Medicine Overview of Derox Tablet
Derox 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. Derox 150mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Derox 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 Derox Tablet
- Derox 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 Derox.
Derox Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Derox 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.
Derox 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.
Derox 150mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Derox 150mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Derox 150mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Derox 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Derox 150mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Derox 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 Derox Tablet
Q. Is Derox an antibiotic?
Derox is an antibiotic and belongs to the group of antibiotics known as macrolides. Derox prevents bacteria from growing, by interfering with their protein synthesis.
Q. Can I take Derox with food?
Derox is to be taken on an empty stomach at least 15 minutes before a meal. The Derox tablets should be taken with good amount of water.
Q. Does Derox treat streptococcal throat infection?
Derox 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 Derox with codeine?
Derox 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 Derox treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Derox 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.
Derox is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Derox contain penicillin?
Derox does not contain penicillin. Derox belongs to a group of antibiotics known as macrolides.
Q. Does Derox affect the contraceptive pill (birth control pills)?
Derox 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 Derox with the contraceptive pills.
Q. Does Derox make you drowsy?
Derox is not known to cause drowsiness. However, dizziness may occur when you have just started taking Derox. Hence, driving, operating machinery or other skillful activities should be avoided if you feel drowsy.
Q. Does Derox treat Chlamydia?
Derox 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 Derox contain sulfur?
Derox does not contain sulfur. Please refer to the package insert for more information on the components.
Q. Can I take Derox with alcohol?
As with other medicines, it is not recommended to take Derox with alcohol, although there are no drug interactions reported. Please talk to your doctor before taking alcohol with any medicine.
Q. Can I take Derox with paracetamol?
Derox 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 Derox with ibuprofen?
Derox 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 Derox with pseudoephedrine?
Derox 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 Derox safe during pregnancy?
The safety of Derox in pregnant women has not been established. Derox should be taken during pregnancy only if it is considered necessary to be used by your doctor.
Q. Is Derox a penicillin?
Derox is not a penicillin. Derox is a macrolide antibiotic.
Q. Is Derox same as erythromycin?
Derox 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. Derox, 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 Derox safe for breastfeeding?
Small amounts of Derox 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 Derox.
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