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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
Last Updated: June 18, 2019

Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet, classified as a mild analgesic in combination with psychoactive drug and alpha-1 adrenergic stimulant, is used to treat fever and is the most commonly used pain reliever along with common cold and fever symptoms too.. 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. Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet is normally administered orally.

Crocin Cold & Flu Max 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 Crocin Cold & Flu Max 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 Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet if –

  • You are allergic to Crocin Cold & Flu Max 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 Crocin Cold & Flu Max 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 Crocin Cold & Flu Max 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.

  • fever

  • headache

  • Muscle Pain

  • Menstrual Cramps

  • Post Immunization Pyrexia

In addition to its intended effect, Crocin Cold & Flu Max 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

  • fever

  • Allergic skin reaction

  • Gastric / Mouth Ulcer

  • anemia

  • Fatigue.

  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

  • 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 Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet) 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.

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.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    Crocin Cold & Flu Max 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

    Crocin Cold & Flu Max 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.

Crocin Cold & Flu Max 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. It acts as a nasal decongestant. It works by narrowing the swelling of blood vessels in the ear and nose, thereby providing great relief from discomfort. It also act as a stimulant that affects the central nervous system and is one of the most common psychoactive drugs. Adenosine receptors gets deactivated when the drug is consumed and leads to an increase in energy.

Ques: What is Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet?

Ans: Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet 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, antagonizing the adenosine receptors, inhibiting the blood vessels results in reducing the flow of blood thus relieves nasal congestion. Crocin cold flu max tablet is used to treat conditions such as Drowsiness, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature infants, Cerebral palsy, Apnea of prematurity, Orthostatic hypotension, Hypotensive conditions, Eye mydriasis, Intraocular tension, etc.

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

Ans: Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet 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, and Toothache. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions like Ear pain, Menstrual pain, Fatigue, Drowsiness, Cerebral palsy, Apnea of prematurity, Orthostatic hypotension, Hypotensive conditions, Eye mydriasis, and Intraocular tension. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

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

Ans: Store Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet 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. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.

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

Ans: Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet 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. There are numerous elements to consider such as, salt interactions, precautions to be taken care of, time is taken by the salt to performs its action, etc.

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

Ans: Contraindication to Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet. In addition, Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet 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 not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk but there is no data available regarding the effect of Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet during pregnancy.

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 Crocin Cold & Flu Max Tablet can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Feeling of sickness, Skin reddening, Allergic reactions, Shortness of breath, Swollen facial features, Liver damage, Abnormalities of blood cells, Nausea, Rashes, Liver toxicity, Less white blood cells, Acute renal tubular necrosis, Blood dyscrasias, Vasoconstriction, etc. If you are observing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
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