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Parafast 1000mg Injection

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

Product introduction

Parafast 1000mg Injection helps in relieving moderate pain and reducing fever. It effectively alleviates pain and reduces fever for the short-term in cases following surgery or in cases where oral administration is not possible.

Parafast 1000mg Injection is administered by a doctor or a nurse and should not be self-administered. Depending on the severity of your underlying illness, your doctor will decide the precise dose and schedule as per which this injection is to be given. It starts working within one hour. Inform your doctor if you are also taking other medications containing paracetamol to avoid an overdose. You should let your doctor know if your pain or fever does not subside.

Vomiting, difficulty sleeping, and constipation may be seen as side effects in some patients. Consult your doctor if these side effects do not resolve with time and persist for a longer duration of time. Inform your doctor immediately if any rash or allergic reaction is observed while taking this medicine.

Pregnant and nursing women should use it under medical supervision only. It should be used with caution in patients with liver and kidney disease or alcohol abuse. It is not recommended in patients with severe or active liver disease.

Uses of Parafast Injection

Benefits of Parafast Injection

In Pain relief

Parafast 1000mg Injection is a common painkiller used to treat aches and pains. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It is effective in relieving pain caused by headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, period (menstrual) pains, arthritis, and muscle aches. This medicine is very widely used and very rarely causes side effects if taken at the right dosage. Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. It is also the first choice of painkiller during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

In Treatment of Fever

Parafast 1000mg Injection 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 another medicine. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor.

Side effects of Parafast Injection

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 Parafast

  • Headache
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Constipation
  • Itching
  • Anxiety
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

How to use Parafast Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Parafast Injection works

Parafast 1000mg Injection 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 Parafast 1000mg Injection.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Parafast 1000mg Injection is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Parafast 1000mg Injection 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
Parafast 1000mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Parafast 1000mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Parafast 1000mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Parafast 1000mg Injection contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Parafast 1000mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Parafast 1000mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Parafast 1000mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Parafast Injection?

If you miss a dose of Parafast 1000mg Injection, consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Parafast 1000mg Injection helps in relieving moderate pain and fever for the short-term, especially following surgery.
  • Inform your doctor if you are also taking other medications containing paracetamol.
  • Inform your doctor if you suffer from liver disease, severe kidney disease, or alcohol abuse.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as feeling or being sick, weight loss, pale skin (pallor), or abdominal pain within the first 24 hours as it indicates an overdose.
     
  • Your 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 Parafast with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Pyregin, Alpagin, Novalgin RC
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Patient concerns

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My uric acid is 5.4 and due to this my legs are swollen Doctor admitted me in hospital and only giving the parafast in IV . Am I in right treatment
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
Yes, the treatment is right. You can also consult a general physician.
fever and 2 months pregnant can take combiflan
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
No take Crocin for pain relief
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FAQs

Q. How is Parafast 1000mg Injection administered?

Parafast 1000mg Injection should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only. It should not be self-administered. The dose of the medicine will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Parafast 1000mg Injection.

Q. What if I vomit after taking Parafast 1000mg Injection?

If you vomit in less than 30 minutes after having a dose of Parafast 1000mg Injection 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. What are the serious side effects of taking an excess of the Parafast 1000mg Injection?

Overdose of Parafast 1000mg Injectione 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.

Q. When will I feel better after taking the Parafast 1000mg Injection?

Usually, you will start feeling better after about half an hour of taking a Parafast 1000mg Injection.

Q. Is Parafast 1000mg Injection an antibiotic?

No, Parafast 1000mg Injection is not an antibiotic. It works as a painkiller and fever-reducing medicine.

Q. Is Parafast 1000mg Injection safe for children?

Parafast 1000mg Injection is considered safe for children only when used as directed by the doctor.

Q. Can I take Parafast 1000mg Injection and ibuprofen together?

Ibuprofen and Parafast 1000mg Injection are safe medicines, but both should not be used together. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. Does Parafast 1000mg Injection make babies sleepy?

No, Parafast 1000mg Injection does not make babies sleepy. It is a pain-relieving medicine that is also used to control high fever.
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Country of origin: India

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