Tizafen 400/2mg Capsule 10

IBUPROFEN+TIZANIDINE
By Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Prescription Needed
M.R.P.: Rs.67.92
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What is TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule used for?

TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule is used for the treatment of muscle spasms, pain, inflammation and fever. It is also used to relieve pain caused by arthritis and menstrual cramps.

TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule work?

In TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule, Ibuprofen belongs to the class of drugs called analgesics. This drug inhibits the action of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme by blocking the action of prostaglandins. Thus, it results in the increased peripheral blood flow and vasodilation, which decreases the pain and inflammation.

Tizanidine is a short-acting drug that belongs to the class of drugs called muscle relaxants. This drug acts on the neuromuscular nerve ending by depolarizing the action of acetylcholine, thereby relieving muscle spasms.

How to use TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the capsule whole. Do not chew or tear open the capsule. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Depression
  • Decreased heart rate
  • Hypotension
  • Seizures

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule?

Drugs that interact with TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule include the following:

  • Aspirin
  • Caffeine
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Clonidine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Ketorolac
  • Methotrexate
  • Methyldopa
  • Tacrolimus
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule?

The following are the most common side effects of TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low urine volume
  • Pale skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight gain

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Blurry vision
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Severe diarrhoea
  • Unusual bleeding

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule?

  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Consult the doctor before taking any other drug along with TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule.

You are advised not to take TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of chronic infections, liver or kidney disorders before using TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule medicine.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule

  1. I am on TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule for abdominal pain. Can I stop the drug if I feel better?
  2. No, it is advised to continue using TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule for the prescribed duration. Abrupt discontinuation may cause the illness to return.

  3. Can I take TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule medicine on an empty stomach?
  4. TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule can be taken with or without food. However, taking TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule on empty stomach may cause gastrointestinal disturbances.

  5. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while on TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule medication?
  6. Yes, TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule medication tends to interfere with the liver function. Therefore, periodic monitoring of liver function is advised while on TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule medication.

  7. Can I consume alcohol while taking TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule medicine?
  8. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking TIZAFEN 400/2mg Capsule medicine, as it increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.

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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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