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Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg Tablet

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Introduction

Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It provides relief from symptoms like runny or blocked nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. It also blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain, inflammation, and fever.

Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. The dose and duration will depend on the severity of your condition. You should keep taking the medicine even if you feel better until the doctor says it is alright to stop using it.

Using this medicine may cause few common side effects such as nausea, dryness in mouth, dizziness, fatigue, palpitations, and high blood pressure. If any of these side effects do not resolve with time or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the side effects. In general, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms.

Before using the medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions or disorders. You should also tell your doctor all the other medicines you are taking. It should be used with caution in patients who are alcoholic or have liver or kidney disease. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors first before using the medicine.

Uses of Fricold Tablet

Benefits of Fricold Tablet

In Common cold symptoms

Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg Tablet effectively relieves symptoms of common cold such as runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion or stuffiness. Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg Tablet clears a blocked nose. This helps reduce congestion and helps in easy breathing. It also reduces pain and fever that sometimes accompany a cold. This medicine usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Along with medications, drink enough luke warm water and gargle with warm salt water to feel better.

Side effects of Fricold Tablet

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 Fricold

  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Palpitations
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Allergic reaction
  • Sleepiness

How to use Fricold 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. Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fricold Tablet works

Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Paracetamol, Phenylpropanolamine and Cetirizine which relieve common cold symptoms. Paracetamol is a analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that causes fever and pain. Phenylpropanolamine is a sympathomimetic agonist. It narrows blood vessels in the nose to relieve congestion. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg 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 Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fricold 500 mg/25 mg/5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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common cold,snizning and headache which tab can take to common cold?
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Take tab LCZ PLUS and consult an ENT specialist for proper clinical examination
Common cold with bronchitis fever two days Fever with common cold & bronchitis
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of child. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. Your child may need antibiotics and/or other prescription drugs.
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References

  1. Paracetamol. Whiddon Valley: Actavis UK Limited; 1980 [revised 23 Dec. 2016]. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs. Phenylpropanolamine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Cetrizine. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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