Flexon - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Flexon: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Flexon?

Flexon is prescribed for treating headaches, stomach aches, muscle pain, joint pain, primary dysmenorrhoea, fever, and cold. It is usually administered orally as tablets or syrup, but intravenous injection is also prescribed in some cases.
Flexon is a combination of paracetamol and ibuprofen. They act together to reduce pain and fever. Paracetamol is an analgesic and an antipyretic that reduces the sensation of pain and fever. Ibuprofen is an NSAID that blocks the release of prostaglandins or pain-inducing chemicals.

Uses and benefits of Flexon:

Flexon is majorly used to treat:

  • Fever.
  • Cold.
  • Localized pain in muscles, joints, or stomach.
  • Menstrual cramps.
  • Airplane ear.
  • Toothache.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Sprain.

Flexon can also relieve pain like migraines, chronic fatigue, rheumatic arthritis, etc.

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Side effects of Flexon:

Although Flexon is mostly safe for everyone, sometimes it can cause undesirable side effects like:

  • Nausea.
  • Heartburn.
  • Indigestion.
  • Dizziness.
  • Weakness.
  • Mouth ulcers.
  • Rash.
  • Constipation.
  • Loss of appetite.

At Yashoda Hospitals, we have well-experienced doctors and pharmacists to analyze your symptoms and provide you with the dos and don’ts before taking the drug.

What is Flexon

Uses of Flexon

Side effects of Flexon

S.no Product Name Dosage Form
1. Flexon Ibuprofen (400mg) + Paracetamol (325mg) Tablet
2. Flexon MR Ibuprofen (400mg) + Paracetamol (325mg) + Chlorzoxazone (250mg) Tablet
3. Flexon Ibuprofen (100mg) + Paracetamol (162.5mg) Suspension
4. Spasmo Flexon 20 mg/500 mg Dicyclomine (20mg) + Paracetamol (500mg) Tablet
5. Mega Flexon Paracetamol/Acetaminophen (325mg) + Tramadol (37.5mg) Tablet


Frequently Asked Questions about Flexon

1. Is Flexon safe during breastfeeding?

Flexon is not usually recommended for breastfeeding and nursing mothers because small amounts of the drug can mix in the breast milk and when this happens, it can pass on to the nursing baby and may cause ill effects. Consult with your physician regarding the safety aspect before taking the drug while you are breastfeeding.

2. Is Flexon a painkiller?

Yes. Flexon is a combination of two painkillers - paracetamol and ibuprofen. They work together to relieve headaches, fever, cold, sore throat, stomach pain, menstrual pain, joint pain, dental pain, migraine, sprain, etc. It is safe to consume the drug with a medical prescription mentioning the dose and duration for any condition.

3. Is Flexon an antibiotic?

No. Flexon is not an antibiotic. However, it can increase the penetration of antibiotics in targeted sites. Flexon is a painkiller with two anti-inflammatory compounds, which relieve mild to moderate localized, chronic pain, and all fever symptoms. It is usually prescribed after dental procedures, muscle pain, and menstrual pain.

4. Is Flexon banned in India?

No. Flexon is not banned in India. Many doctors across the globe prescribe the medicine to relieve pain after surgical and dental procedures. Flexon is considerably safe for most individuals. However, it is better to avoid Flexon if you have liver or renal issues or are allergic to aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or diclofenac.

5. Is Flexon good for a tooth-ache?

Yes. Flexon is very effective against toothache because it reduces or inhibits prostaglandin production near the site of the pain in your mouth. It can relieve you of daunting tooth-aches because of plaques. Dentists also prescribe it after performing any dental procedures like tooth extraction, root canal treatment, etc.

6. Is Flexon safe in pregnancy?

Discuss with your medical practitioner before consuming any drug. Especially if you're pregnant, it is recommended that you be extra cautious about consuming tablets as they can cross the placenta. Furthermore, Flexon is unsafe during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester, as it can delay labor and cause bleeding issues in both mother and the fetus.

7. Can Flexon be taken for stomach-ache?

Yes. Flexon has a combination of two painkillers - Ibuprofen and Paracetamol. Both of these chemicals work in tandem to relieve any localized pain. The drug is used against acute or chronic stomach aches caused due to ulcers, gallbladder stones, tumors - both benign and malignant, diverticulitis, or other conditions of the stomach or intestines.

8. How long does it take Flexon to work?

Flexon usually takes around 30–60 minutes after oral administration to render its effects. It also depends on your condition, dose, and your body's response to the drug. It is recommended to take the drug at the first sign of pain. Prolonging intake can interfere with the drug? ability to inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins.

9. Is Flexon harmful?

Any drug has undesirable side effects associated with it. However, they only come into play if you overdose on the drug or use it without a medical prescription. Also, avoid consuming Flexon if you have liver or renal issues and are allergic to other painkillers like diclofenac, ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, etc.

10. Can Flexon be given to children?

Keep away from the reach of children. Any child below 12 years of age should not consume Flexon without a medical prescription. Upon prescription by your child's physician, the drug is safe to give in mild doses. Taking under medical supervision avoids side effects like stomach upset, nausea, diarrhoea, and vomiting.



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