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PC 8 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

PC 8 Tablet is a prescription medicine 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. It is important that this medication is not 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.

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 cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Weight gain
    Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion sizes. Avoid processed meat or poultry and seafood. Eat small, frequent meals and eat slowly. Do not snack on foods that contain a lot of calories such as crisps, cakes, biscuits and sweets. If you feel hungry between meals, eat fruits and vegetables which have low calories. Avoid reaching for a sugary drink if you feel stressed. Fasting once a week can be an effective way to lose weight. Make sure you get enough sleep. With proper diet and lifestyle changes, you might not gain any weight or may gain only a small amount. Even then if it bothers you, ask your doctor if there are any alternative medicines that do not have this side effect.
  • Coping with Nervousness
    This often disappears when the condition you are being treated for is managed. You could ask your doctor about changing the dose of your medicine or alternatives if it is affecting your daily life or causing you distress. Psychological treatments may be available. Some things you can do to help yourself include stopping smoking, cutting down the amount of alcohol and caffeine you drink, and doing regular exercise. You should also eat a healthy diet and find out how to get sleep if you are having trouble. Try talking to a friend or family member. Calming breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques may also help.

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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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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.

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?

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

Q. Who should avoid taking PC?

You should not take PC if you are allergic to PC or any of the ingredients in the medicine. Also, avoid taking PC 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?

PC 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 in the form of a solution.

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References

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  2. Piracetam. Brussels, Belgium: UCB Pharma S.A.; 2017. [Accessed 22 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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