Metacin 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
By THEMIS MEDICARE LTD
15 Tablet(s) in Strip
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This primary medicine in the composition of Metacin 500mg Tab 15'S is paracetamol, which belongs to analgesic/antipyretic (pain relief and fever control) class of medicines.
Uses of Metacin 500mg Tab 15'S
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Feverish pain
- Lower back pain
Contraindications of Metacin 500mg Tab 15'S
- Allergic reaction to this medicine
- Liver or kidney disease
- If you are already taking any other medicine containing the component
Side effects of Metacin 500mg Tab 15'S
- Liver damage
- Reaction on skin
- Asthma exacerbation
- Low count of white blood cells in the blood
- Low number of platelet
Precautions and Warnings of Metacin 500mg Tab 15'S
Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine can be taken in pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine to decide the appropriate dose and duration.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
Only a small amount of medicine gets into breastmilk; therefore, it can be used during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have taken this medicine?
This medicine in recommended doses is not known to interfere with the ability to drive.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
This medicine may cause liver damage. So caution is advised in chronic alcoholics or excessive consumption of alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have a past medical history, especially of liver disease or regular use of alcohol.
Mode of Action of Metacin 500mg Tab 15'S
How Does It Work?
There are some chemicals in the body called prostaglandins. These are substances released in response to illness or pain. The medicine blocks the production of these prostaglandins, making the body less aware of fever or pain. This medicine acts on the area of the brain, which is responsible for controlling the temperature. Thus controls the fever.
Directions for Use of Metacin 500mg Tab 15'S
The dosage of Metacin 500mg Tab 15'S is to be taken as directed by your doctor.
Interactions of Metacin 500mg Tab 15'S
Interactions with other medicines
You should check with your doctor of all possible interactions, as all medicines are known to interact differently from patient to patient.
Interactions with food items
No known interaction with food.
Other general Interactions
This medicine is not recommended for patients with chronic liver diseases.
Storage and disposal of Metacin 500mg Tab 15'S
Store the medicine at room temperature away from light and moisture. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
Dosage of Metacin 500mg Tab 15'S
Taking this medicine in more doses may result in liver damage. In such a scenario, side effects of Metacin 500mg Tab 15'S may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, sweating etc. More severe complications can be profuse sweating, irritability, convulsions, coma, bleeding, low blood sugar. Overdose poisoning is the commonest overdose poisoning over the world, mostly because most people assume it to be a very safe medicine.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Should I be cautious while taking Metacin 500mg Tab 15'S?
A: This medicine should be used with caution in people with liver problems, kidney problems, alcohol dependence and bleeding disorders.
Q: Can this medicine be taken on an empty stomach?
A: Yes, this medicine can be taken safely on an empty stomach.
Q: When should I take this medicine?
A: This medicine is usually taken to cure fever and relief pain in case of headache, backache, dental pain and earache.
Q: Can the medicine be taken with or without milk?
A: This medicine can be taken without milk as well.
Q: What precaution to be taken if there is consumption of expired dose?
A: This medicine does not cause any major damage in case it is expired. However, you need to consult your doctor for safety.
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- National Health Service. Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking painkillers?
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:55 PM (IST)
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