Medicine Overview of Carox Tablet
Carox 150mg 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).
Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.
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. Carox 150mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Carox 150mg Tablet is a macrolide antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
In Depth Information on Carox Tablet
- Carox 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 Carox.
Carox Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Carox 150mg 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.
Carox 150mg 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.
Carox 150mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Carox 150mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Carox 150mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Carox 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Carox 150mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Carox 150mg 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 Carox Tablet
Q. Is Carox an antibiotic?
Carox is an antibiotic and belongs to the group of antibiotics known as macrolides. Carox prevents bacteria from growing, by interfering with their protein synthesis.
Q. Can I take Carox with food?
Carox is to be taken on an empty stomach at least 15 minutes before a meal. The Carox tablets should be taken with good amount of water.
Q. Does Carox treat streptococcal throat infection?
Carox is used to treat throat infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. It is also indicated for other upper respiratory tract infections like tonsillitis and sinusitis. If you think you are suffering from a streptococcal throat infection, please consult your doctor as it requires proper diagnosis before the start of antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Carox with codeine?
Carox can be taken with codeine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Carox treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Carox can treat lower urinary tract infections i.e. infections of the urinary bladder and urethra. However, please consult a doctor before taking any antibiotics for your condition as it is important to diagnose the infection before start of antibiotics.
Carox is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Carox contain penicillin?
Carox does not contain penicillin. Carox belongs to a group of antibiotics known as macrolides.
Q. Does Carox affect the contraceptive pill (birth control pills)?
Carox can decrease the level or effect of estradiol (a component of contraceptive pill) by affecting the normal bacteria in the gut and you may need to take an extra precaution. Please consult your doctor before taking Carox with the contraceptive pills.
Q. Does Carox make you drowsy?
Carox is not known to cause drowsiness. However, dizziness may occur when you have just started taking Carox. Hence, driving, operating machinery or other skillful activities should be avoided if you feel drowsy.
Q. Does Carox treat Chlamydia?
Carox is active against chlamydia species and is used for the treatment of infections caused by chlamydia. Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment if you have been diagnosed with chlamydial infection.
Q. Does Carox contain sulfur?
Carox does not contain sulfur. Please refer to the package insert for more information on the components.
Q. Can I take Carox with alcohol?
As with other medicines, it is not recommended to take Carox with alcohol, although there are no drug interactions reported. Please talk to your doctor before taking alcohol with any medicine.
Q. Can I take Carox with paracetamol?
Carox can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Carox with ibuprofen?
Carox can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Carox with pseudoephedrine?
Carox can be taken with pseudoephedrine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Carox safe during pregnancy?
The safety of Carox in pregnant women has not been established. Carox should be taken during pregnancy only if it is considered necessary to be used by your doctor.
Q. Is Carox a penicillin?
Carox is not a penicillin. Carox is a macrolide antibiotic.
Q. Is Carox same as erythromycin?
Carox and erythromycin are two different antibiotics which belong to the same group known as macrolides. However, they differ in the way they behave in the body. Carox, as compared to erythromycin, is more acid-stable and reaches better concentrations in blood and is active against more bacteria as compared to erythromycin. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Is Carox safe for breastfeeding?
Small amounts of Carox are excreted in the breast milk. Either breastfeeding or treatment of the mother should be discontinued as necessary. Please consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding and you are advised to take Carox.
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