Medicine Overview of Arthrox Tablet
Arthrox 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is used in infections of tonsils, sinus, ear, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Side Effects of Arthrox are Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea.
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. Arthrox 500 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Arthrox 500 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.
In Depth Information on Arthrox Tablet
- Arthrox 500 mg Tablet will cure your infection and improve symptoms.
It may cause an upset stomach. If this happens to you, take it with food.
Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
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.
Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Arthrox 500 mg Tablet.
Arthrox Tablet related warnings
Taking Erthromycin with alcohol may cause minor drug interactions which may not be clinically relevant in all patients.
Arthrox 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Arthrox 500 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Arthrox 500 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Arthrox 500 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Arthrox 500 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease as the use of this medicine may affect hearing in patients with severe kidney disease.
Arthrox 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Arthrox 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine in liver disease patients can cause hearing loss.
If you miss a dose of Arthrox 500 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Arthrox Tablet
Q. Is Arthrox/althrocin/erythrocin/erycin an antibiotic?
Arthrox belongs to class of medications called macrolide antibiotics
Erythromycin is not penicillin
Q. Does Arthrox have sulfa in it?
Arthrox does not contain sulfa
Q. Is Arthrox used for sinus infection, pink eye, strep throat, UTI, bladder infection, tooth infection, ear infection, chest infection or tonsillitis?
Arthrox can be used to treat sinus infection, pink eye, strep throat, UTI, bladder infection, tooth infection, ear infection, chest infection or tonsillitis. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Is erythromycin and azithromycin the same?
Erythromycin and azithromycin belongs to same class of drugs, however they differ in their some of the indications
Arthrox is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Arthrox over the counter drug?
Arthrox is not an over the counter drug. It is a prescription drug
Q. Can I take erythromycin with paracetamol, ibuprofen, methotrexate or vitamins?
Interaction is not observed, when erythromycin is taken with paracetamol, ibuprofen and vitamins however do consult your doctor before use. Drug interaction may occur when methotrexate is taken with erythromycin
Q. Does Arthrox cause gas, weight gain, and drowsiness?
Arthrox may cause gas, weight gain and drowsiness.
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Taking Arthrox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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