Medicine Overview of Luprex Tablet
Luprex Kid 50mg 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. Luprex Kid 50mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Luprex Kid 50mg 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 Luprex Tablet
- Luprex 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 Luprex.
Luprex Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Luprex Kid 50mg 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.
Luprex Kid 50mg 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.
Luprex Kid 50mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Luprex Kid 50mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Luprex Kid 50mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Luprex Kid 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Luprex Kid 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Luprex Kid 50mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Luprex Tablet
Q. Is Luprex an antibiotic?
Luprex is an antibiotic and belongs to the group of antibiotics known as macrolides. Luprex prevents bacteria from growing, by interfering with their protein synthesis.
Q. Can I take Luprex with food?
Luprex is to be taken on an empty stomach at least 15 minutes before a meal. The Luprex tablets should be taken with good amount of water.
Q. Does Luprex treat streptococcal throat infection?
Luprex is used to treat throat infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. It is also indicated for other upper respiratory tract infections like tonsillitis and sinusitis. If you think you are suffering from a streptococcal throat infection, please consult your doctor as it requires proper diagnosis before the start of antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Luprex with codeine?
Luprex can be taken with codeine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Luprex treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Luprex can treat lower urinary tract infections i.e. infections of the urinary bladder and urethra. However, please consult a doctor before taking any antibiotics for your condition as it is important to diagnose the infection before start of antibiotics.
Luprex is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Luprex contain penicillin?
Luprex does not contain penicillin. Luprex belongs to a group of antibiotics known as macrolides.
Q. Does Luprex affect the contraceptive pill (birth control pills)?
Luprex can decrease the level or effect of estradiol (a component of contraceptive pill) by affecting the normal bacteria in the gut and you may need to take an extra precaution. Please consult your doctor before taking Luprex with the contraceptive pills.
Q. Does Luprex make you drowsy?
Luprex is not known to cause drowsiness. However, dizziness may occur when you have just started taking Luprex. Hence, driving, operating machinery or other skillful activities should be avoided if you feel drowsy.
Q. Does Luprex treat Chlamydia?
Luprex is active against chlamydia species and is used for the treatment of infections caused by chlamydia. Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment if you have been diagnosed with chlamydial infection.
Q. Does Luprex contain sulfur?
Luprex does not contain sulfur. Please refer to the package insert for more information on the components.
Q. Can I take Luprex with alcohol?
As with other medicines, it is not recommended to take Luprex with alcohol, although there are no drug interactions reported. Please talk to your doctor before taking alcohol with any medicine.
Q. Can I take Luprex with paracetamol?
Luprex can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Luprex with ibuprofen?
Luprex can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Luprex with pseudoephedrine?
Luprex can be taken with pseudoephedrine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Luprex safe during pregnancy?
The safety of Luprex in pregnant women has not been established. Luprex should be taken during pregnancy only if it is considered necessary to be used by your doctor.
Q. Is Luprex a penicillin?
Luprex is not a penicillin. Luprex is a macrolide antibiotic.
Q. Is Luprex same as erythromycin?
Luprex and erythromycin are two different antibiotics which belong to the same group known as macrolides. However, they differ in the way they behave in the body. Luprex, as compared to erythromycin, is more acid-stable and reaches better concentrations in blood and is active against more bacteria as compared to erythromycin. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Is Luprex safe for breastfeeding?
Small amounts of Luprex are excreted in the breast milk. Either breastfeeding or treatment of the mother should be discontinued as necessary. Please consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding and you are advised to take Luprex.
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