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Agrocin 250mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Agrocin 250mg Tablet is an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. It is effective in most infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, lungs, and skin. It stops the bacteria from growing, which helps to resolve the symptoms and cures the infection.

Agrocin 250mg Tablet is taken orally, preferably either one hour before or 2 hours after a meal. It is best absorbed when taken on an empty stomach. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include vomiting, nausea, pain in the abdomen and diarrhea. These are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if you find these side effects do not resolve or persist for a longer duration.

Inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy or heart problems before taking this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine.

Uses of Agrocin Tablet

Side effects of Agrocin Tablet

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Agrocin Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Agrocin 250mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Agrocin Tablet works

Agrocin 250mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Agrocin 250mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Agrocin 250mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Agrocin 250mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Agrocin 250mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Agrocin 250mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Agrocin 250mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease as the use of this medicine may affect hearing in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Agrocin 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Agrocin 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine in liver disease patients can cause hearing loss.

What if you forget to take Agrocin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Agrocin 250mg Tablet, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Agrocin 250mg Tablet 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.
  • Take it 1 hour before or two hours after food.
  • Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Agrocin 250mg Tablet.
  • 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.
  • Stop taking Agrocin 250mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Agrocin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Astelong, Astem, Histeeze
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Carz, Antep, C Lep
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Norpace, Regubeat
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Qubast
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Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Agrocin cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Agrocin can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. How long does Agrocin takes to work?

Usually, Agrocin starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Agrocin?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Agrocin when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Agrocin and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can the use of Agrocin cause infertility?

There is no firm evidence to suggest that the use of Agrocin will cause infertility in males or females.

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