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Pencil 50 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Pencil Tablet

Pencil 50 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of intermittent claudication. It helps in reducing the symptoms of intermittent claudication like pain, cramping, numbness, or weakness in the legs that occurs on walking.

Pencil Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Palpitations
  • Abnormal stool
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding
  • Rash

How to use Pencil 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. Pencil 50 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Pencil Tablet works

Pencil 50 mg Tablet widens the blood vessels and decreases the stickiness of the platelets, thereby increasing the blood flow to the lower limbs.

Pencil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pencil 50 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Pencil 50 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Pencil 50 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Pencil 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pencil 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Pencil 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pencil 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Pencil 50 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease as the information available in these patients is limited.

What if you miss a dose of Pencil Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Pencil 50 mg 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Pencil 50 mg Tablet
₹5.34/Tablet
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Zilast 50 Tablet
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Stozic 50 Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • Pencil 50 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of pain in legs due to insufficient blood flow (intermittent claudication).
  • It increases the distance you can walk without pain.
  • Take it in addition to lifestyle modifications such as smoking cessation and increased exercise.
  • Take it at least half an hour before or two hours after breakfast and dinner.
  • It may take up to 12 weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed.
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not take it if you have heart failure, persistent chest pain at rest, or have had a heart attack or any heart surgery in the last six months. 
  • Consult your doctor, if your symptoms do not improve after 4 weeks of treatment.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Pencil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Legend
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Vinstom, Odizol, Omzee
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Altole, Pandosun, Paddy
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Ulcevin, Altirab, Rabsure
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Rosidoc
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Etovas, Alvastatin, Atalo
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Pencil

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1) Am I really suffering from diabetes. I am daily doing Ramdev baba Yoga for 1 - 1/30 Hrs 2) I am normal , May I stop Tab Glycomet 500 ? 3) ECG is abnormal but 2D eco is normal. What is a problem? 4) Why Doctor is asking me to take daily Cap. BecoZinc forever. May I stop or continue? 5) I am suffering from Neck spondilites . 6) I feel giddiness, so doctor starts this medicine and asked to take forever for long time May I continue or what ?Plz give me second opinion.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Your HbA1c levels will ascertain your diabetes control. You must continue glycometSR. It's dose may even beFor giddiness you may take stemetil MD tab sos and pantop DSR before breakfast
I m cocieved running 9 month n my date of issue is on first week of june.but i m having swelling on foot
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
Get your BP, serum proteins and kidney function test done. If all are fine then there is nothing to worry about.
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can the use of Pencil increase the risk of bleeding?

Yes, Pencil increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Pencil?

Pencil reduces your risk of developing blood clots in the blood vessels of your leg, lungs, heart and brain. You may not feel any difference after taking Pencil. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Sarkhej-Dholka Road, Bhat, Ahmedabad-382 210, INDIA.
A licensed pharmacy from your nearest location will deliver Pencil 50mg Tablet. Once the pharmacy accepts your order, the details of the pharmacy will be shared with you. Acceptance of your order is based on the validity of your prescription and the availability of this medicine.
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10 tablets in 1 strip
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