Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet

Medically reviewed by Dr. Swaroop Choudhari | Written By Sonu Kumar Rao

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 10:55 am

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Uses of Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet

Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet is generally used for fever, mild to moderate headache, earache, muscle pains including the pains of arthritis. Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet only provides temporary relief to the fever but does not treat the underlying causes of the fever. Sometimes people get fever and pain after vaccination, doctors usually prescribe this drug in such cases.

Side effects of Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet

Generally, Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet does not have any side effects in normal condition. But in rare cases, people have some unusual reactions like Sweating, Headache, Vomiting, Nausea. Sometimes bloody or dark colour stool can pass.

Precautions while Taking Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet

Consumption of Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet with alcohol is fatal and this can even cause serious liver damage. Always consult a doctor before taking this medicine if suffering from liver disease.
Kidney patient should consult a doctor before taking this drug.
Paracetamol can pass into breast milk and might harm your baby. So pregnant ladies and lactating women should contact a doctor before intaking this medicine.
Diabetic and person who is suffering from phenylketonuria or other condition should avoid/limit the intake of this medicine.

Dosage of Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet

The dosage of Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet depends on many factors such as the patient’s age, health, medical history of the patient and many other conditions, please take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet

A high overdose of Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet may cause unusual tiredness, fatigue, low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting that can last up to 24 hours. Try not to take other cold medicines while having Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet, as many of the cold medicines contain combination medicine and that can cause an overdose of paracetamol.

Onset of Action Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet

It takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour to show the effect of the medicine.

Duration of Action Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet

Effect of medication lasts for an average of 4-6 hours.

Precautions & Warnings

Alcohol

Don't consume alcohol while taking this medicine it may increase risk of liver damage & other serious side effects such as Nausea; Headache; Vomiting etc.

Pregnancy

It's safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. This medication is not harmful to the fetus; but consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breastfeeding

This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Driving

This medicine usually causes no problems in your driving.

Kidney

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Liver

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet

Q.1) Can I buy Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet without a prescription? Ans. Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet is an OTC medicine, you can buy it without a prescription. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Q.2) What is Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet? Ans. Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet is used to temporarily relieve fever and tolerant pains such as muscle ache, headache, arthritis, etc. Q.3) What are the usages of Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet? Ans. Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet is used by people suffering from fever, headache, muscle pain, menstrual cramps, arthritis and for the pain occurring after a vaccine has been taken. Q.4) What are the side effects of Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet? Ans. The common side effects of Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet are Sweating, Headache, Vomiting, Nausea etc. Q.5) Is Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet is banned in India? Ans. Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet is not banned in India. Its main constituent is paracetamol and it is the most widely used drug in India. Q.6) Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet is safe to use during Pregnancy? Ans. Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet contains Paracetamol. Paracetamol is safe to be used during pregnancy. However; consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Q.7) How long does the effect of Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet? Ans. Effect of Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet lasts for an average of 4-6 hours. Q.8) Can a patient having high blood pressure take Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet? Ans. Using Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet is safe in patients with high blood pressure. To avoid adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines. Q.9) Can a patient suffering from diabetes take Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet? Ans. Using Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet is safe in patients suffering from diabetes. To avoid adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines. Q.10) Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet for stomach pain? Ans. No, Pyrigesic 500mg Tablet does not work for stomach pain.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

Malidens 500mg Tablet  ( Abbott India Ltd. )

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Pacimol 500mg Tablet  ( Ipca Laboratories Ltd. )

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Paracip 500mg Tablet  ( Cipla Ltd. )

9.08  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Metacin 500mg Tablet  ( Themis Medicare Ltd. )

13.77  15 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Interaction

Drug :-Barbiturates, carbamazepine, hydantoins, rifampin, sulfinpyrazone: High doses or long-term use of these drugs may reduce therapeutic effects and enhance hepatotoxic effects of acetaminophen. Avoid using together.

Busulfan: May increase busulfan level. Monitor patient closely.

Cholestyramine resin: May decrease acetaminophen absorption. Give at least 1 hour after acetaminophen or consider therapy change.

Sorafenib: May increase levels of both drugs. Avoid use together.

Warfarin: May increase hypoprothrombinemic effects with long-term use with high doses of acetaminophen. Monitor INR closely.

About Reviewer

Dr. Swaroop Y Choudhari is an MBBS, MD in General Medicine. The doctor holds an experience of 8 years, and has extensive knowledge in his respective field of medicine.

About Reviewer

Sonu Kumar is a registered pharmacist with Bihar State Pharmacy Council with over 6 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.

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