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Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml

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By BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB PVT LTD
100ml Infusion in Vial
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326.00
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Paracetamol / Acetaminophen(1.0 G)
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Therapeutic classification
Analgesic/antipyretic

Medical Description

Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml contains paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen. It belongs to a group of medicines called Analgesics (painkillers) or Antipyretic (medicines used to reduce fever).

Uses of Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Periods pain
  • Joint pain
  • Flu-like symptoms

Contraindications of Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml

  • If you are allergic to paracetamol or any of the ingredients of this medicine
  • If you are taking any other product that contains paracetamol

Side effects of Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml

  • Skin rash
  • Reddening
  • Blisters
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Swollen face or a runny nose
  • Immune disorders where blood doesn't clot properly (thrombocytopenic purpura)
  • High number of methemoglobin (form of haemoglobin containing iron), known as methaemoglobenaemia
  • Low number of white blood cells (agranulocytosis)

Precautions and Warnings of Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml during pregnancy?
A:
It can be taken in pregnancy as there are no side effects in recommended doses; however, consult your doctor on the use of this medicine before taking.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml while breastfeeding?
A:
Paracetamol passes into breastmilk in small amount. This medicine can be used during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml?
A:
Paracetamol is not likely to affect your ability to drive or use machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml?
A:
It is advised not to consume alcohol during the treatment, as it may cause liver damage especially more than three alcoholic drinks per day.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have severe liver or kidney disease
  • You are taking any other medicines or products that contain paracetamol, taking too much of the same can cause liver damage
  • You are alcoholic or are suffering from chronic malnutrition

Mode of Action of Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml

How Does It Work?

There are some chemicals in the body called prostaglandins. These are substances that cause pain, swelling, fever. Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml contains paracetamol which blocks the production of these prostaglandins, thus temporarily controlling fever or pain. It acts on the area of brain which is responsible for controlling temperature. Thus, it controls the fever.
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Directions for Use of Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml

  • This medicine will be given in hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection
  • Do not self inject this medicine

Interactions of Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to treat nausea or vomiting like metoclopramide or domperidone
  • Medicines used to thin the blood like warfarin
  • Medicines used to treat bacterial infection like chloramphenicol

Interactions with food items

No information is available on interactions of this medicine when taken with food

Storage and disposal of Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml

  • Store below 25°C
  • Protect it from direct sunlight
  • Keep it out of the reach of children

Dosage of Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml

Overdose

  • Your doctor or nurse will give this injection so it is unlikely that you overdose on this medicine
  • Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and stomach ache

Missed a Dose

  • You will be monitored by your doctor or nurse as to when the medicine should be given to you
  • It is unlikely that the dose will be missed. However, if you think your doctor or nurse might have missed a dose, inform them

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What precautions should I take when using this medicine?

  • Be cautious if you are a patient with liver problems, kidney problems, or alcoholic, as this medicine is known to cause serious liver damage in case of overdose
  • Caution is needed in older people too

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Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml

Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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