Emflam 400 MG Injection

Manufactured byMerck India Ltd.
ContainsIbuprofen
Description

Emflam 400 MG Injection is used to relieve pain in the conditions like Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is also used to treat mild to moderate fever. Do not take this medicine if you have any bleeding disorder, asthma or have a known allergy.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Emflam 400 MG Injection

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Emflam 400 MG Injection

  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Constipation
  • Decreased urine output
  • Yellow colored eyes or skin
  • Skin rash
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Nervousness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Running Nose

Uses of Emflam 400 MG Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fever and Pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 to 6 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    This medicine should not be consumed with alcohol. Symptoms of stomach bleeding (such as the presence of dried and coffee colored blood in cough or stools) should be reported to the doctor immediately.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is known to excreted through breast milk in small amounts. It is recommended in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Emflam 400 MG Injection or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs

Asthma

Not recommended in patients with known conditions like asthma, rhinitis, and urticaria.

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

Not recommended in patients with recent heart surgery.

Gastro-intestinal bleeding

Not recommended in patients with peptic ulcer disease or any gastrointestinal bleeding disorders.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is known to excreted through breast milk in small amounts. It is recommended in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Gastro-intestinal bleeding

This medicine may cause severe bleeding when taken for a long time. Elderly population with the history of the gastrointestinal disease are at higher risk. Any symptoms of blood in stools and vomiting should be informed to the doctor.

Heart surgery

This medicine is not recommended in patients with recent heart surgery.

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended in patients with asthma or having known allergy to aspirin.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine is known to cause kidney injury. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary. The dose should be adjusted based on the CrCl.

Impaired liver function

This medicine is known to cause liver injury. The baseline of liver enzymes should be obtained before starting the treatment. Inform the doctor if any signs of the increase in the liver enzymes appear.

Missed Dose

The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for the next dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Drinking alcohol with this medicine substantially increases the risks of stomach bleeding.

Instructions

This medicine should not be consumed with alcohol. Symptoms of stomach bleeding (such as the presence of dried and coffee colored blood in cough or stools) should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Interaction with Medicine

Methotrexate

Corticosteroids

Aspirin

Antihypertensives

Disease interactions

Asthma

Emflam 400 MG Injection should not be taken if you have NSAID-sensitive asthma. Any such history should be reported to the doctor so that appropriate substitution can be done.

Fluid Retention and edema

Emflam 400 MG Injection should be taken only after consulting a doctor. Monitoring of blood pressure and heart conditions is necessary on a regular level during the course of therapy.

Skin rash

Emflam 400 MG Injection can cause these fatal skin allergies without any warnings. Signs and symptoms like rashes, hives, fever or other allergic symptoms should be reported without any delay. This condition requires immediate medical intervention.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Emflam 400 MG Injection as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than prescribed. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor. Drink adequate amount of water to minimize the stomach irritation. Monitoring of kidney function is necessary.
Miscelleneous

To be taken after food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Emflam 400 MG Injection works by inhibiting the chemical substances in the body that causes pain and swelling.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database#searchname

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