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What is Combiflam?

Combiflam Cream is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Pain In Arthritis, Pain In Shoulder Joint, Pain In Tendons, Pain In Muscle Strains Or Sprains, Back Pain, Bruising and other conditions.
Combiflam Cream contains Camphor, Menthol, and Methyl Salicylate as active ingredients.
Combiflam Cream works by temporarily relieving minor pain; inhibiting prostaglandin formation; stimulating nerve endings which relieve pain and itching symptoms;
Detailed information related to Combiflam Cream's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Combiflam Cream Uses

Combiflam Cream is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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Combiflam Cream Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Combiflam Cream improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
References: 1, 2, 3

Combiflam Cream - Composition and Active Ingredients

Combiflam Cream is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Combiflam Cream - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Combiflam Cream. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
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Combiflam Cream - Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • Blood dyscrasias
  • Breastfeeding
  • Candidiasis
  • Darkening of tongue
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding

Consumer Reviews - Combiflam Cream

The following are the results of on-going survey on TabletWise.com for Combiflam Cream. These results only indicate the perceptions of the website users. Please base your medical decisions only on the advice of a doctor or a registered medical professional.

Uses, Effectiveness and Side-effects

Following are the uses, perceived effectiveness and perceived side-effects incidence information reported by website visitor for Combiflam Cream:
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Consumption Behaviors

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User reported time of use
Users report most commonly using this medicine at morning, afternoon and night.
Timing Patients
Morning, afternoon and night1
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Price

Following are the perceptions about price reported by website visitor for Combiflam Cream:
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1 out of 1 users find this medicine to be expensive.
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Combiflam Cream - Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Combiflam Cream may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Combiflam Cream may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Alcohol
  • Anisindione
  • Anisindione Coumadin
  • Beta-blockers
  • Dicumarol
  • Jantoven
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Combiflam Cream - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Combiflam Cream is a contraindication. In addition, Combiflam Cream should not be taken if you have the following conditions:
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Combiflam Cream - Frequently asked Questions

  • Can Combiflam Cream be used for pain in arthritis and pain in shoulder joint?
    Yes, pain in arthritis and pain in shoulder joint are among the most common reported uses for Combiflam Cream. Please do not use Combiflam Cream for pain in arthritis and pain in shoulder joint without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Combiflam Cream.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Combiflam Cream medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Combiflam Cream. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.
  • Is Combiflam Cream safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Combiflam Cream safe while breastfeeding?
    Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Other important Information on Combiflam Cream

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not take extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 6, 7, 8, 9

Overdosage of Combiflam Cream

  • Do not take more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Combiflam Cream, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
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Storage of Combiflam Cream

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Combiflam Cream.
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Expired Combiflam Cream

  • Taking a single dose of expired Combiflam Cream is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to take expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
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Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

Combiflam Cream - Packages and Strengths

Combiflam Cream is available in the following packages and strengths
Combiflam Cream - Packages: 30GM Cream, 30 gm, 15GM Cream
Combiflam Cream - Strengths: 30GM

Combiflam Cream - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

References

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  2. Clin Ther. 2010 Jan;32(1):34-43. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2010.01.016. Efficacy and safety profile of a topical methyl salicylate and menthol patch in adult patients with mild to moderate muscle strain: a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, multicenter study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20171... - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  3. Miller, Charles. History of Sumatra : An account of Sumatra. p. 121.
  4. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2015; 8: 455_461. Published online 2015 Aug 26. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S84765 PMCID: PMC4554394 Salicylic acid as a peeling agent: a comprehensive review http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles... - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  5. Church, John (1797). An inaugural dissertation on camphor: submitted to the examination of the Rev. John Ewing, S.S.T.P. provost ; the trustees & medical faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, on the 12th of May, 1797 ; for the degree of Doctor of Medicine. University of Philadelphia: Printed by John Thompson. Retrieved January 18, 2013. https://collections.nlm.nih.gov/catalog/... - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  6. NHS Choices. What should I do if I miss a dose of antibiotics? - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
  7. Ever Miss a Dose of Your Medicine? - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  8. Cancer.Net (2014). The Importance of Taking Your Medication Correctly - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  9. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). Missed Medicines. Epilepsy Foundation - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
  10. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). Prescription Drugs: Abuse and Addiction. Report Research Series - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  11. eMedicinehealth (2016). Drug Overdose Overview - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  12. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). Unintentional drug poisoning in the United States - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  13. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. Put your medicines up and away and out of sight - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  14. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. The quick scoop: medicines and your family: safely storing and disposing of medicines - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  15. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. How to dispose of unused medications - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  16. World Health Organization: Information sheet: Pharmaceuticals in drinking-water - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  17. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  18. Harvard Medical School (2016). Drug Expiration Dates - Do They Mean Anything? - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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