METOPAR 5 MG/325 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR METOPAR

Metoclopramide(5mg),Paracetamol(325mg)

food interaction for METOPAR

alcohol interaction for METOPAR

pregnancy interaction for METOPAR

lactation interaction for METOPAR

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Metopar 5 mg/325 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Metopar 5 mg/325 mg 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
Metopar 5 mg/325 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR METOPAR

Metoclopramide(5mg)

Uses

Metoclopramide is used in the treatment of nausea, vomiting and heartburn.

How it works

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

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Drowsiness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Anxiety, Agitation, Restlessness, Parkinsonism, Akathisia.
Paracetamol(325mg)

Uses

Paracetamol is used in fever, headache, pain during menstruation, arthralgia, myalgia, dental pain and post operative pain.

How it works

Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that is responsible for pain and fever.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Liver damage.

COMMON DOSAGE FOR METOPAR 5 MG/325 MG TABLET

Patients taking METOPAR 5 MG/325 MG TABLET

  • 45%
    Once A Day
  • 27%
    Thrice A Day
  • 9%
    Twice A Week
  • 9%
    Alternate Day
  • 9%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR METOPAR

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR METOPAR

  • 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 METOPAR

Metoclopramide

Q. Is Metoclopramide safe to use?
Metoclopramide is safe if used in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. How long can I take it?
Maximum recommended treatment duration is 5 days. However, always take your medicines for a duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does metoclopramide work?
Metoclopramide works if taken for the right indication for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
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Q. Does metoclopramide cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of metoclopramide. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking metoclopramide.
Q. Does metoclopramide make you sleepy?
Somnolence (sleepiness) is a common side effect of metoclopramide. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive sleepiness after taking metoclopramide.
Q. Does metoclopramide need prescription?
Yes, metoclopramide is a prescription medicine and a prescription is needed for buying it.
Q. Does metoclopramide make you tired?
Metoclopramide can make you feel tired. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness after taking metoclopramide.
Q. Does metoclopramide affect birth control pills?
Metoclopramide does not affect the action of birth control pills (oral contraceptive pills). These can be taken together. However, talk to your doctor and take your medicines as advised.
Q. Does metoclopramide potentiate opioid?
Metoclopramide potentiates only the sedative (sleep-inducing) effect of opioids. Use of metoclopramide with an opioid can limit your ability to drive or operate any machine. Talk to your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Does metoclopramide work for morning sickness?
Metoclopramide can help in relieving morning sickness. However, this is not an approved indication for its use. There are other medicines also available to treat morning sickness. Consult a doctor if you need treatment for morning sickness as you should not take any medicine during pregnancy without consulting a doctor.
Q. Does metoclopramide cause constipation?
Metoclopramide does not cause constipation. Please consult your doctor if you experience constipation while taking metoclopramide as it may be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Can I take metoclopramide with ranitidine?
Metoclopramide can be taken with ranitidine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metoclopramide with paracetamol?
Metoclopramide can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metoclopramide with ibuprofen?
Metoclopramide can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metoclopramide with antibiotics?
Metoclopramide can be taken with antibiotics. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metoclopramide with tramadol?
Metoclopramide can be taken with tramadol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metoclopramide with loperamide?
Metoclopramide can be taken with loperamide. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metoclopramide with hyoscine?
Metoclopramide can be taken with hyoscine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metoclopramide with diazepam?
Metoclopramide taken along with diazepam can increase sedation (sleepiness). You would need to be more cautious while taking this combination as this may affect your driving and if you are operating any machines. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metoclopramide with ciprofloxacin?
Metoclopramide can be taken with ciprofloxacin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metoclopramide for nausea?
Metoclopramide is an antiemetic. It works on a part of your brain that prevents you from feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting). It is used to prevent delayed nausea and vomiting that may occur after chemotherapy or caused by radiotherapy and to treat nausea and vomiting including that which may occur with a migraine.
Q. Is metoclopramide safe for breastfeeding?
Metoclopramide is not recommended if you are breastfeeding because it passes into breast milk and may effect your baby. Talk to your doctor as either you should not take this medicine or you should stop breastfeeding if you are asked to take it.
Q. Is metoclopramide safe in pregnancy?
Metoclopramide can be taken during pregnancy if necessary. Studies in pregnant women have not shown any harmful effects on the fetus (unborn baby). However, always consult a doctor before taking any medicines in pregnancy.
Q. Is metoclopramide an over the counter (OTC) product?
Metoclopramide is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It belongs to a class of prescription medicines.
Q. Is metoclopramide a steroid?
Metoclopramide is not a steroid. It is an antiemetic.
Q. Is metoclopramide an opiate?
Metoclopramide is not an opiate. It is an antiemetic.
Q. Is metoclopramide used for headaches?
Metoclopramide is not used for the treatment of a headache. It is used to treat nausea and vomiting which may occur with a migraine headache.
Q. Is metoclopramide addictive?
Metoclopramide is not addictive. It has not been reported to have any habit-forming potential.

Paracetamol

Q. Can I take Paracetamol with vitamin B complex?
Yes, Paracetamolcan be taken with vitamin B-complex preparations. They have been used together in the treatment of acute and painful diseases affecting nerves like trigeminal neuralgias, post-operative pain, etc. Paracetamol helps to relieve pain and vitamin B-complex corrects the deficiency that might be causing your symptoms.
Q. Is Paracetamol use associated with Helicobacter pylori infection?
No, Paracetamol use is not associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. Painkiller drugs can increase the acid secretion in the stomach, aggravate the symptoms of this infection and the risk of stomach and the intestine ulcer. However, this risk is minimum with paracetamol as compared to other pain killers.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with fexofenadine?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken safely with fexofenadine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported. These are used together to treat the symptoms of cold, cough, flu or a sore-throat and other allergic or viral diseases. Fexofenadine helps to relieve sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, or eyes and Paracetamol helps to relieve pain or fever.
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Q. Can I take paracetamol with warfarin?
Paracetamol is safe to use occasionally with warfarin as other painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding. However, on a long-term use, paracetamol can also increase the risk of bleeding. Talk to your doctor before taking them together as you may need to be monitored regularly.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with tamsulosin?
Paracetamol can be taken with Tamsulosin. No harmful side effects or other interactions have been seen when they are taken together. Tamsulosin is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with cetirizine?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken safely with cetirizine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported. These are used together to treat the symptoms of cold, cough, flu or a sore throat and other allergic or viral diseases. Cetirizine helps to relieve sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, or eyes and Paracetamol helps to relieve pain or fever.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with ibuprofen?
Yes, paracetamol can be taken with ibuprofen. Both help to relieve pain and fever and ibuprofen also decreases inflammation and swelling. However, both increase the acid secretion in the stomach and can cause acid reflux, heartburn, stomach, and intestinal ulcers and gut bleeding on long-term use.
Q. Does Paracetamol use cause weight loss?
Yes, Paracetamol can cause weight loss. This is a minor side effect seen on a regular use of Paracetamol. Other minor side effects include low blood pressure, and allergic reactions.<br>In case you have excessive weight loss without diet or exercise, talk to your doctor as this could be due some underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Can I take paracetamol for the relief of my headache?
Yes, paracetamol has analgesic (pain-killer) action and it can be taken for the relief of mild to moderate headache. For severe headache and headache not getting relieved with paracetamol, do consult your physician.
Q. Can anyone be allergic to Paracetamol?
Yes, there have been reports of hypersensitivity and allergic reaction with the use of Paracetamol. Symptoms of an allergy include swelling of the face, mouth, and throat, shortness of breath, urticaria, red rash, and severe itching. Stop taking Paracetamol if you have such symptoms and immediately consult your doctor.
Q. Does paracetamol help in relieving a headache?
Yes, Paracetamol has analgesic (pain-killer) action and it is useful in relieving mild to moderate headache. For severe headache and headache not getting relieved with paracetamol, do consult your physician.
Q. How beneficial is to use Paracetamol with diclofenac?
Paracetamol and Diclofenac might be given together in case of fever and pain. Paracetamol has an early onset of action and it helps in relieving the symptoms till diclofenac starts working. However, both are pain killers and can affect stomach lining on long-term use leading to acid reflux, heartburn, and stomach ulcers and bleeding.
Q. Can I take paracetamol for stomach pain?
No, paracetamol should not be taken for stomach pain. You must consult your physician for this as the relief of stomach pain can mask some underlying disease problem that needs attention.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with aceclofenac?
Paracetamol and Aceclofenac might be given together in case of fever and pain. Paracetamol has an early onset of action and it helps in relieving the symptoms till Aceclofenac starts working. However, both are pain killers and can affect stomach lining on long-term use leading to acid reflux, heartburn, and stomach ulcers and bleeding.
Q. Does paracetamol treat sore-throat, flu or cold?
Paracetamol does not treat sore-throat, flu or cold but it can help in relieving fever and body aches associated with these conditions.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with codeine?
Paracetamol and codeine can be taken together. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together. They are commonly given together for the relief of mild to moderate pain due to different reasons.
Q. Does paracetamol help a cough?
No, paracetamol does not help in the relief of cough but it can help in relieving associated fever and body aches.
Q. Why most cold or flu drugs contains paracetamol?
Paracetamol has both fever relieving and painkiller properties. Most people suffering from common cold or flu experience low-grade fever, muscle pain and overall feeling of tiredness. Paracetamol reduces these symptoms, so, it is commonly a part of cold or flu medicines.
Q. Does paracetamol contain alcohol?
No, paracetamol does not contain any alcohol.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with amoxicillin?
Paracetamol and amoxicillin can be taken together. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol is given along with for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Does paracetamol have side effects?
Paracetamol is quite safe for short term use. It has side effects if taken in more than the dose advised. Immediately consult a doctor if there is nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice as it could be due to an overdose of paracetamol.
Q. Q. Is paracetamol safe to use?
Paracetamol is safe to use in the dose as advised by the doctor. Use in more than recommended doses can do serious harm.
Q. Is it safe to take paracetamol with erythromycin?
Paracetamol and Erythromycin can be taken together. Erythromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol is given along with for the relief of associated fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Is paracetamol an antibiotic?
Paracetamol is not an antibiotic. It's an analgesic (pain-killer) and anti-pyretic (for the relief of fever) while an antibiotic is useful in the treatment of infections.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with metronidazole?
Paracetamol and Metronidazole can be taken together. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when used together.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with homeopathic medicine?
Ask your doctor before taking paracetamol with homeopathic medicine as there is no data available on this.
Q. Is it safe to take Paracetamol with Tramadol?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken with Tramadol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported when they are used together. They are used together for moderate to severe pain in various diseases and their use is associated with common side effects like nausea, dizziness, and sleepiness.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with Azithromycin?
Paracetamol and Azithromycin can be taken together. Azithromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol is given along with for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take paracetamol for period pains?
Yes, Paracetamol is a pain killer and can help in the relief of mild to moderate pain associated with periods also known as dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation).
Q. Is it safe to take Paracetamol with Naproxen?
Yes, paracetamol can be taken with Naproxen. Both are painkillers and belong to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and are used to relieve pain and fever. However, long-term use affects the stomach lining and increase acid secretion which can lead to side effects like acid reflux, heartburn, stomach, and intestinal ulcers and bleeding.
Q. Can paracetamol make babies/ toddlers sleep when used for teething pain?
Paracetamol helps to relieve teething pain in infants and children but it does not make them sleep. The child may go to sleep once the pain is relieved.
Q. Can a patient with high blood pressure take paracetamol?
Occasional use of Paracetamol is safe in patients with high blood pressure. However, if it is to be taken for a long time, you must talk to your doctor. Paracetamol belongs to the group of painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and these drugs can decrease the action of medicines taken by the patient for control of high blood pressure.
Q. Does Paracetamol interact with vitamin C?
Vitamin C can be taken with Paracetamol. However, vitamin C increases the blood levels of other drugs similar to Paracetamol, so it is advised to talk to your doctor if you have to take both these medicines for a long-term.
Q. What happens if you take an overdose of Paracetamol?
Overdose of Paracetamol can cause potentially life-threatening liver damage, which is the most serious side effect. Early symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, and general tiredness. Kidney damage, decreased platelet count and coma may also occur. Immediately consult a doctor or consult an emergency in the case of suspected overdosage.
Q. What is the difference between Paracetamol and Ibuprofen?
Both Paracetamol and ibuprofen help to relieve mild to moderate pain and fever. Ibuprofen also helps to decrease redness and swelling because of the anti-inflammatory action while Paracetamol has no anti-inflammatory action. But the use of Paracetamol is much safer as it causes fewer stomach upset, ulcers, and bleeding than Ibuprofen.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with hyoscine?
Yes, Paracetamol and hyoscine can be taken together. Hyoscine is used to relieve pain and cramps of the stomach, gut, urinary bladder and urinary tract while Paracetamol is used to relieve mild to moderate pain of a headache, toothache, muscle pain, joint pain, and fever. Together they can be advised by a doctor for painful conditions of the gut and urinary tract.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with erythromycin?
Paracetamol and Erythromycin can be taken together. Erythromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol is given along with for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I use Paracetamol after the caesarean section?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken after a caesarean section to relieve pain. It is a very safe drug for pain relief and has minimal side effects at low doses. A very small amount of drug passes into breast milk that should not affect your baby. Paracetamol use also helps to lower the dose of other painkillers.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with Betahistine?
Paracetamol can be taken with Betahistine. There are no reported drug-drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Q. Can I take Paracetamol with rabeprazole?
Paracetamol can be taken with Rabeprazole . Rabeprazole is used to prevent painkiller (NSAIDs) induced stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)