Medicine Overview of Parafon Tablet
Parafon Tablet is used for pain due to muscle spasm.
Side Effects of Parafon are Stomach upset, Dizziness, Weakness, Sleepiness.
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.
Take this medicine with food, if it causes stomach upset
Parafon Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and Chlorzoxazone which relieve pain and relax the muscles. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen 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.
In Depth Information on Parafon Tablet
Parafon Tablet related warnings
Taking Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Chlorzoxazone with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Parafon Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Parafon Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions about Parafon Tablet
Parafon is a combination of two medicines: Paracetamol, and Chlorzoxazone. This medication helps in relieving muscle pain. Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant and it relaxes muscles by acting on the central nervous system. Paracetamol work by lowering the chemical substance (prostaglandins) in the body that causes pain.
Q. Is it safe to use Parafon?
Parafon is safe to use in 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 effect. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem due to the medication.
Q. Can I stop taking Parafon when my pain is relieved?
Parafon should be continued as advised for a specific time duration by your doctor. However, it can be discontinued if you are using it for short-term pain relief.
Q. Can the use of Parafon cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Parafon can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water; Take regular sips during the day and keep some water on your bedside at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.
Q. Can the use of Parafon cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Parafon 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 I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Parafon can lead to increased chances 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?
The use of Parafon is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine. Caution should be advised in patients who regularly consume alcohol or have severe kidney or liver disease.
Yes, Parafon does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Parafon after the expiry date.
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