Metacin 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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Metacin 500mg tablets contain paracetamol as an active ingredient. It belongs to the analgesic/antipyretic (pain relief and fever control) class of medicines. This medicine relieves pain in form of headache, joint pain, body ache, flu-like symptoms, toothache, menstrual pain, backache, etc. Avoid taking the medicine if you are suffering from kidney and/or liver disease....
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Uses of Metacin 500 MG
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Flu-like symptoms
- Lower back pain
Contraindications of Metacin 500 MG
- If you suffer from an allergic reaction to Paracetamol or any othe ingredient of Metacin tablet.
- If you suffer from liver or kidney disease.
- If you are using other medicine of a similar class.
Side effects of Metacin 500 MG
- Liver damage
- Reaction on skin
- Worsening of Asthma
- Low count of white blood cells in the blood
- A low number of platelet
Precautions and Warnings of Metacin 500 MG
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
Metacin tablet can be used during pregnancy if the doctor recommends it. Yet, it should be used for a short duration in low doses and should not be used too frequently by pregnant women.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
Metacin tablet passes into the breastmilk in a small amount. It can be used during breastfeeding.
Can I drive after consuming the medicine?
Metacin tablet in recommended doses is not known to interfere with the ability to drive. In case you feel high-headed or nauseatic after taking the medicine, avoid driving and rest.
Can I consume alcohol while taking the medicine?
The medicine may cause liver damage. In case of chronic alcoholics or excessive consumption of alcohol, caution is advised.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are allergic to paracetamol.
- You have a medical history of liver disease or regular use of alcohol.
- You suffer from kidney disease.
- You are using blood-thinning medicines.
- You are using cholesterol-lowering medicines.
- You are using medicines to treat fits.
- Take antacids 2 hours before taking the medicine.
Mode of Action of Metacin 500 MG
How Does It Work?
There are chemicals in the body called prostaglandins. The substances are released in response to illness or pain. It blocks the production of these prostaglandins, making the body less aware of fever or pain. The medicine acts on the area of the brain, which is responsible for controlling the temperature. Thus controls the fever....
Directions for Use of Metacin 500 MG
The dosage of Metacin 500mg tablets is to be taken as directed by the doctor. Swallow as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew the tablet. Avoid using expired medicine.
Interactions of Metacin 500 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Concomitant use of medicines used to treat nausea or vomitings like metoclopramide or domperidone and Metacin 500 mg must be avoided.
- Medicines used to thin the blood like warfarin, must not be administered together with Metacin 500mg tablet.
- Avoid taking Cholesterol-lowering medicines like cholestyramine, within one hour of taking Metacin 100mg tablets.
- Medicines used for bacterial infection like chloramphenicol.
- Medicines used to treat fits or brain-related disorders like carbamazepine and Metacin 500mg must be used cautiously.
Other general Interactions
Metacin tablet is not recommended for patients with chronic liver diseases.
Storage and disposal of Metacin 500 MG
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Keep it away from children and pets. Dispose of the expired ones.
Dosage of Metacin 500 MG
Individuals may experience side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, sweating, etc. More complications are profuse sweating, irritability, fits, coma, bleeding, low blood sugar. If you have taken more than the recommended dose of the medicine, visit the nearest hospital or the doctor....
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What precautions I must take while taking Metacin 500mg tablets?
A: Metacin tablet must be used with caution in people with liver problems, kidney problems, alcohol dependence and bleeding disorders.
Q: Can I consume the medicine on an empty stomach?
A: Yes, the medicine is taken safely on an empty stomach.
Q: When should I take the medicine?
A: The medicine is taken to cure fever and relief pain in case of headache, backache, dental pain and earache.
Q: Can I take the medicine with or without milk?
A: The medicine is taken without milk as well.
Q: What precaution to be taken if there is the consumption of an expired dose?
A: The medicine does not cause major damage in case it is expired. Consult the doctor for safety.
Q: Can I give the medicine to my 10-year-old daughter for a toothache?
A: The medicine is not recommended in children below 12 years of age. Many child-friendly options of a similar formulation are available. Consult the child's doctor for the apt prescription. Do not self medicate.
Q: What is the composition of Metacin tablet?
A: Metacin tablet contains paracetamol as an active ingredient. It is a pain-relieving medicine widely used for fever, headache, backache, tooth and ear pain, etc.
Q: What is the dose of Metacin tablet for adults?
A: The dose of the Metacin tablet is usually decided by your doctor. Take it as directed by your doctor. You should maintain a minimum gap of 4-6 hours between any two consecutive dosages of this medicine. If the symptoms persist seek medical advice.
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