Alpara Uses

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What is Alpara?

Alpara is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. It is used to treat many conditions, such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers.

Chlorpheniramine (Alpara) is an antihistamine. It blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in the body. Chlorpheniramine (Alpara) prevents sneezing; itchy, watery eyes and nose; and other symptoms of allergies and hay fever.

Dextromethorphan (Alpara) is a cough suppressant. It suppresses an area in the brain that causes coughing.

Phenylpropanolamine (Alpara) is a decongestant. It constricts (shrinks) blood vessels (veins and arteries) allowing nasal passages to open up.

Alpara/Chlorpheniramine (Alpara)/Dextromethorphan (Alpara)/Phenylpropanolamine (Alpara) is used to treat nasal congestion, sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses), runny nose, watery eyes, headache, body aches, and coughs associated with allergies, hay fever, and the common cold.

Phenylpropanolamine (Alpara), an ingredient in this product, has been associated with an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding into the brain or into tissue surrounding the brain) in women. Men may also be at risk. Although the risk of hemorrhagic stroke is low, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that consumers not use any products that contain Phenylpropanolamine (Alpara).

Alpara/Chlorpheniramine (Alpara)/Dextromethorphan (Alpara)/Phenylpropanolamine (Alpara) may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Alpara indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, Alpara or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.
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Reduction of fever. Relief of aches & pains associated w/ flu, common colds, tonsilitis, teething pains & post-immunization reactions.

Alpara interactions

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Alpara is metabolized (eliminated by conversion to other chemicals) by the liver. Therefore drugs that increase the action of liver enzymes that metabolize Alpara [for example, carbamazepine (Tegretol), isoniazid (INH, Nydrazid, Laniazid), rifampin (Rifamate, Rifadin, Rimactane)] reduce the levels of Alpara and may decrease the action of Alpara. Doses of Alpara greater than the recommended doses are toxic to the liver and may result in severe liver damage. The potential for Alpara to harm the liver is increased when it is combined with alcohol or drugs that also harm the liver.

Cholestyramine (Questran) reduces the effect of Alpara by decreasing its absorption into the body from the intestine. Therefore, Alpara should be administered 3 to 4 hours after cholestyramine or one hour before cholestyramine.

Alpara doses greater than 2275 mg per day may increase the blood thinning effect of warfarin (Coumadin) by an unknown mechanism. Therefore, prolonged administration or large doses of Alpara should be avoided during warfarin therapy

Alpara side effects

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Skin rashes or minor GI disturbances.

Alpara contraindications

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Anemia, cardiac, pulmonary, renal & hepatic diseases.

Active ingredient matches for Alpara:

Acetaminophen/Chlorpheniramine/Dextromethorphan/Phenylpropanolamine in Indonesia.

Chlorphenamine maleate/chlorpheniramine maleate/dextromethorphan HBr/dextromethorphan hydrobromide/Paracetamol/phenylpropanolamine HCl/phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride in Indonesia.


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Alpara 15 x 10's$ 6.70
Alpara 60 mL x 1's$ 0.86
Caplets; Oral; Acetaminophen 500 mg; Chlorpheniramine Maleate 2 mg; Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 15 mg; Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride 12.5 mg
Syrup; Oral; Acetaminophen 125 mg; Chlorpheniramine Maleate 0.5 mg; Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 3.75 mg; Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride 3.125 mg / 5 ml

List of Alpara substitutes (brand and generic names):

Tablet; Oral; Acetaminophen 500 mg; Chlorpheniramine Maleate 2 mg; Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 15 mg; Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride 12.5 mg (Smithkline beecham consumer)
Liquid; Oral; Acetaminophen; Chlorpheniramine Maleate; Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide; Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride
Tablet; Oral; Acetaminophen; Chlorpheniramine Maleate; Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide; Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride
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References

  1. DailyMed. "CHLORPHENIRAMINE POLISTIREX; HYDROCODONE POLISTIREX: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailyme... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DailyMed. "DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailyme... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. DailyMed. "ACETAMINOPHEN; ASPIRIN; CAFFEINE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailyme... (accessed September 17, 2018).

Reviews

The results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Alpara are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Alpara. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

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3 consumers reported time for results

To what extent do I have to use Alpara before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
As part of the reports released by ndrugs.com website users, it takes 1 day and a few days before you notice an improvement in your health conditions.
Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Alpara. To get the time effectiveness of using Alpara drug by other patients, please click here.
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1 day2
66.7%
5 days1
33.3%


4 consumers reported age

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30-451
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16-291
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