Mara Moja

Mara moja has to be one of the most popularly used medication in Kenya. You will often find individuals looking for it, especially when they have a headache or muscle aches. Welcome to Medical Advice Channel, The one thing that has motivated me to write this Mara moja tablet reviews is the fact that people don’t really know the scope of its uses.

Mara Moja Tablets

So keep reading, the topics we will discuss about will include

  • What is Mara Moja painkiller used for.
  • Mara moja ingredients
  • what are the indications for Mara Moja
  • What are the dosages of Mara moja.
  • Mara moja side effects.

What is Mara moja?

Mara moja is drug used in Kenya for pain relief. It has both antipyretic and analgesic effects which make it a very good drug. It can be bought OTC(Over The Counter) in Kenya for as little as Ksh. 15. The term over the counter means that the drug can be self administered, and therefore allowed by the Ministry of Health to be sold without a prescription. The drug is also sold at local kiosks at the same price.

Also read: 10 Drugs In Kenya That You Require A Prescription To Buy.

How Mara Moja Works (Mode Of Action)

Just to make it simple and easy for you, your body synthesizes something called prostaglandins. These prostaglandins are an important in a process called inflammation, which is responsible for inflammatory processes in the body, for example, when you get injured, inflammation causes pain, hotness, swelling, redness and even swelling.

The synthesis of prostaglandins require the presence of enzyme Cyclooxygenase. Therefore, inhibiting this enzyme will lead to decreased production of prostaglandins. Mara moja works by inhibiting the production of this prostaglandin and also acting on the brain to elevate the pain threshold of the body. This will reduce the amount of pain and the signs of inflammation. It will also reduce the body’s temperature, in terms of fever(Antipyretic effect)

Please note that inflammation is a very important feature, and because of this Mara moja does not aim at stopping it, only making you less sensitive to the pain and reducing you body temperature.

The component that makes this possible is Paracetamol, which is one of the the key ingredients in the drug.

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Indications for using Mara moja.

Mara moja can be used in various conitions like colds and flu, headaches. It can also be useful when you have a toothache and by ladies when they have menstrual discomfort.

What are the ingredients in Mara moja

mara moja dosage

Each Mara moja tablets has 3 very important components, Aspirin, paracetamol and caffeine. Each of these ingredients has an important role and they all work together to produce the desired effect. Caffeine which is in low doses, works in the central nervous system and has a positive effect on aspirin and paracetamol thus increasing their effects. The amount of aspirin in the drug is 400mg, while paracetamol and caffeine is 200mg and 50mg respectively

The Dosage for Mara moja Tablets

  • For adults, the recommended intake is one or two tablets thrice a day. To simplify this, an adult should take 1 to 2 Mara moja tablets every 3 – 4 hours in a day. but do not exceede 8 tablets in a day.

Side effects of the drug.

Like any drug, this drug has it possible side effects. the common ones being;

  • Stomach aches.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Heartburn.

If the side effects are worse, seek medical advice from your nearest hospital.

Mara moja should also be avoided in childern under the age of 12 years. This is because it causes Reyes syndrome. Seek medical advice on what medication to give these children.

Individuals with other conditions, like liver failure should always consult with their doctor before taking the drug because it could make the condition worse. If your symptom persist even after using the drug, always visit a doctor for further evaluation.

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