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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