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Macromycin Tablet


Overview

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

Side effects of Macromycin Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Allergy

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Abdominal pain
    In most cases, this is mild enough to be treated at home. Try to rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. Having a warm bath or shower can help you relax and relieve the pain. Drink plenty of clear fluids such as water and reduce your intake of coffee, tea, lemon juice or soda. Avoid alcohol and smoking as these can aggravate the pain. Eating slowly and having smaller and more frequent meals can also help. If the pain is severe, speak to your doctor. They may be able to guide you better.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

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.
Breastfeeding
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.

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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I am in third trimester of my pregnancy can I take daily iron tablet .
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Yes it is usually recommended to take iron tablets during pregnancy.
Hii sir i am pregnant .now going 6th month .my doctor give me a Gemacal tablet. So our app tell the info about gemcal tablet is not sutable for pregnant women so please tell me this tablet is taken good or not for me. I am waiting for your replay
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
Dear PATIENT tablet should be taken with utmost precautions during pregnancy, Please ask your gynaecologist for the same.
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Macromycin cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Macromycin 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 takes to work?

Usually, Macromycin 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?

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 when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Macromycin 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 cause infertility?

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

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