Medicine Overview of Saxopas Tablet
Saxopas 325mg/250mg Tablet is used for pain due to muscle spasm.
Side Effects of Saxopas 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. Saxopas 325mg/250mg 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
Saxopas 325mg/250mg 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 Saxopas Tablet
Saxopas 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 Saxopas 325mg/250mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Saxopas 325mg/250mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Saxopas 325mg/250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Saxopas 325mg/250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Saxopas 325mg/250mg Tablet contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Saxopas 325mg/250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Saxopas 325mg/250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Saxopas 325mg/250mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Saxopas Tablet
Saxopas 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 Saxopas?
Saxopas 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 Saxopas when my pain is relieved?
Saxopas 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 Saxopas cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Saxopas 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 Saxopas cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Saxopas 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 Saxopas 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 Saxopas?
The use of Saxopas 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, Saxopas does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Saxopas after the expiry date.
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