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Citamycin P Tablet

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

Introduction

Citamycin P Tablet 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.

Citamycin P Tablet is taken orally, preferably either one hour before or 2 hours after a meal. It is best absorbed when taken on an empty stomach. 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 vomiting, nausea, pain in the abdomen and diarrhea. 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 Citamycin P Tablet

Benefits of Citamycin P Tablet

In Bacterial infections

Citamycin P Tablet is an antibiotic medicine which can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the ear, nose, throat, lungs and skin. It stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection and clears the infection. Take it for as long as prescribed by the doctor and avoid skipping doses. This will make sure that all bacteria are killed and they do not become resistant.

Side effects of Citamycin P Tablet

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 Citamycin P

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Citamycin P Tablet

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. Citamycin P Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Citamycin P Tablet works

Citamycin P Tablet 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 Citamycin P Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Citamycin P Tablet 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
Citamycin P Tablet 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
Citamycin P Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Citamycin P Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Citamycin P Tablet 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
Citamycin P Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Citamycin P Tablet 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 Citamycin P Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Citamycin P 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Citamycin P Tablet 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.
  • Take it 1 hour before or two hours after food.
  • Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Citamycin P Tablet.
  • 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 Citamycin P Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Macrolides
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Citamycin P with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Alestol, Astelong, Astem
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Brand(s): Antep, C Lep, Ametol
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Brand(s): Norpace, Regubeat
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Brand(s): Qubast
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Patient Concerns

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I m having acolate p plus for cold.
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
Visit ent specialist near you for proper examination as.it can be viral or bacterial infection
Can we intake Moxikind CV 1 Mg with Zerodol-P in viral fever?
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
It is an antibiotic so usually used in infections . Though viral fever does not need antibiotics
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Citamycin P Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Citamycin P Tablet can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. How long does Citamycin P Tablet takes to work?

Usually, Citamycin P Tablet 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 Citamycin P Tablet?

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 Citamycin P Tablet when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. Can the use of Citamycin P Tablet cause infertility?

There is no firm evidence to suggest that the use of Citamycin P Tablet will cause infertility in males or females.

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