Askofen-P user manual
Ascofen-P is a combined drug from the group of analgesics-antipyretics.
This drug is an analgesic non-narcotic drug that combines non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, analgesic and psychostimulating component.
The maintenance of active substances in structure of preparation Askofen-P:
- Acetylsalicylic acid - 200 mg.
- Paracetamol - 200 mg.
- Caffeine - 40 mg.
As auxiliary substances are used: potato starch, stearic acid, povidone, talc, vaseline oil.
Active components of the drug contribute to the following pharmacological effects:
- Caffeine - eliminates the feeling of fatigue and drowsiness, increases mental and physical activity, increases the excitability of the respiratory center, dilates the blood vessels.
- Acetylsalicylic acid helps to provide antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effects; reduction of pain due to the development of the inflammatory process; improvement of microcirculation in the focus of inflammation.
- Paracetamol - helps to provide antipyretic, analgesic and moderate anti-inflammatory effects.
What helps the pill Ascofen-P?
The indication for the use of the drug Ascopen-P is the therapy of a mild and moderate pain syndrome of various origins:
- Headache and migraine.
- Symptomatic treatment of fever in acute respiratory infections and influenza.
Admission of the drug has no effect on the course of the disease and is an auxiliary element of treatment.
The use of Ascofen-P is not recommended in case of development of individual intolerance of active or auxiliary drugs, with erosive and ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract (exacerbation stage), gastric bleeding, aspirin asthma, hemophilia, hemorrhagic diathesis, portal hypertension, avitaminosis K, renal failure.
The drug is also contraindicated in the deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, severe arterial hypertension, severe course of coronary heart disease, glaucoma, increased excitability, sleep disorders, surgical interventions that are accompanied by the development of bleeding.
Ascofen-P can not be used during the bearing of the child (1st and 3rd trimester), during lactation and patients younger than 15 years of age.
This drug is prescribed with extreme caution in the development of gout and liver disease.
Dosing and Administration
Tablets should be taken orally during or immediately after meals. It is recommended to take the pill every 4 hours. With intense pain, you can increase a single dose of up to 2 tablets. The average daily dose is up to 4 tablets, the maximum - 8 tablets. The duration of therapy should not exceed 1 week - 10 days.
The drug can not be used for more than 5 days as an analgesic and more than 3 days as an antipyretic drug without prior appointment and supervision by a doctor. The attending physician may prescribe a different dosage, multiplicity and duration of the drug taking into account the symptoms of the disease and the individual characteristics of the patient's body.
In case of an overdose, the risk of developing such undesirable side reactions increases:
- With mild intoxication with acetylsalicylic acid, it is possible to develop nausea, ringing in the ears, nausea, dizziness.
- With severe intoxication, convulsions , drowsiness, inhibition, collapse can occur. In the case of increased negative impact of the substance on the body, there may be a violation of breathing. In this case, you should immediately consult a doctor.
As a therapy, you should constantly monitor the water-electrolyte and acid-base balance. Increase of alkali promotes removal of acetylsalicylic acid from the body.
Admission of the drug Ascofen-P can contribute to the development of such undesirable side reactions: erosive and ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract, vomiting, tachycardia, increased blood pressure, bronchospasm, allergic manifestations.
Prolonged taking of tablets can provoke the development of dizziness, headache, blurred vision, tinnitus, bleeding gums, nosebleeds.
Interaction with other drug groups
Ascofen-P can enhance the effects of indirect anticoagulants, heparin, hormones, hypoglycemic drugs.
With simultaneous administration with methotrexate and drugs from the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, the risk of unwanted side effects increases.
In the case of simultaneous use with diuretics, spironolactone, antihypertensive and antidotal drugs may decrease the effectiveness of these drugs.
Ascofen-P is not recommended to combine with barbiturates, rifampicin, antiepileptic drugs, salicylamides because of the risk of developing a negative effect on the liver.
Simultaneous reception with metoclopramide may help accelerate the absorption of paracetamol.
When a combination of paracetamol and alcohol increases the risk of hepatotoxic effects.
Since the active component of the drug Ascofen-P - acetylsalicylic acid affects the coagulability of the blood (slows down the process), the patient should inform the doctor about the use of this drug if a surgical operation is to be performed.
The use of the drug is not recommended in childhood, because in case of infection, there is a danger of developing Reye's syndrome. This disease manifests itself in the form of vomiting and enlargement of the liver.
Against the backdrop of continued use of the drug requires systematic monitoring of peripheral blood and liver function.
Acetylsalicylic acid can promote the excretion of uric acid, which can provoke an exacerbation of gout.
At the time of taking Ascofen-P tablets, you should refrain from drinking alcohol because of the risk of developing gastric bleeding.
Analogues of Ascoffen-P
Analogues of the drug are the following medicines: Eksedrine, Citramon P, Kofil-plus, Citramon Ultra, Citrapar, Migrenol Extra. If it is necessary to choose a replacement, it is advisable to consult a doctor beforehand.
The storage of Ascophen-P should be carried out in a dark place, protected from direct sunlight at a temperature of not more than 25 degrees.
The cost of the drug Ascofen-P:
- Tablets, 10 pcs. - 17-20 rubles.
- Tablets, 20 pcs. - 35-45 rubles.