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Composition FOR PRESTIFEN MR

Paracetamol(500 mg),Chlormezanone(NA),Ibuprofen(NA)

food interaction for PRESTIFEN MR

alcohol interaction for PRESTIFEN MR

pregnancy interaction for PRESTIFEN MR

lactation interaction for PRESTIFEN MR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Prestifen mr tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking Ibuprofen with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
UNSAFE
Prestifen mr tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR PRESTIFEN MR

Paracetamol(500 mg)

Uses

Paracetamol is used in the treatment of headache, joint pain, dental pain, nerve pain, muscular pain, menstrual pain, migraine and fever

How it works

Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, pain, and fever.

Common side effects

Skin redness, Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Running nose, Nausea, Liver injury, Abnormal blood cell count, Facial swelling, Blisters on skin
Chlormezanone(NA)

Uses

Chlormezanone is used for muscle relaxation

How it works

Chlormezanone works by acting on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

Common side effects

Nausea, Cholestatic jaundice, Confusion, Depression, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Erythema multiforme, Excitement, Flushing, Rash, Steven-johnsons syndrome, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Weakness
Ibuprofen(NA)

Uses

Ibuprofen is used in the treatment of fever, headache, migraine, Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), rheumatoid arthritis, muscular pain, dental pain, menstrual pain and nerve pain

How it works

Ibuprofen blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, pain, and fever.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Flatulence, Abdominal bloating, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Ringing in ear

SUBSTITUTES FOR PRESTIFEN MR

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR PRESTIFEN MR

  • Do not take if you are taking any other products that contain paracetamol, or are allergic to paracetamol or any of the other ingredients.
  • Do not take paracetamol if you drink three or more alcoholic beverages every day.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if you have any skin reaction such as skin reddening, blisters, or rash.
  • Do not take paracetamol without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR PRESTIFEN MR

Paracetamol

Q.

Is paracetamol an antibiotic?
No, paracetamol is not an antibiotic. It's an analgesic (pain-killer) and anti-pyretic (for the relief of fever).

Q.

Is paracetamol a NSAID?
Yes, paracetamol is a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) which has analgesic (painkiller) and antipyretic (for the relief of fever) properties.

Q.

Is paracetamol an analgesic?
Yes, paracetamol is an analgesic (painkiller) medicine and can be used for the relief of pain, for example, toothache, headache, and sprain.

Ibuprofen

Q.

Is Brufen and ibuprofen the same?
Yes, ibuprofen is available under brand name ‘Brufen'

Q.

Is ibuprofen/ Brufen/ Ibugesic / Ibugesic plus safe?
Ibuprofen (also available as Brufen/Ibugesic /Ibugesic plus) is safe at the prescribed dose by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.

Is ibuprofen/Brufen banned in India?
No. It is available in India

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Q.

Is ibuprofen/ Brufen / Ibugesic/ Ibugesic plus an antibiotic?
No. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and not an antibiotic

Q.

Can I take ibuprofen for a hangover/ heartburn/ heart attack?
Ibuprofen is specifically used to relieve pain. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

Q.

Can I take ibuprofen with amoxicillin/ DayQuil/ tramadol/ NyQuil/ prednisone/ hydrocodone/ sudafed/ antibiotics/ codeine/ paracetamol/ panadol?
Taking other medicines may alter the effects of ibuprofen. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.

Does ibuprofen/ Brufen make you sleepy?
No. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.

Does ibuprofen/ Brufen stop your period?
At normal prescribed doses, it doesn't stop period. It is used to relieve from pain during period (menstruation). However, at high doses – about 800 mg dose three times a day, it can stop your period. However, it depends on a lot of factors. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.

Does ibuprofen/Brufen reduce swelling /get you high /thin the blood?
No. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects

Q.

Does ibuprofen contain paracetamol/aspirin/ caffeine/ codeine?
No. Ibuprofen does not contain paracetamol/aspirin/caffeine/codeine

Q.

Is Brufen/ Ibugesic a painkiller/ anti-inflammatory/ good for toothache/ used for fever/ used for cramps/ used for flu/ used for cold/ used for stomach ache/ used for headache/ used for gall bladder pain/use for muscle soreness/use for sore throat/used for back pain/used for concussion/ used for inflammation?
Brufen or Ibugesic are trade names of ibuprofen, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and used as painkiller for toothache, headache, back pain, gall bladder pain and cramps. It has inflammatory property, so used for inflammation, concussion, muscle soreness, sore throat. It is used for fever and flu. It is used with antihistamines for cold. Its better avoided for stomach pain

Q.

Does Brufen cause constipation?
It may cause constipatio

Q.

Does Brufen stop bleeding?
It is used to stop abnormal vaginal bleeding. However, consult your doctor if you experience such type of effects.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)