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Amclox Capsule

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Product introduction

Amclox Capsule is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the microorganisms to prevent their growth and further spread of the infection.

Amclox Capsule is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Your doctor may ask for a few laboratory and diagnostic tests to know the effects of the medicine on your body.

Uses of Amclox Capsule

Benefits of Amclox Capsule

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Amclox Capsule is a combination of two antibiotics, Ampicillin and Dicloxacillin. These antibiotics work by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Together, they treat your infection effectively. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Amclox Capsule

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 Amclox

  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Amclox Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Amclox Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amclox Capsule works

Amclox Capsule is a combination of two antibiotics: Ampicillin and Dicloxacillin. These antibiotics work by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Amclox Capsule does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amclox Capsule 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amclox Capsule 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Amclox Capsule alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Amclox Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Amclox Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Amclox Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Amclox Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Amclox 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

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Amclox Capsule may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Stop taking Amclox Capsule and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

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FAQs

Q. How long does Amclox Capsule takes to work?

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

Q. Can I stop taking Amclox Capsule when I feel better?

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

Q. What is Amclox Capsule used for?

Amclox Capsule is used to treat patients with bacterial infections. It is a semi-synthetic derivative of the drug penicillin and is used to treat urinary tract and respiratory tract infections, meningitis, gonorrhea and infections of the stomach or intestine.

Q. Can I take Amclox Capsule if I am allergic to penicillin?

If you have had an allergic reaction to one type of penicillin, you may get allergic to ampicillin or to some cephalosporins, but not necessarily. Make sure you tell your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin.

Q. Which are the medicines which can interact with Amclox Capsule?

It is usually avoided in patients who are already taking methotrexate. Methotrexate is a medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and some forms of cancers. Taking these two medicines together can cause some serious side effects.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Amclox Capsule?

Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

  1. Ampicillin trihydrate. Egham, Surrey: Chemidex Pharma Ltd.; 2005 [revised 21 Oct. 2015]. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Dicloxacillin. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Ampicillin trihydrate. Egham, Surrey: Chemidex Pharma Ltd.; 2005 [revised 8 Apr. 2015]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. DailyMed. Dicloxacillin. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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