Medicine Overview of Megapen Capsule
Side Effects of Megapen are Allergic reaction, Rash, Stomach pain, Nausea, Diarrhoea.
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. Megapen 125mg/125mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.
Take it preferably half to one hour before food.
Megapen 125mg/125mg Capsule is a combination of two antibiotics: Ampicillin and Cloxacillin. These antibiotics work by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Together, they treat your infection effectively.
In Depth Information on Megapen Capsule
Megapen Capsule related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Megapen 125mg/125mg Capsule 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.
Megapen 125mg/125mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Megapen 125mg/125mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Megapen 125mg/125mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Megapen 125mg/125mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while taking this medicine.
Megapen 125mg/125mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Megapen 125mg/125mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while taking this medicine.
Frequently asked questions about Megapen Capsule
Q. What is Megapen used for?
Megapen is used to treat patients with bacterial infections. It is a semi-synthetic derivative of the drug penicillin and is used to treat urinary tract infections, pneumonia, respiratory tract infections, meningitis, or gonorrhea and infections of the stomach or intestine.
Q. Can I take ampicillin if I am allergic to penicillin?
If you have had an allergic reaction to one type of penicillin, you may get allergic to ampicillin or to some cephalosporins, but not necessarily. Make sure you tell your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin.
Q. How often should I take ampicillin 500 mg?
Your doctor may prescribe 250 mg to 500 mg of ampicillin for general bacterial infections for every six hours for up to 14 days. Be sure to take the entire amount in your prescription and follow proper doctor's advice.
Q. Which are the medicines which can interact with the Megapen?
It's usually recommended that you avoid taking Megapen at the same time as methotrexate, which is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and some forms of cancer. This is because combining the two medications can cause some serious side effects.
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