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Retense Capsule


Retense Capsule side effects

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Itching
  • Tremor

How to use Retense Capsule

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. Retense Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Retense Capsule works

Retense Capsule decreases the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

Retense Capsule related warnings

Retense Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Retense Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Retense Capsule during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
It is not known whether Retense Capsule alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Retense Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Retense Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Retense Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Retense Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Retense Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Retense Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Retense Capsule is given when pain killers (NSAIDs) cannot be given due to gastric damage caused by them.
  • Inform your doctor before starting Retense Capsule if
    • You have an underlying liver disease
    • You take alcohol regularly
    • You are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Get your liver function tests done before starting Retense Capsule and follow up tests every week while you are taking the medicine.
  • Stop taking Retense Capsule and immediately inform your doctor if you get any symptoms of liver disease like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or yellow colored urine.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Retense

Pain during menstruation and ir regular periods
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
take meftal spas or drotin tablet for pain and go for check up for irregular periods
Pain during menstruation period
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Take meftal spas three times a day during period
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User Feedback


Q. Is Retense beneficial in the treatment of fibromyalgia?

Yes, Retense is seen to be beneficial in the treatment of fibromyalgia in some clinical studies, however, Retense is yet to get formal regulatory approval for this condition. Fibromyalgia is a disease that is characterized by musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and depression.

Q. What is the benefit of using Retense with paracetamol?

Both Retense and paracetamol help in relieving pain but they work in entirely different ways. When paracetamol is given with Retense, pain relief is better as compared to single drug use. However, both can cause liver toxicity, so monitoring of liver function is very important when taken together.

Q. Does Retense cause liver toxicity?

Yes, Retense causes liver toxicity. Use of Retense is contraindicated in patients with an underlying liver disease.

Q. Can Retense be used for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain?

Retense can be used for the relief of pain associated with osteorthritis and post orthopedic surgery pain. It is especially useful for patients who cannot take NSAIDs because of the risk of NSAID-induced gastritis.

Q. Does use of Retense cause green discoloration of urine?

There have been case reports that Retense causes green discoloration of urine. However, this is not a very commonly seen effect. Inform your doctor if you experience this symptom.

Q. Is Retense useful in the treatment of epilpesy?

Retense is not approved for the treatment of epilepsy. However, a few animal studies have shown a beneficial effect of Retense for treating epilepsy and this effect is still being explored.

Q. Would I experience any withdrawal symptoms once I stop using Retense?

Yes, you can experience withdrawal symptoms once you stop using Retense like sweating, tremor, and mood alterations with long term use of Retense. Inform your doctor if you have these symptoms.

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