Flexon MR Tablet
Flexon MR Tablet 10’s belongs to the class of drugs known as ‘non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug’ (NSAID). Flexon MR Tablet 10’s is used in the reduction of musculoskeletal pain and muscle spasm due to tissue injury, resolution of post surgery inflammation and oedema (swollen tissue with fluid). Pain can be temporary (acute) or long term (chronic) in nature. Musculoskeletal pain can be caused due to soft tissues (muscle, tendon or ligaments) injury. Extreme tissue pain and inflammation caused due to sprains, strains or trauma or post-surgery may require a prolonged amount of time to heal.
Flexon MR Tablet 10’s contains Ibuprofen, Paracetamol and Chlorzoxazone. Ibuprofen is known to have an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect for reducing mild to moderate pain. It works by blocking the effect of a chemical known as prostaglandin responsible for inducing pain and inflammation in our body. Paracetamol acts as a mild analgesic (mild pain reducer) and antipyretic (fever reducer) which enhances the pain relief action of Ibuprofen. Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant, helps by blocking nerve impulses or pain sensations sent by the brain and causes relaxation of muscles.
Flexon MR Tablet 10’s can be taken with or after the meal. To avoid stomach upset Flexon MR Tablet 10’s can be taken with food or milk. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the tablets. Like all medicines, Flexon MR Tablet 10’s may cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Nausea, indigestion, diarrhoea, drowsiness, dizziness, heartburn, stomach pain and restlessness are a few common side effects of Flexon MR Tablet 10’s.
Do not take Flexon MR Tablet 10’s if you are allergic to painkillers like aspirin, paracetamol, naproxen or diclofenac. It is not recommended for use in children, people with liver disease, heart disease or gastric ulcers/bleeding problems. Flexon MR Tablet 10’s may be associated with a small increase in the risk of heart attack (myocardial infarction). Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may damage your liver and cause even more side effects on taking this drug. Consult your doctor if your symptoms of pain, inflammation and fever do not disappear even after ten days.
Uses of Flexon MR Tablet 10’s
Musculoskeletal pain, Muscle spasm.
Flexon MR Tablet 10’s is composed of ibuprofen, chlorzoxazone and paracetamol primarily used to treat mild to moderate pain. Flexon MR Tablet 10’s plays a vital role in reducing pain and inflammation by blocking the release of chemical messengers which cause pain and fever. Flexon MR Tablet 10’s relieves pain and inflammation in arthritic conditions with benefit of increased antibiotic penetration and micro-circulation at the injury site. Ibuprofen works by blocking the effect of a chemical known as prostaglandin responsible for inducing pain and inflammation in our body. Paracetamol has the advantage of producing lesser gastric irritation compared to other painkillers like aspirin. So, it is well tolerated in mostly all age groups. Chlorzoxazone benefits in relaxing muscle to treat any type of musculoskeletal conditions like sprain, pain or injury. It is mainly prescribed for the sports related injury. Overall it relieve muscle spasm or stiffness of musculoskeletal joints thereby improving its movement.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Flexon MR Tablet 10’s
- Stomach pain
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Flexon MR Tablet 10’s should be taken with caution if you have an active stomach ulcer, recent gastrointestinal bleeding, asthma, recent by-pass heart surgery, heart disease or history of allergy to any painkillers or analgesic. Avoid driving while consuming Flexon MR Tablet 10’s as it can cause dizziness in some individuals and hamper your focus and reflexes. Avoid concomitant consumption of drugs containing the same chemicals as Flexon MR Tablet 10’s as it can lead to overdosage and unwanted side effects. Immediately consult your doctor in case of persistent side effects like stomach pain on consumption of Flexon MR Tablet 10’s. Avoid consuming alcohol while you are on Flexon MR Tablet 10’s.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Flexon MR Tablet 10’s is shown to interact with various drugs. Some of them include pain killers (naproxen, aspirin, ibuprofen, tramadol, hydrocodone, oxycodone), lithium, anticancer/antimetabolites (methotrexate), blood thinner or anticoagulant (warfarin, coumadin, jantoven), blood pressure or heart medicine, nausea medicine (metoclopramide, domperidone), diuretic/water pills (thiazides, furosemide), a steroid medicine (prednisone), quinolones antibiotics (ciprofloxacin), respiratory medicines (theophyllines, ephedrine), cholesterol-reducing medicine (colestyramine) and antidepressants (duloxetine). These drugs may affect the working of Flexon MR Tablet 10’s and may alter its efficacy.
Drug-Food Interaction: Excessive intake of caffeine-containing food or drinks like coffee, tea, chocolate and some fizzy drinks should be avoided while taking Flexon MR Tablet 10’s. Taking them together may lead to drowsiness and dizziness and sleepiness. And also, consuming alcohol along with Flexon MR Tablet 10’s can cause excessive ingestion of alcohol and potentiate liver damage action of paracetamol.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Flexon MR Tablet 10’s should not recommend for people having bleeding disorders, like haemophilia, von Willebrand disease or low blood platelets. Besides this, it should not be given to children suffering from influenza (flu) or chickenpox. It should also be avoided in case of the presence of gastric or duodenal ulcers.