Table of Contents
- What is Crocin & Uses?
- Uses of Crocin
- How Does CROCIN Work?
- Crocin Price in India
- How to Take Crocin?
- Common Dosage for Crocin
- Precautions – When to Avoid Crocin?
- Side-Effects of Crocin
- Effects of Crocin on Organs
- Are There Any Reported Allergic Reactions?
- Drug Interactions to be Careful About
- Effects/Results After Consuming Crocin
- Storage Requirements About Crocin Advance Tablet
- Pro Tips When Taking CROCIN
- FAQ – Things to Know About Crocin
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Crocin Composition –Paracetamol
Manufactured By – GSK
Prescription – Available as OTC
Form – Tablet
Price – Rs.54.32 per Strip of 15 Tablets
1What is Crocin & Uses?
- CROCIN contains Paracetamol as its chief ingredient.
- It is prescribed for patients suffering from fever, tooth pain, gynaecological pain, osteoarthritis, and headache.
- It is much safer than aspirin in terms of irritation to stomach, and it does not prolong bleeding time.
- It does not have significant drug interactions. Thus, it may be preferred over aspirin for most minor conditions.
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2Uses of Crocin
- It is one of the best drugs to be used for fever, especially in children.
- Allergic reactions are rare and it can be used in all age groups (infants to elderly), pregnant/lactating women, in presence of other disease states and in patients in whom aspirin is contraindicated.
3How Does CROCIN Work?
- Crocin Advance Tablet works by inhibiting the effects of cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes.
- These enzymes are naturally present in our body and they aid in production of certain chemicals (known as prostaglandins) which are responsible for causing pain, swelling and redness at the site of injury.
- Therefore, with inhibition of effects of COX enzymes; prostaglandin production is inhibited which in turn eases pain, and increases the blood flow across the skin, heat loss and sweating.
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4Crocin Price in India
|Strip of 15 Tablets||Rs 54.32|
5How to Take Crocin?
- CROCIN usually comes in the form of tablets and suspension forms.
- Tablets are usually taken by mouth with a glass of water as directed by your doctor. The tablets are to be taken with food or after food, but never on an empty stomach.
- Never crush or chew the tablet.
- Always shake the suspension liquid before consuming to mix the medication evenly. Use a measuring cup to consume the correct dosage of medicine.
- It is always advised for the user to read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by the pharmacist and further queries must be solved with your doctor or pharmacist.
6Common Dosage for Crocin
The drug dosage and form is decided by the physician based upon:
- Age and body weight of the patient
- Health status/medical condition of the patient
- Disease severity
- Reaction to the first dose
- History of allergy/drug reactions
The commonly available combination for tablets is
Paracetamol 500 mg, 625 mg
For syrup –
Paracetamol 120 mg in each 5 ml.
7Precautions – When to Avoid Crocin?
- Use of Crocin Advance Tablet should be avoided in premature infants (< 2 kg) for fear of liver toxicity.
- Use of Crocin should be avoided if you are allergic to CROCIN or any other constituent present in CROCIN tablet
- Use of Crocin should be avoided if you are suffering from a liver or kidney disease.
- Use of Crocin should be avoided if you had taken CROCIN before and suffered from an attack of asthma, irritation of nose, swelling on face, itchy red bumps on skin or bleeding in stomach
- Use of Crocin should be avoided if you have heart disease / heart failure / stroke
- Use of Crocin should be avoided if you are an alcoholic
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8Side-Effects of Crocin
- When appropriate dosage of Crocin Advance Tablet (containing paracetamol) is used, (maximum dose of 4 g/24 h) – no serious side effects have been observed, besides possible allergic skin reactions, although after higher doses or prolonged duration of taking the drug, some side effects may occur, especially in the liver.
- Long-term application may cause: kidney functioning disorder, higher blood pressure, increased prevalence of heart infarction, liver toxicity, jaundice, and enhanced previous liver damage caused by alcohol consumption.
9Effects of Crocin on Organs
- Crocin Advance Tablet should be taken only after consultation with your doctor if you suffer from a liver, heart or kidney disease.
- Suitable adjustment of dose and monitoring of liver and kidney functions is mandatory in such cases.
10Are There Any Reported Allergic Reactions?
Possible allergic reactions reported are
- Difficulty in breathing
- Rashes and itching on skin
- Painful, tender wounds on lips and mouth
11Drug Interactions to be Careful About
- All the possible drug interactions might not be listed here. It is always advised that the patient must inform the physician about of all the drugs/products you use.
- No severe drug interactions with therapeutic doses of Crocin Advance Tablet have been established in humans.
- You must inform your physician if you are using Warfarin (blood thinner) or Ketoconazole (anti-fungal medicine).
- You must also inform about the herbal products that you are consuming. You must not modify the drug regimen without your doctor’s approval.
12Effects/Results After Consuming Crocin
- Crocin Advance Tablet shows its peak effect or result in about 1 hour after oral administration.
- You must wait for at least 4 hours before taking the next dose.
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13Storage Requirements About Crocin Advance Tablet
Store below 25°C and away from direct light and heat.
14Pro Tips When Taking CROCIN
- Always inform your doctor if you are allergic to Crocin or paracetamol, or any other ingredients in CROCIN tablets.
- Gastric irritation is insignificant—mucosal erosion and bleeding occur rarely only in overdose. It does not affect platelet function or clotting factors.
- Always keep minimum 4 hours time between 2 doses.
15FAQ – Things to Know About Crocin
Is Crocin Advance Tablet addictive?
Can I have CROCIN with alcohol?
No. There is greater risk of liver damage in chronic alcoholics.
Any particular food item to be avoided?
Can I have Crocin Advance Tablet when pregnant?
- Although Paracetamol is considered to be safe in pregnancy but you must always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
- Paracetamol use by the mother during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of childhood asthma.
Can I have CROCIN when feeding a baby?
- You must always inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding your child.
- Paracetamol present in Crocin Advance Tablet is known to pass in the breast milk.
Can I drive after taking Crocin?
You should avoid driving if you feel dizzy, drowsy or sleepy after taking CROCIN Tablets.
What happens if I overdose on Crocin Advance Tablet?
- If you have taken an overdose, it is advisable to contact your consulting physician immediately.
- Overdose of Paracetamol can cause potentially life-threatening liver damage, which is the most serious side effect.
- Early symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, profuse sweating, and general tiredness.
- Kidney damage, decreased platelet count and coma may also occur.
What happens if I eat expired Crocin?
- It is very unlikely for a single dose of expired Crocin Advance Tablet to produce an adverse event.
- However, please consult your physician if you feel unwell or sick after consuming an expired medicine.
- An expired drug might not be as potent in treating your condition. It is advisable to refrain from using expired drug.
What happens if I miss a dose of Crocin?
- The medicine may not work well if you miss a dose because for effective working of the drug, a certain amount of drug must be present in your body at all times.
- Always consume the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it’s already time to take the second dose after that – do not take double dose.
When Was Crocin Advance Tablet Made?
Paracetamol was introduced into the pharmacological market in 1955 by McNeil Laboratories as a prescribed analgesic and antipyretic drug for children under its trade name Tylenol Children’s Elixir.