Anafortan - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Anafortan: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Anafortan?

Anafortan is a painkiller used to reduce abdominal pain due to dysmenorrhoea (irregular period/menses). It is a combination of two medicines, camylofin and paracetamol. Camylofin relaxes the stomach and gut muscles and prevents sudden contractions of muscles (antispasmodic). Camylofin also blocks certain natural substances in the body (prostaglandins), which trigger the sensation of pain. It has dual-action neurotrophic and musculotropic effects. In combination, both medicines reduce pain effectively. Paracetamol acts both as a painkiller (analgesic) and fever-reducing agent (antipyretic), in addition, reduces inflammation too.

What are the uses of Anafortan?

Anafortan, a combinational drug, has multiple uses. Some uses are:

  • Intestinal colic: used to alleviate symptoms such as bloating, severe stomach pain, cramps.
  • Biliary colic: used to relieve symptoms such as mild pain in the abdomen’s middle or upper right area. Biliary occurs when a gallstone blocks the bile duct, the tube that drains bile from the gallbladder to the small intestine.
  • Renal colic: used to reduce extreme pain caused by a urinary tract blockage.
  • Dysmenorrhea: used to relieve menstrual period-related pain and cramps.
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What are the side effects of Anafortan?

You must take Anafortan supplements in the prescribed dosage. Generally, 25 mg/300 mg of Anafortan is used to treat stomach spasms. The improper dosage might pose a risk of symptom recall, and the condition might worsen. For clarifications on dosages and precautions to be taken by patients with other complications, get a medical opinion from our expert at Yashoda hospitals.

Side effects of Anafortan might be minor or significant, include:

  • Skin rash.
  • Irregular heartbeat.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Anemia.
  • Fatigue.
  • Gastric/mouth ulcer.
  • Headache.
  • Abnormal dark-colored stool.
  • Atropine.


Pregnant and nursing mothers should avoid it unless necessary; seek medical advice before consumption. Older patients who have undergone heart surgery, kidney problems, and severe malnutrition must use this medicine with caution. Also, asthma patients and people allergic to painkillers must avoid this medication. Restrain from alcohol consumption during the intake of this medication, as it might aggravate dizziness. Liver damage, difficulty in breathing, swelling of mouth, throat, and face occur when you take it more than the prescribed dose.


Frequently Asked Questions about Anafortan

1. Is Anafortan safe during pregnancy?

Anafortan should be used during pregnancy, only if necessary. It might be risky to the growing fetus. Before taking this medicine, you must tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy. It contains two medications: camylofin and paracetamol. Studies have shown that it can dilate the cervix. Hence, this medicine is not advised in the first three months and last six weeks of pregnancy,

2. Can Anafortan be taken for a headache?

Yes, Anafortan can be taken for headaches. It is a painkiller found in a combination of two medicines: camylofin and paracetamol. Camylofin is an antimuscarinic drug that relaxes and soothes muscles. Camylofin is used to treat migraines. Paracetamol is a common, less harmful analgesic drug (painkiller) routinely used to mitigate pain. Synergistically they relieve headaches such as migraines.

3. Can Anafortan cause infertility?

No, the use of Anafortan does not cause infertility. It serves as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic (painkiller), antipyretic (reducing fever), and antispasmodic (preventing spasms) drug. Amongst the two components, namely paracetamol and camylofin, paracetamol is a less harmful painkiller. Camylofin, other than its antispasmodic effects, dilates the cervix. There are studies to indicate that it causes infertility.

4. Is Anafortan an NSAID?

Anafortan is a non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drug for painful, inflammatory conditions, dysmenorrhea, osteoarthritis, post-operative pain, fever, and back pain. It is a combination medicine that contains camylofin, an anti-inflammatory component, and paracetamol, a painkiller and fever-relieving medicine. It does not contain any steroids nor show steroidal effects.

5. Is Anafortan a pain killer?

Yes, Anafortan is an analgesic (painkiller). It is a two-component drug: camylofin is an antispasmodic (prevents spasms), and paracetamol is an analgesic (painkiller) and an antipyretic. Camylofin blocks the pain-sensing chemicals known as prostaglandins, thereby reducing the sense of pain. In addition, Anafortan is used as an anti-inflammatory drug also.

6. Is Anafortan antibiotic?

No, Anafortan is not an antibiotic. It does not show any characteristics of an antibiotic, such as preventing the growth of disease-causing micro-organisms. It can neither kill nor inhibit their growth. It's a mild painkiller, with fever-preventing, anti-inflammatory effects acting for a short period.

7. Does Anafortan make you sleepy?

Anafortan does cause dizziness and drowsiness. So, it must be taken as advised by the doctor, in the required dose, for the duration prescribed. Caution must be taken when consumed during the daytime while traveling, and when driving. Handling heavy machinery should also be avoided. It should also not be taken when at work, which involves mental concentration.

8. Does Anafortan lower blood pressure?

Yes, Anafortan does lower blood pressure when taken in appropriate doses. High doses of this medicine must not be consumed. Therefore it is advisable to intake only in the required, prescribed dosage. Self-medication without proper consultation can also lead to this. The dosage of this medication generally depends on the condition being treated, the patient's overall health, and the body reaction to it. So it is always advisable to take this medicine under the guidance of a medical practitioner.

9. Is Anafortan safe for kidneys?

In healthy individuals, it does not have any implications on kidneys. Studies have shown that Anafortan does cause problems and might aggravate kidney issues. Patients with underlying kidney issues must consult a doctor. Although paracetamol is safe on kidneys, its combination with camylofin will cause some problems, so consult a doctor before taking this medication.

10. Does Anafortan help in weight loss?

Anafortan does not help in weight loss. It is a combinational medicine consisting of paracetamol and camylofin. It is an analgesic and anti-inflammatory medication only. The components in this medicine do not have any role in fat loss or increased metabolism.

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