Nefopam - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Nefopam
Latest prescription information about Nefopam. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
International : Acupan, Dosidol, Glosic, Nefogesic, Nefopam, Nisidol, Oxadol, Panagesic
Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a non-opioid analgesic, prescribed for relief of moderate to severe pain.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): It should not be used with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI), children under the age of 12 years and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : Adult: Oral- The recommended dose is 30–120 mg/day, in divided doses.
How it should be taken : It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Warnings and Precautions : Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney problems, heart attack, urinary obstruction, epilepsy, any allergy, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Side Effects : Most Common- Drowsiness, lightheadedness, dry mouth, pink colored urine, nervousness, difficulty in urination, nausea, fainting, tremor and confusion.
Other Precautions : Avoid alcohol consumption.
Storage Conditions : Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.