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Paracetamol+Tramadol - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Paracetamol and Tramadol are combined together in this medicine.

Paracetamol+Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Paracetamol+Tramadol exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

This medicine is available as a film-coated or as an effervescent tablet.

If you are taking the film-coated tablet, swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablet.

If you are taking the effervescent tablet, dissolve the tablet in a glass of water before taking it.

Paracetamol+Tramadol is indicated only for short term (5 days or less) management of pain. You may stop taking this medicine when you have no more pain.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

When should I not use this medicine?

Do not take this medicine if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to Paracetamol or Tramadol.

Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • severe liver disease
  • uncontrolled epilepsy (fits or seizures)
  • consumed a lot of alcohol
  • have taken more than the recommended amount of painkillers or sleeping pills
as Paracetamol+Traamadol may not be suitable for you.

Do not take this medicine if you are currently taking or have taken a medicine to treat depression known as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxacid, phenelzine and tranylcypromine in the last 14 days.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • stomach problems
  • kidney disease
  • liver, gall bladder or bile disorder
  • difficulties in breathing e.g. asthma, lung problems
  • head injury, shock or severe headache associated with vomiting
  • delirium tremens (tremors, hallucination and disorientation caused by withdrawal from alcohol)
  • thyroid disease
  • disorder of the adrenal glands
  • enlarged prostate
  • depression, having thoughts of self-harm or any other mental illness
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

For as long as you are taking Paracetamol+Tramadol, you may need to regularly monitor your pain relief response, blood pressure and pulse.

What side effects could I experience?

Paracetamol+Tramadol may cause drowsiness or dizziness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects include any of the following: headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, dry mouth, stomach pain, indigestion, stomach wind, tiredness and sweating.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
  • difficulty breathing
  • swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat
  • rashes
  • fainting
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Do not take Paracetamol+Tramadol if you are currently taking or have taken medicines used to treat depression known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as isocarboxacid, phenelzine and tranylcypromine in the last 14 days.

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
  • medicines for epilepsy (fits or seizures) e.g. carbamazepine
  • medicines for migraine e.g. sumatriptan
  • other medicines for moderate to severe pain e.g. buprenorphine, nalbuphine, pentazocine
  • medicines for depression e.g. paroxetine, fluoxetine, amitriptyline, mirtazapine
  • blood-thinning medicines e.g. warfarin
  • medicines for nausea or vomiting e.g. ondansetron
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Paracetamol+Tramadol.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Paracetamol+Tramadol - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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