Do not take Paracofdal
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substances or to any of the other ingredients of Paracofdal.
- if you suffer from kidney and liver diseases; heart rhythm disorders and slow heart rate, diseases of the hematopoietic system; peptic ulcer, glaucoma, insomnia, hypertension, severe headache with vomiting, headache as a result of head injury; decreased thyroid function; elderly or impaired patients; Addison’s disease; enlargement of the prostate or narrowing of the urethra; drug habituation data, chronic alcoholism, porphyria, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase enzyme deficiency; pregnancy and lactation, children under 14 years.
Take special care with Paracofdal
Paracofdal should be taken with caution in the following cases:
- Due to the existing risk of developing drug dependence on Paracofdal associated with the presence of the narcotic analgesic in its composition — its rebate should be avoided in persons with evidence of drug addiction, and the duration of treatment with the product should not exceed 3-5 days.
- Paracofdal should be used with caution in food allergies and asthmatics.
- Its use in acute infections can erase the symptoms (fever, pain) and complicate the diagnosis.
- When performing laboratory tests, it is recommended to stop taking Paracofdal 3-4 days before the test.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
- Medicines to treat increased stomach acidity (antacids) may delay the absorption of Paracofdal.
- Chronic alcohol use may increase Paracofdal’s hepatic toxicity.
- Cimetidine may increase the hepatic toxicity of Paracofdal.
- Paracofdal should not be taken with alcohol and drugs that depress the central nervous system (narcotic analgesics, general anesthetics, sedatives and hypnotics), due to the enhancement of this effect.
- Metamizole in the medicine may reduce the therapeutic effect of oral anticoagulants (medicines that affect blood clotting).
- Chloramphenicol and other hematopoietic agents increase the toxic effects of metamizole on leukopoiesis (white blood cell formation).
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine. All Paracofdal components cross the placental barrier. Taken in high doses and immediately before birth, it can cause suppression of fetal respiration due to the presence of paracofdal components secreted with milk in low concentrations, but their effect on infants has not been studied.
Paracofdal is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation, or breast-feeding should be discontinued if treatment is required.
Driving and using machines
Paracofdal may cause dizziness and drowsiness, and in some individuals anxiety and agitation, which is why it is not recommended for drivers and people working with machines.
Like all medicines, Paracofdal can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following side effects are possible with the use of Paracofdal: abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, kidney problems, abnormal blood counts, skin rash and itching, constipation or diarrhea, dizziness, respiratory depression and bronchospasm, hypotension (marked decrease in blood pressure). ), increased heart rate, insomnia and increased nervous excitability, discoloration of the skin, easy fatigue, fever, fever and sore throat after starting treatment.
If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking Paracofdal immediately and seek professional medical attention.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.