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Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet

Manufactured byElder Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsParacetamol (500 mg) + Aceclofenac (100 mg)
Description
Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet is a combination of Paracetamol and Aceclofenac. It is used to relieve pain in conditions like headache, mild migraines, muscle pain, joint pain, tooth pain, menstrual pain, ankylosing spondylitis (pain due to fusing of bones in the spine), osteoarthritis (pain on movement due to wearing of the protective covering at the ends of the bones) and rheumatoid arthritis (body's immunity attacks the joints and damages it). Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet shows some side effects like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach pain, loss of appetite, and diarrhoea. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive vehicles or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to it. Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet can be taken with food, milk, or an antacid to avoid stomach irritation. For the ease of remembering, take it at around the same time every day. Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet relieves pain and swelling due to arthritic conditions but does not cure it. Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet has to be taken with caution if you have peptic ulcers or any medical conditions of your liver and kidney. Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet may interact with alcohol, and you may see an increase in the side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and stomach bleeding. Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet may impact or get affected by other medications. Inform your doctor about all your current medications. Do not take other medications that have Paracetamol in them without consulting your doctor. If you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding, you should consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet

  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Stomach or mouth ulcer
  • Bloody and cloudy urine
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Drowsiness

Uses of Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Mild to Moderate pain
  • Dysmenorrhoea
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet provides relief from your aches or cramps and makes you feel better in 10-30 minutes.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet lasts for an average duration of 4 to 6 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while treatment with Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet due to the risk of stomach bleeding.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet has no habit forming tendency.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy. Taking this medication during pregnancy can result in heart defects in your foetus, delay in birth or may increase the risk of bleeding. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet may pass into breast milk and can affect your infant. Discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid taking Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of your face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Kidney failure

Long-term use of high doses of some painkillers may damage normal kidney function. Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet is not advised for use in individuals with severe kidney problems. People with kidney troubles should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Severe liver impairment

Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet is harmful to your liver when taken for a long period or in high doses. This medicine is not recommended if you have severe liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Active peptic ulcer

A peptic ulcer is a condition in which sores are developed on the inner lining of your stomach and intestine. Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet is an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine) that can induce stomach ulcers, bleeding, or holes in the intestine if taken for a long time. This medicine is not recommended if you already have ulcers as it may worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy. Taking this medication during pregnancy can result in heart defects in your foetus, delay in birth or may increase the risk of bleeding. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet may pass into breast milk and can affect your infant. Discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Overdose and/or excessive use

The excessive use of Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet accidentally or intentionally results in liver damage. Use this medicine as advised by your doctor/pharmacist. Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.

Driving or operating machinery

Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet may cause sleepiness or dizziness in some people. Avoid driving vehicles and operate heavy machines after taking this medicine.

Anaemia

Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet should be used with caution if you have anaemia due to the increased risk of worsening of your condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on your clinical condition.

Bleeding disorders

Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet may prolong the blood clotting time and therefore increase the risk of bleeding. Use it cautiously if there are bleeding or clotting defects such as haemophilia (a disorder in which blood does not clot normally), Vitamin K deficiency, and hypoprothrombinemia (deficiency of blood clotting substance Prothrombin).

Missed Dose

If you missed a dose of Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet take it as soon as you remember. Do not add it with your next dose to make up for a missed dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet, seek immediate medical guidance.
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

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while treatment with Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet due to the risk of stomach bleeding.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Lithium

Phenytoin

Sodium Nitrite

Leflunomide

Digoxin

Corticosteroids

Disease interactions

Asthma

You may experience asthma (constriction of airways in your lungs) while taking Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet. Hence it is not recommended for use if you have asthma, especially when you experienced allergic reactions by using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (pain killers).

Gastro-Intestinal toxicity

Long term use of Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet can cause damage to your stomach and intestine. Conditions like bleeding, ulceration and perforation of your stomach or intestinal wall can occur. Any symptom indicating ulceration and bleeding like indigestion, the appearance of dry blood in stools or vomiting of blood should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Heart Disease

Prolonged use of Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet is known to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke (reduced blood supply to your brain) in individuals with heart problems. Hence caution should be maintained.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

5-HIAA Urine Test

Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet can interfere with a urine test and may give a false-positive result. It is advised to inform your doctor and lab technician about all your current medicines before undergoing any lab test.
Take Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet with food to avoid an upset stomach. Do not break, crush or chew the tablet. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take this medication for a longer duration than suggested by your doctor. Consult your doctor before you stop the intake of this medication. Report any unusual symptoms to your doctor right away. This medicine may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive vehicles or do any task that requires mental focus until you know how Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet affects you. Avoid consuming alcohol as it may cause excessive drowsiness, increases the risk of liver damage and stomach bleeding.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Ontac P (500/100 mg) Tablet is a combination of two medicines where Paracetamol increases the ability to tolerate pain thereby reducing pain and swelling. Aceclofenac works by reducing the formation of certain substances in your body that causes pain and swelling.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, Analgesic antipyretic combinations

Schedule

Schedule H

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