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Opara Tablet: Uses, Side Effects, Composition & Dosages

Opara tablet is considered as a mild analgesic and is commonly used for fever, relieving pain, backache , headache, arthritis and also patients who are recovering from surgery. This drug is fully approved in India, Japan and the US.

Opara Tablet

Composition and Nature of Opara Tablet:

Opara is an analgesic and an anti-pyretic.

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Uses of Opara Tablet:

This tablet is commonly used for fever , headache, joint pain, periods paid, ear pain , toothache, cold, flu and other ailments as recommended by the doctor.

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Side Effects of Opara Tablet:

There are recorded serious side effects from Opara tablets. It is safe to use even during pregnancy and breast feeding. However, in rare cases it can also cause skin rashes, nausea, stomach pain and loss of appetite. This tablet must stopped immediately if you experience any allergic reaction or if you notice any serious symptoms like clay coloured stools, dark urine or symptoms of jaundice.

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Dosage of Opara Tablet:

This tablet must be taken for the duration of treatment. It has to be taken orally without biting, chewing or crushing it. Opara tablets have to be taken with food.

The general dose for adults Opara 1000 MG Tablet for fever and pain is 325-650 mg tablets once in every 4 to 6 hours or 1000mg tablets once in every 6 to 8 hours.

This dosage is to be taken under the advice of a medical professional and should never be exceeded.

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How Opara Tablet works?

The Paracetamol in this tablet causes a peripheral blockage of impulse pain generation. Opara tablet produces anti-pyresis by hindering the heat-regulating hypothalamic centre. Its anti-inflammatory weak activity is connected to inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis in the CNS.

Warnings and Precautions Related to Opara Tablet:

Refrain from using Opara tablet if you are allergic to Opara tablets.

Do not stop the medication abruptly unless you are advised by your doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause a relapse of the illness.

Patients with kidney or liver impairment should be cautious about taking these tablets. Consult a doctor before you start using the tablets.

Keep this tablet and any other medication out of reach of children.

Do no drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery if the tablet causes blurred vision, dizziness or any other side effects that will jeopardise your well being as well as those around you.

Pregnant women should avoid using this tablet as the safe use of the drug is not yet established.

Do not use this tablet or any other drugs if it has crossed the expiry date mentioned on the pack.

Tell your doctor if you have any medical condition that you think will be detrimental to you medical condition (liver or kidney impairment). The doctor also needs to know the other medications that you are taking so he can advise you accordingly. Let the doctor know if you are planning to get pregnant, already pregnant or breast feeding.

Substitutes for Opara Tablet:

XT Para 1000mg Tablet                             Unichem Laboratories Ltd

Pyrigesic 1000mg Tablet                           East India Pharmaceutical

Xykaa Extend 1000mg Tablet                   Troika Pharmaceuticals Ltd

PA 12 1000mg Tablet                                 Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Instaflex P 1000mg Tablet                        Innovcare Lifesciences Pvt

Acton OR Tablet                                          Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd

1000 Para Tablet                                         RPG Life Sciences Ltd

Xykaa BD 1000mg Tablet                          Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Gempar 1K Tablet                                       Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Feudamol 1000mg Tablet                         Staunch Health Care Pvt Ltd

Opara Tablet Interactions:

Drugs that interact with OPARA 1gm Tablet include the following:

  • Amyl nitrate
  • Epinephrine
  • Ethanol
  • Leflunomide
  • Lidocaine
  • Methotrexate
  • Mipomersen
  • Phenobarbital
  • Prilocaine
  • Teriflunomide

Whenever you take multiple drugs at the same time or mix it with certain foods or beverages, it will increase the risk of drug interaction.

You should refrain from consuming alcohol as it may cause nausea, fever, rashes or darkened urine. It may also cause dizziness and blurred vision.

If you are suffering from impaired liver functioning disease, this table must be taken with extreme caution under the advice of a medical professional. Any side effects like fever, darkened urine, rashes should be reported to a doctor immediately. Regular monitoring of the liver function should be done.

Opara tablets should not be taken with Carbamazepine, Phenytoin, Leflunomide, Prilocaine or Sodium Nitrite. Side effects like joint pain, skin rash, loss of appetite, fever, chills or any other side effects should be reported to the doctor.

You will get a false-positive test result for the 5-HIAA Urine Test if you take Opara tablets.

FAQs

1) How long should I take this tablet before any signs of improvement?

Ans: Many patients reported improvements within 2 hours and the most common reported time is 3 days before they saw improvements in their condition. This varies from patient to patient and may not be applicable to you as it may depend on the other drugs you take, age, health conditions, allergies etc. The doctor will be able to give you a realistic time frame and will also recommend period of the treatment.

2) Can I take these tablets on an empty stomach?

Ans: This tablet is generally taken after food. It is advisable to take the doctor’s advice as he will be able to tell you about this and give you other pointers too.

3) Is this medication habit forming or addictive?

Ans: Most medicines do not any substance that causes addiction or abuse. In these cases the government classifies these medications under Schedule H or Schedule X. Please read the information on the packaging, product or product insert and check if any of the ingredients come under the schedules.

4) Can I stop this medication abruptly if there are signs of improvements?

Ans: Some medicates need to be weaned off and cannot be stopped abruptly because of rebound effects. Your doctor should be consulted for recommendation for your specific body health, other medications you are taking and other factors. It is a recommended to complete the full course.

6) Can I take this medication along with alcoholic drinks?

Ans: Drinking alcohol with any medications may cause dizziness and blurred vision and poor reflexes. It will increase the potential of side effects. Driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery should be avoided since it may be dangerous for you as well as people around you.

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Last updated on : 26-09-2019

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