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Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet

Manufacturer :  Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Paracetamol, Caffeine, Phenylephrine
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor not required

About Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet

This medication, classified as a mild analgesic in combination with psychoactive drug. Alpha-1 adrenergic stimulant is used to treat fever. It is the most commonly used pain reliever along with common cold and fever symptoms too.

This medication 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 advised to be guided by the doctor’s prescription and never to exceed the prescribed dosage.

Crocin tablet does not have any serious side effects. However, in rare cases, skin rashes may occur accompanied by nausea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite. You should stop using this tablet if you experience an allergic reaction to it or notice any other serious symptoms like dark urine, clay-colored stools or jaundice.

    What are the uses of Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet

    • Fever

    • Headache

    • Muscle Pain

    • Menstrual Cramps

    • Post Immunization Pyrexia

    What are the contraindications of Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet ?

    What are the side effects of Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet ?

    • Nausea Or Vomiting

    • Allergic Skin Reaction

    • Gastric / Mouth Ulcer

    • Anemia

    • Fatigue

    • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (Sjs)

    Key highlights of Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet

    • 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 can be observed within an hour of oral administration. 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.

    What are the substitutes for Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet ?

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • Are there any missed dose instructions?

      This medication 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.

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

      This medication overdosage could cause harmful effects to the body.

    How does this medication work?

    This is a pain relief medication that is administered both orally and intravenously. Selectively, It inhibits enzyme function in the brain which allows it to treat pain and fever. Adenosine receptors get deactivated when the drug is consumed and leads to an increase in energy.

      FAQs about Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet

      • Ques : What is Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet?

        Ans : This is a medication which has Caffeine, Paracetamol and Phenylephrine as active elements present in it. This medicine performs its action by increases the blood flow across the skin, heat loss and sweating, etc.

      • Ques : What are the uses of Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet?

        Ans : This is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Cold, Nasal decongestant, Flu, Fever, Feverish colds, Catarrh, Febrility, Joint pain, Cephalalgia, Headache, Toothache, Ear pain, Menstrual pain, etc.

      • Ques : What are the instructions for storage and disposal Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet?

        Ans : Store this in a cool dry place and keep it in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store this medication out of sight and reach of children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children and other people cannot consume them.

      • Ques : How long do I need to use Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

        Ans : This is a medicine which takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions. It would be ideal if you note, it doesn't mean you will begin to notice such health improvement in a similar time span as different patients.

      • Ques : What are the contraindications to Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet?

        Ans : Contraindication to crocin. In addition, this medication should not be used if you have the following conditions such as Hepatic impairment, Hypersensitivity, and Hyperthyroidism.

      • Ques : Is Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet safe to use when pregnant?

        Ans : This medication is recommended for use in pregnant women if, absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

      • Ques : Will Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

        Ans : No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this medication can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Feeling of sickness, Skin reddening, Allergic reactions, Shortness of breath, Swollen facial features, etc.


      • Acetaminophen- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:

      • Caffeine- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:

      • Phenylephrine- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:

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