Ixprim (Paracetamol/Tramadol) is a painkiller belonging to the class of opioids that acts on the central nervous system. Ixprim is used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain.
Ixprim (Paracetamol/Tramadol) is a painkiller belonging to the class of opioids that acts on the central nervous system. Ixprim is used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. The use of Ixprim should be restricted to patients whose moderate to severe pain is considered to require a combination of tramadol and paracetamol.
Ixprim contains Tramadol which like all opiates acts on the nerves in the spinal cord and brain to relieve pain. It also increase the amount of adrenaline and serotonin in the body.
Ixprim also contains paracetamol which is a mild pain killer and anti pyretic (reduces temperature). It is thought to work by inhibiting certain chemicals associated with pain and fever.
Tablets must be swallowed whole, with a sufficient quantity of liquid. They must not be broken or chewed.
Effervescent tablets should be dissolved in a glass of water.
Ixprim should not be taken together with MAO inhibitors (certain medicines for the treatment of depression).
The pain-relieving effect of Ixprim may be reduced and the length of time it acts may be shortened, if you take medicines which contain carbamazepine (for epileptic fits); pentazocine, nalbuphine or buprenorphine (pain killers); ondansetron (prevents nausea).
Herbal supplements should be used with caution and only after informing your doctor first.
Common side effects include: dizziness, headache, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, sweating, fatigue.
Adverse effects of paracetamol are rare but hypersensitivity including skin rash may occur
Do not drink alcohol during treatment with Ixprim as its effect may be intensified.
Ixprim should not be used during pregnancy or while breast feeding.
If you have any more questions please ask your Intervene Pharmacist.
Remember to keep all medicines out of reach of children
Please Note: We have made every effort to ensure that the content of this information sheet is correct at time of publish, but remember that information about drugs may change. This sheet does not list all the uses and side-effects associated with this drug. For full details please see the drug information leaflet which comes with your medicine. Your doctor will assess your medical circumstances and draw your attention to any information or side-effects which may be relevant in your particular case.
1. Medicines.ie website- ixprim SPC http://www.medicines.ie/medicine/3639/SPC/Ixprim+Tablets/
2. Medicines.ie- ixprim PIL http://www.medicines.ie/medicine/8293/PIL/Ixprim+Tablets/