Peptinex D is a combination of two medicines: Diclofenac and Serratiopeptidase. This medication helps in relieving pain and inflammation. It works by lowering the levels of chemical substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation.
Q. Is it safe to use Peptinex D?
Yes, Peptinex D is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common unwanted side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, heartburn and diarrhea. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem due to the medication.
Q. Can I stop taking Peptinex D when my pain is relieved?
Peptinex D is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when the pain is relieved. However, Peptinex D should be continued if your physician has advised you to do so.
Q. Can the use of Peptinex D cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Peptinex D can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medicine. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Peptinex D cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Peptinex D can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Peptinex D?
The use of Peptinex D is considered to be harmful in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine or in patients with known allergy to other painkillers (NSAIDs). The use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of stomach ulcers or in patients with active, recurrent stomach ulcer/bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with a history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
Q. Can I take Peptinex D with Vitamin B-complex?
Peptinex D can be taken with Vitamin B-complex preparations. While Peptinex D helps to relieve pain, Vitamin B-complex can help to correct the vitamin deficiency that might be causing the symptoms.
Q. Can I take Peptinex D for stomach pain?
No, Peptinex D preferably should not be taken for stomach pain without consulting a physician. This drug can increase stomach acid secretion which may aggravate an unknown underlying condition.
Q. Can the use of Peptinex D cause damage to kidneys?
No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Peptinex D can increase the risks 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. What is the storage condition for the Peptinex D?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.