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Ptcolin 500mg/800mg Tablet

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION Ptcolin 500mg/800mg Tablet

Ptcolin 500mg/800mg Tablet is a medicine used in stroke rehabilitation and as a cognitive enhancer. It protects the nerve cells in the brain from damage and also helps to repair the damaged nerve cells. It may also be used in the treatment of brain trauma.

Ptcolin 500mg/800mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day. Take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include hyperactivity, stomach pain, nervousness, and decreased blood pressure. However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking this medicine as this medicine may cause diarrhea. This medicine may cause weight gain and to control it, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly.


USES OF PTCOLIN TABLET

BENEFITS OF PTCOLIN TABLET

In Rehabilitation of Stroke

Stroke is a medical emergency that occurs due to damage to the brain. Ptcolin 500mg/800mg Tablet helps in speeding up the recovery process in patients who have undergone stroke. It decreases brain damage, promotes healing and enhances the overall health of the patient.

SIDE EFFECTS OF PTCOLIN TABLET

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ptcolin

  • Weight gain
  • Hyperactivity
  • Stomach pain
  • Nervousness
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Dizziness

HOW TO USE PTCOLIN 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. Ptcolin 500mg/800mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW PTCOLIN TABLET WORKS

Ptcolin 500mg/800mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Citicoline and Piracetam. Citicoline is a nerve protecting medicine. It works on the brain by nourishing the nerve cells, protects them from damage and improves their survival. Piracetam is a GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) analogue. It works by protecting the brain and nervous system against shortness of oxygen and also affects various ion channels on nerve cell membrane.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE PTCOLIN TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Ptcolin 500mg/800mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

FAQs

Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Ptcolin 500mg/800mg Tablet?

There are reports which suggest that the use of Ptcolin 500mg/800mg Tablet can cause weight gain. If you maintain good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight. An important to remember is that it is easier to prevent weight gain rather than losing increased weight.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Ptcolin 500mg/800mg Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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