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Colipress Tablet


Overview

Uses of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is used for pain relief and fever. It is used to relieve pain in conditions like headache, muscle pain, or dental pain.

Uses of Dicyclomine

Dicyclomine is used in the treatment of abdominal pain.

Uses of Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane

Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane is used in the treatment of bloating and abdominal pain.

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

Dicyclomine side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Nervousness
  • Weakness

Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane side effects

Common
  • Stomach upset
  • Diarrhea

How to use Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

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.

How to use Dicyclomine

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.

How to use Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane

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.

How Paracetamol/Acetaminophen works

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen 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.

How Dicyclomine works

Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic medication. It works by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms), thereby relieving cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort.

How Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane works

Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane is an antifoaming medicine. It disintegrates gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Colipress Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Colipress Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Colipress Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
It is not known whether Colipress Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Colipress Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Colipress Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

Related to Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

  • Good for pain relief and fever but not effective in joint pain due to poor anti-inflammatory action.
  • Starts working within one hour. Wait for at least 4 hours before taking the next dose.
  • Present in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines. Avoid taking more than one paracetamol product at a time to prevent overdose. Doses >4 g/day (2 g in alcoholics) may cause liver, kidney or heart problems.
  • Discontinue Paracetamol/Acetaminophen and inform your doctor immediately if rash occurs.
  • For children, measure the doses of liquid Paracetamol/Acetaminophen using the measuring cup instead of a teaspoon to avoid under or over-dosage.
  • Avoid excess alcohol intake (>3 glasses/day) when taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen as it may cause liver damage.

Related to Dicyclomine

  • This medication may impair your thinking or alertness. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
  • Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Dicyclomine can decrease your sweating, which can lead to heat stroke in a hot environment.
  • Avoid taking alcohol as it can increase certain side effects of dicyclomine.
  • Stop using dicyclomine and call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects such as confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior, fast or uneven heart rate, or if you urinate less than usual or not at all.

Related to Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane

  • It is better to take with food or at bedtime.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Colipress

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Sir,as soon as I eat something I have a tendency to go to toilet and gas passes following food,stool is semi solid,mild abdominal pain,what may be the problem sir?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Bandy plus once daily in night for 3 night onlyAlso take omez d once daily empty stomach for 5 days in morning
Persistent abdominal pain from last one week. Feeling a bit nauseated with signs of frequent diarrhea.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Drotin once daily for 1 weekmetron forte 400 mg twice daily for 3 daysrabekind DSR once daily in empty stomach for 1 week
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FAQs

Related to Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

Q. When will I feel better after taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen begins to ease pain and reduces fever in about 45 minutes after a dose is taken. Its effects last for about 5 hours.

Q. Can I take Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with vitamin B complex?

Yes, Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can be taken with vitamin B-complex preparations. They have been used together in the treatment of acute and painful diseases affecting nerves like trigeminal neuralgias, post-operative pain, etc. Paracetamol/Acetaminophen helps to relieve pain and vitamin B-complex corrects the deficiency that might be causing your symptoms.

Q. Is Paracetamol/Acetaminophen use associated with Helicobacter pylori infection?

No, Paracetamol/Acetaminophen use is not associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. Painkiller drugs can increase the acid secretion in the stomach, aggravate the symptoms of this infection and the risk of stomach and the intestine ulcer. However, this risk is minimum with Paracetamol/Acetaminophen as compared to other pain killers.

Q. Can I take Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with warfarin?

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is safe to use occasionally with warfarin as other painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding. However, on a long-term use, Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can also increase the risk of bleeding. Talk to your doctor before taking them together as you may need to be monitored regularly.

Q. Can anyone be allergic to Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

Yes, there have been reports of hypersensitivity and allergic reaction with the use of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen. Symptoms of an allergy include swelling of the face, mouth, and throat, shortness of breath, urticaria, red rash, and severe itching. Stop taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen if you have such symptoms and immediately consult your doctor.

Q. How beneficial is to use Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with diclofenac?

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen and Diclofenac might be given together in case of fever and pain. Paracetamol/Acetaminophen has an early onset of action and it helps in relieving the symptoms till diclofenac starts working. However, both are pain killers and can affect stomach lining on long-term use leading to acid reflux, hea<br>rtburn, and stomach ulcers and bleeding.

Q. Does Paracetamol/Acetaminophen treat sore-throat, flu or cold?

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen does not treat sore-throat, flu or cold but it can help in relieving fever and body aches associated with these conditions.

Q. Can I take Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with amoxicillin?

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen and amoxicillin can be taken together. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is given along, for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Does Paracetamol/Acetaminophen have side effects?

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is quite safe for short term use. It has side effects if taken in more than the dose advised and for a long-term. Immediately consult a doctor if there is nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice as it could be due to an overdose of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen.

Q. Is Paracetamol/Acetaminophen safe to use?

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is safe to use in the dose that advised by the doctor. Using this medicine in more than recommended doses can damage your liver and cause serious harm.

Q. Can I take Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with homeopathic medicine?

Ask your doctor before taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with homeopathic medicine as there is no information available on this.

Q. Is it safe to take Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with Tramadol?

Yes, Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can be taken with Tramadol. They are used together for moderate to severe pain in various diseases and their use is associated with common side effects like nausea, dizziness, and sleepiness.No drug-drug interactions have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Can I take Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with Azithromycin?

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen and Azithromycin can be taken together. Azithromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is given along, for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Can a patient with high blood pressure take Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

Occasional use of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is safe in patients with high blood pressure. However, if it is to be taken for a long time, you must talk to your doctor. Paracetamol/Acetaminophen belongs to the group of painkillers called analgesics and antipyretics and these drugs can decrease the action of medicines taken by the patient for control of high blood pressure.

Q. What happens if you take an overdose of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

Overdose of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can cause potentially life-threatening liver damage, which is the most serious side effect. Early symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, and general tiredness. Kidney damage, decreased platelet count and coma may also occur. Immediately consult a doctor or consult an emergency in the case of suspected overdosage.

Q. Can vitamin D be taken safely with Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

Yes, vitamin D can be taken with Paracetamol/Acetaminophen. Patients with osteoarthritis who are on vitamin D and calcium may need to take Paracetamol/Acetaminophen for the relief of any associated pain. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported.

Q. Does Paracetamol/Acetaminophen affect the liver?

Use of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen for a long time and above recommended doses can cause liver damage ranging from abnormal liver tests to liver failure. If you are taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen from a long time and have nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice, inform your doctor as these could be signs of an underlying liver damage.

Q. Can I take Paracetamol/Acetaminophen if I have hepatitis?

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is considered the safest painkiller to take for people with hepatitis for mild to moderate pain and fever. However, Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is metabolized in the liver, so, consult your doctor before taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen if you have hepatitis as it can cause liver damage if taken in higher doses or for a very long time.

Q. What are the serious side effects of taking excess Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

Potentially severe life-threatening liver injury is a serious side effect seen with an overdose of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen. Overdose can also cause kidney injury, coma, and decreased platelet count. Early symptoms of an overdose include nausea, vomiting, and general tiredness. Immediately consult a doctor or reach an emergency in case of suspected overdose.

Q. How long does Paracetamol/Acetaminophen takes to work?

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen takes around 30-45 min to start working and show its effects.

Q. What is the recommended dose of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

In adults, the usual dose is 1-2 tablets i.e 500mg or 650mg. The minimum dosing interval should be of 4 hours between the doses. The total dose should not exceed 4g per day.

Q. Can the use of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen make me feel sleepy?

No, Paracetamol/Acetaminophen does not cause sleepiness.

Q. How much Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can you take in a day?

In adults, the total dose of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen should not exceed 4g per day. In children, the maximum dose should not exceed 60mg/kg in a day.
Related to Dicyclomine

Q. Is Dicyclomine safe?

Dicyclomine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Dicyclomine gluten free?

Dicyclomine active drug does not contain gluten. Read the label instruction of the brands your doctor prescribes you, for gluten content

Q. Is Dicyclomine an over-the-counter medicine?

Dicyclomine is available over-the-counter. However, always consult your doctor before taking dicyclomine for your disease

Q. Does dicyclomine help nausea?

Dicyclomine is not known to relieve nausea. Nausea is a common side effect of dicyclomine.

Q. Does dicyclomine help constipation or trigger constipation?

Dicyclomine may cause constipation

Q. Is dicyclomine an opiate/steroid/antacid/NSAID/benzodiazepine?

Dicyclomine is not an opiate, steroid, or an antacid. It is neither a NSAID not a benzodiazepine

Q. Is dicyclomine a muscle relaxer?

Yes, dicyclomine is a smooth muscle relaxant. It has a direct effect on muscles of the stomach and intestine. It does not relax the skeletal/voluntary muscles

Q. Can I take dicyclomine for diarrhea?

Dicyclomine has no known effects in treating diarrhea

Q. Can I take dicyclomine for menstrual cramps?

Dicyclomine mainly acts on the smooth muscles of the intestine. Hence, it is used to relieve cramps or spasms of the stomach and intestines (gut). It is not known whether it can be used for menstrual cramps

Q. Does dicyclomine cause constipation?

Dicyclomine may cause constipation

Q. Does dicyclomine make you drowsy?

Dicyclomine may cause drowsiness and make you feel sleepy

Q. Does dicyclomine cause hair loss?

Dicyclomine does not have hair loss as a known side-effect

Q. Can I take dicyclomine with Advil (ibuprofen)/ amoxicillin/ Pepto (bismuth subsalicylate)/ tramadol/ Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ oxycodone/ Tylenol (paracetamol)?

There are no known serious drug interactions between dicyclomine and Advil (ibuprofen)/ amoxicillin/ Pepto (bismuth subsalicylate)/ Tramadol/ Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ oxycodone/ Tylenol (paracetamol). Dicyclomine is often available in combination with pain killers like paracetamol Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on dicyclomine.
Related to Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane

Q. Does Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane kill lice, pubic lice, nits and scabies?

Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane may kills lice, pubic lice and scabies. Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane does not kill nits

Q. Is Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane safe?

Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane is safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor

Q. Is Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane safe for natural hair or does it dry out hair?

Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane is safe and does not dry out natural hair, if used as recommended. However, it may occasionally cause hair loss. In case of any side effects, consult your docto

Q. Is Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane good for skin?

Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane is not toxic for skin

Q. Is Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane toxic?

Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane is not toxic

Q. Does Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane cause acne, cancer?

and does not cause cancer. It may cause acne after very long term use

Q. Is Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane the same as silicone?

Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane belongs to group of compound known as silicone

Q. Does Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane cause milia?

Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane may cause milia.
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