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Parafon Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Parafon Tablet is a combination of two medicines used in the treatment of pain due to muscle spasm. It improves the movement of muscles and provides relief from pain and discomfort associated with muscle spasms.

Parafon Tablet can be taken with or without food. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor. Do not take more or use it for a longer duration than recommended by your doctor.

Using of this medicine can cause some common side effects such as stomach upset, dizziness, weakness, and sleepiness. If any of these side effects bother you or do not go away with time, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these side effects.

The medicine may not be suitable for everybody. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. To make sure it is safe for you, let your doctor also know all the other medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should first consult their doctors before using the medicine.

Uses of Parafon Tablet

  • Pain due to muscle spasm

Benefits of Parafon Tablet

In Pain due to muscle spasm

Parafon Tablet is a combination medicine that is used to relieve pain, inflammation, and swelling in conditions that affect muscles. Also, it effectively relieves muscle stiffness or spasm, thereby improving muscle movement. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain.
Take Parafon Tablet as prescribed by the doctor 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. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Parafon 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 Parafon

  • Upset stomach
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Sleepiness

How to use Parafon 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. Parafon Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Parafon Tablet works

Parafon Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Paracetamol and Chlorzoxazone, which relieves pain and relax the muscles. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant. It works by acting on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Parafon Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Parafon Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Parafon Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Parafon Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Parafon Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Parafon Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Parafon Tablet contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Parafon Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Parafon Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Parafon Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Parafon Tablet to relieve pain due to muscle spasm.
  • It is usually used along with rest and physical therapy.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Parafon Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
  • Older adults may have increased drowsiness, confusion, and higher risk of falling while taking Parafon Tablet.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing acetaminophen (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first. 

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Patient Concerns

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Neck pain when I move my neck a bit. I think it's due to exercise and gyming .
Dr. Sunil Tripathi
Physiotherapy
It might be muscle soreness or muscle spasm due to improper Posture or overuse of musclesConsult a Physiotherapist in your area
sir/madam i have pain in my testical(in left side) it slept at 4am. when I woke up it was paining since 2 days it may be due to cold and there is no swelling. may be little bit.
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hello PATIENT to 1mg. Your pain may be due to cold spasm or tortion. If pain persist please visit surgeon and examined.
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FAQs

Q. What is Parafon Tablet?

Parafon Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Paracetamol and Chlorzoxazone. This medication helps in relieving muscle pain. Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant which works by acting on the central nervous system. Paracetamol works by lowering the chemical substance (prostaglandins) in the body that causes pain.

Q. Is it safe to use Parafon Tablet?

Parafon Tablet is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like stomach upset, dizziness, weakness, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any persistent problem due to the medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can I stop taking Parafon Tablet when my pain is relieved?

Parafon Tablet should be continued according to the doctor’s advice. However, it can be discontinued if you are using it for short-term pain relief.

Q. Can the use of Parafon Tablet cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Parafon Tablet can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.

Q. Can the use of Parafon Tablet cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Parafon Tablet 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. Do not drive or use any machines.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Parafon Tablet can increase the risks of side effects. 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. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Parafon Tablet?

The use of Parafon Tablet is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. Patients who regularly consume alcohol or have severe kidney or liver disease are advised to be cautious.

Q. Does Parafon Tablet expire?

Yes, Parafon Tablet does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Parafon Tablet after the expiry date.
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