Table of contents:
- What is Mixalgin?
- Warning Before Consuming Mixalgin:
- Dosage and Rules for Use of Mixalgin
- How to Consume Mixalgin Correctly
- Mixalgin Interaction with Other Drugs
- Side Effects and Dangers of Mixalgin
Mixalgin is useful for relieving mild to severe pain due to neuritis and neuralgia. In addition, Mixalgin can also treat headaches, influenza, back pain, rheumatism, muscle and joint pain, as well as renal and biliary colic
Mixalgin can be consumed by adults and children. However, this drug is classified as a strong drug so it must be consumed according to the doctor's advice.
Mixalgin consists of a number of active ingredients, namely metamizole sodium 500 mg, thiamine mononitrate 50 mg, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl) 10 mg, vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 10 mg, and caffeine 50 mg.This drug works by inhibiting prostaglandins in causing pain and inflammation.
What is Mixalgin?
|Class||Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)|
|Active ingredients||Metamizole sodium, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl), vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), caffeine|
|Consumed by||Adults and children|
|Mixalgin for pregnant and lactating women||Category D: There is positive evidence of risks to the human fetus, but the benefits may outweigh the risks, for example in dealing with life-threatening situations.
Mixalgin is absorbed into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.
|Medicine form||film-coated capsules|
Warning Before Consuming Mixalgin:
- Do not take Mixalgin if you are allergic to the active ingredients contained in this drug.
- Do not use Mixalgin together with other analgesic and antipyretic drugs.
- Tell your doctor if you have or have had porphyria, hypotonia, kidney problems, liver problems, blood disorders (eg, aplastic anemia, agranulocytosis, and leukopenia), gastric and duodenal ulcers.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy.
- Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal medicines and supplements.
- It is recommended not to drive a vehicle or operate heavy equipment while taking this medicine.
- Call your doctor immediately if you experience an allergic reaction to the drug or an overdose after taking Mixalgin.
Dosage and Rules for Use of Mixalgin
Mixalgin works to relieve pain due to neuritis (inflammation of nerve cells) and neuralgia (pain due to nerve disorders). The dose of this drug is determined based on the age of the patient. Here are the Mixalgin dosages:
- Adult:1 caplet, 3 times a day.
How to Consume Mixalgin Correctly
Use Mixalgin according to the doctor's recommendations or the instructions for use listed on the drug packaging.
Consumption of Mixalgin with or after meals. Do not increase or decrease the dose, and do not extend the time of taking the drug or stop taking the drug suddenly.
Keep Mixalgin at room temperature and keep it away from direct sunlight.
Mixalgin Interaction with Other Drugs
There are several drug interactions that can occur if Mixalgin is used together with other drugs, including:
- Increased risk of thrombocytopenia if used with anticoagulant drugs
- Increased risk of severe hypothermia when used with chlorpromazine
- Increased risk of drug side effects or poisoning if used with trichloroacetic acid, birth control pills, allopurinol, and MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors)
- The decrease in the effectiveness of Mixalgin if taken with barbiturate drugs
- Increased risk of side effects of diabetes drugs, sulfonamide antibiotics, and phenytoin
- Reduction of ciclosporin effectiveness
Side Effects and Dangers of Mixalgin
There are several side effects that can occur after using Mixalgin, including:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Decreased levels of white blood cells (leukopenia)
Do an examination to the doctor if you experience the above symptoms. Immediately see a doctor if you experience an allergic reaction to the drug, such as an itchy rash, swelling of the eyes and lips, and difficulty breathing.