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Medispas P-DS Suspension

Manufactured byMaxford Healthcare
ContainsMefenamic acid (100 mg) + Paracetamol (250 mg)
Description

Medispas P-DS Suspension is a combination medicine which may be used for the treatment of high fever and pain in children. This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Medispas P-DS Suspension

  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Gastric / Mouth Ulcer
  • Bloody and cloudy urine
  • Anemia
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Weight gain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Yellow colored eyes or skin
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Excessive tiredness

Uses of Medispas P-DS Suspension

What is it prescribed for?

  • Fever
  • Acute Pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 20-30 minutes of administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4-6 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Analgesic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from kidney diseases associated with the excessive use of painkillers due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Severe liver impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to mefenamic acid, other NSAIDs, paracetamol, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have undergone a coronary artery bypass graft surgery recently due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Chronic Malnutrition

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from malnourishment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Effect on heart

Use of this medicine for a long duration may cause fluid retention and heart failure. Hence, it should be administered with caution in patients suffering from a disease of the heart or blood vessels. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Peptic ulcer

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from peptic ulcer or other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract since it may worsen the patient's condition. An alternative treatment option may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Allergic skin reactions

Use of this medicine can cause a series of allergic skin reactions (Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis) in some patients. Therapy should be stopped immediately if signs of a skin allergy are observed.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be administered as soon as you remember. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an 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

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Methotrexate

Phenytoin

Tacrolimus

Warfarin

Sodium Nitrite

Leflunomide

Prilocaine

Aspirin

Disease interactions

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver function impairment or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Report any symptoms such as nausea, fever, rashes, dark urine, etc. to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from aspirin-sensitive asthma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. It should be used with caution in patients suffering from other types of asthma or other broncho-obstructive disorders since it may worsen the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

5-HIAA Urine Test

You may get a false-positive result for this test while taking this medicine. It is advised that you inform the doctor and lab technician about all your current medicines including herbs and supplements before undergoing any lab tests.

Diazo test for urinary bile

Report the use of this medicine before undergoing the diazo test for determination of urinary bile content. This medicine can potentially yield a false positive result for this test.
Administer this medicine exactly advised by your doctor. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Inform the doctor if the patient has any known history of allergy to this medicine. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by stopping the production of certain chemicals in the body that causes swelling, pain, and fever. It also brings down the body temperature by acting on heat regulatory centers in the brain.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Unknown

Classification

Category

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, Miscellaneous analgesics

Schedule

Schedule H

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