Detra P 500 mg/37.5 mg 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:
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Detra P 500 mg/37.5 mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible.
Overdose instructionsAn 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/AYou 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 TestYou may get a false-positive result for this test if you take Detra P 500 mg/37.5 mg Tablet.
Interaction with Medicine
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Disease
DiseasePatients suffering from liver disease should use some other safer alternative.
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Acetaminophen- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [Cited 10 February 2020]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/paracetamol
Acetaminophen- DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2005 [Cited 10 February 2020]. Available from:https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00316
Tramadol- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [Cited 10 February 2020]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/tramadol
Tramadol- DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2005 [Cited 10 February 2020]. Available from:https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00193
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