Zardial, also known as Tramacet, is an analgesic that is composed of the combination of paracetamol and tramadol, it is a deep, fast and double-dose drug against pain, so it can also be said that it is used to treat pain moderate to severe as long as your specialist doctor recommends it.
It should be taken by adults or adolescents over 12 years of age as it is a fairly delicate drug, paracetamol relieves fever and pain, so tramadol is an opioid analgesic that prevents the manifestation of pain caused by problems in the nervous system.
This medicine is sold under a prescription, if you want to know what Zaldiar is for, keep reading.
What is Zaldiar used for?
This medicine is used for pain with a fairly medium or acute intensity that is not relieved with any anti-inflammatory analgesic or paracetamol alone, so it is used as long as the following symptoms are manifested:
- Neuralgia or facial pain.
- Pain associated with rheumatic diseases or osteoarthritis.
- Pain caused by injuries sustained in accidents or an operation.
- Effective in relieving other types of acute pain.
When not to take Zaldiar
Do not take zaldiar under the following circumstances:
- If a person is allergic to tramadol hydrochloride, paracetamol or some of the other component that the medicine contains.
- If you have taken a sleeping pill (insomnia), painkillers or any medicine that can affect your mood and emotions.
- In case of acute alcohol intoxication.
- If a person is taking MAO inhibitors (these are medicines used for depression or Parkinson’s diseases), or if they have taken them in the last 14 days before treatment.
- If you have severe liver disease.
- If you suffer from uncontrolled epilepsy.
- Kidney problems or shortness of breath for example asthma or severe lung problem.
- If you are taking another medicine that contains paracetamol or tramadol.
- If you notice that the eyes or skin become yellowish, liver problems, this may have the beginnings of jaundice or problems with the bile ducts.
- If you are an epileptic and have ever had seizures.
- Person who have suffered head trauma, severe headaches with symptoms of vomiting or shock.
- People who use morphine.
- People taking medicines that contain components such as nalbuphine, buprenorphine, and pentazocine.
- It is important to know that if for any reason you are going to receive any type of anesthesia, you should tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking this medicine.
Do not give during pregnancy or lactation period, this medicine can cause dizziness, lethargy and drowsiness so you should not drive if you have any of these symptoms. You should not drink alcoholic beverages if you are being treated with the drug as it may have adverse effects.
How to take zaldiar?
- It is important to note that you should take the medicine as directed by the doctor, in case you are not sure, check with the pharmacist.
- It must be applied in the shortest possible time.
- In children under 16 years of age, the administration of this medicine is not recommended.
- Unless the doctor authorizes the initial dose for adults and over 16 years is 1 or 2 tablets daily.
- If the doctor authorizes and requires another intake in the day, the period should be 6 hours after consuming the first dose.
- You should not take more than 4 coated tablets per day.
- It should not be taken more often than directed by your doctor or deliberately, remember that you should never self-medicate.
- The doctor can increase the time between doses if warranted.
- Adults over 75 years of age who suffer from kidney or liver problems consult with the doctor how to apply the treatment.
- It is administered orally .
- It should be taken with enough liquid, it should not be chewed or split.
- If you start to feel discomfort such as dizziness, shortness of breath or feel very weak when taking the medicine, you should immediately consult your doctor.
What to do if the recommended dose is exceeded?
In this case you should immediately consult a doctor or specialist, an overdose affects the body in consideration, even if you think you are feeling well, there is a risk of having liver problems that could begin to appear later.
What to do if you miss a shot?
If you forget to take the pill it is likely that the pain will start again, avoid taking a double dose to replace the forgetfulness, just keep taking the tablets in the initial planned period.
Can the treatment be left unfinished?
The safest thing is that it does not cause any adverse or secondary effect, however, if the treatment is stopped abruptly, it is likely that you will begin to not feel well, a condition that can occur if you have been applying the treatment for some time, before stopping it is recommended check with your doctor.
Very common : more than 1 in 10 people treated.
- Dizziness, drowsiness .
Common : less than 1 in 10 people, but more than 1 in 100 treated
- Itching, sweating.
- Digestion problems (flatulence, diarrhea), vomiting, stomach pain, dry mouth.
- Tremors, headache.
- Sleep disorder, confusion, mood changes (nervousness, anxiety).
Uncommon : less than 1 in 100 people, but less than 1 in 1000 treated.
- Pain or difficulty swallowing water.
- Numbness, tingling, feeling of needles and pricks in the limbs, involuntary muscle contractions and sounds in the ear.
- Nightmares, hallucinations, depression and memory lapses.
- Blood in the stool.
- Flushing, chest pain.
Rare : less than 1 in 100 people, but more than 1 in 10,000 treated.
- Difficulty to carry coordinated body movements.
- Blurry vision.
- Convulsive crisis.
These following side effects are mainly based on people taking only tramadol or paracetamol, however, if you experience any adverse effects, do not forget to consult with your doctor.
- If you feel weak when getting up from a position whether you are lying down or sitting, changes in appetite, low heart rate, muscle weakness, paleness, weak breathing, mood change, worsening of asthma.
- In some cases, redness of the skin that indicates an allergic reaction, which is produced by sudden swelling in the neck and face, drop in blood pressure and weakness, if this happens, stop using the treatment and consult your doctor.
- People who stop taking tramadol and have been taking it for a long time and stop it abruptly may begin to feel nervous, agitated, impatient, hyperactive, difficulty sleeping, stomach disorders, very few may have hallucinations, panic attacks among other symptoms .
In very extreme cases, blood tests should be done to indicate certain abnormalities, for example, a low platelet count, which can result in bleeding from the nose and gums.
It is not advisable to use it in conjunction with other medications such as warfin, frenprocoumon, they can increase the risk of bleeding, so any unexpected or prolonged bleeding should be consulted with the doctor.
How to store Zaldiar?
- Keep out of the reach of children
- Keep it in its original container.
- Do not use after the expiration date indicated on the carton or blister.
- Store at a temperature no more than 25 ° C.
What does the Zaldiar contain?
- The active substances are tramadol hydrochloride and paracetamol.
- Coated tablet contains 37.5 mg of tramadol hydrochloride and 325 mg of paracetamol.
- Other ingredients are: sodium starch glycolate, pregelatinized starch, cellulose, cornstarch, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, macrogol 400, yellow iron oxide, 80 pleat, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide.
We hope this article is to your liking and helps you clear up any doubts.
Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.