Gelumaline Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Precautions & Warnings

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Generic drug of the therapeutic class: Analgesics
active ingredients: Belladonna , Codeine , Caffeine , Paracetamol

Drug withdrawn from the market on 24/11/2006

 what is Gelumaline medication used for and indication?

Symptomatic treatment of painful and febrile ailments :

  • neuralgia,
  • rheumatic pain,
  • dental pain,
  • migraines,
  • painful periods.

Gelumaline Dosage

Adult :

  • 1 to 2 capsules 1 to 3 times a day depending on the intensity and duration of the pain.
  • Do not exceed 6 capsules per day.
  • The catches should be spaced at least 4 hours apart.

Gelumaline Contraindications


  • Hypersensitivity to paracetamol.
  • Hepatocellular insufficiency.
  • Respiratory failure whatever the degree, due to the depressant effect of codeine on the respiratory centers.
  • Glaucoma by closing the angle.
  • Prostatic adenoma with urinary retention.
  • Child under 15 years old.
  • Breast-feeding: codeine passes into breast milk; a few cases of hypotonia and respiratory pauses have been described in infants after ingestion by mothers of codeine at supratherapeutic doses. Therefore, taking this drug is contraindicated during breast-feeding.

Contraindicated associations: morphine agonists-antagonists (buprenorphine, nalbuphine).

  • ADVISED AGAINST: Combinations
  • not recommended : enoxacin, alcohol.

Gelumaline Side Effects

  • Rare allergic skin reactions requiring discontinuation of treatment (paracetamol, codeine).
  • A few rare cases of thrombocytopenia have been cited in the international literature (paracetamol).
  • Possibility of constipation, somnolence, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, bronchospasm, respiratory depression (codeine: these adverse effects are comparable to those of other opiates but rarer and more moderate at therapeutic doses).
  • In high doses, adverse effects of atropine type, dry mouth, accommodation disorders, tachycardia, dysuria (belladonna powder).


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