What is Algitab?

Algitab Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Headache, Toothache, Ear Pain, Joint Pain, Periods Pain, Fever and other conditions.

Algitab Tablet contains Caffeine, Chlorpheniramine, and Paracetamol as active ingredients.

Algitab Tablet works by increasing the pain threshold and increases the blood flow across the skin, heat loss and sweating; acting against adenosine in body thus reducing pain and by stimulating brain and heart thus improving breathe; blocking a natural chemical that makes during an allergic rejection;

How it works

Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that is responsible for pain and fever.

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Caffeine works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thus relieving the migraine headache.

Chlorpheniramine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

What are the uses of Algitab?

Algitab Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Headache, Toothache, Ear Pain, Joint Pain, Periods Pain, Fever and other conditions.

The complete list of uses and indications for Algitab Tablet is as follows:

  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Ear Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Periods Pain
  • Fever
  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Pain Killer
  • Migraine
  • Neuralgia
  • Sore Throat
  • Sprains And Strains Relief
  • Rheumatic Pain
  • Muscular Pains And Aches
  • Joint Swelling And Stiffness
  • Influenza
  • Feverishness
  • Feverish Colds
  • Apnea In Premature Newborns
  • Runny Nose
  • Sneezing I Itching
  • Watery Eyes Caused By Allergies
  • Common Cold
  • Allergies Due To Food
  • Insect Bites Allergy
  • Hay Fever
  • Anaphylactic Shock

What are the side-effects of Algitab Tablet?

The most commonly reported side-effects of Algitab Tablet are feeling of sickness, skin reddening, allergic reactions, shortness of breath, swollen facial features, and liver damage.

The following is a list of possible side effects that may occur from the use of Algitab 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.

  • Feeling Of Sickness
  • Skin Reddening
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Swollen Facial Features
  • Liver Damage
  • Abnormalities Of Blood Cells
  • Nausea
  • Rashes
  • Liver Toxicity
  • Less White Blood Cells
  • Acute Renal Tubular Necrosis
  • Blood Dyscrasias
  • Restlessness
  • Tremors
  • Fluttering Sensation In The Chest
  • Higher Doses
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Caffeine Causes Central Nervous System Stimulation
  • Confusion
  • Stomach Pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness At The Site Of Infusion
  • Rare Severe Allergic Rejection
  • Intestinal Disease With Bloody Stools
  • Muscle Twitching
  • Anxiety
  • Pain-Killers
  • Caffeine
  • Fits
  • Irregular Heartbeats
  • Sleeplessness
  • Increased Urination
  • Facial Flushing
  • Nervousness
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Excitement
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Dry Throat Or Skin
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Nasal Or Chest Congestion

Algitab Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Algitab Tablet improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

Increasing the pain threshold and increases the blood flow across the skin, heat loss and sweating.

Acting against adenosine in body thus reducing pain and by stimulating brain and heart thus improving breathe.

Blocking a natural chemical that makes during an allergic rejection.

Algitab 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 using it if allergic to paracetamol
  • Cautiously do exercise in case of elderly, pylori duodenal obstruction, angle-closure glaucoma, epilepsy, renal and hepatic impairment
  • Consult your doctor in case of bladder neck obstruction and hypertension
  • Consume the medicine only at recommended doses
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery
  • Do not take it for longer than 7 days in a row

Algitab Tablet – Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Algitab 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. Algitab Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Alcohol
  • Antipsychotics
  • Cimetidine
  • Disulfiram
  • Ephedrine
  • Fluoroquinolones

Algitab Tablet – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Algitab Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Algitab Tablet should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • Hepatic impairment
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Neonates

Algitab Tablet – Frequently asked Questions

Is Algitab Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?

Paracetamol: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Caffeine: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Chlorpheniramine: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Is Algitab Tablet safe while breastfeeding?

Paracetamol: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Caffeine: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Chlorpheniramine: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Algitab Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using 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 Algitab 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.

 

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