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Tocodrin 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Tocodrin Tablet

Tocodrin Tablet side effects

Common
  • Chest discomfort
  • Breathlessness
  • Palpitations
  • Tachycardia
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Tremor
  • Increased Fetal Heart Rate

How to use Tocodrin 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. Tocodrin 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Tocodrin 10 mg Tablet with alkaline foods such as lemon, capsicum, garlic and other green leafy vegetables.

How Tocodrin Tablet works

It eases the contraction of the uterus and helps relaxing it, thereby preventing premature delivery.

Tocodrin Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Tocodrin 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Tocodrin 10 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
It is not known whether Tocodrin 10 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Tocodrin 10 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Tocodrin 10 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Tocodrin 10 mg Tablet is used in the management of premature labour.
  • Avoid over-hydration while taking this medicine.
  • Regularly monitor your blood pressure and pulse rate while on treatment with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, or thyroid disorders.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if your contractions begin again or your water breaks.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Tocodrin

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Sir I am pregnant of 30wk Complain I have abdomen pain
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Infertility and Gynaecologist
please see ur obstetrician in person it cld ve preterm labor pain toou might need admission in that casen no medicine vl help in such pain
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Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
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FAQs

Q. What is Tocodrin and what is it used for?

Tocodrin belongs to the class of uterine relaxants. It is used in the treatment of premature labor, a condition which occurs when the uterus starts contracting earlier than usual.

Q. How and in what dose should I take Tocodrin?

Take this medicine, as per the advice of your doctor. The dose and duration depend on your exact medical condition. However take it at the same time of each day, to help you remember it.

Q. What if I forget to take Tocodrin?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your usual dosing schedule. Do not take the double dose, to make up for a forgotten one.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while taking Tocodrin?

You should consult your doctor, immediately if your contractions begin again or your water breaks.

Q. What are the possible side effects of using Tocodrin?

The common side effects associated with Tocodrin, are blurred vision, chest pain or tightness, fast or irregular heart beat (only with injection), dizziness or lightheadedness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, and stomach pain. If any of these side effects bother you, consult with your doctor.

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