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What is Combiflam?

Combiflam Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Fever, Headache, Cold, Pain In Body, Pain In Teeth, Back Pain and other conditions.
Combiflam Tablet contains Ibuprofen, and Paracetamol as active ingredients.
Combiflam Tablet works by blocking the production of a prostaglandin that is released in the body during pain; increasing the pain threshold and increases the blood flow across the skin, heat loss and sweating;
Detailed information related to Combiflam Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Combiflam Tablet Uses

Combiflam Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1, 2
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Combiflam Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

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

Combiflam Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

Combiflam Tablet 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 Tablet - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Combiflam Tablet. 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.
References: 2, 3, 4
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Combiflam Tablet - 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.
  • Avoid taking alcohol or salicylates to prevent bleeding
  • Avoid using it if allergic to paracetamol
  • Consult your doctor if you develop blurred vision, ringing or roaring in ears
  • Consult your doctor if you have systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Do not take paracetamol if you consume alcoholic beverages every day
  • Inform your doctor if you have bruising or bleeding

Consumer Reviews - Combiflam Tablet

The following are the results of on-going survey on TabletWise.com for Combiflam Tablet. 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 Tablet:
User reported uses
The most common reported use for this medicine is Fever.
Use Patients
Fever96
Headache93
Cold56
Pain In Body47
Pain In Teeth40
Back Pain33
Other175
Survey Participants: 540
User reported effectiveness
215 out of 276 users report this medicine to be effective.
Effectiveness Patients
Works215
Does not work61
Survey Participants: 276
User reported incidents of side-effects
67 out of 281 users report this medicine to have side-effects.
Patients
No side-effect214
Experienced side-effects67
Survey Participants: 281
User reported side-effects
Abdominal Pain is the most commonly reported side-effect of this medicine.
Side-effect Patients
Abdominal Pain13
Constipation4
Liver Damage4
Skin Rash3
Heartburn3
Feeling Of Sickness3
Other19
Survey Participants: 49
User reported time for results
Same day is the most common reported time for this medicine to be effective.
Duration Patients
Same day92
1 day56
3 days19
1 week17
2 days15
> 3 months6
Other12
Survey Participants: 217

Consumption Behaviors

Following are the consumption behaviors reported by website visitor for Combiflam Tablet:
User reported strengths
200 - 500 MG is the most commonly used strength of this medicine.
Strength Patients
200 - 500 MG49
500 - 1000 MG27
5 - 10 MG25
0 - 1 MG23
Other20
50 - 100 MG17
Other78
Survey Participants: 239
User reported frequency of use
Users report most commonly using this medicine twice a day.
Patients
Twice a day73
Once a day71
Other56
Thrice a day33
Once a week25
Once in 2 days7
Once in 3 days6
Survey Participants: 271
User reported timing
Users report most commonly eating this medicine after food.
Frequency Patients
Empty Stomach34
Before food21
After food229
Survey Participants: 284
User reported regularity
44 out of 89 users regularly use this medicine to manage health.
Patients
Yes, always, to control health problem44
No, only when problem occurs or worsens45
Survey Participants: 89
User reported time of use
Users report most commonly using this medicine at night only.
Timing Patients
Night only56
Morning, afternoon and night53
Morning and night48
Morning only37
Afternoon only33
Morning and afternoon21
Afternoon and night15
Survey Participants: 263

Price

Following are the perceptions about price reported by website visitor for Combiflam Tablet:
User reported price perception
51 out of 255 users find this medicine to be expensive.
Patients
Expensive51
Not Expensive204
Survey Participants: 255

Combiflam Tablet - Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Combiflam Tablet 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 Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Alcohol
  • Aspirin
  • Corticosteroids
  • Cyclosporine
  • Interfere with certain laboratory tests
  • Juxtapid mipomersen
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Combiflam Tablet - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Combiflam Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Combiflam Tablet should not be taken if you have the following conditions:
  • Active peptic ulcer
  • Aspirin
  • Breastfeeding
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Hypersensitivity
Learn more: Contraindications

Combiflam Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

  • Can Combiflam Tablet be used for fever and headache?
    Yes, fever and headache are among the most common reported uses for Combiflam Tablet. Please do not use Combiflam Tablet for fever and headache without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Combiflam Tablet.
  • How long do I need to use Combiflam Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?
    TabletWise.com website users have reported same day and 1 day as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to eat Combiflam Tablet. Click here to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Combiflam Tablet.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Combiflam Tablet?
    TabletWise.com website users have reported twice a day and once a day as the most common frequency of using Combiflam Tablet. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Combiflam Tablet. Click here to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Combiflam Tablet.
  • Should I consume Combiflam Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?
    TabletWise.com website users have most commonly reported consuming Combiflam Tablet after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should eat this medicine. Click here to find out what other patients report as timing of using Combiflam Tablet.
  • 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 Tablet 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 Tablet. 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 Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Combiflam Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
    Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Other important Information on Combiflam Tablet

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: 5, 6, 7, 8

Overdosage of Combiflam Tablet

  • 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 Tablet, 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.
References: 9, 10, 11

Storage of Combiflam Tablet

  • 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 Tablet.
References: 12, 13, 14, 15

Expired Combiflam Tablet

  • Taking a single dose of expired Combiflam Tablet 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.
References: 16, 17

Dosage Information

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

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Combiflam Tablet - Packages and Strengths

Combiflam Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
Combiflam Tablet - Packages: 10 Tablet, 20 Tablet, 30 Tablet, 15 Tablet
Combiflam Tablet - Strengths: 400+325, 400MG+325MG

Combiflam Tablet - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

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