Orthodex tr is a combination of two medicines: Paracetamol and Tramadol. Paracetamol helps to relieve pain by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain. Tramadol is an opioid analgesic (pain reliever) which works by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain and lowers the pain perception.
Q. Is it safe to use Orthodex tr?
Yes, Orthodex tr is safe to use in most of the patients. However, in some patients, it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, constipation, weakness, dizziness, dryness in the mouth, sleepiness and other uncommon and rare side effect. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication.
Q. Can I stop taking the medication when my pain is relieved?
Orthodex tr is usually recommended for short-term use and can be discontinued when your pain is relieved. However, It is advisable that it should be taken only as suggested by your doctor.
Q. Can the use of Orthodex tr cause constipation?
Yes, the use of Orthodex tr can cause constipation. To prevent constipation, eat high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits, and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Do some exercises like swimming, jogging or take a short walk. Talk to your doctor about taking some medicines to treat constipation if this persists for a long time.
Q. Can the use of Orthodex tr cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Orthodex tr can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for some time or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Can the use of Orthodex tr cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Orthodex tr can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water on the bedside at night. You may use some lip balm if your lips are also dry.
Q. Can the use of Orthodex tr cause damage to liver?
Orthodex tr is usually safe to use in the recommended dose. However, an overdose of Orthodex tr can damage your liver. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, it may increase your risk of liver damage.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than recommended dose of Orthodex tr can lead to increased chances of side effects and liver damage. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Does Orthodex tr expire?
Yes, Orthodex tr does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Orthodex tr after the expiry date.