It is used to relieve fever and pain in conditions like headaches, muscle pain, or dental pain.
ContradicationsThis drug should not be used in glaucoma, urinary retention, Myasthenia Gravis, enlarged prostate glands, porphyria, involuntary movements of face and jaw, GI obstruction, kidney and liver impairment, alcoholism, chronic malnutrition, dehydration, body weight <50 kg, G6PD deficiency, and hemolytic anemia. There is also a risk of developing serious skin infections. Warn patients of symptoms, and discontinue if occur.
Side effectsThis drug can cause a dry mouth, nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, confusion, tremor, GI upset, restlessness, and rarely blood disorders.
What is the use of this medicine?
How should it be taken?
It should be taken with food or milk to prevent an upset stomach.
What happens if used for the duration longer than advised?
Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it can increase your risk of stomach problems.
How long does it take to start working?
It takes around 30-45 min to start working.
For how long is it supposed to be taken?
You are advised to take this medicine for the duration suggested by the doctor.
What should be its dose in children?
4 times in 24 hours with a gap of 4 hours between each dose, for 3 days. Do not make any changes in the treatment course without consulting with your doctor first.