What is Geralgine Plus?


Relieving mild to moderately severe pain. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Geralgine Plus/ Codeine (Geralgine Plus) is a narcotic and analgesic/antipyretic combination. It works in the brain and nervous system to decrease pain.

GERALGINE PLUS INDICATIONS

Geralgine Plus (acetaminophen and Codeine (Geralgine Plus) phosphate tablets) is indicated for the relief of mild to moderately severe pain.

HOW SHOULD I USE GERALGINE PLUS?

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

Use Geralgine Plus/ Codeine (Geralgine Plus) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Geralgine Plus/ Codeine (Geralgine Plus) is a narcotic and analgesic
Geralgine Plus/ Codeine (Geralgine Plus) is a narcotic and analgesic
  • Take Geralgine Plus/ Codeine (Geralgine Plus) by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • If you have been taking Geralgine Plus/ Codeine (Geralgine Plus) regularly or for longer than a few weeks, do not suddenly stop taking it without checking with your doctor. Your doctor may need to gradually lower your dose.
  • If you miss a dose of Geralgine Plus/ Codeine (Geralgine Plus) and you are taking it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Geralgine Plus/ Codeine (Geralgine Plus).

GERALGINE PLUS DOSAGE

Dosage should be adjusted according to severity of pain and response of the patient.

The usual adult dosage is:

The usual dose of Codeine (Geralgine Plus) phosphate in children is 0.5 mg/kg.

Doses may be repeated up to every 4 hours.

The prescriber must determine the number of tablets per dose, and the maximum number of tablets per 24 hours based upon the above dosage guidance. This information should be conveyed in the prescription.

It is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already taking, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you take this medicine. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medicines while taking this one, to ensure that the combination is safe.

You should not take other medicines that contain Paracetamol (Geralgine Plus) in combination with this medicine, as this can easily result in exceeding the maximum recommended daily dose of Paracetamol (Geralgine Plus). Many cold and flu remedies and over-the-counter painkillers contain Paracetamol (Geralgine Plus), so be sure to check the ingredients of any other medicines before taking them with this one. Geralgine Plus yellow can be taken four hours after taking Geralgine Plus pink if you still have a migraine, but make sure you do not exceed the maximum dose recommended in the information leaflet.

This medicine should be used with caution in people taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), for example the antidepressants phenelzine, tranylcypromine or isocarboxacid. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine if you have taken an MAOI in the last 14 days.

Cholestyramine reduces the absorption of Paracetamol (Geralgine Plus) from the gut. It should not be taken within an hour of taking Paracetamol (Geralgine Plus) or the effect of the Paracetamol (Geralgine Plus) will be reduced.

Metoclopramide and domperidone may increase the absorption of Paracetamol (Geralgine Plus) from the gut.

Long-term or regular use of Paracetamol (Geralgine Plus) may increase the anti-blood-clotting effect of warfarin and other anticoagulant medicines, leading to an increased risk of bleeding. This effect does not occur with occasional painkilling doses. If you are taking an anticoagulant medicine and you are also taking co-codamol regularly, your blood clotting time (INR) should be regularly monitored.

In the unlikely event that this medicine makes you feel drowsy, this may be enhanced by other medicines that can cause drowsiness, such as the following:

  • antipsychotics, eg haloperidol
  • barbiturates, eg phenobarbital, amobarbital
  • benzodiazepines, eg diazepam, temazepam
  • other opioids, eg morphine, dihydrocodeine
  • sedating antihistamines, eg chlorphenamine, hydroxyzine
  • sleeping tablets, eg zopiclone
  • tricyclic antidepressants, eg amitriptyline.

GERALGINE PLUS SIDE EFFECTS

dizziness, light-headedness, feeling, faint, sleepiness, nausea or vomiting, vision disturbance, unusual tiredness or weakness, insomnia, constipation, stomach cramps, painful urination, redness or swelling at the place of injection, nightmares, a false sense of well-being, dry mouth, headache, or malaise. You may also experience the less common side effects of dark urine, bloody, black or tarry stools, white spots on lips or mouth, sore throat, pain in your lower back or side, jaundice, irregular heartbeat, restlessness, tremor or uncontrolled movements, sweating, irregular breathing, facial swelling, ringing in the ears, flushing, depression or mood swings, pale stools, or hallucinations. Taking too much Geralgine Plus can be dangerous, and you should get emergency help immediately if you experience cold or clammy skin, severe weakness, confusion, slow heartbeat, severe drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, low blood pressure, liver or kidney damage, or severe restlessness or nervousness.

This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

REVIEWS

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