Worried about all the viral news about Combiflam? Do a fact check before panicking over such WhatsApp forwards. Let me reassure you that Combiflam is safe to consume. Read further to find out.

As someone who has had Combiflam from time to time for pain relief and help me ease my body aches, it shocked me when I read a bunch of frantic messages from a friend of mine on WhatsApp “warning” me to stop using Combiflam. When I asked her who her source was, she said it was a news article going viral on social media.

Not one to panic without cause, I immediately asked her, “When you come across any news on social media, do you believe it blindly? How about some fact checking before you start panicking?”

My rational voice calmed down her panic and the two of us went on a fact checking expedition.

combiflam is safe

What is Combiflam?

Combiflam is a commonly available painkiller that is a big help when you need relief and can’t meet a doctor. Combiflam is used for fever, muscle pain, headache, etc.

Such common drugs are convenient, but there is a lot of buzz on social media lately about them being unsafe or banned. Everyone seems to be wondering is Combiflam safe? Let’s dispel some common myths about Combiflam that are doing the rounds.

Dispelling the rumours

Our first check was a video by Dr. GP Dureja. According to him, Combiflam is okay to consume for 3 to 4 days if you have joint pains or backaches. But an overdose of any painkiller is problematic. When a patient has been prescribed to take painkillers, it is absolutely safe.

My friend and I were quite satisfied with what Dr. Dureja explained but just to be on the safer side, we also contacted a family doctor to get her take on the matter. She said when taken in recommended doses, Combiflam is safe to consume. It is always good to check Combiflam dosage with your doctor, or any medicine for that matter!

Combiflam is safe

Combiflam is a popular painkiller and I use it when needed. Overuse of painkillers can lead to low threshold of pain, so it’s important to know when to take the pill instead of popping it every time you think you are not feeling well.

combiflam is safe

Last October I was suffering from backache. When I visited the doctor, he prescribed Combiflam among other medicines. While he told me that Combiflam is safe to consume, he also mentioned, just the painkiller will not help my backache. I was getting the backache because I was spending a lot of time sitting on the desk. Along with the painkiller for 4 days, I changed my work habits and took short breaks in between to walk around to run errands. Bad posture and continuous sitting affect your back, especially when you have cold and cough.

Don’t start panicking over some WhatsApp forward or a Facebook post. It’s always better to do your fact checks and read the scientific explanations. Or the best way is to ask your doctor if you have doubts.

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18 Comments on Combiflam is safe to consume – yes, I’ve checked the facts

  1. Zenia
    February 7, 2019 at 5:14 pm (2 weeks ago)

    What an eye opener! I’ve always been skeptical about popping combiflam but not anymore.

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  2. Vartika Gakhar
    February 7, 2019 at 5:31 pm (2 weeks ago)

    It is my life saver though I avoid medicines unless im totally dying but knowing Combiflam is the safest pain killer, I take it when I have severe migraine or fever. I agree with your last para that we should not panic and react just by reading any whatsapp message or fb post, we should check the source and authenticity first.

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  3. Salma Shajahan
    February 7, 2019 at 5:56 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Very true without panicking checking truth about the facts is very important and this article will help the public to check the facts before using

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  4. Sakshi@tripleamommy
    February 8, 2019 at 9:29 am (1 week ago)

    Age. Combiflam is pretty safe and is always in supply at home.

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  5. MeenalSonal
    February 8, 2019 at 4:03 pm (1 week ago)

    You are right Tina, we should not panic over a WhatsApp forwards, we should analyse the facts before coming to conclusion. Combiflam do act a saviour too at times.

    Cheers
    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

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  6. sapna
    February 8, 2019 at 4:06 pm (1 week ago)

    thanks for the informative post.. I was quite afraid to have its long use but now m realxed

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  7. Milan
    February 8, 2019 at 11:24 pm (1 week ago)

    You are absolutely correct; we should check the veracity of a news ourselves rather than believing in forwarded messages. Combiflam is a life saver for me too.

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  8. Jhilmil D Saha
    February 9, 2019 at 12:54 pm (1 week ago)

    Thanks for bursting out all the myths about combiflam. such an eye-opener.

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  9. Shubhreet Kaur
    February 9, 2019 at 8:33 pm (1 week ago)

    I am so glad to read this because I do take combiflam off and on. It’s one of the few medicines that helps my migraines and often people tell me thats its bad for me. But very few things work when a migraine comes on. So I am very relieved after reading all the facts in your post.

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  10. Sharvari
    February 9, 2019 at 8:48 pm (1 week ago)

    As you stated any medicine should be taken as per dosage and only when really needed. Great to know that Combiflam is safe to use

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  11. Ruchi Verma
    February 9, 2019 at 10:30 pm (1 week ago)

    This is one of the most informative post and I have also prescribed by my doc and he mentioned its safe!!

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  12. Snigdha Prusti
    February 10, 2019 at 12:16 am (1 week ago)

    This is so informative . Taking right doses as per your physician never cause any problem..

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  13. Nimmy
    February 10, 2019 at 12:47 am (1 week ago)

    I swear I had no clue about this! I love such posts like this which provides such information.

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  14. Sudip Saha
    February 11, 2019 at 11:34 am (1 week ago)

    I’m happy that u cleared d misconceptions abt combiflam. We should do our research from credible sources before believing anything.

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  15. Atulmaharaj
    February 11, 2019 at 11:45 am (1 week ago)

    I’d say Combiflam is a bramhastra of medicines, works for almost all common medicines. However it’s always advisable to verify facts before forwarding anything. And always have a doctor prescription before taking this.

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