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Megazolid 600 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Megazolid 600 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections. It is used to treat infections of lungs (Pneumonia), skin and soft tissues.

Megazolid 600 Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. You should take it regularly as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. If you stop taking this medicine too early then infection may return or worsen.

The most common side effects of Megazolid 600 Tablet include vomiting, headache, nausea, decreased blood cell counts and diarrhea. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your doctor know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Megazolid Tablet

  • Severe bacterial infections

Side effects of Megazolid Tablet

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 Megazolid

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Megazolid Tablet

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. Megazolid 600 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Megazolid 600 Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Megazolid Tablet works

Megazolid 600 Tablet is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Megazolid 600 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Megazolid 600 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Megazolid 600 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Megazolid 600 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Megazolid 600 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Megazolid 600 Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Megazolid 600 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Megazolid 600 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Megazolid 600 Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Megazolid 600 Tablet treats serious infections caused by certain types of bacteria.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Avoid taking excessive cheese, processed meats, alcohol, or soy sauce while taking this medication as these may cause an excessive rise in your blood pressure.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop fever, shortness of breath, or any changes in your vision.
  • Do not take it for more than 14 days without consulting your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Oxazolidinone derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Megazolid 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
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Megazolid cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Megazolid can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. What foods should I avoid while taking Megazolid?

You should avoid taking large quantities of food that contain high tyramine in it. Foods that are fermented, cured, aged or spoiled contain high amount of tyramine e.g cheese, red wine, pickle, over ripe fruits etc. Consuming tyramine while taking Megazolid can result in elevation of blood pressure, which may result in an emergency situation.

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