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Orflam 650mg Tablet

Manufacturer/ Marketer
SALT COMPOSITION
Salt Synonyms
Acetaminophen
Storage
Store below 30°C

Product introduction

Orflam 650mg Tablet helps relieve pain and fever by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers responsible for fever and pain. It is used to treat headaches, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, period (menstrual) pains, arthritis, muscle aches, and the common cold.

Orflam 650mg Tablet may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor. It is usually best taken with food otherwise it may upset your stomach. Do not take more or use it for longer than recommended.

Side effects are rare if this medicine is used correctly but this medicine may cause stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting in some people. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away.

This medicine is widely prescribed and considered safe but is not suitable for everybody. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney problems or are using blood-thinning medicines. It may affect the dose or suitability of this medicine. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

Uses of Orflam Tablet

Benefits of Orflam Tablet

In Pain relief

Orflam 650mg Tablet is a common painkiller for treating aches and pains. It is widely used and rarely causes any side effects if taken properly. To get the most benefits, take it as prescribed. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous.

In Treatment of Fever

Orflam 650mg Tablet is also used to reduce a high temperature (fever). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever. It may be prescribed alone or in combination with other medicines. Take it as prescribed by the doctor.

Side effects of Orflam 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 Orflam

  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

How to use Orflam 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. Orflam 650mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Orflam Tablet works

Orflam 650mg Tablet 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Orflam 650mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Orflam 650mg 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Orflam 650mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Orflam 650mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Orflam 650mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Orflam 650mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Orflam 650mg Tablet contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Orflam 650mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Orflam 650mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Orflam 650mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Orflam Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Orflam 650mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Orflam 650mg Tablet should be taken with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long-term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within two hours of taking Orflam 650mg Tablet.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it can increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver disease as your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • The doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function, and levels of blood components if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
P-Aminophenol Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS
Action Class
Analgesic & Antipyretic-PCM

Interaction with drugs

Taking Orflam 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

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fever and 2 months pregnant can take combiflan
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
No take Crocin for pain relief
Diagnosed with viral fever along with rashes on the body. Pain in eyes since three days. Pain when open and when blinking.
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Orbital pain is common with viral fever. Go to physician for fever. It will be relieved with relief in fever
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FAQs

Q. What if I vomit after taking Orflam 650mg Tablet?

If you vomit in less than 30 minutes after having a dose of Orflam 650mg Tablet tablets or syrup, retake the same dose again. If you vomit after 30 minutes of a dose, you do not need to take another one until the next standard dose.

Q. When will I feel better after taking the Orflam 650mg Tablet?

Usually, you will start feeling better after about half an hour of taking a Orflam 650mg Tablet.

Q. How often can I take the Orflam 650mg Tablet?

You should only take four doses of Orflam 650mg Tablet in 24 hours. There should be a gap of at least 4 hours between two doses. Do not take Orflam 650mg Tablet for more than 3 days without consulting a doctor first.

Q. Does Orflam 650mg Tablet make babies sleepy?

No, Orflam 650mg Tablet does not make babies sleepy. It is a pain-relieving medicine that is also used to control high fever.

Q. Is Orflam 650mg Tablet safe for children?

Orflam 650mg Tablet is considered safe for children only when used as directed by the doctor.

Q. Is Orflam 650mg Tablet an antibiotic?

No, Orflam 650mg Tablet is not an antibiotic. It works as a painkiller and fever-reducing medicine.

Q. Can I take Orflam 650mg Tablet and ibuprofen together?

Ibuprofen and Orflam 650mg Tablet are safe medicines, but both should not be used together. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. How long does a Orflam 650mg Tablet take to work?

Orflam 650mg Tablet takes around 30-45 min to start working and show its effects. It is advised to take this medicine for the duration suggested by the doctor. Consult your doctor if you experience any bothersome side effects.

Q. What are the serious side effects of taking an excess of the Orflam 650mg Tablet?

Overdose of Orflam 650mg Tablete may cause severe life-threatening liver injury. Taking more than the prescribed dose may also cause kidney injury, decreased platelet count, and even coma. Early symptoms of an overdose include nausea, vomiting, and general tiredness. Immediately consult a doctor or reach an emergency in case of a suspected overdose.
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Country of origin: India

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