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Bactigelin 50mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Bactigelin 50mg Injection is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe infections of the body like skin, intra-abdominal infections and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia. It works by killing the bacteria that cause these problems. But, it will not treat a viral infection.

Bactigelin 50mg Injection is commonly used to treat critically ill patients admitted to the hospital. This medicine is given by drip or by direct injection into a vein, under the supervision of a healthcare professional. The dose depends on what type of infection you have, where it is in the body and how serious it is. You should have your injections at the same time each day to get the most benefit and you should keep on taking this medicine for as long as you are prescribed it, even if your symptoms quickly improve. If you stop taking it too early the infection may return or worsen.

Some people may develop side effects like headache, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffering from any liver problems or if you are allergic to any antibiotic. While using it, you may be advised blood tests to monitor your liver function.

Uses of Bactigelin Injection

Side effects of Bactigelin Injection

Common
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Bactigelin Injection

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

How Bactigelin Injection works

Bactigelin 50mg 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 Bactigelin 50mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bactigelin 50mg 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bactigelin 50mg Injection 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
Bactigelin 50mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Bactigelin 50mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Bactigelin 50mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Bactigelin 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bactigelin 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Bactigelin 50mg Injection is an antibiotic that is usually only given in the hospital for serious infections.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Bactigelin 50mg Injection affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Bactigelin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Tretoact, Acetroin, Psotretin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Bentoform, Strotas
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Milorgen, Fosphen, Fosentin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Magflux
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
Loteprednol is used in the treatment of inflammatory and allergic conditions of the superficial layers of the eye, such as allergic conjunctivitis (allergic itching and redness of the whites of the eye, with tearing), conjunctivitis that occurs as part of acne rosacea (persistent redness over the areas of the face and nose), superficial punctate keratitis (inflammation of cornea), iritis (Inflammation of the interior eye structures), cyclitis (inflammation of cilliary body of the eye). It is also used in the treatment of postoperative inflammation of the eye after the eye surgery.Tobramycin is used as an injection for treating bacterial infections of the skin, heart, stomach, brain, spinal cord, lungs, and urinary tract (bladder and kidneys). It is also used in the treatment of cystic fibrosis. In the form of eye-drops, it can be used to treat eye infections.
My baby is having stomach problem. Frequent loose motion
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentdiarrhea can be caused by: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) bacterial infections viral infections parasites malnutrition improper food preparation poor hygieneMake sure your child drinks plenty of fluids. Do not feed them foods that seem to trigger diarrhea. Wash your hands often ? especially after each diaper change ? to avoid spreading bacteria in the home.t?s important to follow the doctor?s advice carefully. Avoid giving your child foods or liquids that trigger diarrhea. Stick with bland foods instead (such as potatoes, toast, or bananas) until the diarrhea has subsided.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Bactigelin takes to work?

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

Q. Can the use of Bactigelin cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Bactigelin 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 diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

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