Pentas 200 Tablet

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Introduction

Pentas 200 Tablet is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is effective in infections of the throat, ear, nasal sinuses, respiratory tract, skin and soft tissue, and sexually transmitted diseases like Syphilis.

Pentas 200 Tablet is also used to prevent some infections such as Rheumatic fever and infection of the heart valves (bacterial endocarditis) in people with pre-existing heart disease. It is a penicillin-type of antibiotic, which mainly fights and stops the growth of the gram-positive type of bacteria. This tablet may be swallowed with or without food, but it should be used regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor.

Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening. The total duration of treatment and precise dosage will be decided by your doctor, depending on the type of infection that you have and how well you respond to the medication.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin or any penicillin-type of medicine. Rash, vomiting, allergic reactions, nausea, and diarrhea may be seen as side effects in some patients. These are temporary and usually resolve quickly. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects persist or if your condition worsens. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use during pregnancy if used under a doctor’s supervision.

Uses of Pentas Tablet

Benefits of Pentas Tablet

In Bacterial infections

Pentas 200 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine which can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. It works by stopping the growth of the bacteria causing the infection. It usually makes you feel better quite quickly. You must continue the treatment as prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

In Syphilis

Syphilis is a bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact. The disease starts as a painless sore particularly on your genitals, rectum or mouth. If diagnosed in early stages, syphilis can be treated with the use of Pentas 200 Tablet, which is an antibiotic that kills the infection causing bacteria and also stops progression of the disease. Follow the doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

In Prevention of Rheumatic fever

Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease caused by the bacteria streptococcus, that results usually die to inadequately treated throat infections or scarlet fever caused by the same microorganisms. Pentas 200 Tablet effectively relieves symptoms, controls inflammation and also prevents the disease from returning. If you are allergic to penicillin, tell your doctor before taking it, so you may be treated with some other alternate medicine. If you are using it for the first time, let your doctor know if you notice any signs of allergy such as rash, swelling or any other bothersome side effect.

Side effects of Pentas 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 Pentas

  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Pentas 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. Pentas 200 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pentas Tablet works

Pentas 200 Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Pentas 200 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pentas 200 Tablet 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
Pentas 200 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Pentas 200 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pentas 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pentas 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Pentas 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pentas 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Pentas Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Pentas 200 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Pentas 200 Tablet for the treatment of 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 but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Penicillins
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Cell wall active agent - Narrow spectrum Penicillin

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Pentas with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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My child verry high cough and fever in cold sesion try to much doctor but result is no . It's will be countiue cough and fever it's good to be only antiboitic
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Antibiotics are required if bacterial infections. Consult child specialist
ASO Titre is bit higher than normal. Shall I have to be worried for that much
Dr. Priyanka Shekhar
General Practitioner
ASO titer determination can help distinguish beta-hemolytic Group A Streptococcal rheumatic fever from acute rheumatic diseases.Get done rheumatoid factor test
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FAQs

Q. What should I discuss with my doctor before receiving Pentas 200 Tablet?

Before taking Pentas 200 Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Pentas 200 Tablet or any similar medicine. Inform the doctor if you have any type of allergy, asthma or breathing problems, heart disease or kidney disease. Let your doctor know about all the medicines that you may be taking as they may affect or be affected by Pentas 200 Tablet. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also seek their doctor’s advice before taking Pentas 200 Tablet.

Q. I feel better now. Can I stop taking Pentas 200 Tablet?

No. Make sure to receive all doses your doctor has prescribed, even if you feel better. This is because your symptoms may have improved but chances are that the infection is still present in your body. Skipping doses can increase the risk of developing an infection that is resistant to medication. So, continue taking Pentas 200 Tablet as prescribed. After you have finished all the doses, your doctor may advise you on some tests to make sure your infection has completely cleared up.

Q. Does Pentas 200 Tablet treat the flu?

No. Pentas 200 Tablet does not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.

Q. Can Pentas 200 Tablet cause an allergic reaction?

Yes. Pentas 200 Tablet may cause an allergic reaction, although it is rare. Get emergency medical help if you have any of the signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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References

  1. Petri WA Jr. Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Other β -Lactam Antibiotics. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1482-86.
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