Is It Safe To Use Pain Medication Together With Anticancer Drugs?
Hello. Good night, my wife has cancer. Now in the process of chemotherapy and given 500 mg Binecap drug. Tonight he is in pain, but not given medication for pain relief. Incidentally there is 15 mg meloxicam which he did not have time to drink during treatment before. Can meloxicam be taken. together with Binecap? Thanks in advance ..
Thank you for the question.
Binecap has the active composition of Capecitabine. These drugs include anti-cancer drug classes, which are often given by doctors to patients with breast cancer, colon cancer, and also gastric cancer, especially those that have spread to other organs. Capecitabine works as an inhibitor of pyrimidine antimetabolites that will interfere with the synthesis of RNA of cancer cells, thereby slowing the growth and its spread. With the consumption of this drug, it is expected that the quality of life of cancer patients can be better.
So far, no specific study has been found that addresses the potential interaction between Bacecine and Meloxicam. However, considering that meloxicam is not a class of over-the-counter medicines, we do not recommend that you give it to your wife without first consulting a doctor. It is safer, so that your wife's pain subsides, you first give her paracetamol medicine. Along with that, you can accompany your wife in her activities, warm compresses to the painful area of her body, condition her place of residence to be comfortable, and accompany her to undergo treatment accordingly doctor's advice.
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