Altamet 500mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Altamet 500mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is effective in infections of the respiratory tract (eg. pneumonia), urinary tract, ear, nasal sinus, throat, and some sexually transmitted diseases.

Altamet 500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. 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 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. It will not work for viral infections such as flu or the common cold. Using any antibiotic when you do not need it can make it less effective for future infections.

The most common side effects of this medicine include rash, allergic reaction, nausea, and diarrhea. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. 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 and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Altamet Tablet

Benefits of Altamet Tablet

In Bacterial infections

Altamet 500mg Tablet works by killing the infection-causing bacteria in your body. It is effective for bacterial infections of the lungs, throat, and urinary tract among others. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.

Side effects of Altamet Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Altamet

  • Rash
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Altamet 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. Altamet 500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Altamet Tablet works

Altamet 500mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Altamet 500mg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Altamet 500mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Altamet 500mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Altamet 500mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Altamet 500mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Altamet 500mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Altamet Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Altamet 500mg 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Altamet 500mg 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 harder to treat.
  • Discontinue Altamet 500mg Tablet 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 does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Altamet 500mg Tablet as it may cause increased side effects.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Cephalosporin
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Altamet 500mg Tablet effective?

Altamet 500mg Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Altamet 500mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can the use of Altamet 500mg Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Altamet 500mg Tablet can cause diarrhea. Altamet 500mg Tablet is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria, but it can also affect the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and cause diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Altamet 500mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Altamet 500mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. How long does Altamet 500mg Tablet take to work?

Usually, Altamet 500mg Tablet starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.

Q. What if I do not get better after using Altamet 500mg Tablet?

Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Altamet 500mg Tablet when my symptoms are relieved or when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Altamet 500mg Tablet before completing the full course of treatment. You may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. Still, you need to take this medicine for the prescribed duration to gain maximum benefit from it.

Q. Is Altamet 500mg Tablet safe?

Altamet 500mg Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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Alembic Road, Vadodara - 390 003, Gujarat,INDIA
Country of Origin: India

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