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Alcofen Tablets Description
Alcofen Tablet is a pain-relieving medicine, used to manage mild-to-moderate pain associated with arthritis, spondylitis, sprains and strains, lower back pain, dental pain, post-operative pain and pa
inful menstruation. Alcofen Tablet contains a combination of ibuprofen and paracetamol. It should be taken as instructed by the doctor, in the correct doses and for the exact duration as prescribed. Alcofen Tablet should not be used in children below 12 years of age.
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|Contains||Ibuprofen + Paracetamol|
|Uses||Painkiller and fever|
|Side effects||Diarrhoea, stomach pain, vomiting, gas|
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Uses of Alcofen Tablets
- Alcofen Tablet is used to provide relief from mild to moderate pain & inflammation in various conditions such as joint pain or disorder (arthritis, spondylitis), migraine, headache, back pain, menstruation, dental pain, muscle sprains and strains, and post-operative pain. It also reduces fever....
Contraindications of Alcofen Tablets
If you are allergic to ibuprofen, paracetamol or any ingredients of the Alcofen Tablet. If you have a history of an allergic reaction due to the use of painkillers like aspirin, etc. If you had or have ulcers or bleeding in the stomach, intestine or any part of your gut. If you had bleeding or ulcer in the stomach or intestine due to the use of painkiller. If you any blood clotting disorder or problems related to the blood supply to the brain. If you are experiencing a fluid loss (due to vomiting, diarrhoea, or not drinking enough fluids). If you have severe liver, kidney or heart failure. Alcofen Tablet is not meant to be used in children below 12 years of age....
Side effects of Alcofen Tablets
- Stomach pain
Precautions and Warnings of Alcofen Tablets
Can I take Alcofen Tablet during pregnancy?
Alcofen Tablet should not be taken during pregnancy especially during 3rd trimester as it can hamper the growth of the fetus and can also cause heart and kidney-related problems in the baby. It can delay the labour and increase the duration as both mother and baby are at a risk of bleeding disorders if consumed by pregnant women. During 1st and 2nd trimester, this medicine should be used only if needed and prescribed by your doctor. Women who are trying to conceive and taking treatment for infertility should take this medicine only after consulting the doctor.
Can I take Alcofen Tablet while breastfeeding?
Components of Alcofen Tablet passes in breast milk in low concentrations and may not be harmful to the breastfed baby. It can be used for short durations and at lowest possible dose if you are breastfeeding your baby. However, you should still inform your doctor if you are a breastfeeding mother.
Can I drive if I have consumed Alcofen Tablet?
You may experience tiredness and dizziness after taking Alcofen Tablet. Thus, it is advised not to drive if you experience these symptoms after taking this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Alcofen Tablet?
You should avoid consuming alcohol along with Alcofen Tablet. It can increase the risk of liver disease and stomach bleeding.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You develop skin allergies like rashes, itching, papules, blisters, etc.
- You are already taking other medicines containing paracetamol or ibuprofen.
- You have high blood pressure or heart, kidney or liver diseases.
- You have a hereditary disorder like G6PD deficiency or porphyria (blood disorders).
- You are an alcoholic or recently had a major surgery.
- You are an elderly person as there is risk of getting the side effects.
- You may experience stomach bleeding and ulcers after taking this medicine.
- You have inflammation or disorder of stomach or intestine.
- You have a history of or suffering from asthma & nasal allergy.
- You are suffering from an immune disorder, where your immune system acts against the body tissues such as systemic lupus erythematosus.
- You are trying to conceive, you should discontinue this medicine.
- You are on any medicine or supplement.
Mode of Action of Alcofen Tablets
How Does It Work?
Alcofen Tablet acts by the combined action of ibuprofen and paracetamol. Both of these medicines have analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions. It works by interfering with the production of a chemical called prostaglandins, which is responsible for swelling and pain. It also controls fever and promotes cartilage matrix synthesis. Hence, it is useful for musculoskeletal pain and sports injuries....
Directions for Use of Alcofen Tablets
- Swallow Alcofen Tablet with a full glass of water. This medicine can be taken with or without meals but if you have a sensitive stomach, it is preferably taken with meals.
Interactions of Alcofen Tablets
Interactions with other medicines
- Other medicines containing paracetamol should not be consumed while taking Alcofen, as there is an increased risk of liver damage.
- Some medicines can affect the way Alcofen Tablet works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Especially if you are taking medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, high/abnormal cholesterol levels, blood thinners, anti-infectives, anti-diabetics, anti-asthmatics, pain killers, immunomodulatory medicines or medicines for the brain-related disorder....
- There is a risk of bleeding if you are taking medicines to thin the blood like warfarin and coumarin.
- Increased risk of fits if you are taking this medicine with antibiotics like levofloxacin and ciprofloxacin.
Storage and disposal of Alcofen Tablets
Store this medicine below 30°C in a cool and dry place. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Alcofen Tablets
- An overdose of Alcofen Tablet can result in headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, decreased appetite, yellowish skin coloration and diarrhoea. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. Taking this medicine in high doses may result in serious liver damage and coma....
Missed a Dose
Do not take a double dose if you have missed the dose. Take the next dose as soon as you remember. A minimum of 6 hour gap is recommended between 2 doses.
Dr. Mansi Savla
B. Pharm, PharmD
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is Alcofen Tablet addictive?
A: No, this medicine is not addictive but it is advised not to give this medicine if anyone else has the same condition like you.
Q: Is there anything else I need to know before taking Alcofen Tablet?
A: There should be a minimum 6-hour gap between 2 tablets of Alcofen Tablet and you should not take more than 3 tablets in 24 hours. This medicine should not be used in children below 12 years of age and who weigh less than 40 kg. (if >12 yrs old).
Q: Why do pain killers cause gastrointestinal bleeding?
A: Pain killers are known to work by interfaring with the production of a chemical called prostaglandins. Certain prostagladins helps in protecting the stomach lining from the corrosive effects of stomach acid, as well as playing a role in maintaining the natural, healthy condition of the stomach lining. Painkillers reduces the formation of prostaglandins thus can lead to gatrointestinal bleeding.
Q: Is Alcofen Tablet a painkiller?
A: Yes, Alcofen Tablet is a painkiller, used to reduce pain and inflammation in various conditions.
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