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General Information on Nefopam

Generic 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.
ICD Code : Y45.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Nefopam

India : 

International : 

Acupan, Dosidol, Glosic, Nefogesic, Nefopam, Nisidol, Oxadol, Panagesic

Why is Nefopam Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-opioid analgesic, prescribed for relief of moderate to severe pain. 

When should Nefopam not to be taken? (Contraindications)

It should not be used with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI), children under the age of 12 years and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Nefopam?

Adult: Oral- The recommended dose is 30120 mg/day, in divided doses.

How should Nefopam be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nefopam?

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.

What are the side effects of Nefopam?

  Most Common: Drowsiness, lightheadedness, dry mouth, pink colored urine, nervousness, difficulty in urination, nausea, fainting, tremor and confusion.

What are the other precautions for Nefopam?

Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the storage conditions of Nefopam?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

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