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Limacid 150mg Injection

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Introduction

Limacid 150mg Injection is an antibiotic medicine that fights bacteria and is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It is effective in infections of the lungs (eg. pneumonia), stomach, skin & soft tissues, bones & joints, blood, and heart.

Limacid 150mg Injection works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This helps to improve your symptoms and cure the underlying infection. It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you. You should use this medicine 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 most common side effects of this medicine include pseudomembranous colitis, diarrhea, abdominal pain, maculopapular rash, thrombophlebitis, and abnormal liver function test. Some people may develop temporary redness or pain at the site of injection; these are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or do not go away.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems, if you have any problems with your bowels (intestines) or if you have ever had bloody diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Limacid Injection

Benefits of Limacid Injection

In Bacterial infections

Limacid 150mg Injection is a versatile antibiotic medicine that works by stopping the growth of bacteria in your body. It is injected by a doctor or a nurse either into a vein or a muscle. This medicine is used to treat many different types of infections such as those of lungs (pneumonia), stomach, skin & soft tissues, bones & joints, blood, and heart.

This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.

Side effects of Limacid Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Limacid

  • Pseudomembranous colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Maculopapular rash
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Abnormal liver function tests

How to use Limacid Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Limacid Injection works

Limacid 150mg Injection is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Limacid 150mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Limacid 150mg Injection 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
Limacid 150mg Injection 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.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Limacid 150mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Limacid 150mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Limacid 150mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Limacid 150mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Limacid 150mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Limacid Injection?

If you miss a dose of Limacid 150mg Injection, 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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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Limacid 150mg Injection to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • It is given as an injection into muscles or directly into veins under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to 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 does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Stop taking Limacid 150mg Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Lincomycin
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Lincosamides

Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
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Dermatology
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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. How long does Limacid 150mg Injection take to work?

Usually, Limacid 150mg Injection starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Is Limacid 150mg Injection effective?

Limacid 150mg Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Limacid 150mg Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. How is Limacid 150mg Injection administered?

Limacid 150mg Injection is administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor and should not be self administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Limacid 150mg Injection.

Q. Can the use of Limacid 150mg Injection cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Limacid 150mg Injection can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Is Limacid 150mg Injection safe?

Limacid 150mg Injection is generally safe to use. However, you should take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may cause some side effects that are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Your doctor will tell you ways to cope up with them.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Limacid 150mg Injection?

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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Country of Origin: India

MRP
70
Inclusive of all taxes
2 ml in 1 vial
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