Overview

Uses of Metacin Exs Tablet

Metacin Exs Tablet is used in the treatment of headache.

Metacin Exs Tablet side effects

Common
  • Increased heart rate
  • Restlessness

How to use Metacin Exs Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Metacin Exs Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Metacin Exs Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Metacin Exs Tablet works

Metacin Exs Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Caffeine and Paracetamol/Acetaminophen. Caffeine narrows the blood vessels in the brain to reduce headache. Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is an analgesic (pain reliever) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain. Together, they relieve headache effectively.

Metacin Exs Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Caffeine+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Metacin Exs Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Metacin Exs Tablet should be used with caution during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
Metacin Exs Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Metacin Exs Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Metacin Exs Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Metacin Exs Tablet contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Metacin Exs Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metacin Exs Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Metacin Exs Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Metacin Exs

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I am suffering from chronic headache. It started from 25 Feb, 2014 and continued till now.It is just like 24x7 i .e. Head pains all time but some time it exceeds. There is no relief from headache any time.I am attaching the latest prescription
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daily do yoga and pranayam, take sirahsooladi vajr ras 2 tab twice, cephagarin tab 2 tab twice, add 2-2 drops of cephagarin drops in your nostril, drink more of water
Food posining problem from today morning. Not able to digest food also. Feeling tired , body temp is little warm and headache also
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FAQs

Q. What is the rationale behind using caffeine with paracetamol?

Caffeine is often combined with paracetamol because it increases the effectiveness of paracetamol.

Q. What if I overdose on Metacin Exs?

Contact your doctor immediately even if you feel well. An overdose of Metacin Exs can cause serious liver damage. Symptoms of liver damage are fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, and yellow skin or eyes.

Q. What is the recommended dose of Metacin Exs?

The recommended doses for adults and children are different. Adults should take 1-2 tablets every 4 hours. Do not take more than 8 tablets a day. Whereas, children should be given 1 tablet every 4 hours. Do not give more than 4 tablets a day.

Q. Can I take Metacin Exs for headache everyday?

Avoid using Metacin Exs for more than 2-3 days per week for headache. Its overuse can instead lead to the occurrence of a medicine-overuse headache.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Metacin Exs?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can the use of Metacin Exs cause damage to the liver?

Metacin Exs contains paracetamol. This medicine is known to cause harm to the liver in high doses. Also, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may further increase your risk of liver damage. Use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with the underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage. These symptoms may include fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes and abnormal liver enzymes.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
11/12, Udyog Nagar, S. V. Road, Goregaon (W), Mumbai- 400104.
MRP
19.95
10 tablets in 1 strip
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