General Information on Surgam SA
Surgam SA is used for treating disorders such as rheumatic disorders, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, epicondylitis, fractures, sprains, lacerations or following a dental, gynaecological or orthopaedic procedure.
The active ingredient in the medicine is Tiaprofenic Acid, and it belongs to the class of NSAIDs. It works by inhibiting production of prostaglandin biosynthesis. Prostaglandins are chemicals that are responsible for causing pain or inflammation after an injury, surgery or disease.
You can buy Surgam SA in the form of oral tablets.
Side effects of Surgam SA
Digestive problems can commonly occur during Surgam SA treatment. Symptoms include diarrhea, heartburn and gastro-intestinal bleeding.
You should not take Surgam SA if you have a history of asthmatic attack or urticaria after taking an NSAID. Allergic manifestations can also happen, including swelling of eyelids or skin eruptions after taking Surgam SA. Also inform your doctor if you have a kidney or liver disease, ulcerative colitis, vomiting with blood, bleeding from anus, eye problem, heart failure, bladder disorder, easy bruising or bleeding or asthma.
Urinary symptoms such as bladder pain, frequency or dysuria may also happen. Using the medicine for a long time can also lead to non specific inflammatory changes in the bladder.
An overdose of Surgam SA can lead to lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, shallow breathing, breathlessness, nausea, vomiting, fits, bleeding from anus, bloody diarrhea or black sticky stools. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop any of these symptoms. He or she may decide to decrease your dosage.
Do not buy Surgam SA if you have allergy to it. Symptoms of an allergy include hives on body, severe dizziness, difficulty breathing or facial swelling. Stop taking the medicine if you develop any of these symptoms. Seek medical attention if your symptoms do not improve even after discontinuing the medicine.
Dosage of Surgam SA
The treatment will start with Surgam SA 400mg per day, divided into 2 doses. Your doctor will advise you to take the tablet with meals, in order to prevent stomach related side effects. Once the desired effects are achieved, the dosage can be increased to Surgam 600mg per day. You may be advised to take two Surgam SA tablets once in a day.
Your doctor will advise you to take lots of fluids during the treatment. The tablet has to be taken whole, without crushing, chewing, dissolving or breaking it.
Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Taking the medicine more than prescribed will not help your condition to improve any faster. It will only increase risks of developing serious side effects of the drug.
Taking Surgam SA along with an anticoagulant can be dangerous for patients with renal disease or peptic ulcer. Therefore, the dosage has to be adjusted depending on the prothrombin time.
Some other medicinal products that may interact with Surgam SA adversely include salicylates, anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin), antidepressants, anti-diabetic medicines or insulin, drugs for controlling epilepsy, medicines for treating cancer (e.g. methotrexate), diuretics, medicines for controlling high blood pressure, antibiotics or sulphonamides.