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Biophenicol Injection

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Product introduction

Biophenicol Injection is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat certain types of serious infections caused by bacteria when other antibiotics cannot be used. It works by killing the bacteria that cause these problems. However, it will not treat a viral infection.

Biophenicol Injection is used to treat critically ill patients admitted to the hospital. It may be effective even when bacteria have developed resistance to other antibiotics. This medicine is given by drip or by direct injection into a vein, under the supervision of a doctor or nurse. The dose will depend on what type of infection you have, where it is in the body, and how serious it is. You should keep on taking the injection for as long as you are prescribed, 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 nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, taste change, or local redness and swelling at the site of injection. 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.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems or if you are allergic to any antibiotic. While using it, your doctor may advise some blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Biophenicol Injection

  • Treatment of Severe bacterial infections

Benefits of Biophenicol Injection

In Treatment of Severe bacterial infections

Biophenicol Injection works by killing bacteria which can cause serious infections. It is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as infections of the lungs (pneumonia) and urinary tract. It is given by a doctor or nurse into a vein and should not be self-administered. Biophenicol Injection usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Biophenicol Injection

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 Biophenicol

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Taste change
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Biophenicol Injection

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

How Biophenicol Injection works

Biophenicol Injection is an antibiotic which stops the growth of bacteria. It does so by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This does not directly kill the bacteria, but prevents them from increasing in numbers, and eventually clears up the infection.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Biophenicol Injection may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Biophenicol Injection 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Biophenicol 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
Biophenicol Injection may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biophenicol Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Biophenicol Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Biophenicol Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Biophenicol Injection?

If you miss a dose of Biophenicol Injection, consult your doctor.

All substitutes

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

Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Biophenicol 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.
  • The injection may be given into a muscle (intramuscularly) or into a vein (intravenously).
  • Your doctor may get blood tests done to check your blood cells before starting treatment and regularly thereafter.
  • Do not use Biophenicol Injection if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Amphenicols
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Chloramphenicol

Interaction with drugs

Taking Biophenicol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Life-threatening
Brand(s): Ansurose, Feryz, Swi FE
Life-threatening
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Serious
Brand(s): Shinosun
Serious

Patient concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
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Dermatology
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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
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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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FAQs

Q. How long does Biophenicol Injection takes to work?

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

Q. What if I don't get better after using Biophenicol Injection?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Biophenicol Injection when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Biophenicol Injection and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
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References

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Marketer details

Name: Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
Address: BIOCHEM PHARMA, LG 113 / A, Xth Central Mall, Mahavir Nagar, 90ft Road, Next to D Mart, Kandivali - West, Mumbai - 400067.
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: June, 2024

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