Megapen Kid Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Megapen Kid Tablet

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Uses of Ampicillin

Ampicillin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Ampicillin

Common

Rash.

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How to use Ampicillin

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. It is better to take Megapen Kid Tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Megapen Kid Tablet works

Ampicillin is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.
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Uses of Cloxacillin

Cloxacillin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Cloxacillin

Common

Nausea, Allergic reaction, Vomiting, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Cloxacillin

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. It is better to take Megapen Kid Tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Megapen Kid Tablet works

Cloxacillin is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

In Depth Information on Megapen Kid Tablet

Expert advice for Ampicillin

  • Do not take ampicillin with food or milk.
  • Do not start or continue the ampicillin suspension/capsule and consult your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to ampicillin, penicillin, cephalosporin, any other antibiotic of this class or any other ingredient of suspension/capsule.
  • Do not start or continue the ampicillin suspension/capsule and consult your doctor if you suffer from liver problems ar diabetes.

Expert advice for Cloxacillin

  • It should not be taken by patients who are allergic to cloxacillin or any of the other penicillins or cephalosporin.
  • Cloxacillin may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. Use a second method of birth control while taking cloxacillin to protect against pregnancy.
  • Consult your doctor before taking cloxacillin, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you are on long-term treatment with cloxacillin, your kidney and liver function, and your blood cell count may have to be done regularly.
Warnings
Special precautions for Megapen Kid Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Megapen Kid Tablet 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.
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Lactation
Megapen Kid Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Megapen Kid Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Megapen Kid Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Megapen Kid Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Megapen
Kid Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Megapen Kid Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Ampicillin

Q. Is ampicillin and amoxicillin the same?
Ampicillin and amoxicillin belongs to the same group of penicillin antibiotics, but differ slightly in their uses
Q. Is Ampicillin light-sensitive?
Yes, Ampicillin is light sensitive it should be kept away from sunlight
Q. Does Ampicillin cover anaerobes, listeria?
Ampicillin is used for infections caused by anaerobes and listeria. It is not typically used to treat chlamydia
Q. Is Ampicillin/Megapen a prodrug?
No, Ampicillin is not a prodrug
Q. Is Ampicillin a cephalosporin?
Ampicillin is not a cephalosporin
Q. Can I take Ampicillin for strep throat, tooth infection, sore throat, chlamydial and bacterial vaginitis?
Ampicillin can be used to treat strep throat, tooth infection, sore throat, bacterial vaginitis
Q. Can I take Ampicillin with Advil (ibuprofen), Tylenol (paracetamol) and Benadryl?
Ampicillin can be taken with paracetamol and Benadryl. Ampicillin when taken with ibuprofen may increase the effects of either drug.
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Frequently asked questions for Cloxacillin

Q. Is cloxacillin a penicillin/antibiotic?
Cloxacillin belongs to a class of medication called penicillin antibiotics. It does not contain penicillin but is structurally similar to it. It is is used to treat bacterial infections in the body affecting the ear, nose, throat, lungs (pneumonia), skin and skin structure infections, urinary bladder infection (cystitis), infection of the valves of the heart, bone infections, especially those caused by the resistant staphylococcus bacteria
Q. What does it treat?
It is also used to treat leprosy and lepra-reaction seen in leprosy, and to prevent infection during surgery
Q. Is cloxacillin the same as amoxicillin?
Cloxacillin is not the same as amoxicillin, but they belong to the same class of medication called penicillin antibiotics
Q. Is Cloxacillin used for treating tonsillitis/ boils/acne/chlamydia/streptococcus infections?
Cloxacillin is not commonly used to treat tonsillitis/boils/acne/chlamydia. It may be used to treat streptococcus infections but is more commonly used for staphylococcus infections
Q. Does Cloxacillin cause weight gain or sleepiness?
These are no studies showing any relation between weight gain, sleepiness and Cloxacillin use
Q. Does it affect menstruation?
It is not known to affect menstruation
Q. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen)/ Tylenol (paracetamol) with Cloxacillin?
There are no known interactions between Cloxacillin and Advil (ibuprofen)/ Tylenol (paracetamol). But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together
Q. Is Cloxacillin safe for G6PD?
Yes, Cloxacillin can be safely used in patients who have deficiency of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)
Q. Does Cloxacillin expire?
Cloxacillin has an expiry date, beyond which it should not be consumed. Please refer to the pack or package insert for the expiry date.
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