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Q-Pas Granules

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Overview

Introduction

Q-Pas Granules is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is used to treat tuberculosis that is resistant to other medicines. It is generally used in combination with other medicines, as part of a regimen.

Q-Pas Granules works by stopping the growth of the infection causing bacteria. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time each day. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back.

The most common side effects of this medicine include allergic reactions, skin rash, vomiting, and nausea. Seek emergency medical help if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty breathing.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics (especially sulpha medicines) or have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine. Your doctor may get regular blood and urine tests while undergoing treatment with this medicine.

Uses of Q-Pas Granules

Side effects of Q-Pas Granules

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 Q-Pas

  • Allergic reaction
  • Skin rash
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

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 Allergic reaction
    Avoid touching other areas of your body, especially your face. Wash the affected area with water. Put a cold compress such as an ice pack or wet washcloth on the itchy area in case of a mild reaction. Using moisturizing creams may also bring relief. Speak to your doctor if the itchiness or rash gets worse or does not go away. Get medical help right away if you see signs of severe allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, swelling of face or throat, sudden weakness with dizziness and restlessness.
  • Coping with Skin rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
  • 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 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.

How to use Q-Pas Granules

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Empty the granules in a glass of water/milk, stir it and consume immediately. Q-Pas Granules may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Q-Pas Granules works

Q-Pas Granules is an antibiotic. It stops the bacteria from producing folic acid, a nutrient required for bacterial multiplication.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Q-Pas Granules does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Q-Pas Granules 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
UNSAFE
Q-Pas Granules is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Q-Pas Granules alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Q-Pas Granules in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Q-Pas Granules in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Q-Pas Granules?

If you miss a dose of Q-Pas Granules, 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Q-Pas Granules is used for the treatment of tuberculosis that is resistant to other drugs.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Take it with an acidic liquid such as fruit juices.
  • Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may occur as a side effect. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if you find blood in your stools.
  • Inform your doctor  if you have severe liver disease or if you are allergic to aspirin.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Amiosalicylic Acid derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Q-Pas with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol, Cgtrom
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Empurine
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Boils skin with pas please consult and treatment
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Mupi ointment twice a day
navel pas out last two days please consult me
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
I did not get your query sir
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FAQs

Q. What if I don't get better after using Q-Pas?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Q-Pas when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. Can the use of Q-Pas cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Q-Pas 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 diarrhea gets severe, talk to your doctor about it.

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References

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