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Composition for FORTAGESIC 500MG/15MG TABLET

Paracetamol(500 mg),Pentazocine(15 mg)

food interaction for FORTAGESIC 500MG/15MG TABLET

alcohol interaction for FORTAGESIC 500MG/15MG TABLET

pregnancy interaction for FORTAGESIC 500MG/15MG TABLET

lactation interaction for FORTAGESIC 500MG/15MG TABLET

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Fortagesic 500mg/15mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Fortagesic 500mg/15mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Paracetamol(500 mg)


Paracetamol is used for the relief of mild to moderate pain in conditions such as headache (including migraine), toothache, ear pain, joint pain, pain during menstruation, fever, feverish colds, and flu.

How it works

Paracetamol belongs to class of medications called analgesics (painkiller) and antipyretics (fever reducing). Paracetamol reduces pain by increasing the pain threshold. It reduces fever by acting on the temperature-regulating region of brain, resulting in increased blood flow across the skin, sweating and heat loss.

Common side effects

Skin redness, Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Running nose, Nausea, Liver injury, Abnormal blood cell count, Facial swelling, Blisters on skin
Pentazocine(15 mg)


Pentazocine is used for the relief of moderate to severe pain. It is also used as part of anaesthesia for surgery.

How it works

Pentazocine is an opioid (narcotic) analgesic. It works in the brain and nervous system to decrease pain.

Common side effects

Nausea, Palpitations, Altered vision, Headache, Decreased breathing rate, Changes in contractions during labor, Confusion, Constriction of pupil, Convulsion, Decreased body temperature, Decreased libido, Disorientation (alteration of mental status), Dizziness, Drowsiness, Sleepiness, Eye pain, Facial flushing, Fainting, Hallucination, Increased sweating, Insomnia, Lightheadedness, Extremes of being happy or sad, Depression, Mood changes, Rash, Itching, Nightmare, Heart rate irregular


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Expert advice for FORTAGESIC 500MG/15MG TABLET

  • Do not take if you are taking any other products that contain paracetamol, or are allergic to paracetamol or any of the other ingredients.
  • Do not take paracetamol if you drink three or more alcoholic beverages every day.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if you have any skin reaction such as skin reddening, blisters, or rash.
  • Do not take paracetamol without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions for FORTAGESIC 500MG/15MG TABLET


Q. Is paracetamol safe/ banned/ available in India?
Paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen, crocin, dolo, calpol, pacimol) is an over-the-counter drug available in India. It is generally safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is paracetamol a painkiller/ used for cold?
Paracetamol is used to relieve mild to moderate pain associated with cold and flu, as well as fever.
Q. Does paracetamol make you drowsy / sleepy? 
Paracetamol does not cause drowsiness. However, paracetamol is available in combination with cough and cold medicines (eg. cetirizine, chlorpheniramine), which may cause drowsiness or sleepiness.
Q. Is paracetamol an NSAID/ antibiotic?
Paracetamol is a anti-pyretic (anti-fever), anti -inflammatory drug, which belongs to the category of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). However, unlike other NSAIDS, paracetamol can relieve only mild to moderate pain.
It is not an antibiotic.
Q. Can I take crocin with cetirizine/ aceclofenac/ amoxicillin/ codeine/ tramadol/ warfarin/ erythromycin/ antibiotics?
Yes, paracetamol (available as crocin) can be taken with all of these drugs. Caution is advised when crocin is to be used with warfarin. However, always consult your doctor regarding combined use of crocin with any other drug.
Q. Can I take crocin with ibuprofen/naproxen/other NSAID?
Paracetamol (available as crocin) is available over-the-counter in combination with ibuprofen/naproxen/other NSAID. However, always consult your doctor regarding combined use of crocin with any other drug.
Q. Does paracetamol cause death?
Paracetamol on overdose can severely damage the liver and cause death. No more than 4 grams should be consumed in one day. Always consult your doctor regarding use of paracetamol.
Q. Can calpol make babies/ toddlers sleep/ help in teething pain?
Calpol can relieve pain in infants and children; it does not make them sleep.


Q. Is pentazocine a narcotic/ an opiate/ a controlled substance?
Pentazocine is a narcotic opioid analgesic. It is a controlled substance.

. Is pentazocine naloxone an opiate/ a narcotic?
Pentazocine naloxone contains 2 medications, pentazocine and naloxone. Pentazocine is a narcotic pain reliever (opiate-type). Naloxone counteracts the effect of opiate active ingredient in it and helps to prevent misuse of this product.
Q. Is pentazocine like/ stronger than hydrocodone?
Pentazocine and hydrocodone belong to same category of drugs and are equally effective and safe in treatment of moderate to severe pain, Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Does pentazocine have codeine in it?
No, it doesn’t contain codeine. It is a narcotic opioid analgesic.
Q. How long does pentazocine stay in system?
Pentazocine is absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract; following administration by mouth, peak plasma concentrations are reached in 1-3 hours and the half-life is reported to be 2-3 hours, but it can be detected in urine from 1-3 days.


Content on this page was last updated on 30 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)