Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule

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Introduction

Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule is a combination medicine used in the treatment of infectious diarrhea. It manages the symptoms of diarrhea such as stomach pain, cramps, and loose stools. It kills the diarrhea-causing microorganisms.

Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, constipation, and urine discoloration. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. To overcome constipation, you should add fibre-rich foods in your diet and stay hydrated. Lifestyle modifications like having fiber-rich diet, increase fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should consult your doctor immediately if you experience any allergic reactions symptoms include skin redness or rashes etc.

Uses of Avistep Capsule

  • Infectious diarrhea

Benefits of Avistep Capsule

In Infectious diarrhea

Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or loose watery bowel movements. It can most commonly occur due to an infection of the digestive tract. Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule helps to treat diarrhea that is caused due to bacteria or parasitic worm infections. This medicine can relieve frequent loose motions and also help you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

Side effects of Avistep 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 Avistep

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Urine discoloration

How to use Avistep Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Avistep Capsule works

Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Loperamide and Furazolidone which treat infectious diarrhoea. Loperamide is an opioid agonist which works by decreasing contraction of the intestines making the stools more solid and less frequent. Furazolidone is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria and other diarrhoea-causing microorganisms by damaging their DNA.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule for the treatment of diarrhea caused by bacteria or parasites.
  • Diarrhea can cause water loss and electrolyte imbalance. Drink plenty of fluids especially ORS (oral rehydration solution) to help keep you hydrated.
  • Do not use Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • Stick to simple meals and avoid spicy rich food in order to avoid feeling sick (nausea).
  • It is best to avoid drinking alcohol while taking and till 4 days after taking this medication. This is because drinking alcohol with Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule is likely to make you feel very sick (nauseated) and cause other unpleasant effects, such as hot flushes, headaches.
  • Avoid taking fermented foods like cheese, or fermented meat, fish, etc. in excess while taking Avistep 2mg/100mg Capsule as it may cause some side effects.
  • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea last for more than 48 hours.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient concerns

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Diarrhea and dysentery last 15 days I had taken levofoxcin+ornidazol bd for 5 days along refaximin 400 tab bd for 5 day but it is start again
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Get a colonoscopy done for chronic Diarrhea
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Please consult infectious disease expert
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References

  1. MedIndia. Loperamide + Furazolidone. [Accessed 29 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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8-3-677/52/2,SRIKRISHNA DEVARAYANAGAR, YELLAREDDYGUDA HYDERABAD TG 500073 INDIA
Country of origin: India

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