Spamox 500 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Spamox Capsule
Spamox 500 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
Spamox Capsule side effects
Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
How to use Spamox Capsule
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. Spamox 500 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Spamox Capsule works
Spamox 500 mg Capsule is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.
Spamox Capsule related warnings
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Spamox 500 mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Spamox 500 mg Capsule 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Spamox 500 mg Capsule 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Spamox 500 mg Capsule can have side effects and the symptoms (such as allergic reactions, dizziness and convulsions) may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Spamox 500 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Spamox 500 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Spamox 500 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Spamox 500 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine

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Expert Advice

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  • Spamox 500 mg Capsule is used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
  • Finish the prescribed course of Spamox 500 mg Capsule, 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. Taking probiotics along with Spamox 500 mg Capsule may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Stop taking Spamox 500 mg Capsule and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Spamox

Can I take fixime 200 antibiotic for cold and dry cough.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
u shouldn't take antibiotics without prescription, for simple cold n cough take syp corex-Dx 1 tsf tid, for cold DO STEAM INHALAION TWICE DAILY, WARM SALINE GARGLES, AVOID EXPOSURE TO COLD,TAKE REST tab levocet 1 tab bd for 5 days, take healthy diet to boost ur immunity comprising of proteins, vitamins particularly vit C, take plenty of fluids if not better in 3 days consult physician hope this helps, antibiotics are reserved only for bacterial infections , most cold like illnesses are viral so no need of antibiotics
Hello sir/ ma'am My child PATIENT from stomach infection and doctor suggested zifi-100 redimix. How it is work and any side effect of that zifi-100 redimix? What kind of taking care of my child and PATIENT 7 month old.?????
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Cefixime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.More common: Diarrhea loose or frequent stools Less common: Abdominal or stomach pain agitation black, tarry stools bleeding gums blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin blood in the urine or stools and many more rare side effects
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FAQs

Q. Does Spamox act against anaerobic bacteria?
Spamox is active against aerobic (both gram-positive and gram-negative) bacteria and anaerobic bacterial infections like clostridium sp.
Q. Does Spamox cause fungal (yeast) infections?
Spamox is a broad spectrum antibiotic. On long-term use, it may kill helpful bacteria in the body which keep the body’s fungal (yeast) population in check. So, this decrease in the number of helpful bacteria may lead to fungal (yeast) infections.
Q. Can I take Spamox for virus infections?
Spamox is only effective against bacterial infections, not viral infections. Consult a doctor before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Does Spamox cause constipation?
Spamox has not been reported to cause constipation. However, consult your doctor if you have constipation while taking Spamox as this could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Does Spamox cause headache?
Spamox has not been reported to cause a headache. However, consult your doctor if you have a headache while taking Spamox as this could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Can I take Spamox for fever?
Spamox can be used in the treatment of fever only if it is associated with an infection which can be treated with it. Talk to a doctor for the right diagnosis of your condition before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Spamox for boils?
Spamox is effective in the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections like boils. However, talk to a doctor for the right antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Spamox for a sore throat?
Spamox can be used in the treatment of sorethroat only if it is associated with an infection which can be treated with it. Talk to a doctor for the right diagnosis of your condition before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Spamox for bacterial vaginosis?
Spamox can be used in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. However, talk to a doctor before taking any antibiotics for your condition.
Q. Can I take Spamox for flu?
Spamox is not useful for the treatment of flu. Consult a doctor for knowing the right medicines for its treatment.
Q. Can I take Spamox for an ear infection?
Spamox can be used for the treatment of ear infection, however, talk to a doctor for the right antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Spamox for diverticulitis?
Spamox can be used in the treatment of diverticulitis, however, talk to a doctor for the right antibiotics for your condition.
Q. Is Spamox safe?
Spamox is safe to use if taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by a doctor.
Q. Is Spamox safe for heart patients?
Spamox is safe to use in heart patients if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. Always share your medical history with the doctor before taking any medicine.
Q. Is Spamox used for throat infections?
Spamox can be used for the treatment of throat infections. However, it should be used when the cause of infection is diagnosed by the doctor and Spamox is recommended for its treatment.
Q. Is Spamox a pain killer?
Spamox is not a pain killer. It is an antibiotic.
Q. Is Spamox a cephalosporin?
Spamox is not a cephalosporin. It is an antibiotic which belongs to a class of drugs known as penicillins.
Q. Is Spamox good for prostate infection?
Spamox can be used for treating prostate infections caused by bacteria against which it is active. Consult a doctor for the right diagnosis of your infection and use antibiotics which are recommended.
Q. Does Spamox treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Yes, Spamox can be used to treat urinary tract infection (UTI) if it is caused by the bacteria against which Spamox is active. Consult a doctor for the right diagnosis of your infection and use antibiotics which are recommended.
Q. Does Spamox can treat cough?
Spamox would be needed for the treatment of a cough only if it is associated with an infection. Talk to a doctor for the right diagnosis of your condition before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Does Spamox cause drowsiness?
No, Spamox has not been reported to cause drowsiness. In case you experience drowsiness while taking Spamox, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Spamox affect sperm?
No, Spamox has not been reported to affect sperm. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Spamox contain penicillin?
Spamox does not contain penicillin. However, it belongs to the same class of antibiotics.
Q. Does Spamox cause diarrhea?
Spamox can cause diarrhea as a common side effect. Please talk to your doctor in case you have this side effect as it could be due to the change in the normal bacteria of your gut and you may need to stop this medicine.
Q. Can I take Spamox with tramadol?
Spamox can be taken with tramadol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Spamox with metronidazole?
Spamox can be taken with metronidazole. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Spamox with a medicine for cold?
Please consult your doctor before taking Spamox with any medicine for cold as these medicines have many components and the interaction with each component can be different.
Q. Can I take Spamox with metformin?
Yes, Spamox can be taken with metformin. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Spamox with loratadine?
Yes, Spamox can be taken with loratadine. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Spamox with aspirin?
Spamox and aspirin increase levels of each other. Please consult your doctor before taking Spamox with aspirin at the same time.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
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