Acupan (Nefopam HCL)
What is Acupan (Nefopam HCL) used for?
Acupan (Nefopam HCL) is an oral non-opioid painkiller used to treat pain including long-term moderate ongoing pain or acute moderate pain. It operates by blocking pain messages sent to the brain. This action makes it useful for treating muscle pain, joint pain, pain caused by cancer, or acute pain following surgical procedures. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine to be used in combination with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Acupan (Nefopam HCL)?
Acupan (Nefopam HCL) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered once or twice each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water. The doses may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never split or crush the tablets to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Acupan (Nefopam HCL)?
Acupan (Nefopam HCL) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious side effects such as faintness, fever, flu symptoms, tremors, hypotension, irregular heartbeats, numbness or tingling sensation, hallucinations, urinary retention, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Acupan (Nefopam HCL) should not be used by patients who are children under the age of twelve, taking MAOI medications, or who have epilepsy. Also inform your doctor if you have an enlarged prostate, reduced kidney function, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Acupan (Nefopam HCL) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Acupan (Nefopam HCL) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.