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Kaypen 125mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Kaypen 125mg Tablet is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, like, infections of the throat, ear, nasal sinuses, respiratory tract, skin and soft tissues. It is also used in the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis.

Kaypen 125mg Tablet is also used to prevent some infections such as Rheumatic fever and infection of the heart valves (bacterial endocarditis) in people with pre-existing heart disease. It is a penicillin-type of antibiotic, which mainly fights and stops the growth of the gram-positive type of bacteria. This tablet should be swallowed empty stomach with a glass of water. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor.

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 any penicillin-type of medicine. Rash, vomiting, allergic reactions, nausea 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 Kaypen Tablet

Side effects of Kaypen Tablet

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

How to use Kaypen 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. Kaypen 125mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Kaypen Tablet works

Kaypen 125mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Kaypen 125mg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Kaypen 125mg Tablet 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
Kaypen 125mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Kaypen 125mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Kaypen 125mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Kaypen 125mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Kaypen 125mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Kaypen 125mg Tablet 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.
  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Kaypen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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I am alreay consumed tablet novamox 500 (5 days ) wikoryl ( 3 days ) .after that doctor today suggest wikoryl tablet ( 3 nos daily ) for 3 days any side affect to use this tablet.currenty no fever today i am a rhumaric fever patient at the age of 8 i also used kaypen 250 tablet daily 2 nos for 10 years if any kidney problem in future to using this kaypen tablet.
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Internal Medicine
Tab Wikoryl if consumed for 3-4 days then it doesn't cause any sideffect
Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
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FAQs

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

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

Q. Can Kaypen cause allergic reaction?

Although it is rare but yes, Kaypen 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. How long does Kaypen takes to work?

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

Q. Can I stop taking Kaypen when my symptoms are relieved?

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

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

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.

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