Medicine Overview of Eltocin Tablet
Eltocin DS 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).
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. Eltocin DS 500mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Eltocin DS 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
- Eltocin 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 Eltocin.
Eltocin Tablet related warnings
Taking Erthromycin with alcohol may cause minor drug interactions which may not be clinically relevant in all patients.
Eltocin DS 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.
Eltocin DS 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.
Eltocin DS 500mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Eltocin DS 500mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Eltocin DS 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.
Eltocin DS 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Eltocin DS 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine in liver disease patients can cause hearing loss.
If you miss a dose of Eltocin DS 500mg 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.
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Bacterial skin infections
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Frequently asked questions about Eltocin Tablet
Eltocin belongs to class of medications called macrolide antibiotics
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.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Eltocin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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