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Chest Tablet

Manufacturer: Micro Labs Ltd
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Chest Tablet, classified as a mild analgesic, is used to treat fever and is the most commonly used pain reliever. It is used to relieve pain in case of a backache, a headache, arthritis and a toothache. It reduces pain in the body caused due to fever. It is often given to patients who suffer from cancer or have undergone surgery, to help them cope up with the pain. Chest Tablet is normally administered orally or rectally, it is also available for intravenous administration.

Chest Tablet does not have any serious side effects. It is safe to use this medicine during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, in rare cases skin rashes may occur accompanied by nausea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite. You should stop using Chest Tablet if you experience an allergic reaction to it or notice any other serious symptoms like dark urine, clay-colored stools or jaundice. Overdosing may result in liver failure.

You should not take Chest Tablet if –

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

There are several drugs that may interact with Chest Tablet. Inform your doctor about all the other medications that you take including vitamins, minerals, prescribed drugs, over the counter drugs and herbal products. For adults Chest Tablet the general dose for fever and pain is 325-650 mg tablets once in every 4 to 6 hours or 1000mg tablets once in every 6 to 8 hours. It is advised to be guided by the doctor’s prescription and never to exceed the prescribed dosage.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

Chest Tablet is used to provide temporary relief from fever without treating the underlying cause.
Headache
Chest Tablet is used to relieve acute headaches including migraine.
Muscle Pain
Chest Tablet is used to relieve mild to moderate pain in the muscles.
Menstrual Cramps
Chest Tablet is used to relieve pain and cramping associated with menstrual cycle in women.
Post Immunization Pyrexia
Chest Tablet is used in the treatment of pain and fever that sets in after one has taken vaccinations.
Chest Tablet is used to relieve joint pain including mild to moderate pain in arthritis.
Chest Tablet is not recommended if you have a known allergy to this medicine.
Analgesic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)
Chest Tablet is not recommended if you suffer from impaired kidney function due to excessive usage of painkillers or otherwise.
Chest Tablet is metabolised by the liver and is not recommended if you suffer from impaired liver function.
In addition to its intended effect, Chest Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Nausea or Vomiting Moderate Common
Chest Tablet can cause nausea and vomiting along with other symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhoea, dry mouth etc.
Fever Moderate Common
Chest Tablet can cause low to moderate fever with or without chills.
Allergic skin reaction Moderate Less Common
Chest Tablet can cause red spots on skin, rashes, hives and itching.
Gastric / Mouth Ulcer Moderate Less Common
Chest Tablet can cause discolouration of urine along with sudden decrease in amount.
Anemia Moderate Rare
Chest Tablet can cause anemia like symptoms in some patients.
Fatigue Minor Less Common
Chest Tablet can cause tiredness and weakness with pain and twitching of the muscle.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Major Rare
Chest Tablet can cause this rare but potentially fatal allergic reaction of the skin that requires immediate treatment.
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 Paracetamol (primary constituent of Chest Tablet) can be observed within an hour of oral administration. When given in the form of an intravenous injection, the pain-relieving action starts in 5-10 minutes. For fever reduction, the time taken is about 30 minutes.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not known to cause any harm to the fetus. But the evidence is inadequate and it should be used only when necessary after consulting a doctor. Oral administration of the medicine should be preferred over intravenous route.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Any incidence of rashes on skin or diarrhea in the infant should be reported.
Missed Dose instructions
Chest Tablet is usually taken as and when required. If the medicine is taken on a regular basis, then the missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. You should not take the missed dose if it is time for taking the next scheduled dose.
Overdose instructions
Chest Tablet overdosage could cause harmful effects to the body. Early symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain while late symptoms include yellowing of skin and eye, severe abdominal pain and dark color urine.
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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 Disease
Alcoholism Major
This medicine should be given with extreme caution if you are a chronic alcoholic. Usage of alcohol should be avoided and any symptoms like nausea, fever, rashes, darkened urine should be reported to the doctor on priority.
Liver Disease Major
Chest Tablet should be given with extreme caution to if you are suffering from impaired liver functioning disease. Symptoms like nausea, fever, rashes, darkened urine should be reported to the doctor on priority. Clinical monitoring of liver function should be done at regular intervals.
Interaction with Alcohol
N/A Major
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 Moderate
You may get a false-positive result for this test if you take Chest Tablet.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Carbamazepine Moderate
Chest Tablet should not be taken with Carbamazepine. Usage of either of the drugs should be reported to the doctor. Any symptoms like fever, chills, joint pain, skin rash, loss of appetite should be reported promptly.
Phenytoin Moderate
Chest Tablet should not be taken with Phenytoin. Usage of either of the drugs should be reported to the doctor. Any symptoms like fever, chills, joint pain, skin rash, loss of appetite should be reported promptly.
Major
Chest Tablet should not be taken while on Sodium Nitrite. Symptoms like discoloration of skin, rashes, headache, dizziness, increased heartbeat should be promptly reported to the doctor.
Leflunomide Major
Chest Tablet should not be taken while on leflunomide. Usage of either of the drug should be reported to the doctor. Symptoms like fever, chills, nausea, yellowing of skin should be promptly reported.
Prilocaine Major
Chest Tablet should not be taken while on Prilocaine. Symptoms like discoloration of skin, rashes, headache, dizziness, increased heartbeat should be promptly reported to the doctor.
Chest Tablet is a pain relief medication that is administered both orally and intravenously. 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.
What are you using Chest Tablet for?
Other
Fever
Muscle Pain
Arthritis
Headache
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 6 hours
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Once a day
Thrice a day
Not taking on daily level
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
Empty stomach
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Fever
Gastric / Mouth Ulcer
Allergic skin reaction
Nausea or Vomiting
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Popular Questions & Answers

I have in my chest. What I should do doctor. I have in my chest from last 30 days.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have in my chest. What I should do doctor. I have in my chest from last 30 days.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and revert back with findings
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I feel pain in my chest & below the chest & back side of chest by I can't understand the problem. Please help me on it.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I feel pain in my chest & below the chest & back side of chest by I can't understand the problem. Please help me on it.
Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily.

From last 3 days. There is pain in my chest which is very painful. N moreover the chest pain is always occurs once during the day.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
From last 3 days. There is pain in my chest which is very painful.
N moreover the chest pain is always occurs once du...
1. For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, depression, physical and mental strain, hyper acidity, muscular problem 2. Avoid stress and strain 3. Do regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight. 4. Control your diet. Avoid oily/spicy/fried and junk food, high calorie and cholesterol rich diet. Take small frequent meals (5-6 meals/day instead of three heavy meals. If you have hyper acidity take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 5. Do yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress. 6. Have sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily. 7. Avoid smoking, alcohol, excess tea/coffee, if you are having 8. Drink plenty of water and take rest 9. Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day at the time of chest pain 10. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain check your bp, take ecg and consult cardiologist 11. Consult me for further advice.
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I have chest pain after 7 days that pain is middle in the chest? what should I do?

MBBS, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology
General Physician, Noida
I have chest pain after 7 days that pain is middle in the chest? what should I do?
Hello, CHEST PAIN in your case may be due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem A. You can take Tablet Pantocid 40 mg one tablet before food for 3 days B. Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day you should go for BP check along with Base line ECG and review with report I am giving you some health tips to avoid acidity 1.Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day 2.Take 6-8 glass of water in a day 4. Moderate physical activity regularly 5.avoid excessive tea, coffee 6. Do Not postpone Breakfast consult Physician for Further Management
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I have chest pain and it is from 10 days and the right side of my chest in very much pain please help me to remove this.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have chest pain and it is from 10 days and the right side of my chest in very much pain please help me to remove this.
1.For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress,Physical and mental strain, hyper acidity or muscle pull 2. Avoid stress and strain 3.Do regular exercise, Yoga, Meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 4 Avoid Alcohol, smoking and tobacco consumption. 5. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, fatty and junk food 6..Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily, at the time of chest pain 7. Drink plenty of water and take rest 8.if you have recurrent attack of chest pain take ECG and consult cardiologist
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Popular Health Tips

Chest Pain!

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Homeopath, Chandigarh
Chest Pain!

Please give yourself valuable 2min and read this:-

(1)let’s say it’s 8.15 pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

(2)you’re really tired, upset and frustrated. 

(3)suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

(4)unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.

(5)you have been trained in cpr, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

(6)how to survive a heart attack when alone?
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. 

(7)however, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. 

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

(8)deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.

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Know 5 Reasons Behind Chest Pain

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD
General Physician, Nagpur
Know 5 Reasons Behind Chest Pain

A sensation of pain in the chest is almost automatically associated with having a heart attack. While it is true that it is one of the best indicators of a heart attack, there are quite a few other things which can cause one’s chest to pain and not all need to necessarily be as time critical as a heart attack. So, what are the various things one should be aware of when it comes to pain in the chest? In order to understand chest pain better, it is first very important to understand the various types of chest pain better! So, there is a sharp pain, its opposite which happens to be a dull pain, burning, aching, stabbing pain, as well as a crushing sensation.



Let’s start with the elephant in the room, which is medically known as myocardial infarction or referred to as the infamous heart attack. This occurs when the muscle cells, which are located in the heart die on account of not enough blood flowing through the heart. In simple terms, the best way to get to know that one is having a heart attack is when the person feels a seriously crushing pain in the centre or the left side of the chest. What could be said to be unique about this type of pain is that resting does not make it better.

  1. Another condition of the heart which is often mistaken by the layman for a heart attack happens to be myocarditis. Inflammation of the heart muscle leads to fatigue and a fast beating of the heart. The person would also experience some difficulty breathing.
  2. Heart disease can come in multiple forms and one of those is known as CAD or Coronary Artery Disease. When there is a blockage in the blood vessels of the heart, the pain [which is known as angina] is caused by this blockage. The probably solitary source of good news is that permanent damage to the heart is not caused by CAD!
  3. That being said, a heart attack is a greater possibility. The pain in the chest could spread to the jaw or the back, or even the arm. The sensation is that of the body part being squeezed. The first thing to be done when angina occurs is to rest in order to lower the pain.
  4. While these conditions have focused on the heart, pneumonia affecting the lungs can cause deep chest ache. It causes a cough and chills. There is also likely to be pus from the respiratory tract which is coughed up!
  5. Asthma is yet another respiratory issue which could cause chest pain!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Chest Pain - What Causes It?

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
Chest Pain - What Causes It?

In addition to pumping blood to various organs, the heart also has its own blood supply, through which it receives its oxygen and nutrient supply. In patients with coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis, there is a narrowing of the blood vessels which reduces the amount of blood flow to the target organs, including the heart.

When this happens in the heart, there is chest pain due to overexertion of the heart muscles. There could be two patterns to this chest pain. With regular exertion like exercise, there would be chest pain, and most patients are familiar with this pattern.

This is known as angina pectoris or stable angina. In some people or in some instances, chest pain occurs which is sudden and not of a predictable pattern. It could be related to extreme exertion or stress. This is known as unstable angina and can lead to heart attack and be life-threatening.

Stable angina or angina pectoris has a stable, predictable pattern which most patients get familiar with over a period of time and learn to manage. Read on to know more about the signs and symptoms and management techniques.

Signs and symptoms: Stable angina usually occurs after a round of physical exertion. The patient feels a feeling of tightness in the chest which feels like the chest being squeezed. The pain can gradually spread to the shoulder, arms and even the neck. The pain can also be induced by eating, exposure to cold, emotional stress. It lasts for about 15 minutes and is relieved by rest and sublingual nitroglycerin. The pain intensity does not change with position or coughing. In addition, the patient may also experience shortness of breath, fatigue, profuse sweating, nausea, and dizziness.

The patient may be able to detect signs on further testing including ECG, echocardiography and stress testing. Features like cardiomegaly, altered ejection fraction would be detected based on the severity of the disease.

Treatment: Immediate treatment to relieve the pain includes resting and sublingual nitroglycerin. On an ongoing basis, the treatment would include 3 approaches – lifestyle changes, medications, and surgery.

  1. Lifestyle changes: Regular exercise, smoking cessation, reduced fat intake, reduced alcohol consumption, weight loss, and stress management are some lifestyle changes to be made to improve symptoms.
  2. Medications: A number of medications would be used depending on patient’s symptoms. Aspirin to prevent clotting, medications to control blood pressure and cholesterol and diabetes.
  3. Surgery: In patients with advanced coronary artery disease, revascularization methods may be required, which includes angioplasty and coronary bypass.

In a person with known risk factors, it is advisable to have regular checkups so that the disease progression can be controlled and symptoms managed with minimal intervention.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Chest Pain - Know The Reasons Behind It!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MBA - Health Care Administration
General Physician, Delhi
Chest Pain - Know The Reasons Behind It!

If you thought that chest pain occurred only due to a heart-related issue like a heart attack, you are wrong. Chest pain is one of the most common reasons that people visit the emergency services and it can be caused due to problems with your heart, lungs and digestive system. 

Chest pain can be due to either of these two main reasons:

Heart- related Issues

1. Heart attacks called myocardial infarctions are very common reasons for chest pains. During a heart attack, the blood supply that serves the heart with oxygen is cut off due to plaque build-up in heart arteries causing the death of heart muscles. 

  • Other reasons for heart attacks are blood clots or torn blood vessels. 
  • Not all people having a heart attack have symptoms. Usually, people report symptoms like chest pain, upper body pain, nausea, sweating, fatigue, and trouble breathing.
  • A heart attack is a serious medical emergency for which immediate care is needed.

2. Angina pectoris is a type of chest pain that results from reduced blood flow to the heart. Low blood flow means your heart doesn’t get enough oxygen. The angina pain is often triggered by physical activity or emotional stress and feels like a vice squeezing your chest or a heavy weight on your chest. It can also spread from your chest to your neck, arms, and shoulders. Other symptoms are fatigue, dizziness and nausea and these normally last up to 15 minutes only.

3. Unstable angina which causes crushing chest pains suddenly and even when you are not doing anything strenuous is a medical emergency as it can lead to a heart attack. This usually shows that your heart, arteries are narrowing alarmingly.

Other heart-related reasons for chest pains are-

  • Mitral valve narrowing or stenosis
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Coronary Artery disease
  • Inflammation of heart muscles or pericardium and weakening of the heart muscles. 

All of these are emergencies and need immediate medical attention to prevent a fatality.

Not Heart- related:

1. Lung conditions like Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Pulmonary embolism

  • Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. It causes inflammation in your lung’s air sacs and makes them full of pus which makes it difficult to breathe and causes chest pains, amongst other debilitating symptoms.
  • Bronchitis is an inflammation of your bronchial tubes. It can be chronic or acute and it can cause a cough with mucus and chest pains. 
  • Pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the lungs. It can go on to damage parts of your lung due to limited blood flow. Apart from this, it can also decrease oxygen levels in the blood and affect other organs. 

It can be life-threatening due to permanent lung damage. The most common symptom of a pulmonary embolism is gradual or sudden shortness of breath

There is also- 

  • bluish skin tone 
  • anxiety
  • fainting
  • hest pain that extends into your arm, jaw, neck, and shoulder
  • lightheadedness

2. Rib cage inflammation or Costochondritis is also known as Tietze’s syndrome. It is an inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage. Patients experience chest pain in the upper and middle rib area on either side of the body due to this. The pain can also radiate to the back or the abdomen, getting worse if you move, stretch, or breathe deeply.

3. Food pipe disease or Esophagitis is any inflammation or irritation of the oesophagus, a tube that sends food from your throat down to your stomach.

Common causes of food pipe disease are acid reflux or GERD and bacterial or viral infections. 

GERD- This condition occurs when the stomach contents and acids back up into the oesophagus. This causes chest pain that can mimic a heart disease. There may also be oesophagal spasms due to GERD. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Chest Pain - Why It Happens?

DNB (Cardiology), DM - Cardiology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
Chest Pain - Why It Happens?

The term 'chest pain’ is a very common term and is usually used in day to day life. Basically, chest pain refers to the pain that may generate in your chest, shoulder and can travel to your ribs, jaws and towards your arms. The feeling of the pain can be sharp or dull, depending on the severity of your condition and cause.

There can be several reasons behind chest pain. You need to conduct a few tests to examine the real cause of the chest pain. It is always advised by health experts to take the symptoms of chest pain very seriously in order to avoid any serious problem in the future. Most of the severe and life-threatening diseases behind chest pain involve lung and heart problems. People having serious heart problems often feel discomfort, followed by pain in their chest area.

Symptoms
Chest pain which is related to any heart disease such as heart attack usually has symptoms like:

  1. Feeling of fullness and tightness in the chest region
  2. Vomiting
  3. Nausea
  4. Burning or crushing pain, which travels from the chest to jaw, hands and back region.
  5. Weakness
  6. Breathing problem

Usually, it is very tough to distinguish whether the pain is associated with a heart problem or not. But generally chest pains which are not related to heart problems involves symptoms like

  1. Sensation in your mouth
  2. Problem in swallowing food
  3. Pain that worsens when you cough
  4. Burning sensation in your chest

Common causes of chest pain

  1. Angina: Angina is a medical condition described as a feeling of discomfort or pain in the chest region. This situation occurs when your heart muscles don't receive blood, which contains rich oxygen. Angina is a symptom of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). The pain can take place in your shoulder, jaw, neck and arms also.
  2. Lung problems: People with lung disorders can encounter various types of chest pains. But some common causes are:
    • Pleurisy: It is a type of medical condition, which occurs due to inflammation of the lining of chest and lungs. Due to this, you feel a sharp pain at the time of breathing, coughing or sneezing.
    • Pneumonia: It is a type of lung infection, which causes chest pain.
    • Pneumothorax: It is a type of lung disorder, which occurs when a portion of your chest gets collapsed.
    • Asthma: It is a type of condition, which occurs due to shortness of breath and causes chest pain while coughing, sneezing and breathing.
  3. Gastrointestinal problem: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is also a common reason for chest pain such as burning sensation in your heart.
  4. Other causes of chest pain: There are several other reasons of chest pain such as muscle strain, ribs injury, shingles, anxiety and panic attacks. It is always important to visit a physician whenever you encounter any of such chest pain symptoms.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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About Chest Tablet
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What are the side effects of Chest Tablet ?
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