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Why it's used

Analspec Capsule is a prescription medicine that is used to relieve mild to moderate pain from a toothache, headache, muscle pain, injury, or pain after an operation or delivery. This medicine works by blocking the chemicals which generate pain signals in the body. This medicine helps by preventing the formation of pain causing signals in the body. Analspec Capsule is also used to treat symptoms of painful menstrual bleeding, to treat abnormally heavy bleeding at menstruation, and to relieve pain associated with swelling and stiffness of the joints caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
Analspec belongs to the Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs class of medicines. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also called as NSAIDs, help reduce fever, decrease pain, and prevent clotting of blood. NSAIDs also reduce inflammation in the body when used in higher doses.

How to use

Read the directions on the product label, patient guide, or medicine guide provided by the medicine company or your pharmacist before starting to use Analspec Capsule. If you have any questions related to this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Eat this medicine as recommended by your doctor.
Pain medicines work best if they are used as soon as you feel any signs of pain. Analspec Capsule may not work well if you delay using it until the symptoms have worsened.
Analspec Capsule is eaten with or after food.
The typical dose of Analspec is 500 mg as an initial dose followed by 250 mg every 6 hours. The maximum adult dose of Analspec is 1500 mg in a day. This medicine is typically used for a period of 1 week for severe pain, and 2-3 days for pain during menstruation. This medicine is not known to be habit-forming.
This medicine should be used on an as-needed basis.
Talk to your doctor if you develop new symptoms. If you have issues with the health of your liver, a low dose of Analspec may be prescribed.
Your doctor may recommend a lower initial dose of this medicine to see the impact of this medicine on the body. Please follow your doctor's directions. Taking a higher dose of this medicine may increase the risk of side-effects. A lower dose of this medicine may be recommended to reduce the risk of side-effects. Older patients may see an increase in the incidence of side-effects with this medicine. As a result, a lower dose may be recommended for older patients.
The safety and effectiveness of using Analspec Capsule in children has not been established. This medicine may be used in children aged more than 14 years for relief from severe pain.
If using the liquid form of this medicine, measure the dose using the provided measuring cup, spoon, or dropper. Before pouring the medicine into the measuring device, you should check the measurement markings carefully. Then, pour the dose amount into the device. After use, clean and store the measuring device in a safe place for your next use. You should not use a tablespoon or teaspoon as the dose measuring devices since it can result in an incorrect dose. If indicated on the product package, shake the medicine before use.
Avoid the consumption of alcohol with Analspec.
Before starting this medicine, your doctor would require you to undergo medical or laboratory tests (Blood Pressure) to monitor for side-effects. Once the administration of the medicine starts, your doctor should monitor you for these medical and laboratory tests to make sure that the side-effects of this medicine are not impacting your health.
You should store Analspec Capsule at room temperature (20°-25°C/68-77°F) and away from heat, away from moisture, and away from light. Store the medicine away from the reach of children and pets.
Medicines may be prescribed for uses other than those listed in the medicine guide. Do not use Analspec Capsule for conditions for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Analspec Capsule to other people who might have the same conditions or symptoms that you have. Self-medication may harm them.

How to take Analspec

Your dose may depend on several personal factors. You should consult with your doctor to find out the dose that is best for you. The dose of Analspec depends on the following factors:
  • patient's age
  • patient's health
  • the health of the patient's liver
  • the health of the patient's kidneys
  • medicines recommended by your doctor
  • any other medicines in use
  • herbal supplements consumed
  • response to treatment

Analspec Dosage

Dosage for acute pain

Adult
  • Recommended: 500 mg followed by 250 mg every 6 hours as needed usually not to exceed one week
  • Initial: 500 mg
Children (children older than 14 years)
  • Recommended: 500 mg followed by 250 mg every 6 hours as needed usually not to exceed one week
  • Initial: 500 mg

Dosage for abdominal pain during menstruation

Adult
  • Recommended: 500 mg followed by 250 mg every 6 hours should not be necessary for more than 2 to 3 days
  • Initial: 500 mg

Dosage for heavy bleeding during menstruation

Adult
  • Recommended: 500 mg three times a day

Dosage calculation for children

To calculate the dosage for children please use the weight based dose calculator to calculate the appropriate dosage as per the weight of your child.

Forms

Capsule
Strength: 250 mg, 500 mg
Tablet
Strength: 250 mg, 500 mg

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose when you remember that you missed it. However, if it's time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and continue with your normal dosing schedule.

Overdose

What to do if you overdose on Analspec?
The specific antidote of Analspec overdose is not available. In the case of overdose, consider making the person vomit. An alternative is to consume activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is the form of carbon that has small, low-volume pores. These pores help trap chemicals as in the case of poisoning. Osmotic cathartic can also be used in patients within four hours of intake of drug or in patients with a large overdose. An osmotic cathartic is a laxative substance that eases the passing of stool.
Symptoms of an overdose of Analspec
If you use too much of this medicine, it could lead to dangerous levels of the medicine in your body. In such cases, symptoms of an overdose may include:
  • lack of energy
  • nausea
  • pain in the upper belly
  • sleepiness
  • stomach and intestinal bleeding
  • vomiting
If you think you have overdosed on Analspec Capsule, call a poison control center immediately. You can look up the poison control center information from the Poison Center Finder at TabletWise.com.

Precautions while using Analspec

Before you use Analspec Capsule, discuss with your doctor if you are allergic to it or its ingredients. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine and update your medical records to record this information. Tell your doctor if you are allergic any of the following substances: aspirin.
Before you use Analspec, tell your doctor of your medical and health history including the following: stomach ulcers, liver problems, kidney problems, asthma, high blood pressure, allergy to Analspec, inflammatory bowel disease, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, severe heart failure, or previous use of NSAID medicines. Before having surgery during the use of Analspec, discuss with your doctor and dentist about the medicinal products you use including prescription/non-prescription/herbal medicines.
The use of Analspec Capsule may change the functioning of kidneys. Use of this medicine may lead to damage to the patient's kidneys.
The use of this medicine may change blood pressure. Use of this medicine can lead to an increase in the blood pressure level or worsening of high blood pressure levels if it was already an issue.
Analspec Capsule can make you feel sleepy. Be careful when using any machinery, driving a vehicle, or doing any other activity that needs you to be fully alert. The consumption of alcohol with Analspec Capsule can worsen the sleepiness.
Consult with your doctor on the use of Analspec Capsule during pregnancy, or if you are planning to become pregnant. This medicine increases the chances of developing a rare life-threatening heart disease, in the unborn baby. Analspec Capsule belongs to the NSAID class of medicines. NSAIDs should not be taken after 29 weeks of pregnancy as these medicines may cause serious harm to the unborn baby. The use of Analspec Capsule is not safe for use in women who are breastfeeding. If you are breastfeeding a baby, discuss with your doctor if you should either discontinue breastfeeding or stop using this medicine while breastfeeding. This medicine may pass in the breast milk and cause serious adverse effects in infants. You should consult with doctor and a decision should be made to either discontinue Analspec or not to breastfeed while using this medicine. Analspec Capsule may impact fertility in women. If you are trying to conceive, discuss with your doctor on the use of this medicine. This medicine is not recommended in women who are attempting to conceive. In women who are undergoing an investigation of infertility, withdrawal of Analspec should be considered.
Avoid consuming alcohol together with Analspec. Drinking alcohol may cause stomach ulcers, and bleeding in the stomach and intestines.
This medicine may cause bleeding in the stomach. Regular use of tobacco and alcohol while using this medicine can increase your risk of bleeding. Discuss this aspect with your doctor if you smoke and drink alcohol regularly.
Analspec Capsule may cause increased incidence of side-effects in older patients. Elderly patients may see an increased risk of heart disease, decreased function of kidneys, stomach bleeding, and intestinal bleeding.
This medicine in the longer term leads to an increase in the risk of kidney disease, heart attack, liver damage, and bleeding in the stomach & intestines.

Analspec Side-effects

The following side-effects may commonly occur when using Analspec Capsule. If any of these side-effects worsen or last for a long time, you should consult with your doctor:
The following side-effects may commonly occur in older patients on the use of Analspec Capsule. Discuss with your doctor if any of these side-effects last for a long time or are severe:
Rarely, the use of Analspec Capsule may cause the following side-effects:
The following severe side-effects may also occur when using Analspec Capsule:
  • Liver damage (possible death)
    Symptoms: fatigue, nausea, lack of energy, diarrhea, itching, jaundice, pain on touching upper right side of the abdomen and flu
    If this happens, stop using Analspec and contact your doctor right away.
  • Heart failure and accumulation of fluid in the body (possible death)
    Symptoms: shortness of breath, unexplained weight gain and collection of fluid in parts of the body
    If this happens, stop using Analspec and contact your doctor right away.
  • Kidney damage (kidney injury and death of the kidney cells (renal papillary necrosis))
    Symptoms: nausea, fatigue, lack of energy, severe itching of the skin, diarrhea, jaundice, pain on touching the upper right side of the abdomen and flu
    If this happens, stop using Analspec and contact your doctor right away.
  • Blood-related diseases (bleeding)
    Symptoms: blood loss and anemia
    Monitor the patients for signs of bleeding.
  • Bleeding in the stomach and intestines
    Symptoms: upper abdominal pain, black tarry stool, vomiting of blood and indigestion
  • Heart attack or stroke (possible death)
    Symptoms: chest pain, slurring of speech, shortness of breath and weakness
    If this happens, contact your doctor right away.
  • High blood pressure (worsening of existing high blood pressure)
    Monitor blood pressure regularly throughout the treatment.
  • Increase in potassium level in the body, which is also called as hyperkalemia
  • Asthma attacks in patients who have history of asthma
  • Serious skin disorders including swollen skin, erythema multiforme, Lyell's syndrome, swelling of the larynx, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and photosensitivity reactions
Your doctor has prescribed this medicine because they judge that the benefit is greater than the risk posed by side-effects. Many people using this medicine do not have serious cases of side-effects. This page does not contain a complete list of all possible side-effects.
If you experience side-effects or 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. You can look up the drug authority contact information from the Drug Authority Finder at TabletWise.com.

Warnings

Stomach ulcer

Patients with a previous history of stomach ulcers are at an increased risk when using this medicine. Such patients may have an increased risk of bleeding in the stomach or intestines. Use the lowest effective dose for a shorter duration in such patients.

Elderly patients

Elderly patients are at increased risk while using this medicine. Such patients may have an increased risk of bleeding in the stomach or intestines, and ruptured bowel. Use this medicine only when the potential benefit outweighs the risk.

Severe heart disease

Patients with severe heart diseases are at an increased risk when using this medicine. Such patients have an increased risk of severe heart diseases (blood clot formation, heart attack, stroke, and fluid retention in the body), which are possibly fatal. Use the lowest effective dose for a shorter duration in such patients.

High blood pressure

Patients who already have high blood pressure are at increased risk while using this medicine. These patients may have worsening of existing high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart related issues. Monitor your blood pressure level when you start taking this medicine and continue monitoring while you are using this medicine.

Anemia

Patients with long-term treatment of this medicine are at an increased risk of development of anemia. Proper monitoring of the hemoglobin levels in the blood is required for these patients.

Liver disorders

Patients with liver disorders are at increased risk while using this medicine. Such patients may have an increased risk of increase in levels of certain organic chemicals that can result in liver related issues, including liver injury or liver damage. Discontinue this medicine if you face any liver related issues.

Serious skin reactions

Patients with severe skin reactions are at increased risk while using this medicine. Such patients may develop an increased risk of severe allergic reactions. Discontinue the use of this medicine at the first appearance of a skin rash or any other sign of allergy.

Women in their third trimester of pregnancy

Pregnant women are at increased risk while using this medicine. Such patients may have an increased risk of a life-threatening problem (a rare heart disease) in the unborn baby. Avoid use of this medicine in the third trimester of pregnancy.

Patients who have had heart surgery

The patients may have an increased incidence of heart attack and stroke while using this medicine. In such patients, NSAIDs should not be used.

Patients with a history of heart attacks

There is an increased risk of having another heart-attack in such patients. The heart-attack may be fatal during the first week of using this medicine. Avoid the use of Analspec in patients with a recent heart attack unless the benefits are more than the risk. If used, monitor the patients for signs of heart attack.

Heart failure and accumulation of fluid in the body

Buildup of fluid in body tissues and water retention have been observed in patients treated with NSAIDs such as Analspec. Use of this medicine may reduce the effect of other medicines used to treat heart diseases (e.g., diuretics, ACE inhibitors, or angiotensin receptor blockers). Avoid the use of Analspec in patients with severe heart failure unless the benefits are more than the risk of worsening of heart failure. If Analspec is used in patients with severe heart failure, monitor patients for signs of worsening heart failure.

Patients with a history of asthma or aspirin-related asthma

Such patients may have an asthma attack because of intolerance to NSAIDs. This medicine should not be used in patients who are sensitive to aspirin. When Analspec is used in asthma patients, monitor the patient for signs and symptoms of an asthma attack.

Kidney damage

The long-term intake of NSAIDs may result in kidney failure or injury. If such an event happens, the NSAID therapy should be discontinued.

Increase in potassium levels in the blood

An increase in potassium levels, including hyperkalemia, have been reported with use of NSAIDs. This may lead to certain illnesses called as, hyporeninemic-hypoaldosteronism state.

Patients with lupus and connective tissue disorders

There may be an increased risk of inflammation of brain and backbone membrane caused by an infection in patients with such disorders.

Interactions with Analspec

When two or more medicines are taken together, it can change how the medicines work and increase the risk of side-effects. In medical terms, this is called as a Drug Interaction.
Your doctor's guidelines may need to be followed while taking this medicine along with antihypertensive drugs, medicines that are used to treat high blood pressure. This medicine reduces the effect of these medicines. Monitor the patient's blood pressure and for any signs of worsening of functioning of kidneys during the use of Analspec and antihypertensive drugs together.
Analspec Capsule interacts with diuretics (like, furosemide), which are used to increase urine production in the body. The use of diuretics along with this medicine worsens the functionion of kidneys in patients.
There may be an interaction of Analspec with aspirin, which is commonly used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. Taking this medicine with aspirin increases the incidence of side-effects related to the stomach and intestines.
Analspec Capsule may interact with antacids containing magnesium hydroxide, which are used to reduce the level of acids in the stomach. Avoid the use of this medicine with antacids because of possible increased side-effects.
Special instructions need to be followed while taking this medicine along with anticoagulants, that are blood thinners used to prevent blood clot formation. Use of Analspec with anticoagulants increases the risk of severe bleeding. Vital parameters of patients who use Analspec with an anticoagulant should be monitored.
Your doctor's guidelines may need to be followed while taking this medicine along with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and salicylates which are used to treat pain, reduce inflammation and fever. The simultaneous use of these medicine increases the risk of stomach and intestine related conditions. The simultaneous use of this medicine with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or salicylates is not recommended.
Analspec Capsule interacts with methotrexate, which is used in cancer therapy and as a medicine to supress the immune system. The simultaneous use of this medicine and methotrexate increases the risk of having a high level of methotrexate in the blood. The patient should be monitored for an increase in the levels of methotrexate in their body.
Special instructions need to be followed while taking this medicine along with cyclosporine, which is used to prevent the organ rejection after a heart, kidney, or liver transplant. The simultaneous use of this medicine and cyclosporine may increase the levels of cyclosporine in the kidneys. Monitor the patients for signs of poor functioning of kidneys. Symptoms may include anemia, weakness, tiredness, and insomnia.
There may be an interaction of Analspec with lithium, used to prevent and treat episodes of mania in people with a manic-depressive disorder (bipolar disorder). This medicine increases the levels of lithium in the blood. Patient should be monitored for an increase in the levels of lithium in their body.
Analspec Capsule may interact with digoxin, which is used to treat heart failure. This medicine increases the levels of digoxin in the blood. Patients should be monitored for levels of digoxin in their blood.
Analspec Capsule may interact with pemetrexed, which is used to treat cancer. Use of Analspec with pemetrexed result in increased the risk of kidney disease, gastrointestinal complications, and a decrease in the activity of bone marrow. Healthy and active bone marrow is crticial for the proper functioning of the body.
Your doctor's guidelines may need to be followed while taking this medicine along with tacrolimus, which is used to treat a skin problem called eczema. Use of this medicine with tacrolimus increases the risk of kidney damage in the patient.
Special instructions need to be followed while taking this medicine along with anti-platelet drugs, which are used to decrease platelet aggregation and corticosteroids, which are used to provide relief from swelling and inflammation. Combined use of these medicines increases the risk of stomach bleeding, bleeding of intestines, and development of a wound or ulcer in the stomach or intestines.
Analspec Capsule interacts with aminoglycosides, which is used to treat bacterial infection. Combined use of these medicines increases the amount of aminoglycosides in the blood and leads to reduced functioning of kidneys.
There may be an interaction of Analspec with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, which are used to treat depression. Risk of bleeding in the stomach or intestines is increased when these medicines are taken together.
This page does not contain all the possible interactions of Analspec Capsule. Share a list of all medicines that you use with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any medicines without the approval of your doctor.

Traveling With Medication

  • Ensure that you carry enough doses of each of your prescription medicines to last the entire trip. The best place to store your medicines is in the carry on baggage. However, while flying, if carrying liquid medicines, make sure you do not go over the limits imposed for carry-on liquids.
  • While traveling overseas, make sure that you can carry each of your prescription medicines legally to your destination country. One way to ensure this is by checking with your destination country's embassy or website.
  • Make sure that you carry each of your medicines in their original packaging, which should typically include your name and address, and the details of the prescribing doctor.
  • If your travel involves crossing time zones, and you are required to take your medicine as per a fixed schedule, make sure that you adjust for the change in time.

Expired Medication

Taking a single dose of expired Analspec is unlikely to cause a side-effect. However, please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, if you feel unwell or sick. An expired medicine may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use an expired drug. You are much safer by always keeping a fresh supply of unexpired medicines.

Safe Disposal of Medication

  • If there are disposal instructions on the package, please follow the instructions.
  • If there are medicine take-back programs in your country, you should contact the respective authority to arrange for the disposal of the medicine. For example, in the USA, the Drug Enforcement Administration regularly hosts National Prescription Drug Take-Back events.
  • If there are no take-back programs, mix the medicine with dirt and place them in a sealed plastic bag. Throw the plastic bag in your household trash. Separately, remove all personal information including the prescription label from the medicine packaging and then dispose off the container.
  • If specifically indicated on the medicine package that it needs to be flushed down the toilet when no longer needed, perform the required step.

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