Overview

Uses of Pencold Tablet
Pencold Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.
Pencold Tablet side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Allergic reaction
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Headache
How to use Pencold 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. Pencold Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.
How Pencold Tablet works
Pencold Tablet is a combination of five medicines: Caffeine, cetirizine, nimesulide, paracetamol and phenylephrine which relieve aches and fever associated with cold. Caffeine is a stimulant which decreases sleepiness caused by Cetirizine. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling). Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer) which also blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Pencold Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Caffeine+Cetirizine+Nimesulide+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pencold Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Pencold Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Pencold Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pencold Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pencold Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Pencold Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
UNSAFE
Pencold Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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FAQs

Q. Are there any contraindication associated with use of this drug?
It is not recommended to use Pencold if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), unless advised by the doctor. This medicine should not be used during pregnancy. The use of Pencold should also be avoided if you are taking antidepressant drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI’s) like phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline.
Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Pencold?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Pencold. This medicine contains Cetirizine, an antihistamine which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your healthcare provider if you are advised to take this medicine while you are breastfeeding the baby.
Q. Can the use of Pencold cause damage to liver?
Pencold contains Paracetamol and Nimesulide. These medicine are known to cause harm to the liver especially in the doses above the recommended level. Also, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may further increase your risk of liver damage. Use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with the underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately If you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage such as fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes and abnormal live enzymes.
Q. What is Pencold?
Pencold is a combination of five medicines: Caffeine, Cetirizine, Nimesulide, Paracetamol, and Phenylephrine. This combination is helpful in relieving the symptoms of cold such as body ache, headache, fatigue, fever, watery eyes, sneezing, cough, sore throat, runny and stuffy nose.
Q. Are there any foods which I have to avoid while taking Pencold?
Pencold contains caffeine, so, it is preferable to avoid medicines or food that also contains caffeine like coffee, tea, cola drinks, chocolate as they may add to your total caffeine intake. Increased caffeine intake can cause difficulty in sleeping, you may experience tremors and/or may have chest discomfort. Also avoid drinking alcohol (beer, wine etc) while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Pencold cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Pencold may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your regular daily activities. Do not drive car, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episode while you are taking this medicine.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Pencold?
Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Pencold?
Serious side effects with Pencold are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following: allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat. These side effects are uncommon but may be serious and need urgent medical attention.
Q. Will Pencold be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms that is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 11th Sep 2018.
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