P -500 Prescription, Contraindications, Side Effects, Dosage, Warning, Price Details

Read important prescription Information about the drug P -500. Understand its indications, it dose, how it should be taken, when it should be taken, when it should not be taken, its side effects, what special precautions are required, its storage instructions and warnings if any - like if it can be taken during pregnancy.
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General Information on P -500

Main Ingredient in P -500 is :Acetaminophen
Manufacturer :Apex Laboratories Limited
Type :Tablet
Quantity :50Tablet
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Why is P -500 prescribed?

This medication is a non-opiate, analgesic and antipyretic, prescribed for headache, pain (muscle ache, backache) and fever either alone or combined with other medications. 

Condition(s) for which P -500 may be prescribed

When is P -500 not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category A : Well-designed and sufficient studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy. These drugs are considered to be safe during pregnancy.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): The oral dose for adults is 325 to 650 mg every 4 to 6 hours. The maximum daily dose is 4 grams.
Child- the recommended dose is 10 to 15 mg/kg every 4 to 6 hours.

How should P -500 be taken?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

Warnings and Precautions for P -500

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of alcohol dependency, kidney or liver impairment, G6PD deficiency, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause liver damage; avoid long-term use of this medication.

Side Effects of P -500

Nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, upper stomach pain, dark urine, clay colored stool, allergic reactions, skin rash and kidney impairment.

Other Precautions for P -500

Avoid excess dosage.
Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets, because it can release the entire drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects.
Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.

Storage Conditions of P -500

Store tablets and solution at room temperature 15- 30C. Keep this medication out of the reach of children.



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