FAQs ABOUT METACIN INJECTION
What is METACIN INJECTION used for?
METACIN INJECTION is used for short-term treatment of moderate pain (especially after surgery) and fever and when administered by the intravenous route is clinically justified. Consult your doctor for advice before administration of METACIN INJECTION.
What should I tell my doctor before receiving METACIN INJECTION?
Patients receiving METACIN INJECTION must inform their doctor about pre-existing conditions like heart, lung, liver or kidney problems, alcoholism, malnourishment or dehydration. Patients should also inform the doctor if they are pregnant, breastfeeding or allergic to anything. Inform your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms during treatment with this medicine.
Can METACIN INJECTION be used during pregnancy?
METACIN INJECTION should be used with caution in pregnant women only if clearly advised by the doctor. Your doctor may use the lowest possible dose to reduce the pain and fever only for a shorter duration in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before receiving METACIN INJECTION.
How does METACIN INJECTION work?
METACIN INJECTION relieves pain by increasing the pain threshold by inhibiting certain enzymes (COX-1 and COX-2) involved in the synthesis of chemicals responsible for inducing pain (prostaglandins). It reduces fever by directly acting on heat-regulating centers in the brain, resulting in vessel relaxation, sweating and loss of body heat.
Is METACIN INJECTION safe to use in patients with liver disease?
METACIN INJECTION is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver disease. It should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Your doctor may monitor your liver function test before and during treatment with this medicine to prevent the risk of liver damage. Consult your doctor before receiving METACIN INJECTION.