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Altram Tablet

Manufacturer: Axon Drugs Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Paracetamol, Tramadol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Altram Tablet is used a pain-relieving medication. It is primarily used to treat acute pain. The conditions of acute pain include backache, headache, arthritis and toothache, etc.

This medication is a combination of paracetamol and tramadol. These drugs fall under the class of analgesics, belonging to the category of NSAID and opioid agonist, respectively. This medication also reduces pain in the body caused due to fever.

You should not consume this tablet if:

  • You are allergic to this medicine.
  • You are suffering from a serious liver disorder.
  • You normally consume more than 3 alcohol beverages per day or have a history of alcoholism.

You must not take the medicine in more than the amount prescribed or longer than the prescribed period. It can be taken with food or without it, but you must take it, in the same way, every day.

The medicine must be swallowed whole, without trying to crush, break or mixing it in water. As it is a pain reliever, it is unlikely that you will miss a dose. In case you do, refrain from taking two doses together to make up for the missed one.

The medicine is useful against the following conditions:

  • Acute Pain

Common side effects of this medicine include:

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Allergic Skin Reaction

  • Gastric / Mouth Ulcer

  • Anemia

  • Fatigue

  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (Sjs)

  • Chills

  • Confusion

  • Headache

  • Acid Or Sour Stomach

  • Decreased Appetite

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect lasts for an average of 4-6 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this drug can be observed within an hour of administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    It should be used only when necessary after consulting a doctor in pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not safe to use during breastfeeding. It is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible.
  • Overdose instructions

    An overdosage could cause harmful effects on the body.

This medication is a combination of Paracetamol and Tramadol. Both the drugs fall under the class of analgesic. Thus medications produce its action following two different paths of the mechanism of action.

Firstly, it selectively inhibits enzyme function in the brain which allows it to treat pain and fever. It activates certain receptors in the brain that inhibit pain signals.

Secondly, it acts on certain specific pain receptors in the brain and inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine, serotonin. It also enhances the release of serotonin thereby changing the perception and response to pain.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    N/A

    You should avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine. Symptoms like fever, chills, rashes, joint pain and swelling, excessive weakness, nausea should be immediately reported to the doctor.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    5-HIAA Urine Test

    You may get a false-positive result for this test if you take Altram Tablet.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    One must take caution while taking this medicine. This medication may interact with other medication like Ketoconazole, Metformin, Anti-hypertensives if administered concomitantly.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Disease

    Patients suffering from liver disease should use some other safer alternative.

Ques: What is Altram Tablet?

Ans: This medication performs its action by obstructing the release of pain and fever chemical messengers.

Ques: What are the uses of Altram Tablet?

Ans: It is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like Post immunization pyrexia, menstrual cramps and fever.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Altram Tablet?

Ans: Allergic reaction, gastric ulcers, fatigue, anemia, nausea and vomiting are possible side effects.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Altram Tablet?

Ans: This medicine should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

Ques: Should I use Altram Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: If you take this medication with the food, the reactions that took place in the body carry-outs in a much effective manner.

Ques: How long do I need to use Altram Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, until the complete eradication of the disease. It is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor.

Ques: Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

Ans: You can follow your normal diet under the usage of this medication.

Ques: Will Altram Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: There is no need to take this medication more than its recommended doses.
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