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AP H 0.5% Drop

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Overview

Introduction

AP H 0.5% Drop is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues and lungs (pneumonia). It prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

AP H 0.5% Drop should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

You may experience nausea, vomiting and diarrhea as the side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or persist for a longer duration. 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.

Uses of AP H Drop

Side effects of AP H Drop

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use AP H Drop

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. AP H 0.5% Drop may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How AP H Drop works

AP H 0.5% Drop is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with AP H 0.5% Drop does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
AP H 0.5% Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
AP H 0.5% Drop is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
AP H 0.5% Drop may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
AP H 0.5% Drop may make you feel dizzy or light-headed, you may experience a sudden, transient loss of vision, or you may faint for a short period. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
AP H 0.5% Drop is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of AP H 0.5% Drop is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
AP H 0.5% Drop should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of AP H 0.5% Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of AP H 0.5% Drop in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take AP H Drop?

If you miss a dose of AP H 0.5% Drop, 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed AP H 0.5% Drop to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue AP H 0.5% Drop 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 doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking AP H with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
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Patient Concerns

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My child is. Suffering. Fevers. From. 1day. There. Is. No. Effect. Of. Perecitamal. We. Have. Given. Him. Biogesic/ ap. Now. He. Didn't. Have. Any. Fever. It. Is. Important. To. Give. Entibitic. To. Him
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, generally antibiotics are not needed for fever control unless having obvious signs of bacterial infections on examination.
Sir mera sugar level av increae pe h thoda ap diet btyae sugar patient k liye
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
A person can control his or her sugar levels by regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOU DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you should not treat it as disease but start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications.online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of AP H cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of AP H 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. Can I stop taking AP H when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking AP H 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 AP H increase the risk of muscle damage?

Yes, use of AP H is known to increase the risk of muscle damage, commonly in the ankle (achilies tendon). Muscle damage can happen in people of all ages who take AP H. Inform your doctor if you feel any kind of muscle pain while using this medicine.

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