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PCM 500 Tablet 15's

Manufacturer

Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Selected Pack Size: 15

  • 10
  • 15

Consume Type

ORAL

In Stock

Product Details

About PCM 500 Tablet 15's

PCM 500 Tablet 15's belongs to the group of medicines called analgesics (pain killers), and antipyretics (fever-reducing agents) used to reduce fever and treat mild to moderate pain. Also, it is used to relieve headache, migraine, toothache, period pain, back pain, muscle pain and rheumatic pains. Pain and fever are caused by the activation of pain receptors due to the release of certain natural chemicals in the body like prostaglandin. 

PCM 500 Tablet 15's works by inhibiting the production of certain chemical messengers in the brain known as prostaglandins. Thus, reduces pain. Also, PCM 500 Tablet 15's affects an area of the brain that regulates body temperature known as the hypothalamic heat-regulating centre. Thereby, it reduces fever.

Take PCM 500 Tablet 15's as advised by your doctor. Your doctor will recommend how often you need to take PCM 500 Tablet 15's based on your medical condition. In some cases, PCM 500 Tablet 15's may cause side effects such as nausea, stomach pain and dark coloured urine. Most of these side effects of PCM 500 Tablet 15's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor. 

If you are allergic to PCM 500 Tablet 15's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. PCM 500 Tablet 15's is not recommended for children below 6 years of age. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult a doctor before using PCM 500 Tablet 15's. Avoid alcohol consumption with PCM 500 Tablet 15's as it may increase the risk of liver damage. If you have an impaired nutritional state caused by anorexia (eating disorder), malnutrition or alcohol abuse or if you are dehydrated, inform your doctor before taking PCM 500 Tablet 15's.

Uses of PCM 500 Tablet 15's

Fever, Pain relief

Medicinal Benefits

PCM 500 Tablet 15's contains Paracetamol, an analgesic (pain killer) and antipyretic (reduces fever). It inhibits the production of certain chemical messengers in the brain known as prostaglandins. Thus, reduces pain. Also, PCM 500 Tablet 15's affects an area of the brain that regulates body temperature known as the hypothalamic heat-regulating centre. Thereby, it reduces fever.

Directions for Use

Tablet/capsule: Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water; do not crush, break or chew it.Oral liquid: Shake the bottle well before use. Take the prescribed dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper provided by the pack.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of PCM 500 Tablet 15's

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Dark coloured urine

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to PCM 500 Tablet 15's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. PCM 500 Tablet 15's is not recommended for children below 6 years of age. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult a doctor before using PCM 500 Tablet 15's. Avoid alcohol consumption with PCM 500 Tablet 15's as it may increase the risk of liver damage. If you have an impaired nutritional state caused by anorexia (eating disorder), wrong nutrition or alcohol abuse or if you are dehydrated, inform your doctor before taking PCM 500 Tablet 15's. Avoid taking more than recommended doses as it may increase the risk of serious liver damage.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: PCM 500 Tablet 15's may interact with blood thinners (warfarin), cholesterol-lowering drugs (cholestyramine), analgesics (aspirin), antibiotics (chloramphenicol, rifampicin), anti-gout medicines (probenecid), antitubercular drug (isoniazid), anticonvulsants (lamotrigine, carbamazepine, phenytoin), and anti-nausea agents (metoclopramide, domperidone). 

Drug-Food Interactions: PCM 500 Tablet 15's may interact with St. John’s wort (herbal medicine to treat depression).  Avoid foods rich in carbohydrates, and pectin including jellies, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and broccoli as PCM 500 Tablet 15's may interact with these foods. Also, avoid intake of alcohol with PCM 500 Tablet 15's as it may increase the risk of liver damage.

Drug-Disease Interactions: If you have kidney or liver disease, hepatitis, Gilbert's syndrome (a liver condition), hemolytic anaemia (abnormal breakdown of red blood cells), G-6-PD deficiency (a hereditary condition resulting in low red blood cell counts), blood poisoning, inform your doctor before taking PCM 500 Tablet 15's.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    You are recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol with PCM 500 Tablet 15's as it may cause severe liver damage.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Please consult a doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy before using PCM 500 Tablet 15's. Your doctor may prescribe the lowest dose of PCM 500 Tablet 15's and for the shortest duration if you are pregnant.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    PCM 500 Tablet 15's may be excreted in small amounts in breast milk. Therefore, please consult a doctor before using PCM 500 Tablet 15's if you are breastfeeding.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    PCM 500 Tablet 15's usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Take PCM 500 Tablet 15's with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Take PCM 500 Tablet 15's with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Get adequate sleep as resting the muscles can help in reducing inflammation and swelling.
  • Follow heat or cold therapy, apply a cold or hot compress on the joints for 15-20minutes regularly.
  • Acupuncture, massage and physical therapy may also be helpful.
  • Eat foods rich in antioxidants such as berries, spinach, kidney beans, dark chocolate, etc.
  • Foods containing flavonoids such as soy, berries, broccoli, grapes and green tea help in reducing inflammation. 
  • Maintain a healthy weight by performing regular low-strain exercises and eating healthy food.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.

Special Advise

If you have a high fever or signs of infection after using PCM 500 Tablet 15's for more than 3 days or if pain persists after using PCM 500 Tablet 15's for more than 5 days, please consult a doctor.

Other Information (PCM0016)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-23

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Pain: It is a term used to describe any unpleasant feeling or discomfort. It occurs due to nerve damage (in cases of backache, toothache, or muscle pain) or persistent stimulation (in headaches or migraine). Pain may vary from mild to severe, depending on the underlying condition.

Fever: It is an abnormal increase in body temperature due to infection, chemotherapy, or various disease condition. If the body temperature is 98.6°F, it is normal and if it goes above 100.4°F (38), it is called fever or pyrexia. Body temperature is increased in response to infection or varied problems to protect the body. Flu is one of the most common causes of fever. 

FAQs

PCM 500 Tablet 15's works by inhibiting the production of certain chemical messengers in the brain known as prostaglandins. Thus, reducing pain. Also, PCM 500 Tablet 15's affects an area of the brain that regulates body temperature known as the hypothalamic heat-regulating centre. Thus, it reduces fever.

You are not recommended to take PCM 500 Tablet 15's with warfarin as co-administration of these two medicines may increase the risk of bleeding more easily. However, if you are supposed to use these medicines together, you are advised to contact your doctor so that the dose may be adjusted appropriately to use safely.

PCM 500 Tablet 15's may affect how certain tests work such as blood sugar test and uric acid test. Therefore, if you are about to undergo blood test or any laboratory tests, inform your doctor or lab technician that you are taking PCM 500 Tablet 15's.

You are not recommended to take PCM 500 Tablet 15's with other paracetamol containing products as it may cause paracetamol overdose.

If you take more than prescribed doses of PCM 500 Tablet 15's, it may cause overdose and lead to serious liver damage. The symptoms of overdose include vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, paleness and nausea. However, if you notice any of these symptoms while taking PCM 500 Tablet 15's, please consult a doctor immediately.

Country Of Origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.

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1

15 Tablet in 1 Strip