Dart tablets, also known as saridon, refer to the painkillers and stimulant drugs produced from paracetamol, caffeine, and propyphenazone.
It is an antipyretic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory medication used to treat fever, headache, cold and joint pain.
It is produced and marketed by Juggat Pharmacy Limited.
A study carried out on 500 healthy patients to find out the onset of action, and the analgesic effect of saridon in comparison with aspirin, paracetamol, ibuprofen, and placebo, showed a faster onset of action in saridon, compared to other drugs.
The pain relief score after four hours of dosing was higher in the saridon treatment group compared with the others, and no adverse effects recorded.
Dart tablet composition
Saridon tablet is produced using three active ingredients, including
- Acetaminophen (paracetamol) 300mg
- Caffeine 50 mg
- Propyphenazone 150 mg
Acetaminophen or paracetamol is an antipyretic- analgesic medication usually taken to relieve fever, headache, and joint pain.
This is a stimulant drug commonly made from coffee, cocoa plant, and tea. It helps prevent drowsiness caused by paracetamol and perphenazine and restores body alert
It is a non-steroid drug with both analgesics, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties. Its effect on the body begins immediately after consumption but doesn’t last long like other drugs.
Uses of dart tablet
Saridon Tablet is used for the control and treatment of many complications such as
- Menstrual pain
- Cold and flu
- For apnea treatment in premature infants
- Rheumatic pain
Don’t take dart drugs except on a doctor’s recommendation.
For adults, 2 tablets are usually recommended within 24 hours.
Children under 12 years old should not take the drug.
How does dart tablet work?
Darts work in three different ways to ease headaches and pain.
1. Blockage of prostaglandin secretion
Prostaglandin is a secretion released into the body whenever there is inflammation or damage. This secretion, once released into the body, activates the nerves that carry the pain signal to the brain.
Saridon Tablet works by halting Prostaglandin production and once the pain signals are not relayed to the brain, the person feels relieved.
2. Blockage of pain signal transmission
One can only feel pain if signals are conveyed to the brain. Acetaminophen or paracetamol in darts prevents the transmission of signals from one nerve to another.
When pain signals are not transmitted to the brain, the person feels normal.
3. Modulation of pain intensity
Whenever pain signals are conveyed to the brain, it checks the intensity and seriousness of the pain. Depending on their resolution, the patient will report the level of his or her sickness.
The paracetamol in dart help regulates the decision made by the brain, resulting in less pain intensity.
Dart tablet side effects
Dart medicine is known to have mild side effects, except in a few cases. Always contact your doctor if you notice any side effects while on treatment.
Common side effects
- Loss of appetite
- Skin Rashes
- Stomach upset
- Irregular heart rhythm
- Vomiting or nausea
- Frequent urination
Serious side effects
Even though it is very rare, saridon tablets threaten the body with some serious side effects like:
- Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction)
- Breathing difficulties such as asthma, dyspnea
- Shortage in the number of blood cells.
- Dark urine
When saridon tablet (Dart) should not be taken (Contraindication)
Dart tablets should be avoided if you are hypersensitive to
It should also be avoided if you are having
- Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
- Bone marrow deficiency
- Gastrointestinal ulcer
- Acute hepatic porphyria
- Breastfeeding a baby
- People with alcohol and children under 12 years old should also avoid it.
Dart interaction with other drugs, foods, and diseases
Like other drugs, saridon tablet reacts with certain drugs, diseases, and diets
1. Interaction with Alcohol
The drug should not be taken while you are on alcohol as it may increase the risk of liver toxicity.
2. Interaction with Disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver problem
3. Interaction with other drugs
Dart interacted with the following medicine
- Disulfiram and others.
- Don’t take dart medication unless recommended by your doctor
- Avoid drinks with excess caffeine content while taking the drug
- Anyone with a liver problem, peptic ulcer, kidney disease, pregnancy, or lactating mothers should not take the medication unless under medical supervision.
- Keep it away from children
- It should be stored in an airtight container of 25-degree centigrade.
Most frequently asked questions
1. Can I take a dart tablet for a headache?
Yes, you can. Dart tablet contains paracetamol, perphenazine, and caffeine, which are very effective in relieving headaches, fever, and joint pains.
2. Can I take dart tablet for migraines?
Migraine is a headache that comes with serious pains. Taking darts can help subdue the pain since it contains paracetamol and perphenazine which are pain killers.
3. Can I use dart tablet for cold relief?
Yes, saridon tablets can help with a common cold and symptoms relief but may not eradicate the virus that causes the infection.