Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup


Overview

Uses of Febrex Syrup

Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup is used for pain relief and fever. It is used to relieve pain in conditions like headache, joint pain, muscle pain or dental pain.

Febrex Syrup side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

How to use Febrex Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup is to be taken with food.

How Febrex Syrup works

Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup 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.

Febrex Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Paracetamol / Acetaminophen with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
SAFE
Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Lactation
SAFE
Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup 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.
Driving
SAFE
Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • 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 Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup and inform your doctor immediately if rash occurs.
  • For children, measure the doses of liquid Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup using the measuring cup instead of a teaspoon to avoid under or over-dosage.
  • Avoid excess alcohol intake (>3 glasses/day) when taking Febrex DS 250 mg/5ml Syrup as it may cause liver damage.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Febrex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Febrex

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Hi!! For sinusitis after 5days course of levoflox and febrex plus and otrinoz nasal drops Can i take cetrizine and phenylephrine for the residual symptoms?? Or levocetrizine? ? ThanksResidual symptoms of heaviness of head ,nasal blockage and minimal PND
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Visit ent specialist instead of taking medicine on your own as further course is decided by examination otherwise residual symptoms might cause recurrent infection
PATIENT cold from past 2 days from past one day she has ear pain also and from today afternoon she is having 100-102 fever,we r giving p250,azithral,febrex plus and ciplox ear drop but fever is not coming down
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, fever takes 4-5 days to subside even after taking medicines. Please be patient and continue the medicines as advxied.if fever persist then you can do tap water sponhing or give sup. meftal P in appropriate doses.
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Febrex with vitamin B complex?
Yes, Febrex 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. Febrex helps to relieve pain and vitamin B-complex corrects the deficiency that might be causing your symptoms.
Q. Is Febrex use associated with Helicobacter pylori infection?
No, Febrex 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 Febrex as compared to other pain killers.
Q. Can I take Febrex if I have hepatitis?
Febrex is considered the safest painkiller to take for people with hepatitis for mild to moderate pain and fever. However, Febrex is metabolized in the liver, so, consult your doctor before taking Febrex if you have hepatitis as it can cause liver damage if taken in higher doses or for a very long time.
Q. Can anyone be allergic to Febrex?
Yes, there have been reports of hypersensitivity and allergic reaction with the use of Febrex. Symptoms of an allergy include swelling of the face, mouth, and throat, shortness of breath, urticaria, red rash, and severe itching. Stop taking Febrex if you have such symptoms and immediately consult your doctor.
Q. What are the serious side effects of taking excess Febrex?
Potentially severe life-threatening liver injury is a serious side effect seen with an overdose of Febrex. 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. Can I take Febrex with warfarin?
Febrex 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, Febrex 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 vitamin D be taken safely with Febrex?
Yes, vitamin D can be taken with Febrex. Patients with osteoarthritis who are on vitamin D and calcium may need to take Febrex for the relief of any associated pain. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported.
Q. How beneficial is to use Febrex with diclofenac?
Febrex and Diclofenac might be given together in case of fever and pain. Febrex 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. What happens if you take an overdose of Febrex?
Overdose of Febrex 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 I take Febrex with amoxicillin?
Febrex and amoxicillin can be taken together. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Febrex 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 I take Febrex with Azithromycin?
Febrex and Azithromycin can be taken together. Azithromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Febrex 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 Febrex affect the liver?
Use of Febrex for a long time and above recommended doses can cause liver damage ranging from abnormal liver tests to liver failure. If you are taking Febrex 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. Does Febrex have side effects?
Febrex 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 Febrex.
Q. Does Febrex treat sore-throat, flu or cold?
Febrex does not treat sore-throat, flu or cold but it can help in relieving fever and body aches associated with these conditions.
Q. Is it safe to take Febrex with Tramadol?
Yes, Febrex 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 a patient with high blood pressure take Febrex?
Occasional use of Febrex 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. Febrex 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. Is Febrex safe to use?
Febrex 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 Febrex with homeopathic medicine?
Ask your doctor before taking Febrex with homeopathic medicine as there is no information available on this.
Q. How long does Febrex takes to work?
Febrex takes around 30-45 min to start working and show its effects.
Q. What is the recommended dose of Febrex?
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 Febrex make me feel sleepy?
No, Febrex does not cause sleepiness.
Q. How much Febrex can you take in a day?
In adults, the total dose of Febrex should not exceed 4g per day. In children, the maximum dose should not exceed 60mg/kg in a day.
Q. When will I feel better after taking Febrex?
Febrex begins to ease pain and reduces fever in about 45 minutes after a dose is taken. Its effects last for about 5 hours.
Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
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