Pallavi Singh
Written & Compiled by Pharmacist Pallavi Singh, M. Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)
Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Mar 30, 2018
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General Information on Propyphenazone

Generic Name : Propyphenazone

Pronunciation : Pro-py-phena-zone

Latest prescription information about Propyphenazone. 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.
Therapeutic Classification : Analgesic And Antipyretic Agent

Trade Names/Brand Names of Propyphenazone

Overview of Propyphenazone

Propyphenazone is an analgesic and antipyretic, with some anti-inflammatory activity.
It is used to reduce fever and pain in conditions like headache and toothache.

Why is Propyphenazone Prescribed? (Indications)

Propyphenazone is an analgesic and antipyretic with poor anti-inflammatory action.

It is used for the treatment of fever and pain due to conditions like headache and toothache, usually in combination with other medications.  

When should Propyphenazone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Propyphenazone is contraindicated in patients allergic to the drug and in porphyria (a disorder which causes accumulation of substances called porphyrins or porphyrin precursors in skin and nervous system).

What is the dosage of Propyphenazone?

The recommended dose of the drug is 75 to 150 mg tablet orally.
It is usually available as a combination with other drugs like caffeine and paracetamol.

How should Propyphenazone be taken?

Propyphenazone should be taken up to a maximum of four times a day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Propyphenazone?

Inform your doctor if you suffer from any other condition like liver or kidney dysfunction.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking the medication.

What are the side effects of Propyphenazone?

  Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, nausea
  Skin: Skin rash, itching
  Others: Dizziness, tiredness, serious allergic reaction, asthmatic attack in asthmatic patients

What are the other precautions for Propyphenazone?

Do not overdose the medicine.

What are the Drug Interactions of Propyphenazone?

Drugs like phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampicin and chloramphenicol may interact with propyphenazone, and therefore the combinations should be avoided.

What are the storage conditions for Propyphenazone?

Propyphenazone should be stored at room temperature.
Keep it away from heat.

Last Updated : 3/30/2018

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