Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Hapacol: 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; or
jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
This is not a complete list of Hapacol side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Side effects of Hapacol in details
A side effect of any drug can be defined as the unwanted or undesired effect produced by the drug. The side effect can be major or in few medications minor that can be ignored. Side effects not only vary from drug to drug, but it also depends on the dose of the drug, the individual sensitivity of the person, brand or company which manufactures it. If side effects overweigh the actual effect of the medicine, it may be difficult to convince the patient to take the drug. Few patients get specific side effects to specific drugs; in that case, a doctor replaces the drug with another. If you feel any side effect and it troubles you, do not forget to share with your healthcare practitioner.
Effects due to the presence of acetylsalicylic acid.
Accidents awareness with respiratory or skin reactions (angioedema, urticaria, asthma, anaphylactic shock);
Cross hypersensitivity reactions with NSAIDs and with tartrazine;
At low doses recommended for the use of Hapacol, side effects of aspirin are generally limited to some irritation of the gastro-intestinal tract.
At higher doses, side effects include gastrointestinal mucosal erosions, gastric ulcer or duodenal ulcer, occult blood loss, melena.
Acetylsalicylic acid may also increase the tendency to bleeding and bleeding time (the lengthening of bleeding continues 4-6 days after stopping the drug).
It may also worsen renal function including cases of pre-existing condition (the long-term use can cause chronic kidney disease).
The signs of salicylic overdose described under.
Effects due to the presence of Hapacol.
At the doses and duration of recommended treatment, side effects are usually negligible, but the prolonged use of Hapacol in therapeutic doses large (2-4 g per day, or 10-20 tablets Hapacol) may cause the appearance chronic hepatitis. This justifies the recommendations of caution especially in patients with liver disease prior.
Very rarely, it can produce thrombocytopenia.
The acute liver toxicity in overdose massive (doses greater than 8 g of Hapacol) is described in paragraph overdose.
What is the most important information I should know about Hapacol?
There are many brands and forms of Hapacol available and not all brands are listed on this leaflet.
Do not use more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of Hapacol can cause serious harm. The maximum amount of Hapacol for adults is 1 gram (1000 mg) per dose and 4 grams (4000 mg) per day. Taking more Hapacol could cause damage to your liver. If you drink more than three alcoholic beverages per day, talk to your doctor before taking Hapacol and never use more than 2 grams (2000 mg) per day.
Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you drink more than three alcoholic beverages per day or if you have had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis). You may not be able to use Hapacol.
Before using Hapacol, tell your doctor if you have liver disease or a history of alcoholism.
Do not use any other over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, or pain medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Hapacol is contained in many combination medicines. If you use certain products together you may accidentally use too much Hapacol. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains Paracetamol, acetaminophen or APAP. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication. Alcohol may increase your risk of liver damage while taking Hapacol.
Contraindication can be described as a special circumstance or a disease or a condition wherein you are not supposed to use the drug or undergo particular treatment as it can harm the patient; at times, it can be dangerous and life threatening as well. When a procedure should not be combined with other procedure or when a medicine cannot be taken with another medicine, it is called Relative contraindication. Contraindications should be taken seriously as they are based on the relative clinical experience of health care providers or from proven research findings.
Hapacol should not be used in patients who have previously exhibited hypersensitivity to aspirin and/or nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents. Hapacol should not be given to patients with a recent history of gastrointestinal bleeding or in patients with bleeding disorders (e.g., hemophilia).
The results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Hapacol 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 Hapacol. 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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Information checked by Dr. Sachin Kumar, MD Pharmacology