FAQs related to Paracetamol 500 Mg, CPM 2mg, Phenylephrine 5mg, Caffeine 30mg
Are there any food items which need to be avoided while taking Paracetamol+Caffeine+Phenylephrine?
Paracetamol+Caffeine+Phenylephrine contains caffeine. So, it is preferable to avoid medicines or food that contain caffeine as well. Foods like coffee, tea, cola drinks and chocolate should be avoided as they may add to your total caffeine intake. Increased caffeine intake can cause difficulty in sleeping, you may experience tremors and/or have chest discomfort. Also, avoid drinking alcohol (beer, wine, etc.) while taking this medicine.
Will Paracetamol+Caffeine+Phenylephrine be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Are there any contraindications associated with use of this drug?
Yes, use of Paracetamol+Caffeine+Phenylephrine should be avoided if you have closed angle glaucoma, diabetes, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder. However, it can be taken if your doctor is aware of your conditions and advises you to take it. The use of Paracetamol+Caffeine+Phenylephrine should also be avoided if you are taking beta-blocking drugs and antidepressant drugs. Antidepressant drugs, called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), can include phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline.
Can the use of Paracetamol+Caffeine+Phenylephrine cause damage to liver?
Paracetamol+Caffeine+Phenylephrine contains Paracetamol. This medicine is known to cause harm to the liver especially when taken in the doses above the recommended level. Also, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may further increase your risk of liver damage. Use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage. The symptoms may include fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes and abnormal live enzymes.
What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Paracetamol+Caffeine+Phenylephrine?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.