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Metacin 150mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Metacin 150mg Injection helps in relieving moderate pain and reducing fever. It effectively alleviates pain and reduces fever for the short-term in cases following surgery or in cases where oral administration is not possible.

Metacin 150mg Injection is administered as an injection by a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. Depending on the severity of your underlying illness, your doctor will decide the precise dose and schedule as per which this injection is to be given. It starts working within one hour. Inform your doctor if you are also taking other medications containing paracetamol to avoid overdose. Please consult your doctor in case your pain or fever does not subside.

Vomiting, difficulty sleeping, and constipation may be seen as side effects in some patients. Please consult your doctor if these side effects do not get better or persist for a longer duration of time. Inform your doctor immediately if any rash or allergic reaction is observed while taking this medicine.

Pregnant and nursing women should use it under medical supervision only. It should be used with caution in patients with liver and kidney disease or alcohol abuse. It is not recommended in patients with severe or active liver disease.

Uses of Metacin Injection

Benefits of Metacin Injection

In Pain relief

Metacin 150mg Injection is a painkiller used to treat aches and pains. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It is effective in relieving pain caused by headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, period (menstrual) pains, arthritis and muscle aches. It is given as an injection by your doctor or healthcare provider and should not be self administered.

In Fever

Metacin 150mg Injection is also used to reduce a high temperature (fever). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever. It may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicines. You should take it as advised by your doctor.

Side effects of Metacin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Metacin

  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Constipation
  • Itching
  • Anxiety

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Anxiety
    This often disappears when the condition you are being treated for is managed. You could ask your doctor about changing the dose of your medicine or alternatives if it is affecting your daily life or causing you distress. Psychological treatments may be available. Some things you can do to help yourself include stopping smoking, cutting down the amount of alcohol and caffeine you drink, and doing regular exercise. You should also eat a healthy diet and find out how to get sleep if you are having trouble. Try talking to a friend or family member. Calming breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques may also help.

How to use Metacin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Metacin Injection works

Metacin 150mg Injection is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Metacin 150mg Injection.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metacin 150mg Injection is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metacin 150mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Metacin 150mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Metacin 150mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Metacin 150mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Metacin 150mg Injection contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Metacin 150mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metacin 150mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Metacin 150mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Metacin 150mg Injection helps in relieving moderate pain and fever for a short-term, especially following surgery.
  • Inform your doctor if you are also taking other medications containing paracetamol.
  • Inform your doctor if you suffer from a liver disease, severe kidney disease or from alcohol abuse. 
  • Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as feeling or being sick, weight loss, pale skin (pallor) or abdominal pain within the first 24 hours as it indicates an overdose.
     
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
P-Aminophenol Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. How is Metacin administered?

Metacin should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only. It should not be self administered. The dose of the medicine will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Metacin.

Q. What if my child vomits after taking Metacin?

If your child vomits within30 minutes of taking a dose of Metacin tablets or syrup, give him/her the same dose again. However, if your child vomits after 30 minutes of taking a dose of tablets or syrup, you do not need to give him/her another dose. You can give your child the next scheduled dose on its defined time.

Q. What are the serious side effects of taking excess Metacin?

Overdose of Metacin may cause severe life-threatening liver injury as a serious side effect. Taking more than the prescribed dose may also cause kidney injury, decreased platelet count and even lead to coma. Early symptoms of an overdose include nausea, vomiting and general tiredness. Immediately consult a doctor or reach an emergency in case of a suspected overdose.

Q. When will my child feel better after taking Metacin?

Usually, your child will feel better after about half an hour of taking Metacin. Consult your doctor if the fever persists.

Q. Is Metacin an antibiotic?

No, Metacin is not an antibiotic. It works as a painkiller and as a medicine which brings down high fever.

Q. Is Metacin safe for children?

Metacin is considered safe for children only when used as directed by the doctor.

Q. Can I give my child Metacin and ibuprofen together?

Ibuprofen and Metacin are safe painkillers which can be given to children, though both should not be used together. If you have given your child Metacin and there is no improvement in pain and the child still feels feverish, try ibuprofen instead for the next scheduled dose.

Q. Does Metacin make babies sleepy?

No, Metacin does not make babies sleepy. It is a pain relieving medicine which is used to control high fever.

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