Medicine Overview of SPASMODART TABLET
Uses of Dicyclomine
Dicyclomine is used in the treatment of abdominal pain.
Side effects of Dicyclomine
Nausea, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Nervousness, Weakness.
How to use Dicyclomine
How SPASMODART TABLET works
Dicyclomine works by relaxing the muscles in your stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms). In doing this, it relieves cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort.
Side effects of Diclofenac
Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Epigastric pain, Flatulence, Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion.
How to use Diclofenac
How SPASMODART TABLET works
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).
Side effects of Paracetamol
How to use Paracetamol
How SPASMODART TABLET works
Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that is responsible for pain and fever.
In Depth Information on SPASMODART TABLET
Expert advice for Dicyclomine
- This medication may impair your thinking or alertness. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
- Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Dicyclomine can decrease your sweating, which can lead to heat stroke in a hot environment.
- Avoid taking alcohol as it can increase certain side effects of dicyclomine.
- Stop using dicyclomine and call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects such as confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior, fast or uneven heart rate, or if you urinate less than usual or not at all.
Expert advice for Diclofenac
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
- It should be taken with food or milk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
- It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long time.
- Diclofenac can raise a risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Expert advice for Paracetamol
- Paracetamol is a very safe and well-tolerated medicine for short term use.
- Taking high dose of Paracetamol can cause serious liver damage.
- Inform your doctor if you have a liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
- Avoid excess intake of alcohol when taking Paracetamol, together they can affect your liver.
- Immediately inform your doctor or contact a hospital emergency if you have taken an overdose of Paracetamol and you are feeling unwell.
Special precautions for SPASMODART TABLET
Spasmodart tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.+more
Taking diclofenac with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Taking Paracetamol with alcohol can cause liver damage....
Taking diclofenac with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Taking Paracetamol with alcohol can cause liver damage.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Spasmodart tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor....
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Spasmodart tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Patients should not drive or operate machinery if they get a+more
ffected symptoms like dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, visual disturbances....
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with u+more
nderlying kidney disease. Please Consult your doctor....
Use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease.
Frequently asked questions for SPASMODART TABLET
Frequently asked questions for Dicyclomine
Q. Is Dicyclomine safe?
Dicyclomine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Dicyclomine gluten free?
Dicyclomine active drug does not contain gluten. Read the label instruction of the brands your doctor prescribes you, for gluten content
Q. Is Dicyclomine an over-the-counter medicine?
Dicyclomine is available over-the-counter. However, always consult your doctor before taking dicyclomine for your disease
Q. Does dicyclomine help nausea?
Dicyclomine is not known to relieve nausea. Nausea is a common side effect of dicyclomine.
Q. Does dicyclomine help constipation or trigger constipation?
Dicyclomine may cause constipation
Q. Is dicyclomine an opiate/steroid/antacid/NSAID/benzodiazepine?
Dicyclomine is not an opiate, steroid, or an antacid. It is neither a NSAID not a benzodiazepine
Q. Is dicyclomine a muscle relaxer?
Yes, dicyclomine is a smooth muscle relaxant. It has a direct effect on muscles of the stomach and intestine. It does not relax the skeletal/voluntary muscles
Q. Can I take dicyclomine for diarrhea?
Dicyclomine has no known effects in treating diarrhea
Q. Can I take dicyclomine for menstrual cramps?
Dicyclomine mainly acts on the smooth muscles of the intestine. Hence, it is used to relieve cramps or spasms of the stomach and intestines (gut). It is not known whether it can be used for menstrual cramps
Q. Does dicyclomine cause constipation?
Dicyclomine may cause constipation
Q. Does dicyclomine make you drowsy?
Dicyclomine may cause drowsiness and make you feel sleepy
Q. Does dicyclomine cause hair loss?
Dicyclomine does not have hair loss as a known side-effect
Q. Can I take dicyclomine with Advil (ibuprofen)/ amoxicillin/ Pepto (bismuth subsalicylate)/ tramadol/ Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ oxycodone/ Tylenol (paracetamol)?
There are no known serious drug interactions between dicyclomine and Advil (ibuprofen)/ amoxicillin/ Pepto (bismuth subsalicylate)/ Tramadol/ Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ oxycodone/ Tylenol (paracetamol). Dicyclomine is often available in combination with pain killers like paracetamol Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on dicyclomine.
Frequently asked questions for Diclofenac
Q. What is the difference between Diclofenac and naproxen?
In research studies, naproxen has been found to have lesser cardiovascular events like stroke and heart attack than Diclofenac. Another key variations naproxen may be more likely to be recommended for the treatment of inflammatory conditions in young patients as compared to Diclofenac.
Q. What is the difference between Diclofenac and ketoprofen?
Although both these agents are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), there is a subtle difference in the way they act. Ketoprofen blocks the Cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzyme without any preference for blocking of any one of this enzyme subtypes. Diclofenac has the preference to block COX-2 subtype of Cyclooxygenase enzyme. Blocking of COX reduces prostaglandins (chemicals naturally produced by the body that is responsible for pain and inflammation).
Q. Can Diclofenac be used along with warfarin?
No. Using Diclofenac together with warfarin can increase the risk of serious bleeding from the stomach (Higher than users of either drug alone). Inform your doctor before starting these medications.
Q. Are Diclofenac and ibuprofen same?
No. Diclofenac and Ibuprofen are different medicines but they both belong to the same class of drugs i.e. Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). Both are commonly used as painkillers.
Q. Is Diclofenac a painkiller?
Yes. Diclofenac is a pain killer. In fact, it belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis.
Q. Is Diclofenac a narcotic?
No. Diclofenac is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac along with vitamins?
Yes. There is no known interaction between Diclofenac and Vitamins.
Q. Can Diclofenac be used for the treatment of hepatitis?
No. Diclofenac is not approved for the treatment of hepatitis. Hepatitis is a condition where the liver is inflamed. Diclofenac can, in fact, cause harm to the liver as a side effect.
Q. Can Diclofenac be used after C-section?
Yes. Diclofenac is a pain killer. C-section is the short name for Cesarean Section which is an operative procedure to deliver the baby through the mother's abdomen and uterus. Diclofenac can be used to treat the pain that may occur after the operation.
Q. What is the difference between Diclofenac and baclofen?
Diclofenac is a pain killer. It belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis. Baclofen is a depressant of the nervous system, used to relax the muscles and also used in to reduce pain. Baclofen is used for the treatment of spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis.
Q. What is the difference between Diclofenac and lidocaine?
Diclofenac is a pain killer. It belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis. Lidocaine (also known as xylocaine and lignocaine) is a medication primarily used to numb tissue in a specific area before any surgical procedure and is also used to treat ventricular tachycardia (a condition where the beating rhythm of the heart gets disturbed.
Q. What is the Cmax of Diclofenac?
Cmax of Diclofenac (50 mg) is 3.9 µmol/l.
Q. Which is the best choice between Diclofenac and aceclofenac?
The researcher has proved that aceclofenac is a better alternative to Diclofenac with fewer side effects, especially in the treatment of osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. Both Aceclofenac and Diclofenac are NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) and used as painkillers.
Q. What is Diclofenac SR?
Diclofenac SR refers to the 'Sustained Release' preparation of Diclofenac. Sustained release preparations are designed to release Diclofenac at a known rate in order to maintain a constant drug concentration for a specific period of time with minimum side effects. This decreases the number of tablets you need to swallow with almost similar benefits.
Q. What is the half-life of Diclofenac?
The half-life of Diclofenac is 1-2 hours. This is the time required for the concentration or amount of drug in the body to be reduced by one-half.
Q. Which is the best choice between Diclofenac and ibuprofen for back pain?
Both Diclofenac and Ibuprofen can be used for back pain.
Q. Which is the best choice between Diclofenac and ibuprofen for a toothache?
Both Diclofenac and Ibuprofen can be used for toothache. Currently, there are not many studies which can identify the best treatment between the these two agents. However according to one study, a combination of Diclofenac with paracetamol has been found to be better then a combination of Ibuprofen and paracetamol.
Q. What is the difference between Diclofenac and meloxicam?
Meloxicam has been found to have fewer gastrointestinal side effects than Diclofenac and its use is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.
Q. Can I take Diclofenac along with misoprostol?
Yes. It can be taken together. Misoprostol protects the stomach from irritating gastric effects of Diclofenac. The combination of medication is used to treat arthritis in patients at high risk of getting stomach/intestinal ulcers and complications from the ulcers (such as bleeding).
Q. Can I take Diclofenac along with vitamins?
Yes. There is no known interaction between Diclofenac and Vitamins.
Q. Can I take Diclofenac while I am on thyroxine?
Yes. There is no known interaction between Diclofenac and Thyroxine.
Q. What is the difference between Diclofenac potassium and Diclofenac sodium?
Diclofenac exists in two forms - the sodium salt (Diclofenac sodium) and the potassium salt (Diclofenac potassium). Each has the same amount of Diclofenac base - the main difference is that Diclofenac potassium is slightly more soluble in water than Diclofenac sodium.
Q. Can Diclofenac be used in the treatment of chikungunya?
Usually, the platelet count does not dip in cases of chikungunya and painkillers like Diclofenac can lead to a risk of increased bleeding tendency. So refrain from taking piroxicam or any pain killer in the case of any fever with joint pain. Consult your doctor before starting Diclofenac.
Q. Where is Diclofenac metabolised?
Diclofenac is metabolised in the liver.
Q. How much of Diclofenac is absorbed?
Diclofenac is rapidly and completely absorbed from tablets. Food intake does not affect absorption.
Q. Why Diclofenac should be stopped before surgery?
Since Diclofenac has been shown to have blood thinning effects, it can increase the risk of bleeding. Therefore, it is stopped before surgery to prevent excessive loss of blood.
Q. What are the contraindications for Diclofenac?
Diclofenac should not be used if there is an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to it, active ulcer in the stomach, bleeding from stomach, allergic reactions (including asthma, urticaria, rhinitis etc) to other NSAIDs like Aspirin, Severe heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure and a history of heart attack.
Q. Can Diclofenac affect the chance of conceiving?
Yes. Diclofenac can sometime cause reversible infertility. Diclofenac by its mechanism of action, may delay or prevent rupture of ovarian follicles, which has been associated with reversible infertility in some women. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Why does Diclofenac cause an ulcer?
Diclofenac can cause damage to the lining cells of the stomach by several mechanisms, including the irritant effect on the cells, breaking of the protective barrier properties of lining cells, suppression of prostaglandin production of the stomach, reduction of stomach mucosal blood flow and interference with the repair of superficial injury of the stomach lining.
Q. Why is Diclofenac contraindicated in asthma?
Some patients with asthma are hypersensitive to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like aspirin which can lead to acute attacks of asthma. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. What is Diclofenac ER?
ER is a short name for 'Extended Release'. Diclofenac ER tablets deliver the drug Diclofenac for a prolonged period of time. This, in turn, decreases the number of tablets you swallow per day.
Q. Is Diclofenac good for back pain?
Yes. Diclofenac has been found to be effective to reduce back pain. Diclofenac is a pain killer that belongs to the NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory) class. Other NSAIDs have also been found to be useful in back pain eg. Ibuprofen and Naproxen.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac during my fever treatment?
Yes. Diclofenac can reduce fever. However, commonly used to reduce the pain, particularly that which is seen with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac to treat a sore throat?
Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Diclofenac is a pain killer so it can be given in cases of throat pain associated with it but only under the prescription of a doctor.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac to treat UTI?
Diclofenac can be used to treat the pain associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) but for complete treatment, a course of antibiotics will be required.
Q. Can Diclofenac cause sedation?
Diclofenac is not known to cause sedation. There have been rare, an isolated case report of sedation with the drug.
Q. Can I take Diclofenac for kidney stones?
Yes. Diclofenac is given to relieve the pain due to kidney stones. However, there is also a risk of kidney damage with Diclofenac as its side effect. It is advised not to take Diclofenac for a prolonged time for this condition without adequate monitoring.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac for nerve pain?
Yes. Studies have shown Diclofenac (topical preparations) to be of use in nerve pain like Post-Herpetic pain.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac for eye management?
Yes. Diclofenac eye drops can be used to treat non-bacterial inflammation,e.g. post-operative state. Diclofenac eye drops have also been used to manage pain for traumatic corneal abrasion.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac for the treatment of arthritis?
Yes. Diclofenac belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac with diuretics?
No. Diclofenac should not be used with diuretics. Diclofenac reduces the natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazides diuretics in some patients. This response has been attributed to inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac with mifepristone?
No. Effect of mifepristone may be reduced by NSAIDs like Diclofenac. Mifepristone is used for medical abortion.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac with lithium?
No. Diclofenac may increase the blood level of lithium, causing increased side effect.
Q. Can smoking be harmful over diclofenac?
Yes. Smoking is a known risk factor causing an ulcer in the stomach. Diclofenac too can cause ulceration of stomach as a side effect. Both together may increase the chance of forming ulcer in the stomach and bleeding. Therefore it is advised to quit smoking while on Diclofenac therapy.
Frequently asked questions for Paracetamol
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with vitamin B complex?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken with vitamin B-complex preparations. They have been used together in the treatment of acute and painful diseases affecting nerves like trigeminal neuralgias, post-operative pain, etc. Paracetamol helps to relieve pain and vitamin B-complex corrects the deficiency that might be causing your symptoms.
Q. Is Paracetamol use associated with Helicobacter pylori infection?
No, Paracetamol use is not associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. Painkiller drugs can increase the acid secretion in the stomach, aggravate the symptoms of this infection and the risk of stomach and the intestine ulcer. However, this risk is minimum with paracetamol as compared to other pain killers.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with fexofenadine?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken safely with fexofenadine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported. These are used together to treat the symptoms of cold, cough, flu or a sore-throat and other allergic or viral diseases. Fexofenadine helps to relieve sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, or eyes and Paracetamol helps to relieve pain or fever.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with warfarin?
Paracetamol is safe to use occasionally with warfarin as other painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding. However, on a long-term use, paracetamol can also increase the risk of bleeding. Talk to your doctor before taking them together as you may need to be monitored regularly.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with tamsulosin?
Paracetamol can be taken with Tamsulosin. No harmful side effects or other interactions have been seen when they are taken together. Tamsulosin is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with cetirizine?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken safely with cetirizine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported. These are used together to treat the symptoms of cold, cough, flu or a sore throat and other allergic or viral diseases. Cetirizine helps to relieve sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, or eyes and Paracetamol helps to relieve pain or fever.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with ibuprofen?
Yes, paracetamol can be taken with ibuprofen. Both help to relieve pain and fever and ibuprofen also decreases inflammation and swelling. However, both increase the acid secretion in the stomach and can cause acid reflux, heartburn, stomach, and intestinal ulcers and gut bleeding on long-term use.
Q. Does Paracetamol cause weight loss?
Paracetamol is not known to cause weight loss. It is a very safe medicine for short term use and can cause minor and rare side effects like low blood pressure, and allergic reactions.
Q. Can anyone be allergic to Paracetamol?
Yes, there have been reports of hypersensitivity and allergic reaction with the use of Paracetamol. Symptoms of an allergy include swelling of the face, mouth, and throat, shortness of breath, urticaria, red rash, and severe itching. Stop taking Paracetamol if you have such symptoms and immediately consult your doctor.
Q. How beneficial is to use Paracetamol with diclofenac?
Paracetamol and Diclofenac might be given together in case of fever and pain. Paracetamol has an early onset of action and it helps in relieving the symptoms till diclofenac starts working. However, both are pain killers and can affect stomach lining on long-term use leading to acid reflux, heartburn, and stomach ulcers and bleeding.
Q. Can I take paracetamol for stomach pain?
No, paracetamol should not be taken for stomach pain. You must consult your physician for this. The stomach pain must be due to some other underlying condition, which needs attention.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with aceclofenac?
Yes, Paracetamol can be given with aceclofenac for fever and pain. Paracetamol has an early onset of action and it helps in relieving the symptoms till Aceclofenac starts working. However, both are pain killers and can affect stomach lining on long-term use leading to acid reflux, heartburn, and stomach ulcers and bleeding.
Q. Does paracetamol treat sore-throat, flu or cold?
Paracetamol does not treat sore-throat, flu or cold but it can help in relieving fever and body aches associated with these conditions.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with codeine?
Paracetamol and codeine can be taken together. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together. They are commonly given together for the relief of mild to moderate pain due to different reasons.
Q. Does paracetamol help a cough?
No, paracetamol does not help in the relief of cough but it can help in relieving associated fever and body aches.
Q. Why most cold or flu drugs contains paracetamol?
Paracetamol has both fever relieving and painkiller properties. Most people suffering from common cold or flu experience low-grade fever, muscle pain and overall feeling of tiredness. Paracetamol reduces these symptoms, so, it is commonly a part of cold or flu medicines.
Q. Does paracetamol contain alcohol?
No, paracetamol does not contain any alcohol.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with amoxicillin?
Paracetamol and amoxicillin can be taken together. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol is given along, for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Does paracetamol have side effects?
Paracetamol is quite safe for short term use. It has side effects if taken in more than the dose advised and for a long-term. Immediately consult a doctor if there is nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice as it could be due to an overdose of paracetamol.
Q. Is paracetamol safe to use?
Paracetamol is safe to use in the dose as advised by the doctor. Use in more than recommended doses can do serious harm.
Q. Is it safe to take paracetamol with erythromycin?
Paracetamol and Erythromycin can be taken together. Erythromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol is given along, for the relief of associated fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Is paracetamol an antibiotic?
Paracetamol is not an antibiotic. It's an analgesic (pain-killer) and antipyretic (for the relief of fever), whereas an antibiotic is useful for the treatment of infections.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with metronidazole?
Paracetamol and Metronidazole can be taken together. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when used together.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with homeopathic medicine?
Ask your doctor before taking paracetamol with homeopathic medicine as there is no information available on this.
Q. Is it safe to take Paracetamol with Tramadol?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken with Tramadol. They are used together for moderate to severe pain in various diseases and their use is associated with common side effects like nausea, dizziness, and sleepiness.No drug-drug interactions have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with Azithromycin?
Paracetamol and Azithromycin can be taken together. Azithromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol is given along, for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take paracetamol for period pains?
Yes, Paracetamol is a pain killer and can help in the relief of mild to moderate pain associated with periods also known as dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation).
Q. Is it safe to take Paracetamol with Naproxen?
Yes, paracetamol can be taken with Naproxen. Both are painkillers and belong to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and are used to relieve pain and fever. However, long-term use affects the stomach lining and increase acid secretion which can lead to side effects like acid reflux, heartburn, stomach, and intestinal ulcers and bleeding.
Q. Can paracetamol make babies/ toddlers sleep when used for teething pain?
Paracetamol helps to relieve teething pain in infants and children but it does not make them sleep. The child may go to sleep once the pain is relieved.
Q. Can a patient with high blood pressure take paracetamol?
Occasional use of Paracetamol is safe in patients with high blood pressure. However, if it is to be taken for a long time, you must talk to your doctor. Paracetamol belongs to the group of painkillers called analgesics and antipyretics and these drugs can decrease the action of medicines taken by the patient for control of high blood pressure.
Q. Does Paracetamol interact with vitamin C?
Vitamin C can be taken with Paracetamol. However, vitamin C increases the blood levels of other drugs similar to Paracetamol, so it is advised to talk to your doctor if you have to take both these medicines for a long-term.
Q. What happens if you take an overdose of Paracetamol?
Overdose of Paracetamol can cause potentially life-threatening liver damage, which is the most serious side effect. Early symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, and general tiredness. Kidney damage, decreased platelet count and coma may also occur. Immediately consult a doctor or consult an emergency in the case of suspected overdosage.
Q. What is the difference between Paracetamol and Ibuprofen?
Both Paracetamol and ibuprofen help to relieve mild to moderate pain and fever. Ibuprofen also helps to decrease redness and swelling because of the anti-inflammatory action while Paracetamol has no anti-inflammatory action. But the use of Paracetamol is much safer as it causes fewer side effects like stomach upset, ulcers, and bleeding than Ibuprofen.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with hyoscine?
Yes, Paracetamol and hyoscine can be taken together. Hyoscine is used to relieve pain and cramps of the stomach, gut, urinary bladder and urinary tract while Paracetamol is used to relieve mild to moderate pain of a headache, toothache, muscle pain, joint pain, and fever. Together they can be advised by a doctor for painful conditions of the gut and urinary tract.
Q. Can I use Paracetamol after the caesarean section?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken after a caesarean section to relieve pain. It is a very safe drug for pain relief and has minimal side effects at low doses. A very small amount of drug passes into breast milk that should not affect your baby. Paracetamol use also helps to lower the dose of other painkillers.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with Betahistine?
Paracetamol can be taken with Betahistine. There are no reported drug-drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with rabeprazole?
Paracetamol and Rabeprazole can be taken together. Rabeprazole is used to prevent paracetamol (painkillers) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. There are no clinically significant drug-drug interactions or harmful effects seen when they are used together.
Q. How much time does it take for Paracetamol to take effect?
Paracetamol usually starts to work within 30 minutes to 1 hour and the effect usually lasts for 4-6 hours. If you are not getting any relief in your pain or fever, consult your doctor as you may need a higher dose or some other medicine may need to be added.
Q. How is aspirin different from paracetamol?
Paracetamol helps to relieve mild to moderate pain and fever and has no effect on inflammation or swelling while Aspirin acts as a blood thinner in low doses and is helpful to prevent heart attacks and stroke and in higher doses, it relieves mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation.
Q. How beneficial is to take urofollitropin alpha with Paracetamol?
Urofollitropin alpha is given as a subcutaneous injection with the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone to assist in ovulation and fertility. Urofollitropin alpha can cause abdominal or pelvic pain or pain and swelling at the injection site in some patients which can be relieved by taking Paracetamol.
Q. Can vitamin D be taken safely with Paracetamol?
Yes, vitamin D can be taken with Paracetamol. Patients with osteoarthritis who are on vitamin D and calcium may need to take Paracetamol for the relief of any associated pain. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported.
Q. Can I take clindamycin with Paracetamol?
Paracetamol and Clindamycin can be taken together. Clindamycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol may be given along, for the relief of associated fever. No drug-drug interactions have been reported clinically. However, both are known to cause liver damage. Talk to your doctor if you need them for a long time.
Q. Does paracetamol affect the liver?
Use of paracetamol for a long time and above recommended doses can cause liver damage ranging from abnormal liver tests to liver failure. If you are taking paracetamol from a long time and have nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice, inform your doctor as these could be signs of an underlying liver damage.
Q. Can too much use of Paracetamol cause constipation?
Paracetamol is not known to cause constipation. Other common side effects of Paracetamol are rashes, low blood pressure, allergy. Patients who experience Paracetamol side effects should consult with a physician and stop taking the medication till then.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol if I have hepatitis?
Paracetamol is metabolized in the liver. Paracetamol is considered the safest painkiller to take for people with hepatitis for mild to moderate pain and fever. Consult your doctor before taking Paracetamol if you have hepatitis as it can cause liver damage if taken in higher doses or for a very long time.
Q. What are the serious side effects of taking excess Paracetamol?
Potentially severe life-threatening liver injury is a serious side effect seen with an overdose of Paracetamol. Overdose can also cause kidney injury, coma, and decreased platelet count. Early symptoms of an overdose include nausea, vomiting, and general tiredness. Immediately consult a doctor or reach an emergency in case of suspected overdose.
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