Megadol Syrup treats inflammations as well as pain. It acts as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that controls hormones in the body which cause pain and inflammation. It thus offers relief from several problems like toothache, headache, arthritis, pain in the back, other types of small injuries and menstrual cramps.
The drug is suitable for adults as well as children who are 6 months and above.
Ensure that you do not take Megadol Syrup if-
- You have heart disease and are at a risk of suffering from a stroke or heart attack. Even those who do not have heart problems are likely to suffer a stroke or a heart attack because of prolonged use of Megadol Syrup.
- You have recently had a bypass operation.
- You are allergic to any substance that is present in Megadol Syrup.
If you have health problems like asthma, fluid retention, kidney issues, frequent development of ulcers and bleeding, ask you medical practitioner if you can take Megadol Syrup. The drug should not be taken during the last trimester of pregnancy as it has been found that it can harm the fetus. Research has not revealed if the drug is harmful for infants who are still breast feeding. In this case it is best that you take your doctor’s advice.
You will experience a few side effects when you take this medication. In case of Megadol Syrup some minor side effects that may occur are anemia, vomiting, hypertension, hemorrhage, low hemoglobin levels and eosinophilia. These side effects are quite common and will go away in some time. Get in touch with your health care provider as soon as possible if you develop some of these more serious side effects like pain in the stomach, indigestion, problems with breathing, weight gain, itchy skin, feeling excessively tired and weak, problems with urinations and bowel movements, development of acid in the stomach etc.
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.
DysmenorrheaMegadol Syrup is used to relieve excessive pain and cramps during menstruation.
- swelling, pain, and stiffness of joints associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Fever and PainMegadol Syrup is used to treat headache, back pain, and fever.
- rhinitis, and urticaria.
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)Not recommended in patients with recent heart surgery.
- ulcer disease or any gastrointestinal bleeding disorders.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 to 6 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 to 60 minutes.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is known to excreted through breast milk in small amounts. It is recommended in breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Megadol Syrup , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsThe missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for the next dose.
Overdose instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
Megadol Syrup is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that works by inhibiting the enzymes cyclo-oxygenase I and II. This leads to a decrease in the synthesis of prostaglandins that regulate fever, inflammation, pain and swelling.
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
AsthmaMegadol Syrup should not be taken if you have NSAID-sensitive asthma. Any such history should be reported to the doctor so that appropriate substitution can be done.
Fluid Retention and edemaMegadol Syrup should be taken only after consulting a doctor. Monitoring of blood pressure and heart conditions is necessary on a regular level during the course of therapy.
Skin rashMegadol Syrup can cause these fatal skin allergies without any warnings. Signs and symptoms like rashes, hives, fever or other allergic symptoms should be reported without any delay. This condition requires immediate medical intervention.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholThis medicine should not be consumed with alcohol. Symptoms of stomach bleeding (such as the presence of dried and coffee colored blood in cough or stools) should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
MethotrexateMegadol Syrup may increase the blood levels of methotrexate and can cause liver injury, breathing problem, and bleeding. Inform the doctor if you are receiving pain killers. The dose should be adjusted based on the clinical condition. Close monitoring of kidney function and blood cell count is necessary.
CorticosteroidsUse with caution as this combination will increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Inform the doctor if you are taking either of the medicines. Consider taking alternative medicine after consulting your doctor.
AspirinMegadol Syrup may reduce the effect of aspirin and increases the risk of bleeding. Any symptoms like gastrointestinal bleeding, abdominal pain, blood in stools should be informed to the doctor. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
AntihypertensivesIf you are taking antihypertensives like furosemide and ramipril with Megadol Syrup, then you are at increased risk of kidney damage. This interaction is more likely to happen in the elderly population. Regular monitoring of kidney function is necessary. The dose should be adjusted based on the clinical condition.
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