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Bestocin 250mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Bestocin 250mg Injection is an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. It is effective in most infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, lungs and skin. It stops the bacteria from growing, which helps to resolve the symptoms and cures the infection.

Bestocin 250mg Injection is administered as an injection under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self administered. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include diarrhea, nausea, pain in the abdomen and vomiting. These are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if you find these side effects do not resolve or persist for a longer duration.

Inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy or heart problems before taking this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine.

Uses of Bestocin Injection

How to use Bestocin Injection

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

How Bestocin Injection works

Bestocin 250mg Injection 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Bestocin 250mg Injection.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Bestocin 250mg Injection 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Bestocin 250mg Injection 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.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Bestocin 250mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Bestocin 250mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Bestocin 250mg Injection 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.
Liver
CAUTION
Bestocin 250mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bestocin 250mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine in liver disease patients can cause hearing loss.

What if you forget to take Bestocin Injection?

If you miss a dose of Bestocin 250mg Injection, 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 Bestocin 250mg Injection to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • 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.
  • Stop taking Bestocin 250mg Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Bestocin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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