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ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE

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Product introduction

ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in some infections of the lungs, urinary tract, eyes, and others. It kills bacteria, which helps to improve your symptoms and cure the infection.

ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE is also used to treat many sexually transmitted diseases. It should be taken on an empty stomach. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose of ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back.

Commonly seen side effects with ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and skin reaction on exposure to sunlight (photosensitivity). Avoid excessive sun exposure and use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. These are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if you find these side effects bother or worry you.

Inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy to any antibiotic or liver or kidney problems before taking this medicine. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE.

Uses of Alcyclin Capsule

Benefits of Alcyclin Capsule

In Bacterial infections

ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE is an antibiotic medicine that can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. It stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection and clears the infection. Take it for as long as prescribed by the doctor and avoid skipping doses. This will make sure that all bacteria are killed and they do not become resistant.

How to use Alcyclin Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE is to be taken empty stomach.

How Alcyclin Capsule works

ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Use of ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE is not harmful in short-term because milk levels are low. Prolonged or repeated use may cause staining of babies dental enamel or bone deposition of ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE.
Driving
SAFE
ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alcyclin Capsule?

If you miss a dose of ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE, 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.

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Quick tips

  • Take ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE 1 hour before or two hours after food.
  • Do not take antacids or medicines containing zinc or iron at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after taking ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE.
  • 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.
  • Stick to simple meals, avoid rich or spicy food and drink plenty of water while taking this medicine.
  • Discontinue ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how tResteclin 500 Capsule affects you.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Tetracyclines
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Tetracyclines

Interaction with drugs

Taking Alcyclin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Tretoact, Acetroin, Psotretin
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Bentoform, Strotas
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Milorgen, Fosphen, Fosentin
Serious
Brand(s): Magflux
Serious

Patient concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
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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 I drink milk while taking ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE?

No, you should avoid using milk and milk products while taking ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE. Consuming dairy products along with ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE can decrease its absorption from the stomach, which may lead to inadequate affect of this medicine.

Q. How long after taking ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE can I eat?

It is best to wait for 2 hours after consuming ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE. Consuming food along with ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE may decrease its absorption from the stomach.

Q. Can I take ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE with food if its causing stomach upset?

Yes, you can take ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE with food if its causing you stomach upset. However, avoid consuming milk and milk products 1 hr before and 2 hr after taking this medicine.

Q. How long does ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE takes to work?

Usually, ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can the use of ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE 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 diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. What is the dose of ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE?

The typical dose of ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE is 500 mg by mouth twice daily or 250 mg by mouth four times daily. You might need a higher dose for more severe infections or for infections that don't resolve with smaller doses. Always follow your doctor’s instructions while taking ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE and do not self-medicate.

Q. Can I take ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE for treating flu or common cold?

ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections and is not effective against viral infections such as the common cold, or flu. It is important to only use antibiotics when they are prescribed by a healthcare provider for a bacterial infection.<br>

Q. Can I lie down after immediately taking ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE?

Lying down right after taking ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE can cause esophagus (food pipe) irritation, so don't take it immediately before going to bed.

Q. Can I take oral contraceptives with ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE?

If you are taking any oral contraceptive pill at the same time as ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE, the effectiveness of the pill can be reduced if you have a bout of being sick (vomiting) which lasts for more than 24 hours. In such a case, ask your doctor for additional contraceptive measures.<br>

Q. Can ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE be used to treat dental infections?

ALCYCLIN 250 MG CAPSULE may be used to treat dental infections caused by bacteria. However, it is important to consult with your dentist or healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate treatment for your specific condition. In some cases, other antibiotics or dental procedures may be necessary to fully treat a dental infection.

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References

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  2. Chambers HF, Deck DH. Tetracyclines, Macrolides, Clindamycin, Chloramphenicol, Streptogramins, & Oxazolidiones. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 796-99.
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Country of origin: India

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