Think First before Taking Saridon

The Wikipedia says "Saridon is an analgesic combination indicated for the management of headache. The currently global base formulation contains 135mg of propyphenazone, 260 mg of paracetamol and 55 mg of caffeine.

The combination is designed and said to produce effective analgesia with fast onset of action in 15 minutes, as compared to paracetamol, ibuprofen, or aspirin alone"

As far as I remember the TV and online ad of Saridon has adult scenes. However, I read an article online that Saridon is safe to take. I wonder what Department of Health would explain about Saridon.

The last time I ran a 42KM run I felt pain so I took a pain reliever but I didn't try to take Saridon as a remedy. I had Alaxan instead.

Why? I am so scared of the possible side effects it might cause.

Saridon is prescribed to relieve diferent pains: migraine pain, persistent headache, muscle ache, arthritis pain, backache, dental troubles, common cold and fever.

It also relieves minor arthritis without decreasing the inflammation or swelling of the joints.

Saridon is banned in Sri Lanka, Korea, Malaysia and Turkey. because it has Propyphenazone content.

But it is available in drugstores here in the Philippines.

How hazardous is Propyphenazone? Propyphenazone is derived from pyrazolone and is related to phenazone. It has antipyretic and analgesic properties.

According to some of my friends who is into pharmaceutical field Saridon is accessible to drug stores nationwide.

There are side effects people should know before buting Saridon it includes;
nausea, low fever, vomiting, stomach ache, loss of appetite, dark urine, tarry stool, yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Plus there are allergic reactions, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the throat, lips, tongue and face.

As a matter of fact I've seen some blogs which has ads of Saridon. It means it is very well promoted here in the Philippines

Saridon is sold at very affordable price here. DOH and Bayer should do something about this.

Saridon, Is it Safe?


myrnz said...

Thanks , you have this good post. I always read articles regarding medicines.Like this one analgesic. There was a time I have read that Saridon has helped numerous Filipinos deal with headaches that are caused by abrupt weather changes, stress, and other environmental factors.

bryan said...

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Christian Melanie Lee said...

Saridon is hazardous to your health. Studies shows that Propyphenazone...its content is dangerous to our body.

I'm taking Panamax and Mobic whenever I have severe migraine.

leira pagaspas said...

if its not safe then why are they selling it. baka naman its not that dangerous and people are just over reacting or sinisiraan nila saridon para makabenta sila. i'm not a saridon user but we have to be careful with this kinds of statements

Aileen said...

Hmmm, it's actually my first time to hear of this brand. But thanks to your post, I did my own research as well on the product.

Buge said...

Thanks for the info, I'm gonna warn family and friends about this. Good thing I'm allergic to paracetamol and aspirin, I don't have to worry about stuff like this.

Galilee said...

I try very hard not to go beyond paracetamols for my migraines to keep that threshold of pain on leash but thanks for a great entry!

Dems said...

It's a good thing our family sticks to household brands and/or known generic counterparts. Better to be safe than sorry :3

ria hazel said...

My friend said effective daw talaga ang Saridon, but I wish that the DOH should take precautions with this drug to prevent its underlying side effects :(

HealthMedInfoPh said...

In 1983, Saridon was among the phenacetin-containing drugs recalled back by the US FDA. It's time for BFAD or even DOH to take action and make sure that the Filipinos are safe from taking harmful medications.

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