Eltocin 500mg Tablet

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Composition for Eltocin 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Eltocin Tablet

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Uses of Eltocin Tablet

Eltocin 500mg 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).
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Side effects of Eltocin Tablet

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.

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How to use Eltocin 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. It is better to take Eltocin 500mg Tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Eltocin Tablet works

Eltocin 500mg 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 Eltocin Tablet

Expert advice for Eltocin Tablet

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Eltocin immediately and consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with liver problems.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Eltocin 500mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Erthromycin with alcohol may cause minor drug interac
tions which may not be clinically relevant in all patients.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Eltocin 500mg 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Eltocin 500mg 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.

There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Eltocin 500mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Eltocin 500mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Eltocin 500mg 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.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Serenace 5mg Injection 1ml, Paliris 3mg Tablet, Arkazid 2mg Tablet, Halocer 10mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Erythromycin, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Eltocin 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Erythromycin

Eltocin belongs to class of medications called macrolide antibiotics
Q. Is it penicillin?
Erythromycin is not penicillin
Eltocin does not contain sulfa
Eltocin can be used to treat sinus infection, pink eye, strep throat, UTI, bladder infection, tooth infection, ear infection, chest infection or tonsillitis. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Is erythromycin and azithromycin the same?
Erythromycin and azithromycin belongs to same class of drugs, however they differ in their some of the indications
Eltocin is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Eltocin is not an over the counter drug. It is a prescription drug
Q. Can I take erythromycin with paracetamol, ibuprofen, methotrexate or vitamins?
Interaction is not observed, when erythromycin is taken with paracetamol, ibuprofen and vitamins however do consult your doctor before use. Drug interaction may occur when methotrexate is taken with erythromycin
Eltocin may cause gas, weight gain and drowsiness.
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