Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Chloromycetin Capsule

Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used to treat certain types of serious infections caused by bacteria when other antibiotics cannot be used.

Chloromycetin Capsule side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Taste change

How to use Chloromycetin Capsule

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. Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Chloromycetin Capsule works

Chloromycetin 500 mg 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.

Chloromycetin Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor may get blood tests done to check your blood cells before starting treatment and regularly thereafter.
  • Do not use Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Chloromycetin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Altimic, Actovis Plus, Mycovit-OD
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Ansurose
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vandol, Amidol, Tempsol
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Chloromycetin

Can I take fixime 200 antibiotic for cold and dry cough.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
u shouldn't take antibiotics without prescription, for simple cold n cough take syp corex-Dx 1 tsf tid, for cold DO STEAM INHALAION TWICE DAILY, WARM SALINE GARGLES, AVOID EXPOSURE TO COLD,TAKE REST tab levocet 1 tab bd for 5 days, take healthy diet to boost ur immunity comprising of proteins, vitamins particularly vit C, take plenty of fluids if not better in 3 days consult physician hope this helps, antibiotics are reserved only for bacterial infections , most cold like illnesses are viral so no need of antibiotics
Hello sir/ ma'am My child PATIENT from stomach infection and doctor suggested zifi-100 redimix. How it is work and any side effect of that zifi-100 redimix? What kind of taking care of my child and PATIENT 7 month old.?????
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Cefixime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.More common: Diarrhea loose or frequent stools Less common: Abdominal or stomach pain agitation black, tarry stools bleeding gums blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin blood in the urine or stools and many more rare side effects
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FAQs

Q. How long does Chloromycetin takes to work?
Usually, Chloromycetin 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 Chloromycetin?
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 Chloromycetin when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Chloromycetin and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 14th Feb 2018.
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