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Overview

Introduction

Acton-OR Tablet SR is a medicine used to relieve pain and to reduce fever. It is used to treat many conditions such as headache, body ache, period pain, toothache, and cold. It is also an ingredient in many cold and flu remedies.

Acton-OR Tablet SR may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor. It is usually best taken with food otherwise it may upset your stomach. Do not take more or use it for longer than recommended.

Side effects are rare if this medicine is used correctly but this medicine may cause stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting in some people. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away.

This medicine is widely prescribed and considered safe but is not suitable for everybody. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney problems or are using blood-thinning medicines. It may affect the dose or suitability of this medicine. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. This medicine is generally considered safe for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women if it has been prescribed by a doctor. It is best to avoid drinking alcohol while using this medicine.

Uses of Acton-OR Tablet SR

How to use Acton-OR Tablet SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acton-OR Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Acton-OR Tablet SR works

Acton-OR Tablet SR is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Acton-OR Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acton-OR Tablet SR is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acton-OR Tablet SR is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Acton-OR Tablet SR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Acton-OR Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acton-OR Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Acton-OR Tablet SR contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Acton-OR Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acton-OR Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Acton-OR Tablet SR is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Acton-OR Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Acton-OR Tablet SR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Interaction with Drugs

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i am feeling fever and had pain so please advise me
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Diabetes Specialist
Take tab dolo for reliefGet evaluated by a physician if no relief in a day or two
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FAQs

Q. What if my child vomits after taking Acton-OR?

If your child vomits in less than 30 minutes after having a dose of Acton-OR tablets or syrup, give him/her the same dose again. If your child vomits more than 30 minutes after a dose of tablets or syrup, you do not need to give him/her another dose, until the next normal dose.

Q. When will my child feel better after taking Acton-OR?

Usually your child will feel better after about half an hour of taking Acton-OR.

Q. How often can I give Acton-OR to my child?

You should only give four doses of Acton-OR in 24 hours. There should be a gap of at least 4 hours between two doses. Do not give Acton-OR for more than 3 days to your child without first talking to your doctor.

Q. Can I give Acton-OR syrup to my child for cold?

Acton-OR along with relieving fever also helps in controlling problems associated with cold such as headache and earache associated with cold. However, it does help relieve stuffy nose and cough for which doctor’s advice is required.

Q. Does Acton-OR make babies sleepy?

No, Acton-OR does not make babies sleepy, contrary to the common belief.

Q. Is Acton-OR safe for children?

If used as directed by the physician, Acton-OR is safe for children.

Q. Is Acton-OR an antibiotic?

No, Acton-OR is not an antibiotic. It works as a painkiller and as a medicine which brings down high fever.

Q. Can I give my child Acton-OR and ibuprofen together?

Ibuprofen and Acton-OR are safe painkillers which can be given to children, though both should not be used together. Instead, if you have given your child Acton-OR and still he/she is feverish or in pain you could try ibuprofen instead, when the next dose is due.

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