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Overview

Uses of Maitrifen Tablet

Maitrifen Tablet is used for pain relief.

Maitrifen Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain
  • Restlessness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Heartburn

How to use Maitrifen 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. Maitrifen Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Maitrifen Tablet works

Maitrifen Tablet is a combination of two pain relievers (Ibuprofen, Paracetamol/Acetaminophen) and a stimulant (Caffeine). The pain relievers work by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling). The presence of Caffeine increases the effectiveness of Paracetamol / Acetaminophen.

Maitrifen Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking caffeine with alcohol may impair the motor coordination
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Maitrifen Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Maitrifen Tablet should be used with caution during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
Maitrifen Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Maitrifen Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Maitrifen Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Maitrifen Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Long term use of this medicine can affect the kidney function.
Liver
CAUTION
Maitrifen Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Maitrifen Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Maitrifen Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to relieve pain, inflammation, and fever.
  • Take it with food to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Maitrifen Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing paracetamol (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to stomach bleeding and kidney problems.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Maitrifen

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FAQs

Q. What is Maitrifen?

Maitrifen is a combination of three medicines: Ibuprofen, Paracetamol and caffeine. This medication helps to relieve pain and fever. It works by lowering the chemical substance in the body which causes pain, fever and inflammation. The presence of Caffeine increases the effectiveness of Paracetamol.

Q. Can Maitrifen be stopped when the pain is relieved?

Maitrifen is usually used for a short term and can be discontinued when symptoms are relieved. However, Maitrifen should be continued if the doctor has advised to do so.

Q. Can the use of Maitrifen cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Maitrifen can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. If you start to experience vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Maitrifen cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Maitrifen can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Maitrifen?

The use of Maitrifen is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to painkillers (NSAIDs) or any of the components or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medication should preferably be avoided in patients having a history of stomach ulcers or in patients who have active, recurrent stomach ulcer / bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with a history of heart failure, high blood pressure or any underlying liver or kidney disease.

Q. Can Maitrifen cause insomnia?

Yes, Maitrifen can cause insomnia. Take Maitrifen in the morning or afternoon to avoid insomnia. Consult the doctor if you are having persistent sleeping problem or insomnia (inability to sleep) while taking this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Maitrifen cause damage to kidneys?

Yes, the long-term use of Maitrifen can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical called prostaglandins that protects them from damage. Use of painkillers lower the levels of prostaglandins in the body which leads to kidney damage on long-term use. Use of painkillers is not recommended in patients with underlying kidney disease.

Q. Will Maitrifen be more effective if taken in higher doses?

No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather it can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe despite taking the medicine, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Maitrifen?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
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