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Maxolid DS Dry Syrup

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Your child’s medicine at a glance

Maxolid DS Dry Syrup is an antibiotic medicine. It helps cure a wide range of serious infections caused by resistant bacteria. These may include infections affecting the skin, soft tissues, bones, brain, heart, urinary tract, lungs, and blood. It also aids in the treatment of resistant tubercular infections.

Give Maxolid DS Dry Syrup to your child orally, preferably at a fixed time, either before or after meals. In case your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with meals. Adhere to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor as that depends on the type and severity of the infection, your child’s age, and body weight. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of intake, repeat the same dose but do not double dose if it's time for the next dose.

Taking this medicine may sometimes cause minor and temporary side effects. These include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and low blood cell count. These side effects almost always subside within a few days. However, in case these side effects persist or bother your child, it would be best to consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Your child’s doctor should be aware of your child’s complete medical history, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, liver impairment, blood disorder, eye disorder, and kidney malfunction. Do tell the doctor if your child is taking any other medicine too. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Maxolid DS Dry Syrup in children

Benefits of Maxolid DS Dry Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Resistant Tuberculosis (TB)

In multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis, the causative bacteria produce an enzyme that makes the antibiotics ineffective. As a result, the bacteria become resistant to the antibiotic being used for treatment. Maxolid DS Dry Syrup is effective in treating MDR tuberculosis and Extensively Drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). Maxolid DS Dry Syrup is not the first medicine that the doctor gives to treat tuberculosis. It is given only if the child suffers from resistant-tubercular infection.

In Treatment of Severe bacterial infections

Maxolid DS Dry Syrup works by killing bacteria which can cause serious infections. It is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as infections of lungs (pneumonia), skin, and soft tissues. This medicine usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Maxolid DS Dry Syrup in children

Maxolid DS Dry Syrup 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 Maxolid

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Diarrhea

How can I give Maxolid DS Dry Syrup 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. Maxolid DS Dry Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Maxolid DS Dry Syrup with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Maxolid Oral Suspension works

Maxolid DS Dry Syrup is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety advice

Maxolid DS Dry Syrup is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Maxolid DS Dry Syrup is recommended.
However, Maxolid DS Dry Syrup must be used with caution in children with severe kidney disease. Dose modification may be required in severe kidney disease.
Maxolid DS Dry Syrup is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Maxolid DS Dry Syrup is recommended.
However, Maxolid DS Dry Syrup should be used with caution in children with severe liver disease as it can be a potential threat to liver functions although not very common.

What if I forget to give Maxolid DS Dry Syrup to my child?

There is no need to panic. You can give the medicine as soon as you remember unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child. In case of any confusion, do consult your doctor, do not double the 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.
  • Your child must drink plenty of water if he/she develops diarrhea as a side effect.
  • Discontinue Maxolid DS Dry Syrup and inform the doctor immediately if your child develops a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or difficulty in breathing.
  • Only give Maxolid DS Dry Syrup to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Oxazolidinone derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class

Interaction with drugs

Taking Maxolid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Triptam, Tryptomec, Amsha
Brand(s): Oxcap, A Pine, Axa
Brand(s): Vocita, Celexa, Citlop
Brand(s): Imi-CI

Patient concerns

How to overcome side effects of maxolid tablets
Dr. Atula Gupta
Physicians would answer that better
My daughter is given tb medicine even though she is not infected taking these medicine will cause tb???
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Hello, TB medicines are given only when there is indication of tuberculosis. They are for treating tuberculosis.

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Q. What if I give an excess of Maxolid DS Dry Syrup by mistake?

Overdose may cause unwanted side effects such as low blood count, nerve damage, or loss of vision. It may even cause a life-threatening complication called lactic acidosis which shows symptoms of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and generalized weakness. Rush to your child’s doctor on an immediate basis if you notice any of these symptoms.

Q. My child is suffering from depression and is on antidepressant therapy. Is it safe to give Maxolid DS Dry Syrup along with these medicines?

No, it is not safe as it can lead to life-threatening syndrome known as serotonin syndrome which can be manifested as hypertension, increased heart rate, shaking of the body, seizures, and increased body temperature. Call your child’s doctor right away if these symptoms appear.

Q. What should I do if my child shows no improvement even after taking Maxolid DS Dry Syrup for the prescribed duration?

Ineffective treatment with Maxolid DS Dry Syrup could mean that the medicine is not able to act against the infection-causing bacteria. In such a case, visit your child’s doctor who may change the medicine and prescribe an antibiotic which has a stronger impact on the infection-causing bacteria. Since some of these antibiotics are given as intravenous injections, you may have to visit the doctor to give this medicine to your child.

Q. Can Maxolid DS Dry Syrup be given for a long duration?

Prolonged use of Maxolid DS Dry Syrup may result in fungal or bacterial superinfection, including <br>serious gastrointestinal infections due to inhibition of good bacteria of the gut. You must reach out to the doctor soon.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Maxolid DS Dry Syrup?

Maxolid DS Dry Syrup can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Maxolid DS Dry Syrup. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. What lab tests that are required for monitoring while my child is taking Maxolid DS Dry Syrup?

For children receiving Maxolid DS Dry Syrup for a longer duration, the doctor may ask for complete blood count, basic metabolic panel, liver function test, and routine eye and nerve function assessments.

Q. In which disease conditions should I avoid giving Maxolid DS Dry Syrup to my child?

Avoid giving Maxolid DS Dry Syrup if your child is suffering from conditions like diabetes mellitus (risk of low glucose), hypertension, hyperthyroidism, and seizure disorder. To ensure that this medicine is not given in such conditions, tell your child’s complete medical history to the doctor before giving Maxolid DS Dry Syrup to your child.

Q. What food items should my child avoid while taking Maxolid DS Dry Syrup?

Avoid giving tyramine-containing foods like old cheese, red meat, fava or broad bean pods, soy sauce, and other soybean condiments while your child is taking Maxolid DS Dry Syrup. Always recheck the freshness of food before giving it to your child as it is an important concern.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Maxolid DS Dry Syrup?

It is advised not to get your child vaccinated while they are on treatment with Maxolid DS Dry Syrup. Let your child recover from the ongoing illness and finish the course of the medicine As soon as a child is feeling better, even if he or she is on antibiotics, the vaccine can and should be given.

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