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Overview

Introduction

PCM Tablet is a medicine used to relieve pain and to reduce fever. It is used to treat many conditions such as headache, body ache, period pain, toothache, and common cold.

PCM Tablet may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor. It is usually best taken with food otherwise it may upset your stomach. Do not take more or use it for longer than recommended. Side effects are rare if this medicine is used correctly but this medicine may cause stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting in some people. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away.

This medicine is widely prescribed and considered safe but is not suitable for everybody. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney problems or are using blood-thinning medicines. It may affect the dose or suitability of this medicine. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. This medicine is generally considered safe for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women if it has been prescribed by a doctor. It is best to avoid drinking alcohol while using this medicine.

Uses of PCM Tablet

Side effects of PCM Tablet

Common

    How to use PCM 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. PCM Tablet is to be taken with food.

    How PCM Tablet works

    PCM Tablet is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever. PCM Tablet is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever.

    Safety Advice

    Alcohol
    UNSAFE
    It is unsafe to consume alcohol with PCM Tablet.
    Pregnancy
    SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
    PCM Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
    Breastfeeding
    SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
    PCM Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
    Driving
    SAFE
    PCM Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
    Kidney
    CAUTION
    PCM Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of PCM Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
    However, PCM Tablet contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
    Liver
    CAUTION
    PCM Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of PCM Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
    However, the use of PCM Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

    What if you forget to take PCM Tablet?

    If you miss a dose of PCM Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

    Alternate Brands

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    Quick Tips

    • PCM Tablet should be taken with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
    • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
    • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within two hours of taking PCM Tablet.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it can increase your risk of stomach problems.
    • Inform your doctor if you have a liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
    • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

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    FAQs

    Q. What if my child vomits after taking PCM?

    If your child vomits in less than 30 minutes after having a dose of PCM tablets or syrup, give him/her the same dose again. If your child vomits more than 30 minutes after a dose of tablets or syrup, you do not need to give him/her another dose, until the next normal dose.

    Q. When will my child feel better after taking PCM?

    Usually your child will feel better after about half an hour of taking PCM.

    Q. How often can I give PCM to my child?

    You should only give four doses of PCM in 24 hours. There should be a gap of at least 4 hours between two doses. Do not give PCM for more than 3 days to your child without first talking to your doctor.

    Q. Can I give PCM syrup to my child for cold?

    PCM along with relieving fever also helps in controlling problems associated with cold such as headache and earache associated with cold. However, it does help relieve stuffy nose and cough for which doctor’s advice is required.

    Q. Does PCM make babies sleepy?

    No, PCM does not make babies sleepy, contrary to the common belief.

    Q. Is PCM safe for children?

    If used as directed by the physician, PCM is safe for children.

    Q. Is PCM an antibiotic?

    No, PCM is not an antibiotic. It works as a painkiller and as a medicine which brings down high fever.

    Q. Can I give my child PCM and ibuprofen together?

    Ibuprofen and PCM are safe painkillers which can be given to children, though both should not be used together. Instead, if you have given your child PCM and still he/she is feverish or in pain you could try ibuprofen instead, when the next dose is due.

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    Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
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    15 tablets in 1 strip
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