PC 8 Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

PC 8 Tablet is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and memory loss in Parkinson's disease. It can also be used to treat age-related memory loss and head injury. It works by improving communication between the nerve cells and protects the brain.

PC 8 Tablet may be taken with or without food. It is advised to take this medicine at the same time each day to maintain a consistent level in the blood. If you miss any doses, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. This medication mustn't be stopped without talking to your doctor as it may result in twitching or jerking movements and even relapse of the disease may occur.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nervousness and abnormality of voluntary movements. However, these are temporary and usually subside on their own after some time. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus.

This medicine may cause weight gain, therefore, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Taking PC 8 Tablet can affect platelet aggregation, so inform the doctor if you have bleeding problems or if you are on medications that help to make the blood thin.

Benefits of PC Tablet

In Alzheimer's disease

PC 8 Tablet improves learning, memory, and information processing (cognitive function) in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. These problems in memory and thinking may start interfering with daily activities and worsen your condition. This medicine will help in managing Alzheimer’s disease effectively. It will make it easier for you to carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life. It can take several weeks for your symptoms to improve; so keep using the medicine even if you do not think it is working.

In Stroke

A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs due to damage to the brain. PC 8 Tablet helps in speeding up the recovery process in patients who have undergone stroke. It decreases brain damage, promotes healing, and enhances the overall health of the patient.

In Dementia in Parkinson's disease

Dementia in Parkinson’s disease refers to problems in memory and thinking that are advanced, interfering with daily activities and quality of life. PC 8 Tablet helps in managing these symptoms in a safe manner that can be used for the long term. This will make it easier for you to carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life.

In Age related memory loss

Memory loss or forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. As people get older, changes occur in all parts of the body, including the brain. As a result, some people may notice that it takes longer to learn new things, they don't remember things well, or they keep things, like their glasses, and forget where they had kept it. PC 8 Tablet helps to balance those chemicals in the brain that are responsible for memory. Also, it improves the blood supply to the brain. This helps to improve the health of the brain and enhances memory. This will make your life better.

In Head injury

In cases of head injury, damage to the brain may cause further complications. PC 8 Tablet helps the damaged tissues to heal faster and improves patient condition. It is usually given for a longer duration. Keep taking it as prescribed to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of PC Tablet

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 PC

  • Weight gain
  • Nervousness
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements

How to use PC 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. PC 8 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How PC Tablet works

PC 8 Tablet is a nootropic medicine. It works by increasing the activity of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) which improves communication between the nerve cells. It also protects the brain and nervous system against shortness of oxygen.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with PC 8 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of PC 8 Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of PC 8 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
PC 8 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
PC 8 Tablet may cause drowsiness and shakiness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
PC 8 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of PC 8 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of PC 8 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
PC 8 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of PC 8 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you have bleeding problems or if you are on medications that help thin your blood.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience stomach pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. 
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Alpha Amino Acids Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Nootropic agent

Patient Concerns

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Dear doctor,pls tell any medicine to increase sex time in routine life and diet for same and precautions
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
use almonds 5pc , anjeer 2 pc, and walnut daily in morning
I had an accident and had a fracture in right hand for which I was diagnosed. I was at complete bed rest for 3-4 days at hospital. Now I am facing problem of constipation. I was prescribed Laxilose which was not effective. Some other doctor advised me Cremaffin which was too ineffective. Please suggest me what to do
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Or get a PC enema done if constipation persists
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FAQs

Q. If I do not see an improvement in my symptoms, can I stop taking PC 8 Tablet?

No, do not stop taking PC 8 Tablet on your own. Stopping it suddenly may have unwanted effects like twitching and jerking movements. If PC 8 Tablet does not improve your symptoms, consult your doctor. The doctor may suggest a slow reduction of PC 8 Tablet dose.

Q. Who should avoid taking PC 8 Tablet?

You should not take PC 8 Tablet if you are allergic to PC 8 Tablet or any of the ingredients in the medicine. Also, avoid taking PC 8 Tablet if your kidney functions are severely deranged or if you ever had localized bleeding in the brain (cerebral hemorrhage). You should also avoid taking this medicine if you are suffering from Huntington’s disease/chorea (a genetic disorder where the brain cells die quickly causing deterioration of mental and physical abilities over time).

Q. What is the correct way of taking PC 8 Tablet?

PC 8 Tablet can be taken with or without food. Swallow the tablets as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break or chew the tablets. If you find it difficult to swallow, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor may prescribe PC 8 Tablet in the form of a solution.

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Country of Origin: India

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