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P Dt 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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By APEX LABORATORIES PRIVATE LIMITED
15 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Paracetamol / Acetaminophen(500.0 Mg)
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Analgesic/antipyretic

Medical Description

P-500 tablet contains paracetamol which is also known as Acetaminophen. P-500 tablet is used to reduce fever and relieve pain. It works by inhibiting the action of certain substances which causes pain and acts on brain centre which is responsible for controlling body temperature. Chances of getting side effects with P-500 is mostly rare, but sometimes you may experience skin rash or itching. If you experience any allergic symptoms after taking this medicine, visit your doctor or nearest hospital. Taking paracetamol for prolonged duration and in high doses is associated with serious liver damage.
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Uses of P Dt 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

For the treatment of fever and pain.

Contraindications of P Dt 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • If you are allergic to paracetamol or any of the ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you are taking any other product that contains paracetamol.

Side effects of P Dt 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

There are very rare chances of getting side effects. However, in rare cases, you may experience skin rash, itching and blisters, allergic reaction and blood-related problems. There is a risk of liver and kidney damage with paracetamol if used too frequently or for long term treatment.
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Precautions and Warnings of P Dt 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take P-500 Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
P-500 Tablet can be used during pregnancy if the doctor recommends. Yet, it should be used for a short duration in low doses and should not be used too frequently by pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take P-500 Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Paracetamol from P-500 Tablet passes into the breastmilk in a very small amount and has negligible effects on the breastfed infants. Thus you can take it while you are breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed P-500 Tablet?
A:
P-500 Tablet is not likely to affect your ability to drive or use machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with P-500 Tablet?
A:
Moderate consumption of alcohol when you are taking paracetamol is usually safe. However, there is a risk of liver damage in chronic alcoholics and people with liver problems.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have severe liver or kidney disease.
  • You are alcoholic or are suffering from chronic malnutrition.
  • You are suffering from any infection.
  • Do not take P-500 if you are are taking other medicines containing paracetamol, taking too much of paracetamol can cause liver damage.

Mode of Action of P Dt 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

How Does It Work?

P-500 Tablet works by interfering with the production of a chemical called prostaglandins, which is responsible for the fever, swelling and sensation of pain. It also acts on the area of brain which is responsible for controlling body temperature.
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Directions for Use of P Dt 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Take this medicine as a whole with a glass of water.

Interactions of P Dt 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Be cautious if you are taking medicines such as metoclopramide or domperidone used to treat nausea or vomiting, blood thinner such as warfarin and antibiotic such as chloramphenicol.
  • Cholesterol lowering medicines like colestyramine should be taken with a minimum gap of 2 hours.

Storage and disposal of P Dt 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • Store P-500 tablets below 25°C
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets

Dosage of P Dt 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Overdose

Taking P-500 Tablet in high doses may result in serious liver damage. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and stomach ache. Inform your doctor if have consumed too much of this medicine or reach out to the nearest hospital.
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Missed a Dose

  • If you missed a dose then take it as soon as you remember.
  • Keep a gap of atleast 4-6 hours between this dose and next dose.
  • If it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What precautions should I take when using P-500 Tablet?

A: Be cautious if you are a patient with liver problems, kidney problems, or alcoholic, as this medicine is known to cause serious liver damage in case of overdose. Caution is needed in elderly as well.

Q: My child has fever, can I give P-500 Tablet to my child who is five years old?

A: No, P-500 Tablet is not meant for use in children below 12 years of age.

Q: My child, who is 3 years old happened to consume 5 tablets of P-500, what should I do?

A: Immediately take your child to the hospital. It may take some time before symptoms of overdose appear. The physician will evaluate with help of laboratory reports and examination to check if the baby's liver is doing fine.

Q: Can I take P-500 for cold and fever?

A: You can take P-500 Tablet for controlling fever but it will not be useful for cold.

Q: What are the uses of P-500 Tablet?

A: P-500 is used to relief fever and mild to moderate pain. It is also used to get relief from headache, toothache, migraine, periods pain and other painful conditions.

Q: Can P-500 Tablet be used in elders?

A: Kidney and liver function in the elderly is not as optimum as in young population. Caution is needed when giving P-500 tablet to elderly with existing diseases. It should be used only after consulting your doctor. You should inform the doctor about all diseases the older person has (especially liver or kidney diseases). This will help the doctor decide the safe dose as per their age and kidney or liver function.

Q: How often can I take P-500 tablet?

A: It depends upon the condition. An adult with a healthy liver and kidney should not take this medicine more than four times a day and should always maintain a gap of 6 hours among two doses. If your fever or pain is relieved, stop taking it further. Avoid using it too frequently as it can lead to serious liver problem upon frequent and prolonged use. Do not increase the dose of this medicine if the pain or fever does not subside. It is important to find out the cause of fever or pain by consulting with a physician as this medicine will not treat the cause of fever, it only helps regulate temperature or provides pain relief.

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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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