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Pyrifen Gel Capsule

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Overview

Introduction

Pyrifen Gel Capsule is a pain relieving medicine. It is used for treatment of inflammatory condition including joint disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, postoperative painful condition, fever, and period pain.

Pyrifen Gel Capsule should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. In general, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms, for the shortest possible time. You should take this medicine regularly while you need it. Try not to miss doses as this will make the medicine less effective.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. If any of these side effects do not resolve with time or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

To make sure it is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any medical conditions or disorders. You should also tell your doctor all the other medicines you re using or taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before using this medicine.

Uses of Pyrifen Gel Capsule

Side effects of Pyrifen Gel Capsule

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 Pyrifen Gel

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Pyrifen Gel Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Pyrifen Gel Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Pyrifen Gel Capsule works

Pyrifen Gel Capsule is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Pyrifen Gel Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pyrifen Gel Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Pyrifen Gel Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Pyrifen Gel Capsule alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pyrifen Gel Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pyrifen Gel Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Pyrifen Gel Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
UNSAFE
Pyrifen Gel Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Pyrifen Gel Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Pyrifen Gel Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Pyrifen Gel Capsule is used to relieve pain, inflammation, and fever.
  • Take it with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Pyrifen Gel Capsule as it can increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • 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
Diphenylethers Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Pyrifen Gel with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Acifon, Reclofen, Aceclocare
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol, Cgtrom
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): M Spirin, Asalite, Dilsprin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Vbrom
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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pimple problem over the face currently i am using acenwar plus gel photostable sunscreen gel antioxidant capsule
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
For pimples Use epiduo gel - once daily in the evening for 4-5hrs over the pimples and wash off Dnt rub Wash off immediately if there is irritation Continue for 2months minimum Take proper sunprotection during day.
Can i eat and apply evion 400 capsule gel? Is it really helpful for acne and marks
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Dermatology
You should not take any capsule without consultation dear.
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FAQs

Q. Is Pyrifen Gel an antibiotic?

Pyrifen Gel is not an antibiotic, it belongs to the class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drug) which helps in relieving pain associated with various disease conditions.

Q. Can I take Pyrifen Gel with paracetamol?

Pyrifen Gel and paracetamol belong to the same class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drugs). Taking the two medicines together is not advisable as it may increase the potential for gastric ulceration and bleeding. However, please consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

Q. Does Pyrifen Gel contain aspirin?

Pyrifen Gel is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drug). It does not contain aspirin.

Q. Is Pyrifen Gel safe?

Pyrifen Gel is safe to use if taken at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Pyrifen Gel for headache?

Pyrifen Gel can be taken for a headache only when advised by your doctor.

Q. Does Pyrifen Gel make you drowsy (feeling sleepy)?

Pyrifen Gel does not make you feel drowsy at prescribed doses. However, an overdose of Pyrifen Gel can make you drowsy (feeling sleepy).

Q. Does Pyrifen Gel contain sulphur?

No, Pyrifen Gel does not contain sulphur.

Q. What does Pyrifen Gel treat or used for?

Pyrifen Gel is used to treat acute pain, painful osteoarthritis (degeneration of joints) and primary dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) in adolescents and adults above 12 years old.

Q. Can I take Pyrifen Gel with ibuprofen?

Pyrifen Gel can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, taking the two medicines together is not advisable as it may increase the potential for gastric ulceration and bleeding. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.<br>

Q. Can I take Pyrifen Gel with aspirin?

Pyrifen Gel can be taken with aspirin. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Is Pyrifen Gel safe?

Yes, Pyrifen Gel is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Pyrifen Gel banned?

No, Pyrifen Gel is not banned in India.

Q. Is Pyrifen Gel safe during breastfeeding?

It is not known if Pyrifen Gel is secreted in milk. So, any medicines containing Pyrifen Gel are not to be used during breastfeeding.

Q. Is Pyrifen Gel safe in pregnancy?

No, Pyrifen Gel is not safe to be used in pregnancy especially in the last three months. There have been reports of kidney failure in newborn babies if the mother was taking Pyrifen Gel in the late stage of pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy.

Q. Is Pyrifen Gel safe in asthma?

Pyrifen Gel is reported to be safe in patients with asthma if taken as advised by your doctor. However, always share your disease history with the doctor in case you have asthma and you are advised to take other medicines.

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