Crocin - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Crocin: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Crocin?

Crocin is a pain-relieving medicine manufactured in India by GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd. The active ingredient present in crocin is paracetamol. Paracetamol is an analgesic and antipyretic. It is quickly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract after oral administration. It acts by inhibiting the formation of prostaglandins (chemicals) in the body which are accountable for fever and pain. Crocin has the benefits of relieving mild to moderate pain, including toothache, headache, muscle ache, and menstrual pain.

What are the Uses of Crocin?

  • Crocin treats many conditions like temporary pain relief associated with headache, sinus pain, backache, painful menstruation, musculoskeletal pain, sore throat, rheumatic pain, neuralgia, arthritis, osteoarthritis, respiratory tract infections, migraine headache, tennis elbow, and cold and flu.
  • It is also used to reduce fever without treating its underlying causes.
  • In pediatric patients, it has the benefit of relieving pain associated with an earache, teething, or immunization.
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What are the Side Effects of Crocin?

Crocin is safe as compared to other analgesics. Side effects are rare when taken in recommended doses. Side effects include thrombocytopenia, bronchospasm, hypersensitivity reaction (angioedema, skin rash, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis), and hepatic dysfunction. However, the overdose of paracetamol may damage the liver. Stop taking this medicine and consult your doctor if you experience –

  • Clay-colored stool or dark urine
  • Nausea and stomach cramps
  • Jaundice (yellowish skin and eyes)

You can consult our medical experts to get opinions on the uses and managing side effects of crocin. Moreover, you can get expert opinions related to various medical conditions of heart, liver, brain, multi-organ transplant, kidney, ENT, etc., and can get treatment of chronic and acute diseases.

What is Crocin

Uses of Crocin

Side effects of Crocin

S.no Product Name Dosage Form
1 Crocin Advance 500mg Tablet
2 Crocin DS Mixed Fruit 240mg Tablet
3 Crocin Advance 650mg Tablet


Frequently Asked Questions about Crocin

1. Is crocin a painkiller?

Yes, crocin is used to treat mild to moderate pain associated with arthritis, respiratory tract infections, backache, period pain, etc. a crocin tablet is recommended every 4-6 hours with a maximum dose of 4g/day in equally divided doses. However, you should consult your doctor if pain persists after three days of taking medicine.

2. Is crocin a paracetamol?

Crocin is an Indian brand name given to the tablet containing paracetamol. Crocin has paracetamol as the main active ingredient responsible for analgesic and antipyretic properties. Crocin is available in different formulations and doses suitable for pediatrics, children, and adults.

3. Is crocin good for headaches?

Yes, crocin is good for headaches due to its analgesic action. However, if you are experiencing frequent headaches and not getting relief even after taking medicine, you should consult your doctor to know the underlying cause. Further, you can consult our experts for advice related to headaches.

4. Is crocin safe during pregnancy?

Crocin is not recommended to be used during pregnancy until necessary. If necessary, it should be taken at the lowest possible dose and for the shortest possible time to reduce pain or fever. However, you should consult your doctor if you are pregnant before taking this medicine or if you need to take this medicine more often.

5. Does crocin make you sleepy?

No, crocin has paracetamol as an active ingredient which does not make you feel sleepy. Crocin is an analgesic tablet that is entirely different from sleeping pills. Crocin tablets also possess antipyretic properties and do not induce sleep. Some combination drugs for cold contain antihistamines along with paracetamol that cause sleepiness.

6. Is crocin used for fever?

Yes, crocin is used to reduce fever. Paracetamol in crocin is a good antipyretic agent that prevents the release of pain and fever-causing chemicals (prostaglandins) in the body. It relieves fever and other symptoms of cold and flu, such as headache, body ache, and sore throat.

7. How long does crocin take to reduce the fever?

Usually, a crocin tablet takes 30-45 minutes to reduce fever. It is advised to take crocin every 4-6 hours with a maximum 4g/day dose in equally divided doses. However, if the fever continues, talk to our doctor for the best opinion and find the fever's underlying cause.

8. Is crocin 500 banned in India?

No, the government has banned the manufacture and sale of some fixed-dose combination (FDCs) drugs with immediate effects such as crocin cold and flu, dolo cold, sumo, nimulid, dolo, etc., due to efficacy issues. Crocin 500 is an antipyretic and analgesic medicine and is not banned in India.

9. Which is better, paracetamol or crocin?

Both are the same as paracetamol is the salt present in the crocin tablet. Crocin is the brand name given to paracetamol tablets in India. Because crocin tablets contain paracetamol as an active ingredient, both have the same action of reducing pain and fever.

10. Is crocin an antibiotic?

No, crocin is not an antibiotic. Antibiotics are the medicines used to fight bacterial infections. Instead, crocin is the safest painkiller and is used to reduce fever and relieve pain. Paracetamol, present in crocin, is safe to use with most antibiotics to reduce fever induced by bacterial infections.

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