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Mobizox - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Mobizox: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Mobizox?

Mobizox combines two nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – diclofenac and paracetamol – and a centrally-acting muscle relaxant, chlorzoxazone. It treats moderate to severe pain resulting from inflammations in the joints, bones, and muscles.

The combination’s synergistic effect relieves pain by blocking the action of prostaglandins that produce pain and swelling. It relaxes the muscle tone by acting on the central nervous system (CNS). It prevents the CNS from sending nerve signals to the brain. In this way, you do not feel pain.

What are the uses of Mobizox?

  • Mobizox is generally prescribed for disorders of musculoskeletal origin like pain in bones, muscle spasms, etc. 
  • Its uses also fall under pain relief after minor surgery or tissue injuries, like those caused by sports and heavy exercises.
  • It treats inflammation of associated bony structures like tendinitis, bursitis, etc.
  • It is also helpful for treating conditions like arthritis, which causes stiffness of muscles and joints, spondylitis, and fractures.
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What are the side effects of Mobizox?

You must use Mobizox in the recommended dosage only after consulting an expert physician. Take precautions in cases of breastfeeding and pregnancy and if you have gastrointestinal issues like liver disease, kidney disorders, and peptic ulcers. Patients with heart conditions must avoid it. 

Some common side effects associated with Mobizox use are:

  • Lightheadedness and drowsiness
  • Burning sensation in the heart
  • Stomach pain and vomiting
  • Nausea and loss of appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea

What is Mobizox

Uses of Mobizox

Side effects of Mobizox

S.no Product Name Dosage Form
1. Mobizox Chlorzoxazone (500mg) + Diclofenac (50mg) + Paracetamol (325mg) Tablet

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Mobizox

1. Is Mobizox an anti-inflammatory drug?

Yes, Mobizox is an anti-inflammatory drug combining fixed doses of diclofenac, acetaminophen, and chlorzoxazone. It stops the chemicals released during tissue injury. These chemicals cause symptoms of inflammatory conditions like arthritis, muscle spasms, post-surgical pains, and fractures. The muscle relaxant component blocks the painful impulses from going to the brain, thus providing relief.

2. Is Mobizox safe?

Mobizox is generally a safe medication unless you are allergic to any of the components of the drug. However, if you are suffering from any liver and kidney disease, avoid taking this medication as it can exacerbate your existing condition. Consult your physician if you feel you must take it.

3. Is Mobizox a steroid?

Mobizox is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which means that it is not a steroid. Steroids act as anti-inflammatory drugs too but their mechanism of action is different from NSAIDs. Steroids suppress the immune system. NSAIDs block the prostaglandins which produce pain and swelling.

4. How many Mobizox can I take a day?

Generally, the dosage of 2–3 tablets per day, according to the severity of symptoms, is recommended by doctors. However, it must be used carefully and under the guidance of physicians so that you don't suffer from common unwanted side effects.

5. How long can Mobizox be taken for?

The decision of the duration and dosage of this medication should solely rest upon your physician's recommendation. Do not self-medicate and start, stop, or adjust the dosage as per your wish. Excessive dosage may cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and in extreme cases, liver and kidney damage.

6. Can we take Mobizox on an empty stomach?

No, you should not take Mobizox on an empty stomach. It can irritate your stomach lining and cause several common side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach ache. In severe cases, it may result in peptic ulcers. Take it with a full glass of water and after consuming food.

7. Is Mobizox used for headaches?

Mobizox is not the first choice of drug for headaches as there are many available medications especially for curing headaches. But since it is an analgesic (paracetamol and diclofenac), you may use it for reducing fever and headaches, especially if they are caused by musculoskeletal conditions.

8. Are Mobizox and Cipzox the same?

Yes, both Mobizox and Cipzox are the same drugs. Both of them contain diclofenac, paracetamol, and chlorzoxazone. But the quantity of paracetamol is 325mg in Cipzox and 500 mg in Mobizox. Both of them are used to treat symptoms of pain and swelling arising due to musculoskeletal disorders.

9. Is Mobizox an antibiotic?

No. Mobizox is not an antibiotic. It is categorized as an NSAID and contains a formulation made of muscle relaxants and painkillers. Antibiotics are a different class of drugs used in treating infections. They don't alleviate pain and swelling. Instead, they kill infection-causing microbes. Mobisox cannot cure a bacterial infection the way antibiotics can.

10. Is Mobizox safe to take during pregnancy?

No, Mobizox should not be taken during pregnancy, as well as during breastfeeding, as it can be harmful to an unborn baby. If you have been prescribed Mobizox, consult your gynecologist. It is better to use an alternative medication in such cases.

For further queries, consult our experts at Yashoda Hospitals.

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