Biocetamol 650 MG Tablet

Manufactured byBiochem Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
ContainsParacetamol
Description

Biocetamol 650 MG Tablet is used to temporarily relieve fever and mild to moderate pain such as muscle ache, headache, toothache, arthritis, and backache. This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Biocetamol 650 MG Tablet

  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Gastric / Mouth Ulcer
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising

Uses of Biocetamol 650 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle Pain
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Post Immunization Pyrexia
  • Arthritis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The pain relieving effect of this medicine can be observed within an hour of administration. For fever reduction, the time taken to show the effect is about 30 minutes.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4-6 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, fever, jaundice, etc.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. This medicine is not known to cause any harm to the fetus, but should only be used after consulting with a doctor.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. However, it is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Monitoring the infant for any undesired side effects like skin rashes or diarrhea while taking this medicine is advised.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to paracetamol or any other components present along with it.

Analgesic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from kidney diseases associated with the excessive use of painkillers.

Severe liver impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. This medicine is not known to cause any harm to the fetus, but should only be used after consulting with a doctor.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. However, it is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Monitoring the infant for any undesired side effects like skin rashes or diarrhea while taking this medicine is advised.
General warnings

Overdose

Read the label carefully before consuming this medicine to avoid overdosage. An overdose of this medicine may cause liver damage. Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose of this medicine is suspected.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Chronic Malnutrition

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from malnourishment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is administered as and when required, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low. If you are on a scheduled dosing regimen of this medicine, the missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. The missed dose should be skipped if it is time for the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Drinking alcohol with this medicine can have a severe effect on the liver.

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, fever, jaundice, etc.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Phenytoin

Sodium Nitrite

Leflunomide

Prilocaine

Isoniazid

Naltrexone

Disease interactions

Alcoholism

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with chronic alcohol use due to the increased risk of serious liver injuries. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended for such patients. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver function impairment or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Report any symptoms such as nausea, fever, rashes, dark urine, etc. to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

5-HIAA Urine Test

Use of this medicine may give a false-positive result for this test. It is advised to inform the doctor and lab technician about the consumption of this medicine before the test is performed.
Take this medicine as advised by your doctor. You may take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Usage should never exceed the recommended daily maximum dosage limit of 4 grams in a 24-hour time period.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by increasing the pain threshold and decreasing swelling. It also brings down elevated body temperature by acting on heat regulatory centers in the brain.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous analgesics

Schedule

OTC

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