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By Medicover Hospitals / 20 Jan 2021
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What is Anafortan?

  • Anafortan Tablet is a combination of medicine that is used in relieving symptoms such as severe stomach pain, bloating, cramps, etc. associated with various conditions such as blockage of the urinary tract, bile duct, or the intestine; painful periods, etc.
  • Anafortan 25 mg/300 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of stomach pain as a combination drug. It works efficiently by relaxing the muscles of the stomach and gut to alleviate abdominal pain and cramps. It also prevents some pain-causing chemical messengers and fever.
  • It is taken as advised by the doctor with or without food in dosage and length. The dosage that you get depends on your condition and how you respond to the drug. As long as your doctor advises, you can keep taking this drug. Your symptoms may come back when you leave treatment too early, and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all the other drugs you take, as some can affect them.
  • Dryness in your mouth, constipation, blurred vision, and elevated heart rate are the most common side effects. Most of these are temporary and are usually solved over time. If you are at all worried about any of these side effects, call your doctor right away. It can also cause dizziness and drowsiness, so before you know how this drug affects you, do not drive or do something that needs mental concentration. When taking this drug, stop drinking alcohol as it can make the dizziness worse.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, you should tell your doctor before taking this drug. Often, if you have any kidney or liver disease, you can inform your doctor.
    1. Anafortan Uses
    2. Anafortan side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Dosage
    5. Storage
    6. Anafortan vs Meftal Spas
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Citations

    Anafortan Uses

  • Intestinal colic
    This medication can be used to alleviate symptoms caused by a blockage in the gastrointestinal tract, such as stomach pain, cramps, bloating, etc (intestinal colic).
  • Biliary colic
    This medication can be used to alleviate symptoms caused by blockage of the bile duct, such as sudden, intense pain, stomach cramps, etc (biliary colic).
  • Renal colic
    This medication can be used to alleviate the extreme pain that is caused by urinary tract blockage.
  • Ordysmenorrhea
    This drug can be used to alleviate menstrual period-related pain and cramps.
  • Side Effects:

    Most of the common side effects of Promethazine are:

    • Skin rash
    • Irritation
    • Headache
    • Dry mouth
    • Irregular heartbeat
    • Weakness
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Dizziness
    • Gastric problems
    • Mouth Ulcer
    • Bloody and cloudy urine
    • Anemia
    • Fatigue
    • Blurred vision

    Precautions:

  • For pregnancy - This medication is not, unless absolutely appropriate, recommended for use in pregnant women. Before taking this drug, all of the complications and benefits should be addressed with the doctor.
  • Breast-feeding - This medication is not recommended, unless absolutely appropriate, for use in breastfeeding women. Before taking this drug, all of the complications and benefits should be addressed with the doctor.
  • Usage for the elderly - In elderly patients this drug should be used with caution as the chance of adverse effects is significantly high. In certain cases, close monitoring of the clinical condition and suitable dosage changes may be appropriate.
  • Heart operation - This drug is not approved for use in heart surgery patients or in patients who have recently undergone heart surgery due to the increased risk of severe adverse reactions. Based on the patient's health condition, substitution with an acceptable alternative should be considered.
  • Medicines for Anti-depressants - Owing to the increased risk of significant adverse effects, this drug should be used with caution in patients taking treatment for depression. Near observation of the patient is recommended for any mood or behaviour changes. Report any troubling signs promptly to the physician. Reasonable dosage changes or substitutions with appropriate alternatives may be required.
  • Disease of the Liver - Owing to the elevated risk of serious adverse effects, this drug should be used with particular caution in patients with liver function deficiency or active liver disease. While receiving this drug, close monitoring of liver function is important. In certain situations, sufficient dose changes or replacement with an appropriate alternative may be needed depending on the clinical condition.
  • Chronic malnutrition - Owing to the increased risk of serious adverse effects, this drug should be used with severe caution in patients suffering from malnourishment. In certain situations, sufficient dose changes or replacement with an appropriate alternative may be needed depending on the clinical condition.
  • Machinery for driving or operating - For some patients, the use of this medication can cause blurred vision or dizziness. If you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this drug, you are advised not to perform any tasks, such as driving a car or operating machinery.
  • Other uses - Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications of other problems. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before starting consuming this medicine.
  • Important information

  • The 25 mg/300 mg Anafortan tablet is used to relieve stomach pain.
  • Dizziness and drowsiness can be induced. When driving or doing something that needs concentration, use caution.
  • When taking Anafortan 25 mg/300 mg pill, stop drinking alcohol as it can cause extreme drowsiness and increase the risk of stomach problems
  • Do not take it with some other paracetamol-containing medication (pain/fever or cough-and-cold medicine) without first asking the doctor.
  • Take it as per your doctor's prescribed dosage and length. Severe side effects can result from long-term use.
  • Speak to your doctor if You've got a fever
  • You're having trouble passing urine
  • You've got rapid heartbeats
  • You have a respiratory obstructive disorder
  • You have cardiac or digestive problems
  • You have a problem with the prostate (like Benign prostate enlargement)
  • You have a thyroid hormone surplus in your body
  • Pyloric stenosis is present in you (gastric outlet obstruction)
  • You have just had or are going to have heart surgery,
  • You are taking drugs that are used to treat mental illness, such as Amantadine (used in Parkinson's disease), Quinidine (used in heart disease) or Amitriptyline, Doxepin.
  • You're pregnant or you're breastfeeding
  • You are older than 65 years of age.
  • Interactions

  • Injection of anafortan, when taken together with antacids, can interfere with Camylofin absorption. Along with Anafortan injection, medications such as Cetirizine, Diphenhydramine (used for allergy treatment), Disopyramide, Quinidine (used for heart condition treatment), Pethidine (used for mild to extreme pain relief), Amantadine (used for Parkinson's disease) and medicines used for mental disease such as Amitriptyline, Doxepin, and Phenothiazine should be used with caution.
  • Overdose:

  • To stop overdosing, read the label carefully before taking this drug. An overdose can result in damage to the liver. When an overdose of this drug is suspected, seek emergency medical treatment.
  • Missed Dose:

  • Your doctor or nurse will monitor you as to when you should be given an injection of Anafortan. The dosage is unlikely to be skipped. Inform them if a dose may have been missed by your doctor or nurse.
  • Storage

  • Keep this drug tightly closed in the bottle it comes in. Store it on the pack or label according to the instructions specified. Dispose of medication that is unused. Making sure cats, kids and other individuals don't eat it.
  • Anafortan vs Meftal Spas :

    Anafortan
    Meftal Spas
    Anafortan injection is used to treat stomach pain, cramps, and bloating associated with various conditions like menstrual cramps, urinary tract, etc It is used to relieve menstrual pain and cramps and is also helpful in treating stomach cramps.
    MANUFACTURER: Abbott MANUFACTURER: Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
    Prescription Required Prescription Required
    Camylofin (25mg) + Paracetamol (300mg) Dicyclomine (10mg) + Mefenamic Acid (250mg)

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Anafortan Tablet is a combination of 2 medicine (Camylofin 25mg and Paracetamol 300mg) that is used in relieving symptoms such as severe stomach pain, bloating, cramps, etc. associated with various conditions such as blockage of the urinary tract, bile duct, or the intestine; painful periods, etc.
    Injection of Anafortan during pregnancy is not recommended as there is little evidence on its safety in human pregnancy. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are hoping to have a kid, contact your physician.
    Paracetamol is found in the Anafortan 25 mg/300 mg capsule. It is known that very high doses of this medication can damage the liver. Even, when taking this drug, stop consuming alcohol, as it can increase the risk of liver damage further. In patients with underlying liver disease, use of this drug should ideally be avoided. When you find any early signs and symptoms of liver injury, call your doctor immediately. Fever, rash, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, weakness, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes, and elevated liver enzymes can be these symptoms.
    No, stop consuming alcohol when taking the 25 mg/300 mg Anafortan Tablet. Drinking alcohol raises the risk of severe side effects of the 25 mg/300 mg Anafortan tablet.

    Citations:

  • Anafortan , http://theindianpractitioner.com/index.php/tip/article/view/121268/0
  • Anafortan Dosage, https://europepmc.org/article/med/11294338