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Macromycin Tablet

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Product introduction

Macromycin Tablet is an antibiotic used to treat a parasitic infection known as Toxoplasmosis in pregnant women. It helps to lower the risk of transmission of toxoplasma infection from the mother to the unborn child. Rarely, it may also be used to treat some other infections.

Macromycin Tablet should be taken orally on an empty stomach. 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.

Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea. These are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects do not resolve or persist for a longer duration.

Regular monitoring of liver function tests (LFT’s) may be required while using this medicine. This medicine is safe to use during pregnancy. However, it will not affect the severity of the disease if the unborn child has already been infected. Inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy before taking this medicine.

Uses of Macromycin Tablet

Benefits of Macromycin Tablet

In Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy

Toxoplasmosis or Toxoplasma infection is an infection that can cause complications such as miscarriage, stillbriths and damage to baby’s brain and other organs articularly the eyes, at birth or early childhood or even as adults. Macromycin Tablet helps in preventing this infection in the unborn baby from their mother, and also decreases the progression as well as worsening of the symptoms, such as eye disorders, in already infected babies. Earlier diagnosis of the infection can help in preventing it efficiently during pregnancy. Take it as prescribed to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Macromycin Tablet

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

Serve side effects of Macromycin

  • Mixed hepatitis

How to use Macromycin 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. Macromycin Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Macromycin Tablet works

Macromycin Tablet 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 Macromycin Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Macromycin 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Macromycin Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Macromycin Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Macromycin Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Macromycin Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Macromycin Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Macromycin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Macromycin 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.

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Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Macromycin Tablet to lower the risk of transmission of toxoplasma infection to your unborn child.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It is safe to use in the first trimester of pregnancy.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Macrolides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Macrolides

Interaction with drugs

Taking Macromycin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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What is the GTT? WHEN gtt needs to ptient?
Shikha Mishra
Dietetics/Nutrition
It's sugar test during pregnancy
What are all the medicine and injection to be taken during the pregnancy? when the rubela injection to be taken
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Iron calcium supplements and TT inj should be taken during pregnancy. Rubella inj should not be taken during pregnancy
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Macromycin Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Macromycin Tablet 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. How long does Macromycin Tablet takes to work?

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

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

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 stop taking Macromycin Tablet when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. Can the use of Macromycin Tablet cause infertility?

There is no firm evidence to suggest that the use of Macromycin Tablet will cause infertility in males or females.

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References

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Country of origin: India

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