Combiflam – Usage, Dosage and some of its side-effects

Combiflam is a tablet that is a combination of two medicines which is used for relieving pain and getting rid of fever. This tablet is used when sometimes fever is accompanied by pain.

Combiflam works by blocking the production of certain chemicals that cause pain and fever. Combiflam tablet is very useful for getting instant relief.

Combifilam tablet composition

Each Combiflam tablet contains

  • Ibuprofen – 400 mg
  • Paracetamol – 325 mg

Combiflam tablet price – rupees 35 for a pack of 20 tablets

Combifilam should be always taken with or after eating food otherwise, it may show certain harmful side-effects

Combiflam Tablet uses

Combiflam for fever

You can take Combflam as it has paracetamol as one of the main ingredients. So, taking Combiflam tablets will be a really good option if someone is suffering from high or mild fever.

Combiflam for muscle pain

Both ibuprofen and paracetamol are well known for treating muscle aches. Prostaglandins are the reason for causing pain. Therefore, when production of COX enzymes is inhibited; prostaglandin production is also hindered which in turn eases the pain. Ibuprofen and paracetamol inhibit COX enzymes and lead to pain cessation. The unique composition of these 2 components makes Combiflam much more powerful and effective. Thus it can be consumed to get relief from the following pain

  • lower back pain
  • Upper back pain
  • neck pain
  • body pain
  • pain in the joints
  • stomach pain

Combiflam for swelling

This tablet has ibuprofen as the main component that reduces swelling as it is packed with anti-inflammatory properties. Combiflam blocks the synthesis of cyclooxygenase (COX2) which is responsible for swelling in the joints and reduces swelling within 3-4 for hours.

Combiflam for headache

This tablet can give you instant relief from headache as it has Ibugesic (NSAIDs) which blocks and reduces the synthesis of hormones which are responsible for headache.

Combiflam for toothache

Ibuprofen in Combiflam is an anti-inflammatory analgesic and can easily reduce swelling and most of the toothaches are a result of swelling gums.

Therefore, Combiflam tablets can easily reduce swelling in your gums and give you relief from toothaches.

Combiflam for periods

Combiflam tablets are a blessing for those who are suffering from menstrual cramps. Ibuprofen is excellent for menstrual cramps as it decreases pain in the uterus lining and also helps in decreasing the contraction of the uterus. Which ultimately results in relief from menstrual cramps

Combiflam for cold

The unique composition of Ibuprofen and paracetamol helps you to get relief from cold-related symptoms like muscle pain and headache which will make you feel a lot better but Combiflam is not going to give you relief from your stuffy nose and cough, therefore you can try out some home remedies for your stuffy nose. Therefore I would advise you to go for some other alternative in terms of getting rid of a cold.

Combiflam dosage

The dosage of these tablets depends on the condition of the patient. The dosage of these tablets is often decided by the doctor depending on the severity of the pain. To get an optimal result you should always take the dose after having food and also maintain a gap of 4-5 hour between each dose

Combiflam side effects

These are the most common side effects caused by overdosing, the repeated dosage of Combiflam

  • Heartburn
  • Vertigo
  • Red itchy rashes on the skin
  • Liver toxicity
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Discomfort in the upper abdomen
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gastritis (if taken empty stomach frequently)
  • Vomiting
  • Ulcers in the mouth
  • Constipation

Other forms of Combiflam

Combiflam suspension/Combiflam syrup

Combflam is really good for children of age less than 12 years as they cannot consume Combiflam tablets.

Combiflam contains

  • Ibuprofen IP- 100mg
  • Paracetamol IP – 162.5mg

Price of Combiflam Suspension – Rupees 30 for a pack of 60 ml syrup

Combiflam gel

This gel contains Diclofenac, Virgin Linseed Oil, Methyl Salicylate, and Menthol as major ingredients.

Gives instant relief from muscle pain with an icy sensation. Apply this gel 4 times a day to get complete relief from muscle pain

Price of Combiflam Gel – Rupees 115 for a pack of 30 ml gel

Combiflam plus

Combiflam plus contains

  • Paracetamol (650 mg)
  • Caffeine (Anhydrous) (50 mg)

Price of Combiflam plus – Rupees 20 for a pack of 8 tablets

This medicine not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age

When to avoid it

Sometimes Combiflam may not suit you and cause some side-effects. These side-effects could be due to different reasons, one of the main reasons could be a drug interaction. Overdosing may also have certain side-effects, therefore it is important that you consult your doctor before using the Combifilam tablet.

Also, consumption of alcohol should be completely avoided during this treatment otherwise it may lead to some very serious side-effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, fever, etc.

People with asthma should never use Combifilam as it may lead to some severe side-effects such as high blood pressure or even chronic heart diseases.

Some popular questions

Is it safe to take Combiflam in pregnancy?

It is not safe to take Combiflam by a pregnant woman as it will have multiple side effects.

Is it safe to consume Combiflam?

Yes, it is completely safe to consume Combiflam.

Pragat vyawahare

This is Pragat Vyawahare a microbiologist, nutritionist and the founder of Healthysab

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