Generic Name: Bearco-F Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Bearco-F used for?

Bearco-F is used to treat minor aches and pain and to reduce fever. It may also help treat pain from mild forms of arthritis.

How should I take Bearco-F?

Take Bearco-F by mouth and exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than directed on the package label or recommended by your doctor.

How do I store Bearco-F?

Bearco-F is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Bearco-F in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Bearco-F that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Bearco-F down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Bearco-F?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Bearco-F or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Bearco-F during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Bearco-F.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Bearco-F?

Side effects may occur when using this drug:

  • Bloody or black, tarry stools
  • Bloody or cloudy urine
  • Fever with or without chills (not present before treatment and not caused by the condition being treated)
  • Pain in the lower back and/or side (severe and/or sharp)
  • Pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • Sore throat (not present before treatment and not caused by the condition being treated)
  • Sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • Sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Yellow eyes or skin.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Bearco-F?

Bearco-F may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Bearco-F?

Bearco-F may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Bearco-F?

Bearco-F may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Bearco-F.

What is the dose of Bearco-F for an adult?

Usual Adult Dose for Fever:

IV:

Adults and adolescents weighing 50 kg and over: 1000 mg every 6 hours or 650 mg every 4 hours, with a maximum single dose of 1000 mg, a minimum dosing interval of 4 hours, and a maximum daily dose of 4000 mg per day.

Adults and adolescents weighing under 50 kg: 15 mg/kg every 6 hours or 12.5 mg/kg every 4 hours, with a maximum single dose of 15 mg/kg, a minimum dosing interval of 4 hours, and a maximum daily dose of 75 mg/kg per day.

Orally or Rectally:

General Dosing Guidelines: 325 to 650 mg every 4 to 6 hours or 1000 mg every 6 to 8 hours

Usual Adult Dose for Pain:

IV:

Adults and adolescents weighing 50 kg and over: 1000 mg every 6 hours or 650 mg every 4 hours, with a maximum single dose of 1000 mg, a minimum dosing interval of 4 hours, and a maximum daily dose of 4000 mg per day.

Adults and adolescents weighing under 50 kg: 15 mg/kg every 6 hours or 12.5 mg/kg every 4 hours, with a maximum single dose of 15 mg/kg, a minimum dosing interval of 4 hours, and a maximum daily dose of 75 mg/kg per day.

Orally or Rectally:

General Dosing Guidelines: 325 to 650 mg every 4 to 6 hours or 1000 mg every 6 to 8 hours

What is the dose of Bearco-F for a child?

Usual Pediatric Dose for Fever:

Preterm neonates 28 to 32 weeks:

  • IV loading dose: 20 mg/kg followed by 10 mg/kg/dose every 12 hours
  • Oral: 10 to 12 mg/kg/dose every 6 to 8 hours. Maximum oral daily dose: 40 mg/kg/day
  • Rectal: 20 mg/kg/dose every 12 hours. Maximum rectal daily dose: 40 mg/kg/day

Preterm neonates 32 to 37 weeks and term neonates less than 10 days:

  • IV loading dose: 20 mg/kg followed by 10 mg/kg/dose every 6 hours
  • Oral: 10 to 15 mg/kg/dose every 6 hours. Maximum daily dose: 60 mg/kg/day
  • Rectal: Loading dose: 30 mg/kg; then 15 mg/kg/dose every 8 hours. Maximum daily dose: 60 mg/kg/day

Term neonates greater than or equal to 10 days:

  • IV loading dose: 20 mg/kg followed by 10 mg/kg/dose every 6 hours
  • Oral: 10 to 15 mg/kg/dose every 4 to 6 hours. Maximum daily dose: 90 mg/kg/day
  • Rectal: Loading dose: 30 mg/kg; then 20 mg/kg/dose every 6 to 8 hours. Maximum daily dose: 90 mg/kg/day

Infants and Children:

  • IV: Less than 2 years: 7.5 to 15 mg/kg/dose every 6 hours. Maximum daily dose: 60 mg/kg/day
  • IV: 2 to 12 years: 15 mg/kg every 6 hours or 12.5 mg/kg every 4 hours. Maximum single dose 15 mg/kg. Maximum total daily dose: 75 mg/kg/day not to exceed 3750 mg/day
  • Oral: 10 to 15 mg/kg/dose every 4 to 6 hours as needed; do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours.

Children greater than or equal to 12 years:

  • IV: Less than 50 kg: 15 mg/kg every 6 hours or 12.5 mg/kg every 4 hours. Maximum single dose: 750 mg/dose. Maximum total daily dose: 75 mg/kg/day (less than or equal to 3750 mg/day)
  • IV: Greater than or equal to 50 kg: 650 mg every 4 hours or 1000 mg every 6 hours. Maximum single dose: 1000 mg/dose. Maximum total daily dose: 4000 mg/day
  • Oral or Rectal: 325 to 650 mg every 4 to 6 hours or 1,000 mg 3 to 4 times daily. Maximum daily dose: 4000 mg/day

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pain:

Preterm neonates 28 to 32 weeks:

  • IV loading dose: 20 mg/kg followed by 10 mg/kg/dose every 12 hours
  • Oral: 10 to 12 mg/kg/dose every 6 to 8 hours. Maximum oral daily dose: 40 mg/kg/day
  • Rectal: 20 mg/kg/dose every 12 hours. Maximum rectal daily dose: 40 mg/kg/day

Preterm neonates 32 to 37 weeks and term neonates less than 10 days:

  • IV loading dose: 20 mg/kg followed by 10 mg/kg/dose every 6 hours
  • Oral: 10 to 15 mg/kg/dose every 6 hours. Maximum daily dose: 60 mg/kg/day
  • Rectal: Loading dose: 30 mg/kg; then 15 mg/kg/dose every 8 hours. Maximum daily dose: 60 mg/kg/day

Term neonates greater than or equal to 10 days:

  • IV loading dose: 20 mg/kg followed by 10 mg/kg/dose every 6 hours
  • Oral: 10 to 15 mg/kg/dose every 4 to 6 hours. Maximum daily dose: 90 mg/kg/day Rectal: Loading dose: 30 mg/kg; then 20 mg/kg/dose every 6 to 8 hours. Maximum daily dose: 90 mg/kg/day

Infants and Children:

  • IV: Less than 2 years: 7.5 to 15 mg/kg/dose every 6 hours Maximum daily dose: 60 mg/kg/day
  • IV: 2 to 12 years: 15 mg/kg every 6 hours or 12.5 mg/kg every 4 hours. Maximum single dose 15 mg/kg. Maximum total daily dose: 75 mg/kg/day not to exceed 3750 mg/day Oral: 10 to 15 mg/kg/dose every 4 to 6 hours as needed; do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours

Children greater than or equal to 12 years:

  • IV: Less than 50 kg: 15 mg/kg every 6 hours or 12.5 mg/kg every 4 hours. Maximum single dose: 750 mg/dose. Maximum total daily dose: 75 mg/kg/day (less than or equal to 3750 mg/day)
  • IV: Greater than or equal to 50 kg: 650 mg every 4 hours or 1000 mg every 6 hours. Maximum single dose: 1000 mg/dose. Maximum total daily dose: 4000 mg/day
  • Oral or Rectal: 325 to 650 mg every 4 to 6 hours or 1,000 mg 3 to 4 times daily. Maximum daily dose: 4000 mg/day

How is Bearco-F available?

Bearco-F is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Bearco-F, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: September 3, 2017 | Last Modified: September 3, 2017

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