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Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Entakon M Capsule

Entakon M Capsule side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Metallic taste
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Photosensitivity

How to use Entakon M Capsule

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. Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
Avoid Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Entakon M Capsule works

Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule is a combination of two antibiotics: Metronidazole and Tetracycline. Metronidazole kills bacteria and other infectious microorganisms by damaging the DNA. Tetracycline stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Entakon M Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Use of Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule is not harmful in short-term because milk levels are low. Prolonged or repeated use may cause staining of babies dental enamel or bone deposition of Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule may make you feel sleepy, dizzy, confused. You may have hallucinations, fits (convulsions) or temporary eyesight problems (such as blurred or double vision) affecting your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Entakon M 400 mg/333 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Entakon M

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Child Specialist
Hello, Cefixime is a third generation cephalosporin, an antibiotic used in specific bacterial infections. For fever you must use antipyretics like paracetamol to decrease the temperature. Antibiotic is only to be started if bacterial infection is suspected. Do visit a pediatrician for clinical examination of your child.
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FAQs

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Entakon M as soon you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. Can I stop taking Entakon M when I feel better?

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

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

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 drink milk while taking Entakon M?

No, you should avoid using milk and milk products while taking Entakon M. Consuming dairy products along with Entakon M can decrease its absorption from the stomach, which may lead to inadequate affect of this medicine.

Q. Why it is harmful to drink alcohol while using Entakon M?

Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Entakon M and for at least 3 days after completely stopping the medicine. Drinking alcohol can cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfuram reaction) with symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.

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References
  1. Metronidazole. New York, New York: Pfizer; 2010. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Availabel from:External Link
  2. Tetracycline. Whiddon Valley: Actavis UK Limited; 2001 [revised 10 Apr. 2017]. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Metronidazole. New York, New York: Pfizer; 2013. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Tetracycline. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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