Phenazone

Description

Phenazone is used to relieve mild to moderate pain conditions such as headache, muscle pain, or back pain. It helps to relieve the pain and swelling associated with inflammation of the ear or middle ear infections. It is also be used for the removal of ear wax.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Phenazone

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Chills
  • Feeling of illness
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Drowsiness

Uses of Phenazone

What is it prescribed for?

  • Ear Infection
  • Mild to Moderate pain
  • Acute migraine
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to phenazone or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Eardrum perforation

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from eardrum perforation due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

G6PD deficiency

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from Glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficiency due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Porphyria

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from porphyria (a condition that result from over-accumulation of porphyrin) due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Breast-feeding

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

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause symptoms such as dizziness, weakness, drowsiness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.

Bleeding disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with bleeding disorders due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Tablet: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one. Ear drops: Administer the missed dose 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 administer a double dose to make up for the missed one.

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

Aceclofenac

Amitriptyline

Abacavir

Aciclovir

Erythromycin

Dasatinib

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Tablet: Take this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Ear drops: Use this medicine exactly as prescribed. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by reducing the formation of certain substances in the body that cause pain and swelling.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Analgesics/Antipyretic, Miscellaneous otic agents

Schedule

Schedule H

Antipyrine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01435

Antipyrine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/antipyrine

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Information on this page was last updated on 17 May 2019

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