Ardosons is a medicine from Mexico that helps with pain. It has three things in it: indomethacin, betamethasone, and methocarbamol. In the United States, there is not a similar FDA-approved medicine.
Indomethacin is a type of medicine that reduces swelling and pain. It is used for different kinds of arthritis and also for shoulder pain caused by bursitis and tendinitis.
Betamethasone is a medicine your doctor gives you for different problems like allergies, skin issues, stomach problems, blood problems, cancer, eye and kidney issues, joint pain, and nerve troubles.
Methocarbamol is a medicine that helps relax your muscles. It does this by stopping the pain signals that go to your brain. It is used along with rest and exercises for muscle problems or injuries.
When you put these three medicines together in Ardosons, they work really well to treat things like joint pain, like arthritis, or other types of pain. You can get Ardosons in a package with 20 capsules. How to take Ardosons:
- In the first week, take one pill every 8 hours for 7 days.
- In the second week, take one pill every 12 hours for 7 days.
- In the third week, take one pill every 24 hours for 7 days.
- Starting from the fourth week, lower the dose to one pill every 3 days as long as there are no side effects.
The makers of Ardosons suggest gradually reducing the dose over several weeks. If you have been using Ardosons for more than a few days, it is important to cut down the dose slowly. Stopping suddenly can cause a problem with your adrenal gland, which makes important body hormones.
This is called adrenal insufficiency. So, it is essential to work closely with a doctor if you need to use this medication for a long time.
Do not take Ardosons if you have any of these
An unusual or allergic reaction to indomethacin, betamethasone, or methocarbamol (if your body reacts strangely to these).
- Problems with blood clotting (when your blood does not clot properly).
- If you are breastfeeding (giving milk to a baby).
- Cushing’s syndrome (a condition related to too much of a certain hormone).
- Diabetes (high sugar levels in your blood).
- Eye issues or trouble with your vision.
- Conditions like glaucoma or cataracts (problems with your eyes).
- Heart problems or diseases (issues with your heart).
- High blood pressure (when the force of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels is too high).
- Infections like chickenpox, fungus, herpes, measles, or tuberculosis (sicknesses caused by different germs).
- Kidney problems (issues with your kidneys, which clean your blood).
- Liver problems (issues with your liver, an organ that helps with digestion).
- Mental health issues (problems with your mind).
- Myasthenia gravis (a rare disease that weakens your muscles).
- Osteoporosis (a condition where your bones become weak and can break easily).
- If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
- Seizures (uncontrollable shaking or jerking of the body).
- Stomach or intestinal diseases (problems with your stomach or intestines).
What are Ardosons’ side effects?
Ardosons might make you feel different in some ways. If you have these feelings and they do not go away, or if they bother you a lot, tell your doctor:
- Pain in your back
- Trouble going to the bathroom
- Upset stomach
- Speaking with difficulty
- Feeling dizzy
- Feeling very tired
- Having a fever
- Feeling like you might throw up
- Ringing in your ears
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Throwing up
Some of these feelings can be really serious. If you have any of these symptoms, contact your doctor right away or go to the hospital:
- Blisters (bubbles on your skin)
- Problems with your vision or seeing things
- Pee that is a strange colour, like black, blue, or green
- Hurting or having a tough time peeing
- Trouble breathing or swallowing
- Feeling very, very tired
- Your heart is beating very fast
- Having a fever, rash, or your lymph nodes swelling (little lumps under your skin)
- Feeling like you have the flu
- Hives (red, itchy bumps on your skin)
- Having a sore throat
- Feeling itchy all over
- Losing your energy
- Not wanting to eat
- Pain in the upper right part of your stomach
- Your skin looks pale
- Having a rash (redness on your skin)
- Having trouble breathing
- Swelling in your belly, ankles, feet, or legs
- Swelling in your eyes, face, tongue, lips, throat, or hands
- Gaining weight without a reason
- Bleeding or getting bruises easily
- Your skin or eyes turning yellow
What medications may interact with Ardosons
Ardosons can act differently when taken with other medicines, vitamins, or herbs. This can be not good and might stop the medicine from working. To be safe, your doctor should look after all your medicines. You should tell your doctor about everything you are taking, like medicines, vitamins, or herbs.
If you want to know how this medicine works with something else you are taking, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Some interactions can make drugs not work as well:
If you take Ardosons with pyridostigmine bromide, it can lower the levels of pyridostigmine bromide in your body, which might make it less effective.
If you drink alcohol while taking Ardosons, it can increase the chances of bleeding in your stomach or intestines. If you drink alcohol, talk to your doctor. You might need to drink less alcohol while using this medicine.
Taking Ardosons with certain medicines that make you feel very tired can make you even more tired. Some of these medicines are:
- Anxiety medicines, like lorazepam, diazepam, clonazepam, or alprazolam.
- Pain medicines, like oxycodone, hydrocodone, tramadol, or morphine.
- Some antidepressants, like amitriptyline, doxepin, and imipramine.
- Antipsychotic medicines, like chlorpromazine, haloperidol, or quetiapine.
- Herbal products, like kava-kava or valerian root.
People with certain health problems should be careful:
- If you have heart problems, Ardosons might raise your chances of a heart attack or stroke. It could also make your blood pressure go up.
- If you have stomach issues, Ardosons could make your stomach and intestines swell or bleed. It could also make you more likely to get ulcers.
- If you have kidney problems, Ardosons might not be good for your kidneys. It could harm them or reduce their blood flow.
- If you have asthma that gets worse when you take aspirin, do not use Ardosons. It could cause a very bad allergic reaction that can be deadly.