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Clocilin 500mg Capsule

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Overview

Introduction

Clocilin 500mg Capsule is an antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections. It is effective in infections of the throat, ear, nasal sinuses, respiratory tract, and skin and soft tissue. It mainly fights and stops the growth of the gram-positive type of bacteria.

Clocilin 500mg Capsule should be taken on an empty stomach. For best results, it should be used 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. 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. The total duration of treatment and precise dosage will be decided by your doctor, depending on the type of infection that you have and how well you respond to the medication.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin or penicillin-type of medicine. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may be seen as side effects in some patients. These are temporary and usually resolve quickly. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects persist or if your condition worsens. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use during pregnancy if used under a doctor’s supervision.

Uses of Clocilin Capsule

Side effects of Clocilin Capsule

Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Clocilin Capsule

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

How Clocilin Capsule works

Clocilin 500mg Capsule is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Clocilin 500mg Capsule does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Clocilin 500mg Capsule 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
Clocilin 500mg Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Clocilin 500mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Clocilin 500mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clocilin 500mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Clocilin 500mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clocilin 500mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while taking this medicine.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Clocilin 500mg Capsule for the treatment of bacterial infections.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • 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.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can Clocilin cause allergic reaction?

Although it is rare but yes, Clocilin can cause allergic reaction and is harmful in patients with known allergy to penicillins. Get emergency medical help if you have any of the signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Q. Is it safe to use Clocilin for long term?

Clocilin should be used as long as prescribed by your doctor. Clocilin is usually considered to be safe when taken in the recommended dose and duration.

Q. How long does Clocilin takes to work?

Usually, Clocilin starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take around 2-3 days to make you feel better while taking Clocilin.

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

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 Clocilin when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Clocilin and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

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References
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