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Chlorocin 500mg Capsule

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Chlorocin 500mg Capsule 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.

Chlorocin 500mg Capsule may be effective even when bacteria have developed resistance to other antibiotics. It should be taken on an empty stomach. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back.

Some people may develop side effects like vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, taste change. 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. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it may cause unpleasant side effects like nausea, vomiting, sweating, anxiety, and palpitations.

Uses of Chlorocin Capsule

Side effects of Chlorocin 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 Chlorocin

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Taste change

How to use Chlorocin Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Chlorocin 500mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Chlorocin Capsule works

Chlorocin 500mg Capsule 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 Chlorocin 500mg Capsule may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Chlorocin 500mg Capsule 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Chlorocin 500mg Capsule 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
Chlorocin 500mg Capsule 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
Chlorocin 500mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Chlorocin 500mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Chlorocin 500mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Chlorocin 500mg Capsule 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.
  • Your doctor may get blood tests done to check your blood cells before starting treatment and regularly thereafter.
  • Do not use Chlorocin 500mg Capsule 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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Chlorocin 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
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LIFE-THREATENING
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. How long does Chlorocin 500mg Capsule takes to work?

Usually, Chlorocin 500mg Capsule 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 Chlorocin 500mg Capsule?

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 Chlorocin 500mg Capsule when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Chlorocin 500mg Capsule 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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