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Read drug prescription

It is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Sapofen before taking it.

What is Sapofen

Sapofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Sapofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Sapofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, Sapofen, arthritis, menstrual cramps, or minor injury.
Sapofen may also be used for purposes not listed in Sapofen guide.

Sapofen side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking Sapofen and seek medical attention or call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Sapofen dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Dysmenorrhea:

200 to 400 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours as needed.

Usual Adult Dose for Osteoarthritis:

Initial dose: 400 to 800 mg orally every 6 to 8 hours.
Maintenance dose: May be increased to a maximum daily dose of 3200 mg based on patient response and tolerance.

Usual Adult Dose for Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Initial dose: 400 to 800 mg orally every 6 to 8 hours.
Maintenance dose: May be increased to a maximum daily dose of 3200 mg based on patient response and tolerance.

Usual Adult Dose for Headache:

Study - Prevention of Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)-induced headache:
600 mg orally 90 minutes prior to the initial ECT session

Usual Adult Dose for Pain:

Oral: Mild to moderate pain:
200 to 400 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Doses greater than 400 mg have not been proven to provide greater efficacy.
IV: (Patients should be well hydrated before IV Sapofen administration):
Pain: 400 to 800 mg intravenously over 30 minutes every 6 hours as needed.

Usual Adult Dose for Fever:

Oral:
200 to 400 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
IV: :
Fever: Initial: 400 mg intravenously over 30 minutes
Maintenance: 400 mg every 4 to 6 hours or 100 to 200 mg every 4 hours as needed.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Fever:

Greater than 6 months to 12 years:
5 mg/kg/dose for temperature less than 102.5 degrees F (39.2 degrees C) orally every 6 to 8 hours as needed.
10 mg/kg/dose for temperature greater than or equal to 102.5 degrees F (39.2 degrees C) orally every 6 to 8 hours as needed.
The recommended maximum daily dose is 40 mg/kg.
OTC pediatric labeling (analgesic, antipyretic): 6 months to 11 years: 7.5 mg/kg/dose every 6 to 8 hours; Maximum daily dose: 30 mg/kg

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pain:

Infants and Children: 4 to 10 mg/kg orally every 6 to 8 hours as needed.
The recommended maximum daily dose is 40 mg/kg.
OTC pediatric labeling : 6 months to 11 years: 7.5 mg/kg/dose every 6 to 8 hours; Maximum daily dose: 30 mg/kg

Usual Pediatric Dose for Rheumatoid Arthritis:

6 months to 12 years:
Usual: 30 to 40 mg/kg/day in 3 to 4 divided doses; start at lower end of dosing range and titrate; patients with milder disease may be treated with 20 mg/kg/day; doses greater than 40 mg/kg/day may increase risk of serious adverse effects; doses greater than 50 mg/kg/day have not been studied and are not recommended.
Maximum dose: 2.4 g/day

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cystic Fibrosis:

Oral: Chronic twice daily dosing adjusted to maintain serum concentration of 50 to 100 mcg/mL has been associated with slowing of disease progression in pediatric patients with mild lung disease.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Patent Ductus Arteriosus:

Sapofen lysine:
Gestational age 32 weeks or less, birth weight: 500 to 1500 g:
Initial dose: 10 mg/kg, followed by two doses of 5 mg/kg after 24 and 48 hours
Note: Use birth weight to calculate all doses. Hold second or third doses if urinary output is less than 0.6 mL/kg/hour; may give when laboratory studies indicate renal function is back to normal. A second course of treatment, alternative pharmacologic therapy, or surgery may be needed if the ductus arteriosus fails to close or reopens following the initial course of therapy.

Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

Generic drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
Dolafen 200 mg x 100's $4.00
600 mg10 $0.13
Emflam 600mg Tablet $0.01Merck Ltd
Emflam 400mg Injection $0.04Merck Ltd
EMFLAM 400 MG INJECTION 1 vial(s) (3 ML injection each) $0.11Merck Ltd
EMFLAM tab 50 mg x 10's $0.12Merck
50 mg x 100's $1.20
Emflam 50mg TAB / 100 $1.20
EMFLAM 600 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.14Merck Ltd
25 mg x 60's $1.35
Emflam 25mg INJ / 60 $1.35
Ibupal 400mg Tablet $0.01Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
IBUPAL 400MG TABLET 1 packet(s) (100 tablets each) $0.54Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
IBUPAL tab 400 mg x 10's $0.07Jagsonpal
$0.57
200 mg100 $0.57
Ibutos 200 mg Tablet $0.01
Junimol 120mg/5ml Suspension $0.34Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Junimol 80mg Tablet $0.07Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Junimol 170mg Tablet $0.09Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Junimol 250mg Tablet $0.12Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Nuprin 200mg Tablet $0.06Strides shasun Ltd
NUPRIN 200 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.57Strides Arcolab Ltd
Nuprin 300mg Tablet $0.08Strides shasun Ltd
NUPRIN 300 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.78Strides Arcolab Ltd
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Sapofen - Frequently asked Questions

Can Sapofen be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

How should I take Sapofen?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of Sapofen can cause damage to your stomach or intestines. The maximum amount of Sapofen for adults is 800 milligrams per dose or 3200 mg per day (4 maximum doses). Use only the smallest amount of Sapofen needed to get relief from your pain, swelling, or fever.

Take Sapofen with food or milk to lessen stomach upset.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

The Sapofen chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it.

If you take Sapofen for a long period of time, your doctor may want to check you on a regular basis to make sure this medication is not causing harmful effects. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not allow the liquid medicine to freeze.

Who should not take Sapofen?

Do not use Sapofen just before or after heart bypass surgery.

This medicine may cause life-threatening heart or circulation problems such as heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term.

This medicine may also cause serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and can occur without warning while you are taking Sapofen, especially in older adults.

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to Sapofen, aspirin or other NSAIDs.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medication if you have:

FDA pregnancy category D. Taking Sapofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Sapofen.

It is not known whether Sapofen passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give this medicine to a child without the advice of a doctor.

What other drugs will affect Sapofen?

Ask your doctor before using an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft). Taking any of these medicines with an NSAID may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Sapofen. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Can Sapofen be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Sapofen be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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Reviews

Following the study conducted by gmedication.com on Sapofen, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Sapofen. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

Patient reports

Two patients reported useful

How active was the Sapofen in relieving patients of the disease or symptoms?
Based on the survey reports from users of gmedication.com, about Not useful percentage of users claimed the Sapofen were useful to them in reducing their symptoms and diseases. However, the effectiveness of the medicine is influenced by many factors like the perception of the symptom, the severity of the conditions, and some other factors; the brand name could also be a factor to an extent. In the event the medicine does not produce the same effective result in your case, ensure you consult your medical expert to reexamine you on your disease or symptoms and prescribe, after that, alternative medications.
Patients%
Not useful1
50.0%
Useful1
50.0%


Four patients reported side effects

Does the Sapofen Have Any Side Effects?
Based on the survey report from users of gmedication.com, about No side effects number of people suffered some side effect after consumption of Sapofen. All drugs have a portion of undesirable side effects. These effects could be irritations too insignificant for the patient to even notice. However, the side effects of drugs may be determined by several factors like severity of disease and conditions associated with individual patients. However, one of the biggest factors is the dosage consumed. The higher the quantity taken by an individual, the greater the healing effect and the corresponding side effect. All patients have their different intensity of side effects. Ensure you consult your health care provider immediately you notice an unusual side effect affect the consumption of Sapofen.
Patients%
No side effects4
100.0%


Patient reported price estimates

No survey data has been collected yet


Six patients reported frequency of use

How often should I take Sapofen?
According to the survey, gmedication.com reported that users of Sapofen should take Once in a day as the primarily recommended frequency. However, patients are advised to follow the dosage as prescribed by their physician religiously. To get the opinions of other patients on the ideal consumption frequency of the medicine, click here.
Patients%
Once in a day3
50.0%
3 times in a day2
33.3%
Twice in a day1
16.7%


Eighteen patients reported doses

What is the specific doses you have used?
Sapofen May come in various doses. In most cases, antibiotics, antihypertensive, pain killers and anti-diabetic drugs available in different doses. Your doctor may prescribe any of the doses based on the severity of the patient's condition. According to our reports, users of gmedication.com used the drugs in the following dosage percentage (Provide dosage percentage). Only a handful of drugs are made in a single or fixed dose. Regular health conditions like fever have similar doses. For instance [acetaminophen, 500mg] was used by the patients surveyed although it comes in different doses.
Patients%
201-500mg9
50.0%
501mg-1g4
22.2%
101-200mg4
22.2%
1-5mg1
5.6%


Three patients reported time for results

How long will I use Sapofen before I begin to notice the effect?
According to the report by users of gmedication.com, about 2 weeks and a few days was the most common time duration among the participants, before they began to feel relief in their health conditions. It is noteworthy that you may not get the same result with other users within the same time frame. Several factors determine the timeframe; hence we implore you to consult your medical expert to get professional advice on how long you should expect to see improvement while consuming Sapofen. However, if you wish to get the response of other users on the time effectiveness of using Sapofen kindly click here
Patients%
2 weeks1
33.3%
5 days1
33.3%
1 day1
33.3%


Two patients reported administration

When is the best condition to take Sapofen: Before or after food?
Based on the survey, the users of gmedication.com voted that Sapofen is best taken at With a meal. It is however worthy of mention that this popular vote may not be an appropriate description for your particular health condition. See your doctor for professional medical advice as regards the best time to take this medicine. If you wish to see the views of other users on the best time to take the medicine, simply click here.
Patients%
With a meal1
50.0%
After food1
50.0%


24 patients reported age

Patients%
16-299
37.5%
30-457
29.2%
46-605
20.8%
1-53
12.5%


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The information was verified by Dr. Vishal Pawar, MD Pharmacology