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Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection is an antibiotic used in the treatment of tuberculosis, in combination with other medicines. It works by stopping the growth of tubercular bacteria. Rarely, it may also be used to treat some other types of infections.

Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection is given as an injection directly into a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It should be used regularly 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.

This medicine may cause skin rash, vomiting, fever and vertigo as side effects of this medicine. Therefore, please follow all the instructions given by your doctor while using this medicine. Your doctor may monitor you with regular kidney function tests, hearing tests and urine tests during treatment. Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve or if any of the side effects bother you.

Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as this medicine may cause dizziness. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Uses of Ambistryn-S Injection

Side effects of Ambistryn-S Injection

Common
  • Skin rash
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Vertigo

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Skin rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vertigo
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax, as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptom. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.

How to use Ambistryn-S Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Ambistryn-S Injection works

Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection 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 Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection 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.
Driving
UNSAFE
Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ambistryn-S Injection?

If you miss a dose of Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection is used for the treatment of tuberculosis, in combination with other medicines.
  • 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.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection may cause dizziness.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood, urine, and hearing tests while you are on this medication.
  • Your doctor will ensure that you are well hydrated before and during treatment with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.
  • Discontinue Ambistryn-S 1gm Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ambistryn-S with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Hospicin B
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Patient Concerns

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Suffering from S Intestine TB . Want liquid and soft diet.
Shikha Mishra
Dietetics/Nutrition
Have your documents given any guidelines
My daughter 6 month pregnant, nearly last 1 month she has cough,many doctor s consulted but not fully recovered
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Please get a TB PCR test done
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FAQs

Q. How long does Ambistryn-S takes to work?

Usually, Ambistryn-S 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 Ambistryn-S?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Your doctor may increase the dose of Ambistryn-S or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Ambistryn-S if I feel better?

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

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