Saridon is a painkiller (analgesic) mainly designed for headaches. This headache remedy is available in over 80 countries around the world and is sold in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Active Ingredients in Saridon
Saridon was originally created in 1933 by the drug company Roche for the management of pain and fever. Today the drug is mainly advertised as pain killer that brings relief from headaches. Saridon contains paracetamol (250 mg in each tablet), caffeine (50 mg) and propyphenazone (150 mg). The tablet promises to bring relief from pain in 15 minutes. This pain-relieving action is faster than the action of tablets that contain only ibuprofen, aspirin, or paracetamol.
Paracetamol is an analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug that works slower than some other substances but that has a long-lasting effect. Propyphenazone is an anti-inflammatory drug that has a shorter duration, but it also has a faster onset than paracetamol’s. Caffeine is added to the tablet for its stimulating properties: to prevent any possible drowsiness and to keep the user alert. Caffeine is commonly used in pain killing drugs to balance the possible drowsy feeling some users might get from certain analgesics.
The combination of paracetamol, propyphenazone, and caffeine is created to provide both fast relief from headaches and to guarantee a long-lasting effect. In one study Saridon was given to people suffering from tooth pain. In this study it was found to act faster than ibuprofen, aspirin, paracetamol or a placebo tablet.
The Correct Dosage
Saridon can be used to relieve the pain in all types of headaches from mild to severe. It can also be used to relieve menstrual pain and discomfort, toothache, fever and pain during a cold or the flu, and even rheumatic pain. The recommended dosage for adults is a single dose of 1 to 2 tablets. You can take a maximum of 3 doses of Saridon in every 24 hours. Adolescents (those aged between 12 and 16 years) should take a single dose of just one tablet.