Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup

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Your child’s medicine at a glance

Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup is an antibiotic that effectively treats a variety of bacterial infections of the eye, ear, nose, throat, tooth, lungs, brain, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and soft tissue in children. It may also be used to prevent malaria. Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup has also been found useful in aiding COVID-19 treatment.

Give Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup to your child orally, either 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Avoid giving milk and other dairy products to your child within a few hours of giving Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup. Also, prevent your child from lying down for at least 1 hour after taking this medicine to prevent irritation in the throat. Prefer giving it at about the same time each day as that will help you remember. The dose will depend on the severity and type of infection, body weight, and age of your child. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of intake, help the child calm down and repeat the same dose, but make sure to never double up the dose if it is time for the next dose.

Some children may develop minor and temporary side effects after taking this medicine. These include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth, abdominal pain, tooth discoloration, and skin rash. These side effects usually go away once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case they persist for long or start bothering your child, you must consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Your child’s doctor must be aware if your child has ever had any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This will guide the doctor in planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup in children

Benefits of Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup is an antibiotic medicine given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections. These may include infections of the eye (conjunctivitis), ear, nose (rhinosinusitis), throat (tonsillitis), tooth (periodontitis), lungs (pneumonia), brain (meningitis), infective diarrhea (cholera), genital tract infection, skin and soft tissue infection (acne, anthrax, actinomycosis, spotted fever, cellulitis, bite wound).

This medicine helps clear up the infection by stopping the microorganism from multiplying and growing. The infection will start showing improvement within 3 to 5 days of the regular dosing, but you must still finish the full course of the medicine. Stopping it abruptly may worsen your child’s condition or cause infection recurrence.

In Prevention of Malaria

In India, as per the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup may be used for the treatment as well as prevention of malaria. Children coming from other countries and visiting malaria-endemic regions of India are advised to start Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup a day or two before their visit and continue the same till 28 days after leaving the area. Children less than 8 years of age are advised to take alternative medicine as Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup is not safe in this age group.

Side effects of Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup in children

Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Sandox CP

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abdominal pain
  • Tooth discolouration
  • Skin rash

How can I give Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Dissolve the powder in sterile water. Shake well and use. Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup is to be taken with food.
Avoid Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Sandox CP Dry Syrup works

Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the bacteria from synthesizing proteins that are necessary for it to survive and perform important functions. By doing so, it stops the infection-causing bacteria from growing further and prevents the infection from spreading.

Safety advice

Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup is recommended.
However, talk to your child's doctor if your child has any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup to my child?

Do not panic. You can give the missed dose as soon as you remember unless your child’s doctor has advised otherwise. Remember not to double the dose to catch up with the missed one. In case of any confusion, do consult your child’s doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Maintain a sufficient time gap between meals and medicine intake as giving it before food poses a risk of stomach upset but giving it after food may reduce its absorption.
  • If your child develops diarrhea as a side effect, encourage them to drink plenty of water.
  • Give the medicine to your child while sitting or standing, to prevent any throat irritation. Do not let your child lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup.
  • Do not give any calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin, or antacid to your child within 2 hours of taking Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup as these can affect the absorption of the medicine.
  • Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup may make your child’s skin sensitive to sunlight. Avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight and make sure your child wears protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen whenever going out in the sun.
  • Your child must complete the entire course of antibiotics. Stopping too soon may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Discontinue Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup and inform the doctor immediately if your child develops a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or has difficulty in breathing.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Tetracyclines
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Tetracyclines

Interaction with drugs

Taking Sandox CP with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Tretoact, Acetroin, Psotretin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Bentoform, Strotas
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Antep, C Lep, Ametol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Milorgen
SERIOUS

Patient concerns

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FAQs

Q. My child is 6 years old. Is it safe to give Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup?

Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup is not safe to be given to children who are less than 8 years of age. It may interfere with the growth of teeth and bones due to its interaction with calcium and can result in tooth discoloration and bone deformities.

Q. Why should you not lie down after taking Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup?

If Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup comes in direct contact with the throat and food pipe, it may cause mucosal irritation or injury. Hence, the child should not lie down immediately after taking Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup and should remain upright for some time.

Q. Can I give Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup to my child who is suffering from diabetes mellitus type 1?

Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup may cause an increase in blood sugar levels. Therefore, it is not safe to give this medicine to children who have diabetes mellitus.

Q. What food items should my child avoid while taking Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup?

Avoid giving Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup with food items such as milk, butter, yogurt, and cheese as well as medicines containing minerals like iron, calcium, and zinc as these foods may hamper Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup’s absorption in the body.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup?

Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup?

Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.

Q. What should I tell the doctor before giving Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup to my child?

Inform the doctor if your child is suffering from raised pressure in the brain, seizures, photoallergy (allergy from sunlight), neuromuscular disorders, and liver dysfunction. The reason being, Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup may aggravate these conditions and result in complications.

Q. What if I give excess Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup by mistake?

Although an extra dose of Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup will not have any side effects, it may lead to an overdose and cause side effects. So, if you think you have given too much Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup to your child, immediately speak to a doctor.

Q. When should I call my child’s doctor right away?

Call your child’s doctor without a delay if your child develops sudden vision loss, severe headache, seizures, liver dysfunction (paleness, weakness, vomiting), hyperpigmentation, tooth discoloration, chest pain, oral thrush, and bloody diarrhea (superinfection).

Q. What should I do if my child shows no improvement even after taking Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup for the prescribed duration?

Ineffective treatment with Sandox CP 50mg Dry Syrup could mean that the medicine is not able to act against the infection-causing bacteria. In such a case, visit your child’s doctor who may prescribe some other antibiotic, that has a more specific action toward the infection-causing bacteria.

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Country of origin: India

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30 ml in 1 bottle
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