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Biofen 180 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Biofen Tablet

Biofen 180 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of allergic conditions. It relieves the symptoms that occur due to long-term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria) such as itching, swelling and rashes.

Biofen Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

How to use Biofen Tablet

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. Biofen 180 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Biofen Tablet works

Biofen 180 mg Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Biofen Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Biofen 180 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Biofen 180 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Biofen 180 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Because of low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Biofen 180 mg Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Biofen 180 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Biofen 180 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Biofen 180 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Biofen 180 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Biofen 180 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Biofen 180 mg Tablet helps with the symptoms of allergies such as itching, redness, and rashes.
  • It is less likely to make you feel sleepy than some other similar medicines.
  • Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective.
  • It may cause nausea. Stick to simple meals, and do not eat rich or spicy food.
  • Avoid using antacids within 30 minutes before or after taking this medicine. It can make it harder for your body to absorb this medication.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Biofen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Konit
MODERATE
Brand(s): Dizapam
MODERATE
Brand(s): Risure
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MODERATE
Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
MODERATE
Brand(s): Arthrox
MODERATE
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
MODERATE
Brand(s): Histiwel, Histanil
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Biofen

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Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
Having tinea curis extreme conditions
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Case has to be seen in person before starting the treatment You can start with Aarogyavardhini vati 2 tablet twice Gandhak rasayan 1 tablet twice with water
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Biofen cause sleepiness?

Yes, Biofen can make you feel sleepy. At the beginning of your treatment: do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities until you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. What should be avoided while taking Biofen?

Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Biofen. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Biofen.

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References
  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 543-44.
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