Medicine Overview of Odirox Tablet
Odirox 150 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is used in infections of tonsils, sinus, ear, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Side Effects of Odirox are Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.
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. Odirox 150 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Odirox 150 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.
In Depth Information on Odirox Tablet
- Odirox 150 mg Tablet will cure your infection and improve symptoms.
It may cause an upset stomach. If this happens to you, take it with food.
Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
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.
Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Odirox 150 mg Tablet.
Odirox Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Odirox 150 mg 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.
Odirox 150 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Odirox 150 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Odirox 150 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Odirox 150 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Odirox 150 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Odirox 150 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Odirox 150 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Odirox Tablet
Q. Is Odirox an antibiotic?
Odirox is an antibiotic and belongs to the group of antibiotics known as macrolides. Odirox prevents bacteria from growing, by interfering with their protein synthesis.
Q. Can I take Odirox with food?
Odirox is to be taken on an empty stomach at least 15 minutes before a meal. The Odirox tablets should be taken with good amount of water.
Q. Does Odirox treat streptococcal throat infection?
Odirox is used to treat throat infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. It is also indicated for other upper respiratory tract infections like tonsillitis and sinusitis. If you think you are suffering from a streptococcal throat infection, please consult your doctor as it requires proper diagnosis before the start of antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Odirox with codeine?
Odirox can be taken with codeine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Odirox treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Odirox can treat lower urinary tract infections i.e. infections of the urinary bladder and urethra. However, please consult a doctor before taking any antibiotics for your condition as it is important to diagnose the infection before start of antibiotics.
Odirox is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Odirox contain penicillin?
Odirox does not contain penicillin. Odirox belongs to a group of antibiotics known as macrolides.
Q. Does Odirox affect the contraceptive pill (birth control pills)?
Odirox can decrease the level or effect of estradiol (a component of contraceptive pill) by affecting the normal bacteria in the gut and you may need to take an extra precaution. Please consult your doctor before taking Odirox with the contraceptive pills.
Q. Does Odirox make you drowsy?
Odirox is not known to cause drowsiness. However, dizziness may occur when you have just started taking Odirox. Hence, driving, operating machinery or other skillful activities should be avoided if you feel drowsy.
Q. Does Odirox treat Chlamydia?
Odirox is active against chlamydia species and is used for the treatment of infections caused by chlamydia. Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment if you have been diagnosed with chlamydial infection.
Q. Does Odirox contain sulfur?
Odirox does not contain sulfur. Please refer to the package insert for more information on the components.
Q. Can I take Odirox with alcohol?
As with other medicines, it is not recommended to take Odirox with alcohol, although there are no drug interactions reported. Please talk to your doctor before taking alcohol with any medicine.
Q. Can I take Odirox with paracetamol?
Odirox can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Odirox with ibuprofen?
Odirox can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Odirox with pseudoephedrine?
Odirox can be taken with pseudoephedrine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Odirox safe during pregnancy?
The safety of Odirox in pregnant women has not been established. Odirox should be taken during pregnancy only if it is considered necessary to be used by your doctor.
Q. Is Odirox a penicillin?
Odirox is not a penicillin. Odirox is a macrolide antibiotic.
Q. Is Odirox same as erythromycin?
Odirox and erythromycin are two different antibiotics which belong to the same group known as macrolides. However, they differ in the way they behave in the body. Odirox, as compared to erythromycin, is more acid-stable and reaches better concentrations in blood and is active against more bacteria as compared to erythromycin. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Is Odirox safe for breastfeeding?
Small amounts of Odirox are excreted in the breast milk. Either breastfeeding or treatment of the mother should be discontinued as necessary. Please consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding and you are advised to take Odirox.
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