Medicine Overview of Actapod Dry Syrup
Actapod Dry Syrup is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, blood, and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Side Effects of Actapod are Rash, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Increased liver enzymes, Nausea, Diarrhoea.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Dissolve the powder in sterile water. Shake well and use. Actapod Dry Syrup is to be taken with food.
Avoid Actapod Dry Syrup with dietary sodium.
Actapod Dry Syrup is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.
In Depth Information on Actapod Dry Syrup
Your doctor has prescribed Actapod Dry Syrup to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
- Discontinue Actapod Dry Syrup and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Actapod Dry Syrup as it may cause increased side effects.
Actapod Dry Syrup related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Actapod Dry Syrup is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Actapod Dry Syrup is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Actapod Dry Syrup, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Not relevant, as Actapod Dry Syrup is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
There is limited information available on the use of Actapod Dry Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Actapod Dry Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Actapod Dry Syrup, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Actapod Dry Syrup
Q. Is Actapod an antibiotic?
Yes, Actapod is an antibiotic. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various infections.
Q. Is Actapod a form of penicillin drug?
Actapod belongs to the cephalosporin antibiotics and is not a penicillin drug. However, its chemical structure and action is similar to penicillin.
Actapod is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Actapod is not a steroid molecule. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the group of cephalosporins.
Q. Is Actapod safe in G6PD deficiency?
Actapod is not known to cause hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient individuals. However, ask your doctor before taking Actapod if you are G6PD deficient.
Q. Is Actapod useful in the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Actapod is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI). Its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can Actapod be taken with azithromycin?
Actapod is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with azithromycin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Can Actapod be taken with doxycycline?
Actapod is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with doxycyclin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Is it safe to take Actapod with pseudoephedrine?
Actapod is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with pseudoephedrine. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Can Actapod be taken with naproxen?
Actapod is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with naproxen. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Is it safe to take Actapod with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Actapod is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Actapod like any other drug has an expiry data and should not be used after that. Please check the package insert before using the medicine.
Q. Can Actapod help to treat pneumonia?
Actapod is indicated in the treatment of pneumonia. However, its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Does Actapod have penicillin in it?
No, Actapod does not have penicillin in it. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is similar to penicillin.
Q. Can the use of Actapod cause constipation?
Actapod is not known to cause constipation. It is associated with diarrhea. However, if you experience any such symptom while taking Actapod, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Actapod cover staphylococci?
Yes, Actapod is active against staphylococcus. However, strains resistant to the drug have also been reported. Talk to your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment of your infection.
Q. Can the use of Actapod make you feel tired?
Actapod use is not associated with tiredness. However, if you experience tiredness while taking Actapod, consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take alprazolam with Actapod?
No drug interactions have been reported when Actapod is used with alprazolam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Actapod with ibuprofen?
No drug interactions have been reported when Actapod is used with ibuprofen. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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