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Megapen Capsule

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Primary uses of Megapen Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Megapen Capsule

Uses of Megapen Capsule

Megapen Capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

Megapen Capsule side effects


Side Effects of Megapen are Allergic reaction, Rash, Stomach pain, Nausea, Diarrhoea.

How to use Megapen Capsule

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 Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.
Take it preferably half to one hour before food.

How Megapen Capsule works

Megapen 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

Expert advice for Megapen Capsule

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Megapen Capsule may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Stop taking Megapen Capsule and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
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Megapen Capsule related warnings

Special precautions for Megapen Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Megapen 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 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 Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Megapen Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Megapen Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while taking this medicine.
Megapen Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Megapen Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while taking this medicine.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Megapen

Can I take fixime 200 antibiotic for cold and dry cough.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
u shouldn't take antibiotics without prescription, for simple cold n cough take syp corex-Dx 1 tsf tid, for cold DO STEAM INHALAION TWICE DAILY, WARM SALINE GARGLES, AVOID EXPOSURE TO COLD,TAKE REST tab levocet 1 tab bd for 5 days, take healthy diet to boost ur immunity comprising of proteins, vitamins particularly vit C, take plenty of fluids if not better in 3 days consult physician hope this helps, antibiotics are reserved only for bacterial infections , most cold like illnesses are viral so no need of antibiotics
Hello sir/ ma'am My child PATIENT from stomach infection and doctor suggested zifi-100 redimix. How it is work and any side effect of that zifi-100 redimix? What kind of taking care of my child and PATIENT 7 month old.?????
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Cefixime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.More common: Diarrhea loose or frequent stools Less common: Abdominal or stomach pain agitation black, tarry stools bleeding gums blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin blood in the urine or stools and many more rare side effects

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Frequently asked questions about Megapen Capsule

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 and 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 if you are taking 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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