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METCON 5MG/500MG TABLET

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Composition FOR METCON

Metoclopramide(5 mg),Paracetamol(500 mg)

food interaction for METCON

alcohol interaction for METCON

pregnancy interaction for METCON

lactation interaction for METCON

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Metcon 5mg/500mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Metcon 5mg/500mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Metcon 5mg/500mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR METCON

Metoclopramide(5 mg)

Uses

Metoclopramide is used in the treatment of heartburn and vomiting

How it works

Metoclopramide indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that can increase the motility of the intestines.

Common side effects

Drowsiness, Insomnia, Anxiety, Agitation, Restlessness, Parkinsonism, Akathisia
Paracetamol(500 mg)

Uses

Paracetamol is used in the treatment of headache, joint pain, dental pain, nerve pain, muscular pain, menstrual pain, migraine and fever

How it works

Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, pain, and fever.

Common side effects

Skin redness, Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Running nose, Nausea, Liver injury, Abnormal blood cell count, Facial swelling, Blisters on skin

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Expert advice FOR METCON

  • Take metoclopramide half an hour before your meals.
  • Consult a doctor immediately if you begin to have repetitive movements of the eyes, tongue, face, arm, or legs.
  • Do not take the medicine if you are allergic to it.
  • Do not take this drug if you are breast-feeding.
  • Do not o drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this drug as it can make you feel drowsy.
  • Avoid taking alcohol till you know how the drug affects your body.

Frequently asked questions FOR METCON

Metoclopramide

Q.

Is metoclopramide antacid, anticholinergic, antihistamine, steroid, antipsychotic or antibiotic?
Metoclopramide is not antacid, anticholinergic, antihistamine, steroid, antipsychotic or antibiotic. It is an antiemetic drug belonging to class of dopamine antagonists

Q.

Is Metoclopramide/Reglan safe?
Metoclopramide/Reglan is a relatively safe drug if used in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.

How long can I take it?
Do not take it for more than 12 weeks

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Are there any serious side-effects associated with metoclopramide?
Metoclopramide might cause side-effects like hallucinations, decreased consciousness, allergies, slowing of heartbeats, shaking, low blood pressure, or depression

Q.

Can I take metoclopramide with diazepam?
Metoclopramide may increase the sedative effect of diazepam. Consult your doctor before taking the drug if you are also taking cetrizine, digoxin, mevacuronium, levodopa or codeine

Q.

Is metoclopramide available over the counter?
No. Metoclopramide is not available as an over the counter (OTC) drug. It is dispensed only upon a valid prescription from a doctor

Q.

Does affect birth control?
There is no evidence of metoclopramide affecting birth control or contraception. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking the medicine.

Paracetamol

Q.

Is paracetamol an antibiotic?
No, paracetamol is not an antibiotic. It's an analgesic (pain-killer) and anti-pyretic (for the relief of fever).

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Is paracetamol a NSAID?
Yes, paracetamol is a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) which has analgesic (painkiller) and antipyretic (for the relief of fever) properties.

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Is paracetamol an analgesic?
Yes, paracetamol is an analgesic (painkiller) medicine and can be used for the relief of pain, for example, toothache, headache, and sprain.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)