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Composition for Pilcare


food interaction for Pilcare

alcohol interaction for Pilcare

pregnancy interaction for Pilcare

lactation interaction for Pilcare

Avoid Pilcare cream with grapefruit juice.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pilcare cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Phenylephrine is a decongestant and is used to relieve blocked nose caused by common cold or in seasonal nasal allergies (hay fever).

How it works

Phenylephrine stimulates receptors on blood vessels and leads to constriction of blood vessels. This leads to decrease in the flow of blood in the blood vessels of nose, which in turn relieves nasal congestion.

Common side effects

Nausea, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in urination, Facial swelling, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Loss of appetite, Rash, Restlessness, Tachycardia, Heart rate irregular


Beclometasone is used to treat runny nose, swelling and itching of the nose due to allergy (allergic rhinitis), hay fever and ulcerative colitis. Beclometasone reduces inflammation, swelling and irritation in nose and helps to relieve itching, sneezing and blocked or runny nose. It is also used in asthma and ulcerative colitis.

How it works

Beclometasone belongs to a class of steroid medications called corticosteroids. Beclometasone works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the cells responsible for immune and allergic responses resulting in inflammation.

Common side effects

Altered speech, Altered vision, Back pain, Cough, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Eye swelling, Facial swelling, Skin swelling, Tongue swelling, Throat swelling, Headache, Nausea, Hoarseness of voice, Limb swelling, Ankle swelling, Lip swelling, Running nose, Nasal congestion, Slow speech, Difficult speech, Sore throat


It is used to numb an area of body for temporary relief of pain caused by recurrent mouth ulcers, denture irritation, anal or rectal problems. It is also used before minor surgeries as local anesthetic.

How it works

Lidocaine belongs to a class of medications called local anesthetics. It works by stopping the sensation of pain by acting on peripheral nerves in the body.

Common side effects

Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Rash, Itching, Urticaria


No substitutes found

Expert advice for Pilcare

  • Oral phenylephrine should be taken with food
  • Phenylephrine can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime
  • Do not use this medicine without doctor's advice if you are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Smoking may worsen the effect; therefore use of tobacco should be avoided.

Frequently asked questions for Pilcare


 Q. Is phenylephrine an antibiotic/a stimulant/an NSAID/ does phenylephrine work/ does phenylephrine makes your nose run/ does phenylephrine has aspirin in it?
Phenylephrine is not an antibiotic, stimulant, NSAID, but a decongestant and is used to relieve blocked nose. Phenylephrine works for most of the patients if taken as recommended. It does not have aspirin in it.
Q. Can i take phenylephrine with ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine/citalopram/Nyquil/ acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan/ Zyrtec/ Flonase/ Advil?
Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor’s advice before taking any medicine with phenylephrine.
Q.  Can i take phenylephrine with high blood pressure?
Do not take phenylephrine with high blood pressure.
Q. Is phenylephrine the same as Sudafed?
No, phenylephrine is not same as Sudafed which contains pseudoephedrine.


Q. How long can I take beclometasone/beconase?
The duration depends on the disease for which treatment is being given. Please follow the advice of your doctor.
Q. Can I take Sudafed/pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, antihistaminics/ cetirizine, ibuprofen with beclometasone?
Yes, pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, cetirizine, ibuprofen can be taken along with beclometasone. Please consult your doctor before changing medication.
Q. Does beclometasone cause weight gain?
Beclometasone can cause weight gain after long term use. Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing weight gain.
Q. Is beclometasone safe?
Beclomethasone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Q. Are lidocaine, lignocaine, and xylocaine the same things?
Yes. These are all the other names for an amide type local anesthetic, lidocaine. Lidocaine acts by stopping the sensation of pain by acting on peripheral nerves in the body. It is generally available as topical gel formulation however injections are also available. 
Q. Is lidocaine an opiate/ narcotic/ steroid drug/ omega 3/ nitrates/ cholesterol/ contain codeine/ sulpha?
No. Lidocaine (Lox) is an amide type local anesthetic used to relieve pain topically or by an injection. It is not an opiate narcotic, steroid, omega 3, nitrates, and cholesterol. It does not contain codeine or sulpha.
Q. Is lidocaine and Lox2 safe?
Lidocaine (also available as Lox2) is safe for usage when applied topically as instructed by a doctor. Lidocaine in injectable formulation must not be self-medicated. Always follow the doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Is lidocaine a controlled substance / addictive?
No. Lidocaine is not controlled substance or addictive.
Q. Is lidocaine available over the counter?
No. It is categorized as schedule H drug in India and it is available only by prescription given by your doctor
Q. Is Lox (lidocaine) safe to eat?
No. Lidocaine should never be taken by mouth.
Q. Does lignocaine cause swelling/ drowsiness/ makes you high/ weight gain/ kill sperm?
Lignocaine is not known to cause swelling/ drowsiness/ makes you high/ weight gain/ kill sperm. However, if you experience such side effects consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Advil/ ibuprofen/paracetamol/ Tylenol/ Vicodin/ Nyquil with lidocaine?
Lignocaine can be taken with above mentioned drugs. Consult your doctor regarding its use.


Content on this page was last updated on 11 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)