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Combiflam - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Combiflam: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Combiflam?

Combiflam is a widely prescribed medicine to reduce fever, pain, and inflammation. Sometimes doctors prescribe it to reduce toothaches, headaches, menstrual cramps, gout (a form of arthritis), rheumatoid arthritis (a painful inflammatory disease that causes pain in the hands and feet), and osteoarthritis (a form of arthritis where the cartilage wears down), and joint or muscle pain. Combiflam, a safe drug, is a combination of paracetamol and ibuprofen, which are effective painkillers. Your doctor will only prescribe it for a short period.

What are the uses of Combiflam?

Sanofi India Limited manufactures Combiflam. A single dose of Combiflam contains 400 milligrams of ibuprofen and 325 milligrams of paracetamol. The drug is not available OTC (over the counter) and can be purchased only with a prescription from the doctor.

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Dental pain
  • Menstrual pain
  • Joint pain
  • Muscular pain
  • Fever
  • Nerve pain
  • Arthritis
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What are the side effects of Combiflam?

If you have a pre-existing medical concern or are taking other medicines, you should let the doctor know before taking Combiflam. Maintain the dose as directed by the doctor. The drug can sometimes cause side effects and reactions. Speak to your doctor in case of any of these side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn
  • Kidney damage
  • Anemia
  • Itching
  • Breathlessness
  • Kidney or liver damage (in severe cases)
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Flatulence
  • Dizziness

What is Combiflam

Uses of Combiflam

Side effects of Combiflam

S.no Product Name Dosage Form
1. Combiflam Ibuprofen (400mg) + Paracetamol (325mg) Tablet
2. Combiflam Plus Paracetamol (650mg) + Caffeine (50mg) Tablet
3. Combiflam Ibuprofen (100mg) + Paracetamol (162.5mg) Suspension

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Combiflam

1. Is Combiflam a painkiller?

Combiflam is a widely used drug prescribed to reduce pain and inflammation. Doctors recommend the medicine for fever, headache, toothache, muscle, and joint pain. The drug is used as a cure to a symptom and not to cure the underlying condition.

2. Is Combiflam safe?

You should take the Combiflam dosage as prescribed by the doctor. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. If the symptoms persist for more than 3-4 days after taking the medication, let your doctor know. If you have a chronic disease, consult your doctor before taking Combiflam.

3. Is Combiflam good for headaches?

Combiflam is an effective treatment for headaches and migraines. It provides symptomatic relief from headaches. You should consult the doctor to treat the underlying cause of the headache. You should identify the triggers that cause headaches or migraines to prevent them. Avoid alcohol while you are taking Combiflam.

4. Is Combiflam banned in India?

Sanofi Combiflam is not a banned drug in India. It is a trusted and reputed brand that has been around for the last 35 years. It is widely prescribed and available across India.

5.How many Combiflam can be taken in a day?

Adults should take one tablet three times a day. You should not exceed the prescribed dosage as recommended by the physician. In case of any side effects, consult your physician immediately.

6. Does Combiflam make you sleepy?

Combiflam may cause dizziness, and sometimes it can make you sleepy. It can cause other side effects, in which case, you should consult your doctor if the side effects persist.

7. How much time does Combiflam take to work?

After taking Combiflam, it takes a half-hour to an hour to work (alleviate the symptoms). In case the pain persists, do not exceed the recommended dosage. Speak to your physician if you don't find a solution to your medical concern.

8. How much time does Combiflam take to relieve pain?

You can take a single dose of Combiflam to get relief from pain. It will take a half-hour to an hour to get relief from pain after taking Combiflam. You can also take it to reduce inflammation but do not exceed the recommended dosage. Take Combiflam after a meal. Do not consume it on an empty stomach.

9. Is Combiflam good for fever?

Combiflam is an effective drug to treat fever, cold, and flu symptoms. It lowers the high body temperature during fever. If the fever or symptoms persist after three days, consult your physician.

10. Is Combiflam safe during pregnancy?

Avoid Combiflam during pregnancy. Consult your physician or gynecologist before taking Combiflam during pregnancy or even while you are breastfeeding.
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11. Is Combiflam tablet good for long term medication?

No. One should not take the Combiflam dose for the long term as there is a chance to develop stomach ulcers or kidney issues. Always follow the prescription suggested by the physician before continuing the Combiflam dose.

12. Is it safe to stop having Combiflam tablets if I feel good?

Yes. Combiflam tablets are generally prescribed for short term medications. If you feel better after taking some doses then the person can stop the medicine, but before that take a suggestion from your doctor.

13. What happens if I overdose on Combiflam?

Taking an overdose of Combiflam is not safe. Always follow your physician's prescription for taking any dose of Combiflam and to avoid confusion ask them again before consuming the dose. Unfortunately, if you have taken an overdose, immediately call a medical emergency helpline or your hospital for help.

14. What should I do if I miss taking a Combiflam dose?

If you forget to take the dose of Combiflam at your prescribed time then take the dose as soon as possible if it is not too late. Or if it is already closer to your next scheduled dose then take the next dose only.

15. What happens if I consume an expired Combiflam tablet?

It is advised to check the manufacturing and expiry date of any medicine before consuming it. In case, if you have missed it and consumed an expired Combiflam tablet then immediately call a medical helpline or your hospital for emergency hel[ as you may have some side effects.

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