It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Purifen.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Purifen may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Purifen is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Purifen may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Purifen should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Purifen may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised in these patients while taking this medicine. Use of Purifen is not recommended in severe kidney disease patients.
Purifen should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Purifen may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Purifen is not recommended in severe liver disease patients.
Purifen is a pain relieving medicine. It is used for symptomatic treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, pain during menstruation, and other muscular-skeletal or dental pain. Purifen can be taken with food, preferably with a glass of water. The dose and duration will depend on what you are taking it for and how well it helps your symptoms. You should keep taking the medicine even if you feel better until the doctor says it is alright to stop using it. The most common side effects of this medicine include mild indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, rash, headache, and dizziness. If any of these side effects persist or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms. Before using it, you should let your doctor know if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease. Let your doctor also know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using the medicine.
Uses of Purifen
- Pain relief
Side effects of Purifen
- Stomach pain
How to use Purifen
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Purifen is to be taken with food.
How Purifen works
Purifen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).
- You have been prescribed Purifen to relieve pain and inflammation.
- Take it with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
- Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
- Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within two hours of taking Purifen.
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Purifen as it can increase your risk of stomach problems.
- Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
- Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.
Osteoarthritis, Pain, Fever, Pericarditis, Dysmenorrhea, Rheumatic disorders, Patent ductus arteriosus
Oral Pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders ; Dysmenorrhoea Adult: 600-900 mg daily in 2-3 divided doses. May increase to 1200 mg daily for patients with acute conditions or exacerbations. Max Dosage: 400 mg/dose and 1200 mg/day. Hepatic impairment: Dose reduction is recommended.
Renal impairment: Dose reduction is recommended.
Hypersensitivity to aspirin or NSAIDs; active or suspected GI ulcer or history of recurrent GI ulcer; GI bleeding or other active bleedings or bleeding disorders; active Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis; haemorrhagic diasthesis and other coagulation disorders, or patients receiving anticoagulant therapy; severe heart failure, renal or hepatic impairment; child <18 yrs; pregnancy (third trimester).
Mode of Action
Dexibuprofen is a NSAID. It acts by inhibition of cyclo-oxygenase, which is involved in prostaglandin synthesis.
History of bronchial asthma; renal or hepatic disorders; bleeding disorders; CV disease; elderly; lactation.
GI bleeding, heartburn, epigastric pain; dyspepsia, peptic ulcer; nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea; jaundice, hepatitis; rash; thrombocytopaenia; visual disturbances; tinnitus; depression; fatigue, headache, dizziness, vertigo.
Avoid concomitant use with anticoagulants, other NSAIDs and salicylates. Increases risk of methotrexate and lithium toxicity.
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