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).
Precautions and Warnings
Mode of Action
Directions for Use
Storage and disposal
Uses of Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml
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
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
Can I take Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml during pregnancy?
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.
Can I take Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml while breastfeeding?
Paracetamol passes into breastmilk in small amount. This medicine can be used during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml?
Paracetamol is not likely to affect your ability to drive or use machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Perfalgan 1gm Inj 100ml?
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....
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
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
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