ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB
ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB
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Composition of ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB
Safe and does not interfere with the ability to drive
Administer only under physicians guidance/ Continuous observation required
Safe for lactating women
Safe for patients with kidney disease.
In case of any Itching, redness, swelling or difficulty in breathing please refer to a physician or hospital immediately.
ERYTHROMYCIN 500 MG
Uses of ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB
ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB is a macrolide antibiotic useful in the treatment of bacterial infections such as respiratory tract infections, skin infections, pelvic inflammatory disease and STD infections like chlamydia and syphilis.
Special Instructions for ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB
• Take ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB with a light meal only. If it suits you can take it on empty stomach or gap of 2 hours between meals.
• Avoid heavy meals you may experience stomach upset with ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB, avoid dairy and milk products. Take light, and non spicy meals.
• Complete the full course of antibiotic do not leave it in the mid way despite symptomatic relief.
• Keep your doctor informed if you are taking any other medication along with ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB.
• Do not hesitate to contact your doctor if you are experiencing sudden onset of rashes or swelling in the face, lips, mouth, throat or entire body.
Antibiotics ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB is risky for patients allergic to antibiotics. Follow your physician's advice.
Anticoagulants ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB is risky for patients allergic to anticoagulants. Follow your physician's advice.
Pain Killers Insufficient scientific evidence for impact of ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB on patients allergic to pain killers. Follow your physician's advice.
Chemotherapy drugs ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB is risky for patients allergic to chemo drugs. Follow your physician's advice.
Anticonvulsants ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB is risky for patients allergic to anticonvulsants. Follow your physician's advice.
Sulfa Drugs Insufficient scientific evidence for impact of ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB on patients allergic to sulpha drugs. Follow your physician's advice.
INTERACTION WITH COMMON CONDITIONS
safe for kidney ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB is safe for patients with kidney disease.
supervision required for pregnancy Dose should be supervised for pregnant women. Follow your physican's advice.
unsafe for heart ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB is risky for patients with cardiac issues. Follow your physician's advice.
unknown for liver Insufficient scienticfic evidence for impact of ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB on liver patients. Follow your physician's advice.
safe for lactation ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB is safe for lactating women.
safe for children ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB is safe for children.
unknown for seniors Insufficient scienticfic evidence for impact of ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB on elderly patients. Follow your physician's advice.
Smoking Insufficient scienticfic evidence for impact of ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB with nicotine. Follow your physician's advice.
Caffeine Insufficient scienticfic evidence for impact of ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB on driving. Follow your physician's advice.
Vision ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB may cause visual impairment. Follow your physician's advice.
Overdose Overdose of ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB is highly unsafe. Seek emergency medical attention.
Driving ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB does not interfere with the ability to drive.
Exercise exer safe ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB
Operating Heavy Machinery ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB does not interfere with the ability to operate heavy machinery.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB work? A. ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB works by preventing protein synthesis of bacteria, which are essential to bacteria to grow, replicate and increase in numbers.
Q. Can I stop ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB on my own? A. No, you are advised to take ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB as long as your doctor has asked you to take it. This is because ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB when stopped in the midway can lead to recurring of infections with greater intensity. Even if your symptoms improve before the medicine course is complete do not stop or skip ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB as it may also increase your risk of further infection and antibiotic resistance.
Q. What kind of bacteria does ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB kill? A. ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB is effective in attacking bacteria responsible for causing infections of the skin and upper respiratory tract such as strains of Streptococcus, Haemophilus, Staphylococcus, and Corynebacterium genera.
Q. Does ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB help in pain relief? A. No, ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB will only help you to clear your infection, with the clearing of infection you might get some relief from pain and inflammations. If you do not get relief then you may need to take pain relieving medications along with ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB. Speak with your doctor.
Q. Is ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB used in the treatment of rheumatic fever? A. Yes, Penicillin or Sulphonamides antibiotics are helpful in the prevention of rheumatic fever. In patients who are allergic to Penicillin or Sulphonamides, oral ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB may be prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Does ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB help in acne treatment? A. Yes, ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB helps in reducing acne by treating the acne causing bacteria, as a result your inflammation and redness decreases. ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB is not ideally to be used as a long-term acne treatment. You may need change to another medication that's best suited for long-term use after consulting your doctor.
Q. Is ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB is safe for people with neuromuscular disease such as Myasthenia Gravis? A. No, it is not safe. ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB has shown to worsen symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis (a weakness and rapid fatigue of muscles under voluntary control). For this reason, ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB should be avoided unless the risk outweighs the benefit. If at all ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB must be used when treatment options are limited, close monitoring of Myasthenia Gravis patients along with their symptoms is necessary to prevent unwanted conditions.
Q. Can I use ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB with statins like simvastatin? A. No, statins and ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB should not be used at the same time they are contraindicated drugs. ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB can increase levels of statins in the blood levels. It is a side effect since both types of drugs interact with the same liver enzyme. ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB slow down a liver enzyme, so that it can no longer process statins, which then build up in the blood to toxic levels. However, there are some other antibiotic with less interaction with statin, that your doctor may prescribe.
Q. Can I take ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB and azithromycin together? A. No, ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB together with azithromycin can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm as both are strong antibiotics. Please do not mix.
Q. Why is ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB given to infants? A. It has been observed that doctors prescribe infants ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB ointments as early as the first month of the Neonate to prevent from pink eye. Incase of pink eye mothers are requested not to self- medicate. The doctor will guide with the correct way and how much to apply.
Q. Can ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB used to treat multiple infections? A. Yes, ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, it can prescribe by your doctor for your skin, throat etc., infections.
Q. Does ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB cause weight gain? A. Yes, ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB can cause weight gain. Sometimes ALTHROCIN 500MG TAB allows overgrowth of bacteria after killing many healthy gut bacteria