Hapacol

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Generic Name: Hapacol Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is hapacol used for?

Hapacol is used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers. It relieves pain in mild arthritis but has no effect on the underlying inflammation and swelling of the joint.

How should I take hapacol?

Use hapacol exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Do not use more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of hapacol can cause serious harm.

How do I store hapacol?

Hapacol is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store hapacol in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of hapacol that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush hapacol down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using hapacol?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of hapacol or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

It should not be used in children with infections such as flu, chickenpox or viral infections.

Avoid large amount of caffeinated beverages while taking hapacol. It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, bleeding problems, growths in the nose, heart, kidney or liver disease, liver inflammation, high blood pressure, chickenpox, anxiety, trouble in sleeping, ulcers, stomach problems, stroke, Kawasaki syndrome, any allergy, who are taking other medications.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from hapacol?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to paracetamol: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • Low fever with nausea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite
  • Dark urine, clay-colored stools
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with hapacol?

Hapacol may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with hapacol?

Hapacol may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with hapacol?

Hapacol may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Health conditions that may interact with this drug are:

  • Liver disease
  • A history of alcoholism

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using hapacol.

What is the dose of hapacol for an adult?

Adults: 0.5-1gm, 3-6 times daily max 4gm.

What is the dose of hapacol for a child?

Children: 15mg/kg/dose or 60mg/kg/24hr divided every 6 hrs.

Maximum 5 doses SOS.

How is hapacol available?

Hapacol is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • 150mg sachet
  • 250mg sachet
  • 325 tablet
  • 650 mg tablet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of hapacol, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

msBahasa Malaysia

Review Date: August 10, 2017 | Last Modified: September 2, 2017

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