Yes, Crocin advance is good for a headache. The active ingredient in Crocin Advance is Paracetamol, which is the same as Acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is a p-aminophenol derivative. Its mechanism of action is not fully understood, but it has analgesic and antipyretic activities. Its analgesic activity is good to treat a headache. References 1. Crocin Advance Tablet all4insure.ru URL: http://all4insure.ru/crocin-advance-tablet. Accessed 10/21/17. 2. Acetaminophen PubChem URL: . Accessed 10/21/17.
Crocin is a popular brand of medications used to treat cold, fever, headache, ear pain and menstrual cramps in India. Specifically, Crocin Advance contains acetaminophen or paracetamol as its active ingredient. Acetaminophen/paracetamol is an analgesic and anti-pyretic, which can reduce pain and lower fever. If the symptoms of either pain or fever are present in a cold, Crocin Advance will therefore be useful to treat the cold. However, in cases where there is no pain or fever, Crocin Advance will not be effective. References 1. Glaxo-Smith-Kline. Crocin All Adult’s Products. Crocin. . Accessed 9 September 2017. 2. Glaxo-Smith-Kline. Crocin All Children’s Products. Crocin. . Accessed 9 September 2017. 3. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Acetaminophen. PubChem Compound Database. . Accessed September 12, 2017.
Crocin itself is not banned if it contains one active drug (e.g. Paracetamol). Crocin Cold, which contains Paracetamol, Phenylephrine and Caffeine, is banned. The Health Ministry in India has banned 344 drug combinations due to serious side effects. A drug is called “combination” when it contains more than one active drug used to treat multiple symptoms. For example, Crocin Cold, which contains Paracetamol, Phenylephrine and Caffeine is used to treat multiple symptoms of cold such as pain, nasal congestion, and headache. References 1) Top 10 commonly used medication now banned in India. URL: . Accessed 9/24/2017. 2) Crocin Cold n’ Flu Max tablets. Product information leaflet. URL: . Accessed 9/24/2017
Yes, it can be taken during pregnancy. Its active ingredient is Paracetamol, which is the same as Acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is safe to take during pregnancy. Acetaminophen is a p-aminophenol derivative. Its mechanism of action is not fully understood, but it has analgesic and antipyretic activities. References 1) Crocin Advance Tablet. all4insure.ru. URL: http://all4insure.ru/crocin-advance-tablet. Accessed 9/1/4/2017. 2) Aches and pains during pregnancy. MedlinePlus. URL: . Accessed 9/14/2017. 3) Acetaminophen. Pubchem. URL: . Accessed 9/16/2017.