions) and erythema multiforme. Erythema multiforme is a serious allergic skin reaction that causes spots, red welts, and purple or blistered areas of the skin. The mouth, eyes, and other moist body surfaces can also be affected.
  • Inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), which may include:
    • Yellowing of the skin and eyeball (jaundice)
    • stomach pain
    • Loss of appetite
  • Kidney failure, especially in those with risk factors like heart disease, diabetes, and kidney disease
  • Gastrointestinal breakthrough (perforations)
  • complete loss of certain white blood cells (agranulocytosis) especially in patients taking Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection with others

Use drugs that inhibit, suppress or damage the components of the bone marrow (myelotoxic drugs). This allows it to

  • sudden fever
  • Sore throat
  • Infections come.
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
  • confusion
  • Disorientation
  • anaphylactic shock
  • Shortness of breath and skin reactions (anaphylactic / anaphylactoid reactions)
  • allergic reactions to sunlight (photosensitization)
  • Heart failure has been reported with NSAID treatment
Side effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) interfered with meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml solution for injection have not yet been observed
Changes in kidney tissue that lead to acute kidney failure:

Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you become seriously affected by any of the side effects listed, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet.

How should it be stored?

Store in the original package in order to protect from light.

Store drug out of reach of children.

You may use the medicine according to the one on the outer carton and the one on the container after? Use by? or? used to? Do not use the stated expiry date. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.

For one-time removal. Discard remaining quantities.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer need. This measure helps to protect the environment.

additional Information

What is Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml? Contains solution for injection
  • The active ingredient is: meloxicam.
  • One ampoule contains 15 mg meloxicam.
  • The other ingredients are: meglumine, poloxamer, glycine, macrogol 300, sodium citrate, sodium hydroxide, citric acid, water for injections.
How Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml? Solution for injection looks like and contents of the pack
Meloxicam G.L. 15 mg / 1.5 ml? Solution for injection is a clear, yellowish solution.

Pack sizes: 1.5 ml solution for injection in colorless 2 ml glass ampoules, packs of 1, 2, 3, 5, 25, 30 and 50 ampoules.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorization Holder and Manufacturer
G.L. Pharma GmbH, 8502 Lannach
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This leaflet was last approved in 1011.
The following information is intended for medical or healthcare professionals only:

In the event of an overdose with NSAIDs, patients should receive symptomatic and supportive therapy. In a clinical study, meloxicam was excreted more rapidly with oral administration of 4 g cholestyramine three times daily.

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