Dart Tablet (Saridon): Uses, Dosage, Side Effects & Precautions

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.

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Dart tablet composition

Saridon tablet is produced using three active ingredients, including


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

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Menstrual pain
  • Cold and flu
  • Toothache
  • Pains
  • Drowsiness
  • Migraines
  • For apnea treatment in premature infants
  • Fabrility
  • 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
  • Itching
  • Stomach upset
  • Insomnia
  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Frequent urination
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Tired
  • Anxiety

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
  • Jaundice

When saridon tablet (Dart) should not be taken (Contraindication)

Dart tablets should be avoided if you are hypersensitive to

  • Caffeine
  • Paracetamol
  • Propyphenazone.

It should also be avoided if you are having

  • Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
  • Bone marrow deficiency
  • Gastrointestinal ulcer
  • Acute hepatic porphyria
  • Pregnant
  • 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

Don’t take the tablet if you have any of the following conditions
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver problem

3. Interaction with other drugs

Dart interacted with the following medicine

  • Rifampicin
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Phenytoin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Barbiturates
  • Cimetidine
  • ketoconazole
  • Ephedrine
  • Leflunomide
  • 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.

4. How does dart tablet work?

Dart is a painkiller drug that is taken either orally or through injection. This prevents the transmission of pain signals to the brain and also modulates the pain intensity leading to lesser pain.

5. Can I take a dart tablet during pregnancy?

No dart should not be used during pregnancy unless a doctor recommends it. Several studies on Wistar rats have shown an increased risk of intrauterine growth retardation and skeletal malfunction.
However, the research has not been carried out on a human being.

6. What is dart tablet used for?

Dart is a painkiller and a stimulant drug used in the control and treatment of headaches, fever, joint pains, and other complications.

7. Can dart tablets be used while on alcohol?

No, it shouldn’t be taken while on alcohol.  Taking medicine while on alcohol may increase the risk of liver toxicity.

8. Can I use dart tablet for toothache relief?

Yes, Dart contains paracetamol and propyphenazone which are painkillers, taking the tablet while having toothache will easily relieve you from the symptoms.

9. Can we take a dart tablet while breastfeeding?

No, darts should not be taken while breastfeeding a baby unless under doctors’ prescriptions. According to the US Foods and Drug Administration (FDA), a dart is a category C drug. Meaning that their use on Wister rat showed some side effects, but it has not been used on humans.

10. Is dart tablet (saridon) safe?

Dart is safe if used correctly but can cause some side effects if abused.

Bottom line

Dart tablet is useful in so many ways, but if abused, they can lead to some side effects. Avoid self-medication, use the drug only on doctors’ recommendations.