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Flugesic SR Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Flugesic SR Tablet is a pain relieving medicine. It is used to treat acute and chronic pain associated with various conditions such as muscle pain, headache, nerve pain, postoperative pain, and menstrual cramps. It is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age.

Flugesic SR Tablet can be taken with or without food. In general, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms, for the shortest possible time. You should take this medicine regularly while you need it. Try not to miss doses as this will make the medicine less effective.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine include fatigue, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, dryness in mouth, and abdominal bloating. If any of these side effects do not go away or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

To make sure it is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any medical conditions or disorders. You should also tell your doctor all the other medicines you are using or taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before using this medicine.

Uses of Flugesic Tablet SR

Benefits of Flugesic Tablet SR

In Pain relief

Flugesic SR Tablet helps to relieve moderate to severe pain in conditions that affect joints and muscles. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It can help relieve pain in conditions like muscle pain, headache, nerve pain, postoperative pain, and menstrual cramps. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. The dose and duration will be decided by the doctor depending on the condition you are being treated for. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Flugesic Tablet SR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Flugesic

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Bloating
  • Itching
  • Tremor

How to use Flugesic 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. Flugesic SR Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Flugesic Tablet SR works

Flugesic SR Tablet decreases the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Flugesic SR Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flugesic SR Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Flugesic SR Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Flugesic SR Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Flugesic SR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Flugesic SR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Flugesic SR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flugesic SR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Flugesic Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Flugesic SR Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Flugesic SR Tablet is given when pain killers (NSAIDs) cannot be given due to gastric damage caused by them.
  • Inform your doctor before starting Flugesic SR Tablet if
    • You have an underlying liver disease
    • You take alcohol regularly
    • You are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Get your liver function tests done before starting Flugesic SR Tablet and follow up tests every week while you are taking the medicine.
  • Stop taking Flugesic SR Tablet and immediately inform your doctor if you get any symptoms of liver disease like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or yellow colored urine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyridine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS

Patient Concerns

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Plz dr. suggest me periods pain reliefer tablet which available easily at store.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
You can take govern tablets for pain relief
Dear doctor my wife is 4 month pregnant since afternoon she is suffering from head ache , can you please suggest me what should be done
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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FAQs

Q. Is Flugesic SR Tablet beneficial in the treatment of fibromyalgia?

Yes, Flugesic SR Tablet is seen to be beneficial in the treatment of fibromyalgia in some clinical studies, however, Flugesic SR Tablet is yet to get formal regulatory approval for this condition. Fibromyalgia is a disease that is characterized by musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and depression.

Q. What is the benefit of using Flugesic SR Tablet with paracetamol?

Both Flugesic SR Tablet and paracetamol help in relieving pain but they work in entirely different ways. When paracetamol is given with Flugesic SR Tablet, pain relief is better as compared to single drug use. However, both can cause liver toxicity, so monitoring of liver function is very important when taken together.

Q. Does Flugesic SR Tablet cause liver toxicity?

Yes, Flugesic SR Tablet causes liver toxicity. Use of Flugesic SR Tablet is contraindicated in patients with an underlying liver disease.

Q. Can Flugesic SR Tablet be used for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain?

Flugesic SR Tablet can be used for the relief of pain associated with osteorthritis and post orthopedic surgery pain. It is especially useful for patients who cannot take NSAIDs because of the risk of NSAID-induced gastritis.

Q. Does use of Flugesic SR Tablet cause green discoloration of urine?

There have been case reports that Flugesic SR Tablet causes green discoloration of urine. However, this is not a very commonly seen effect. Inform your doctor if you experience this symptom.

Q. Is Flugesic SR Tablet useful in the treatment of epilpesy?

Flugesic SR Tablet is not approved for the treatment of epilepsy. However, a few animal studies have shown a beneficial effect of Flugesic SR Tablet for treating epilepsy and this effect is still being explored.

Q. Would I experience any withdrawal symptoms once I stop using Flugesic SR Tablet?

Yes, you can experience withdrawal symptoms once you stop using Flugesic SR Tablet like sweating, tremor, and mood alterations with long term use of Flugesic SR Tablet. Inform your doctor if you have these symptoms.

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