Macpod 50 Oral Suspension

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Macpod 50 Oral Suspension is an antibiotic medicine. It is commonly given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections targeting the ears, eyes, nose, throat, lungs, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary tract. It is also effective in treating typhoid fever in children and adolescents.

Give this medicine to your child an hour before or two hours after meals. If your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with food. Make sure to stick to the prescribed dose because it is given keeping in mind the type of infection, its severity, and the age and body weight of your child. In case your child gags and expels the medicine within 30 mins of intake, repeat the same dose but do not double dose if it's the time for the next dose.

Do not give this medicine to your child in case of cold and flu symptoms as this medicine is an antibiotic and doesn’t work on infections caused by viruses. Doctors prescribe this medicine for cough and cold only when they detect any underlying secondary bacterial infection.

Some of the minor and temporary side effects of this medicine include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, rash, and headache. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, if these effects persist or become bothersome for your child, call the doctor right away.

Narrate your child’s complete medical history to your child’s doctor, including any previous episodes of allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problem, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Macpod 50 Oral Suspension in children

Benefits of Macpod 50 Oral Suspension for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Macpod 50 Oral Suspension kills the infection-causing bacteria in your body. This medicine is used to treat many different types of infections such as those of the brain (meningitis), lungs (pneumonia), ear, abdomen, urinary tract, bones and joints, skin, 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 Macpod 50 Oral Suspension in children

Macpod 50 Oral Suspension does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Macpod

  • Abdominal pain
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How can I give Macpod 50 Oral Suspension to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Macpod 50 Oral Suspension is to be taken with food.

How Macpod Oral Suspension works

Macpod 50 Oral Suspension is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is essential for the survival of the bacteria. By doing so, this medicine stops the infection-causing bacteria from growing further and prevents the infection from spreading without making the bacteria resistant to further treatment.

Safety advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Macpod 50 Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Macpod 50 Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Usually, Macpod 50 Oral Suspension is considered safe to use in children with mild to moderate kidney disease. Dose modifications may be required in children with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Macpod 50 Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Macpod 50 Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Macpod 50 Oral Suspension to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for the next dose. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule and do not give the double dose to catch up.

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Quick tips

  • Your child must complete the entire course of antibiotics. Stopping too soon may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Give this medicine with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Conditions like common cold and flu are caused by viruses. Never use this medicine for such conditions.
  • Only give Macpod 50 Oral Suspension to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.
  • Stop this medicine and immediately report to your child’s doctor in case your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Broad Spectrum (Third & fourth generation cephalosporins)
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Cephalosporins: 3 generation

Interaction with drugs

Taking Macpod with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Magflux, Magasip
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
SERIOUS

Patient concerns

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just wanted to check cefoprox 100 and Macpod 100 are same medicine ?
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, yes these are you same compound. You can use either of the two.
can l take macpod dt100+levotiz plus together for cough nd cold
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
see any medicine should only be started after examination as vital.infection doesn't require antibiotics
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FAQs

Q. What if I give too much of Macpod 50 Oral Suspension by mistake?

An extra dose of Macpod 50 Oral Suspension is unlikely to do harm. However, if you think you have given too much of Macpod 50 Oral Suspension to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition.

Q. Are there any possible serious side effects of Macpod 50 Oral Suspension?

Some serious side effects of this medicine include persistent vomiting, kidney damage, allergy, diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections. Always consult your child’s doctor for help in such a situation.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Macpod 50 Oral Suspension?

Macpod 50 Oral Suspension can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Macpod 50 Oral Suspension. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Macpod 50 Oral Suspension?

Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.

Q. Which lab tests may my child undergo while taking Macpod 50 Oral Suspension on a long-term basis?

The doctor may prescribe getting kidney function tests and liver function tests periodically to keep a check on your child’s condition.

Q. The mucus coming out of my child’s nose is yellow-green. Is it a sign of a bacterial infection?

Yellow or green mucus in the nose does not mean that antibiotics are needed. During a common cold, it is normal for mucus to thicken up and change from clear to yellow or green. Symptoms often last for 7-10 days.

Q. My child is having a sore throat and ear infection. Can I give antibiotics?

No. More than 80% of sore throats and ear infections are caused by a virus and antibiotics are not given for viral infections. If your child has a sore throat, runny nose, a barky cough, pain, and discharge from the ear, it is most likely because of a virus. Consult your child’s doctor to seek guidance.

Q. Does a common cold caused by viruses always result in a secondary bacterial infection? When to start an antibiotic to prevent infection?

In most cases, bacterial infections do not follow viral infections. Using antibiotics to treat viral infections may instead lead to side effects without benefiting your child's health. Use antibiotics only after consulting with your child’s doctor.

Q. Can Macpod 50 Oral Suspension impact my child’s digestive system?

Children often have a sensitive stomach and develop a stomach upset while taking antibiotics. When antibiotics are given, the good bacteria in their gastrointestinal tract may take a hit too. Macpod 50 Oral Suspension may kill off the good bacteria along with the bad, increasing the risk of developing other infections. In case your child is having diarrhea while on Macpod 50 Oral Suspension, do not stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask about the next steps. In some cases, the doctor may alter the dose.

Q. Can Macpod 50 Oral Suspension lead to bacterial resistance in my child?

Yes, irregular treatment, repeated use, and misuse of Macpod 50 Oral Suspension can lead to resistance. Resistant bacteria are no longer killed by the antibiotics and may lead to reinfection.

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Country of origin: India

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