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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.

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.
Sodium Nitrite 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.
What are you using Chest Tablet for?
Muscle Pain
Fever
Other
Arthritis
Headache
How much was the improvement?
Average
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food

Popular Questions & Answers

My problem is I had little chest. I want increase my chest please tell me what I do to increase my chest?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Do muscle building exercise like weight lifting, push ups, yoga etc. Increase eating frequently. Do not skip meals. Use supplement. Take whole cream milk. Avoid fast foods as far as possible. Use refined foods extra with unrefined. Add cream with tea/coffee. Use high calorie foods. Take more fish, egg, meat etc to gain weight. Avoid smoking, alcohol. Take proper rest.

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 have pain on the middle of chest while there is stress or pressure on the chest like when I sleep facing my chest up and then rise up my chest there is pain on the middle of the chest.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have pain on the middle of chest while there is stress or pressure on the chest like when I sleep facing my chest u...
1. For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, 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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My chest is seems like a women chest means I am not fat but why is too much fat is there on my chest like girls? Please advise.

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hyderabad
This condition is called gynecomastia and the best method is to undergo a surgery to remove the excess breast tissue.

his chest is increasing, His chest size was being like a female and chest pain also.what can be done

M Ch. Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Durg
his chest is increasing, His chest size was being like a female and chest pain also.what can be done
Gynecomastia can be due to many reasons - drug intake, endocrinal (hormonal) problems, metabolic causes or pubertal gynecomastia. Here there is enlargement of breast due to fatty or glandular component of breast. Get serum testosterone, prolactin and thyroid profile done. Medicines can correct gynecomastia only in cases of hormonal problems otherwise they are not effective. Surgical correction of gynecomastia can be done by liposuction and sos gland excision. It's a safe and near scarless procedure. Consult a plastic surgeon for that. Can share your problems in more details along with the photographs also.

Popular Health Tips

Home remedy for Chest Pain

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
Home remedy for Chest Pain
Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega 3 pills

If you have a heart disease, high cholesterol or a family history of heart problems, then you need to increase your intake of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

These healthy fatty acids help lower triglycerides (fats in the blood) and prevent angina. Plus, due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, omega-3 fats have a profound effect on heart health.
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What to do for chest pain?

MD-Physician, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Jaipur
What to do for chest pain?
If you or your nearby person suddenly gets a chest pain.
Follow below given steps-

1) make the patient comfortable, lie him down and prevent any falls.
2) check whether he is breathing well and conscious.
3) give him tablet disprin as soon as possible
4) give an antacid also like- pantocid d or anyone.
4) give a tablet sorbitrate- if available to put below tongue and not to swallow.
5) if blood pressure can be measured and comes low, elevate his legs and let
Him lie flat.
5) call a medical help as soon as possible.

1624 people found this helpful

Treatment of nasal and chest congestion

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Homeopath, Chandigarh
The volatile oils in ginger have long made it a useful herbal remedy for nasal & chest congestion. Pour two cups of boiling water and one inch piece of peeled, grated ginger, steep for ten minutes and strain. Add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to the water and drink it.

Common causes of chest pain

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
Common causes of chest pain
Some of the common causes of chest pain.
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Treating Chest Congestion With Ayurveda

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PGDEMS, DNHE, DYA
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Treating Chest Congestion With Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient life science that originated in India. It recognises herbs as medicines and Yogic postures as well as lifestyle changes as the supporting factors in its medicinal field. It is called a life science because the basic mode of treatment is done by tweaking one's lifestyle in order to reach the root cause of the ailment, which will be cleared from one's life gradually. Congestion is recognised as the accumulation of too much mucus and fluid in your lungs and is usually born due to an imbalance of the Vata Dosha, as per Ayurveda. This congestion can happen in the nasal or respiratory passages.

Let us find out what else Ayurveda says about congestion:

  • Symptoms: The symptoms of congestion include a tickling sensation at the back of the throat as well as the nasal passages, depending on the exact area of the congestion. Also, severe headaches and wheezing along with laboured breathing and tightening of the chest can point at the presence of congestion. In very severe cases, the patient may also complain of blood discharge while coughing, high fever, rashes on the skin, neck stiffness and other such conditions. 
  • Causes: There are various causes of congestion. While infection, allergy and cold are some of the most common conditions that may cause congestion, it has also been seen that congestion may arise as a symptom of a more serious ailment. Asthma is one such respiratory ailment that causes swelling in the airways, which can give rise to congestion. Also, inflammation of the bronchial tube lining can cause this condition where a greenish discharge happens due to the viral nature of the condition. Pneumonia and tuberculosis are also ailments, which can cause severe and painful congestion. 
  • Remedies: As per Ayurveda, there are many remedies that can help in treating this condition. One can drink herbal tea all day as the anti-oxidants will help in flushing out all those toxins that are causing a painful build-up of mucus and fluids inside. Also, one can use essential oils like eucalyptus oil for inhalation, steaming and even massages. One must take care not to let this oil touch the hair as greying might happen. Yoga and aromatherapy can also be practiced so as to do away with congestion. Also, the patient can add a pinch of salt to a glass of warm water in order to do a saline water gargle which will eventually clear the air passages.

Taking care of one's diet is one of the most important parts of any treatment in Ayurveda. Ingesting warm liquids like milk and warm food can help in loosening and removing the mucus build up.

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