Papacon

1 What is Papacon?

Brand: Papacon, Para-Time SR, Pavacot

Generic: Papaverine

Papacon is a vasodilator that causes blood vessels to expand resulting in increased blood flow. This drug is used for the treatment of problems resulting from poor blood circulation. This drug requires a prescription.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using Papacon, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications. This drug is not anticipated to cause different side effects or problems in children than it does in adults.

The tolerance to cold temperatures in elderly patients may be reduced by this drug. Adverse effects have been reported in animal studies but studies in pregnant women or animals are still inadequate.

Infant risk is still undetermined when using this drug during breastfeeding. Discuss with your healthcare professional about the potential risks and benefits of taking this drug while breastfeeding.

Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.

Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other drugs such as Ginkgo. Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects.

Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco. Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as Angina, Glaucoma, Heart disease, Myocardial infarction, or Stroke.

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3 Proper Usage

To use Papacon properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. Take this drug with meals, milk, or antacids if this drug upsets your stomach.

The extended-release capsule must be swallowed whole. Crushing, breaking, or chewing before swallowing the drug is not recommended.

You may mix the contents with jam or jelly and swallow without chewing if the capsule is too large to swallow. The dose of this drug will be variable for different patients.

The directions on the label or the prescription by your healthcare professional should be followed. The dosage of this drug you take depends on the medical problem for which you are using this drug.

Adults are given 150 milligrams of extended-release capsule every twelve hours. The dose may be increased to 150 mg every eight hours or 300 mg every twelve hours.

Adults taking the tablet form are given 100 to 300 milligrams three to five times a day. A missed dose should be taken as soon as possible.

However, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule if it is almost time for your next dose. Store the drug in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. Dispose any outdated or expired drugs and ask your healthcare professional for the proper disposal of the drugs.

4 Precautions to Take

In using Papacon, you must be careful and take some precautions as advised by your doctor. This drug may take some time before it can fully work.

Consult with your healthcare professional if you feel that the drug is not working, or before stop taking it on your own. Smoking can decrease the therapeutic effects of this drug. Check with your healthcare professional for any concerns.

Dizziness may occur, especially when you get up from a lying or sitting position or climb stairs. Getting up slowly may help. Check with your healthcare professional if this problem continues or gets worse.

5 Potential Side Effects

As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Papacon. Side effects may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur.

Seek advice from your healthcare professional immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms such as:

  • abdominal pain or tenderness
  • blurred or double vision
  • change in ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
  • clay-colored stools
  • dark urine
  • decreased appetite
  • deep, slow breathing
  • drowsiness
  • fatigue
  • fever
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • itching
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • painful or prolonged erection of the penis
  • skin rash
  • swelling of the feet or lower legs
  • trouble with breathing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • weakness
  • yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine, the side effects will slowly disappear. Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

If any of the following side effects persists or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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