Mild to moderate pain
The immediate release forms of Eflagen are usually dosed 3 to 4 times a day and start at a dose of 25 mg.
The extended-release form is usually dosed once a day. The dose often starts at 75 mg per day.
Dosage for people younger than 18 years has not been established.
Seniors: If you are aged 65 years and older, your body may process this drug more slowly. Your doctor may start you on a lowered dose so that too much of this drug does not build up in your body. Too much of the drug in your body can be toxic.
Eflagen hepatotoxicity is typically associated with an acute hepatitis-like histology with necrosis that may be most prominent in zone 3 (centrally). There is usually focal necrosis and inflammation, but with severe cases the injury can be confluent or submassive. Chronic hepatitis-like injury with prominence of portal inflammation, interface hepatitis and fibrosis can be found, particularly in cases with longer latency and more prolonged course. A minority of cases showed mixed hepatocellular cholestatic injury (cholestatic hepatitis) with varying degrees of inflammation. Three photomicrographs are shown.
Suppositories are medicine that you push gently into your back passage (anus).
- Go to the toilet beforehand if you need to.
- Wash your hands before and after using the medicine. Also clean around your back passage with mild soap and water, rinse and pat dry.
- Unwrap the suppository.
- Gently push the suppository into your back passage (anus) with the pointed end first. It needs to go in about 3 centimetres (1 inch).
- Sit or lie still for about 15 minutes. The suppository will melt inside your back passage. This is normal.
Tablets and capsules
Swallow the Eflagen tablets or capsules with a glass of water or milk. Swallow them whole - do not crush, break or chew them.
Always take your Eflagen tablets or capsules after a meal or snack, or with a drink of milk. They'll be less likely to upset or irritate your stomach.
Eflagen Vs Ibuprofen side effects
The incidence of these side effects will be increrased if ibuprofen and Eflagen are taken together or overdosed.
Mixing Eflagen with herbal remedies or supplements
It's not possible to say that complementary medicines or herbal remedies are safe to take with Eflagen.
They're not tested in the same way as prescription medicines or medicines sold in pharmacies. They're generally not tested for the effect they can have on other medicines.
Rated Eflagen for Osteoarthritis Report
I had my hip replaced 2 years ago. My hip was dead before so I have nothing bad to say about having my hip replaced other than the fact that I had a mild pain all the time and then is severe pain every once in awhile. The effects of the pain made me make choices of things I would do and wouldn't do. This drug it's a lifesaver it is made my life normal again like it was before I had my hip replaced with physical therapy in this drug I believe I will get back to normal again I did not believe that before.
What if I take too much?
Taking too many Eflagen tablets, capsules or suppositories can be dangerous. It can cause side effects such as:
- stomach ache
- feeling or being sick (vomiting)
- black poo or blood in your vomit - a sign of bleeding in your stomach
- ringing in your ears (tinnitus)
If you accidentally take too much Eflagen, contact your doctor straight away. If you need to go to hospital, take the Eflagen packet or leaflet inside it plus any remaining medicine with you.
If you use too many plasters or too much gel by mistake, it's unlikely to do you any harm. But if you use too much and get any side effects, tell your doctor straight away