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Megapen Drop

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Megapen Drop is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the microorganisms to prevent their growth and further spread of the infection.

Megapen Drop is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Your doctor may ask for a few laboratory and diagnostic tests to know the effects of the medicine on your body.

Uses of Megapen Drop

Benefits of Megapen Drop

In Bacterial infections

Megapen Drop 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. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, 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 Megapen Drop

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

Common side effects of Megapen

  • Allergic reaction
  • Rash
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Megapen Drop

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. Megapen Drop may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Megapen Drop works

Megapen Drop 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Megapen Drop does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Megapen Drop 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Megapen Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Megapen Drop does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Megapen Drop should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Megapen Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Megapen Drop should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Megapen Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while taking this medicine.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Megapen Drop
₹2.08/ml of Drop
Ampilox 100 mg/50 mg Drop
Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
₹2.86/ml of Drop
37% costlier
Ampilox C 100 mg/50 mg Drop
Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
₹3.26/ml of Drop
57% costlier

Quick Tips

  • 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 Drop 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 Drop 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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Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. How long does Megapen Drop takes to work?

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

Q. Can I stop taking Megapen Drop when I feel better?

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

Q. What is Megapen Drop used for?

Megapen Drop is used to treat patients with bacterial infections. It is a semi-synthetic derivative of the drug penicillin. It is used to treat urinary tract and respiratory tract infections, meningitis, gonorrhea and infections of the stomach or intestine.

Q. Which medicines should be avoided while taking Megapen Drop?

Megapen Drop should be avoided with 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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