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Saridon (Pain Reliever, Fever Reducer)

Written by Stephanie Nera, RPh, PharmD · Pharmacology

Updated Aug 24, 2022

Saridon (Pain Reliever, Fever Reducer)

Saridon Triple Action is the brand name of a product that contains caffeine, paracetamol, propyphenazone. Paracetamol and propyphenazone are pain relievers and fever reducers while caffeine is a stimulant. The addition of caffeine has been shown to speed up and strengthen the pain-relieving effect of analgesics.


What is Saridon used for?

Saridon relieves mild to severe pain caused by:

  • Headache
  • Toothache and sore or sensitive gums
  • Menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome
  • Surgical procedures
  • Cold and flu
  • How should I take Saridon?

    Read the directions on the packaging for complete information. Check the label and expiration date.

    For oral dosage forms, swallow it whole without chewing, crushing, or dissolving it in liquid.

    How do I store Saridon?

    Store this product at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer. 

    There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. So, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

    You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, it is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

    Precautions & warnings

    What should I know before using Saridon?

    Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are/have:

    • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
    • Taking any other medicines. This includes any prescription, OTC, and herbal remedies.
    • An allergy to any of the ingredients of this product.
    • Any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
    • Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

      This product is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, especially during the first trimester and the last 6 weeks of pregnancy. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking any medication.

      Side effects

      What side effects can occur from Saridon?

      Like all drugs, this product may have side effects. If they occur, side effects are generally mild and resolve once treatment is finished or the dose is lowered. Some reported side effects include:

      • Allergic reaction
      • Difficulty sleeping
      • Nausea
      • Drowsiness
      • Convulsion
      • Itchiness (pruritus)
      • Asthma exacerbation
      • Thrombocytopenia
      • Kidney damage
      • Liver damage

      However, not everyone experiences these side effects. In addition, some people may experience other side effects. So, if you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


      What drugs may interact with Saridon?

      This medication may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. 

      To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. 

      Drugs with known interactions:

      • Antihistamines
      • Sedative-hypnotics
      • Antiepileptic drugs
      • Rifampicin
      • Propantheline
      • Metoclopramide
      • Chloramphenicol
      • Zidovudine
      • Barbiturates
      • Benzodiazepines
      • Oral contraceptives
      • Cimetidine
      • Disulfiram
      • Theophylline
      • Ephedrine
      • Nicotine
      • Alcohol-containing preparations

      If you experience an adverse drug interaction, inform your doctor immediately to reevaluate your treatment plan. Approaches include dose adjustment, drug substitution, or ending therapy.

      Does food or alcohol interact with Saridon?

      This drug may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Avoid consuming alcohol or caffeinated beverages (e.g. coffee, tea) while taking this drug. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

      What health conditions may interact with Saridon?

      This drug may interact with underlying conditions. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.


      The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.

      What is the dose for an adult?

      Take 1 to 2 tablets 1 to 3 times per day. Do not take it for longer than 7 days or more than 6 tablets in a day.

      What is the dose for a child?

      Children 12 to 16 years old may be given 1 tablet 1 to 3 times per day. Do not give it for longer than 7 days or more than 3 tablets in a day.

      How is Saridon available?

      Saridon is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

      • Tablet containing: paracetamol 250 mg + propyphenazone 150 mg + caffeine 50 mg

      What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

      In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.

      What should I do if I miss a dose?

      If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.


      Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

      Written by

      Stephanie Nera, RPh, PharmD


      Updated Aug 24, 2022

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