MEDAX Infants

  • Therapeutic Category
  • Pharmaceutical Form : Suppositories
  • Composition : Paracetamol 35 mg + Salicylamide 50 mg+ Diphenhydramine HCl 5 mg/Supp
  • Active Substance : Paracetamol+Salicylamide+Diphenhydramine HCl

Properties :
* Paracetamol  :  has  analgesic  and  antipyretic  properties .  It  is given by mouth or as rectal Suppository for mild to moderate pain and for pyrexia .
* Salicylamide : Has analgesic and antipyretic and antiinflammatory properties .
* Diphenhydramine  HCL  :  An  ethanolamine  derivative  with  the  actions  and uses of the histamine H1 – receptor  antagonists .  It  is  used for the symptomatic relief of hypersenstivity reactions  including  urtucaria  and  angioedema,  rhinitis,  and  conjunctivitis, and in pruritic skin disorders .
* Caffeine : is a methylaxanthine that can increase mental alertness .

Indications :
Symptomatic  treatment  for  all  condition  associated  with  pain  and  fever. It is also used in common cold,  seasonal and allergic rhinitis, and upper respiratory tract infections in addition to  antibiotics   it   analgesic   and   antiinflammatory  properties  makes  it  a good  choice  for headaches,  toothaches,  arthralgia,  myalgia,  and  traumatic pain . Caffeine citrate in Medax tablets  ameliorate  the  sedative  action  of  diphenhydramine  HCL and in producing mental alertness makes it the optimum choice for pain releving during daytime .

Side effects :
In rare cases, there may be pruritus and dermal rash ,   urine  retention , xerostomia , visual  disturbance  and palpitation .

Drug interactions :
this drug should not be taken  with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory compounds as it increases the risk of bleeding  and peptic ulcer , or with MAO inhibitors or triyclic antidepressant .

Precautions :
Medax   may   cause   somnolence   in   some  patients,  so driving  may be dangerous in these patients . it should  be given carefully in cases of glaucoma , prostatomegaly , urine retention ,Petic ulcer , asthma hepatic and renal insufficiency .
It should be used with caution during pregnancy  as physician prescription .

Contraindications :
It musn’ t be used in case of hypersensitivity to this drug or to any of its components or to Aspirin or in case of hemorrhage .
It should not  be taken during the three first months of pregnancy and in nursing period .

Dosage & Usage :
As Doctor’s prescription or :
Infants : ( under 2 years ) : 1  Medax  infant suppository 1-3 times daily as necessary .
Children : ( 2-12 years ) : 1 Medax children suppository 1-3 times daily as necessary .
Adults : ( 12 years and older ) : 1  Medax adult suppository 3-4 times daily or 1-4 tablets daily as necessary .

Packing :
 Suppositories :  Box containing 8 suppositories for infants, children, or adults .