This medication is an opioid analgesic, prescribed for mild to moderate pain.
Contraindicated in patients with significant respiratory depression, paralytic ileus and hypersensitivity.
Adult: PO- As HCI: 65 mg 3-4 times/day. As napsilate: 100 mg 3-4 times/day.
It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, alcoholism, any allergy, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcoholic beverages.
It should not be used in children less than 12 years.
Most Common :
Dizziness, sedation, nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, skin rashes, lightheadedness, headache, weakness, emotional state, hallucinations and minor visual disturbances.
Heart : Abnormal heart rhythm, slow/fast heart rate, heart/respiratory arrest, heart failure, heart attack and low blood pressure.
Eye : Eye swelling and blurred vision.
General : Drug interaction, drug tolerance and drug withdrawal syndrome.
Gastrointestinal : Gastrointestinal bleeding and inflammation of pancreas.
Liver : Liver enlargement.
Immune system : Hypersensitivity.
Metabolic : Acidity.
Central Nervous system : Incoordination, coma, dizziness, drowsiness and fainting.
Psychiatric : Abnormal behavior, confusional state and status change.
Respiratory : Respiratory depression and difficulty in breathing.
Skin : Rash and itching.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (5-30°C).
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