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Myocetamol Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Myocetamol Tablet is a combination medicine which helps in relieving pain due to muscle spasm. It relieves muscle stiffness or spasm and improves the movement of muscles. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain, inflammation, and fever.

Myocetamol Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Depending on the severity of your underlying illness, your doctor will decide the precise dose. Inform your doctor if you are also taking other medications containing paracetamol to avoid an overdose.

It may cause side effects like dizziness, weakness, stomach upset, and sleepiness in some patients. Inform your doctor immediately if any rash or allergic reaction is observed while taking this medicine. It should be used with caution in patients who are alcoholic or have liver or kidney disease.

Uses of Myocetamol Tablet

Myocetamol Tablet side effects

Common
  • Stomach upset
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Sleepiness

How to use Myocetamol 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. Myocetamol Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take this medicine with food, if it causes stomach upset

How Myocetamol Tablet works

Myocetamol Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Paracetamol/Acetaminophen and Chlorzoxazone, which relieves pain and relax the muscles. Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant. It works by acting on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

Myocetamol Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Myocetamol Tablet Taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Chlorzoxazone with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Myocetamol Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Myocetamol Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Myocetamol Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Myocetamol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Myocetamol Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Myocetamol Tablet contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Myocetamol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Myocetamol Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Myocetamol Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Myocetamol Tablet to relieve pain due to muscle spasm.
  • It is usually used along with rest and physical therapy.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Myocetamol Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
  • Older adults may have increased drowsiness, confusion, and higher risk of falling while taking Myocetamol Tablet.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing acetaminophen (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first. 

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Myocetamol

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Severe neck n shoulder pain due to spasm . Spasm increases when i move neck.Pain was suddenly increasedAlso i have taken flexon mr tabletI cannot lift my neck when i lie on the bed
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
Very common problem with ppl who sit for long time and use lot of mobile or laptop and when vitamin d level are lowMost commin in ppl working in IT sectorGet vitamin d checkedAnd start with cervical isometric exercisesU will be fine in a weekDont take pain killersFor more than 3-4 days
I have diagnosed with some food allergies(reports attached). When i take food muscles pain starts. I have taken modeslor tablet for about 2 months i felt comfortable with that when i stop taking that muscle pain started again. Should i have to continue this tablet. What diet should i have to take now.Are these allergies related to some kind of liver problem?
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
please consult dr. for medicine related question.in diet avoid foods which came positive
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FAQs

Q. What is Myocetamol?

Myocetamol is a combination of two medicines: Paracetamol and Chlorzoxazone. This medication helps in relieving muscle pain. Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant which works by acting on the central nervous system. Paracetamol works by lowering the chemical substance (prostaglandins) in the body that causes pain.

Q. Is it safe to use Myocetamol?

Myocetamol is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like stomach upset, dizziness, weakness, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any persistent problem due to the medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can I stop taking Myocetamol when my pain is relieved?

Myocetamol should be continued according to the doctor’s advice. However, it can be discontinued if you are using it for short-term pain relief.

Q. Can the use of Myocetamol cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Myocetamol can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.

Q. Can the use of Myocetamol cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Myocetamol can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Myocetamol can increase the risks of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Myocetamol?

The use of Myocetamol is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. Patients who regularly consume alcohol or have severe kidney or liver disease are advised to be cautious.

Q. Does Myocetamol expire?

Yes, Myocetamol does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Myocetamol after the expiry date.
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