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Megadol Syrup

Manufacturer: Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Ibuprofen, Paracetamol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Megadol Syrup treats inflammations as well as pain. This medicine is a combination of two non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), viz. Ibuprofen and Paracetamol. NSAIDs 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. This medication 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.
  • 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.

This medicine 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 to infants who are still breastfeeding. In this case, it is best that you take your doctor’s advice.

Get in touch with your health care provider as soon as possible if you develop some of these serious side effects like pain in the stomach, indigestion, problems with breathing, weight gain, itchy skin, feeling excessively tired and weak, problems with urination and bowel movements, development of acid in the stomach etc.

The medicine is useful against the following conditions:

  • Fever And Pain

  • Headache

  • Menstrual Cramps

  • Pain In Muscles

  • Joint Pain

Below are some of the common side effects of this medicine:

  • Acid Or Sour Stomach

  • Heartburn

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Abdominal Discomfort

  • Decreased Urine Output

  • Yellow Colored Eyes Or Skin

  • Skin Rash

  • Ringing Or Buzzing In The Ears

  • Nervousness

  • Loss Of Appetite

  • 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.

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  • Missed Dose instructions

    The 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 instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

Belonging to the class of NSAID, this medication works by inhibiting the enzyme 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 Alcohol


    This 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

    5-HIAA Urine Test

    You may get a false-positive result for this test if you take this medicine.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    One must take caution while taking this medicine. This medication may interact with other medication like Ketoconazole, Metformin, Anti-hypertensives, Methotrexate, Corticosteroids, Aspirin if administered concomitantly.
  • Interaction with Disease


    Megadol 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 Edema

    Megadol 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 Rash

    Megadol 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 Food


    Information not available.

Ques: What is Megadol Syrup?

Ans: This medication is a combination of two NSAIDs, viz Ibuprofen and Paracetamol. These two controls the hormone responsible for the cause of pain and inflammation in the body. Thus provides relief from several problems like -
  • toothache,
  • headache,
  • arthritis,
  • pain in the back,
  • other types of small injuries and
  • menstrual cramps.

Ques: How long do I need to use Megadol Syrup before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Megadol Syrup?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Megadol Syrup empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Megadol Syrup?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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