Information about Spiramycin

    Spiramycin uses

    Spiramycin is used in the treatment of toxoplasmosis during pregnancy and bacterial infections.

    How spiramycin works

    Spiramycin is a macrolide antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

    Common side effects of spiramycin

    Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy

    Available Medicine for Spiramycin

    Expert advice for Spiramycin

    • Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
    • Will not work for viral infections like cold and flu.
    • Nausea and diarrhoea are common side effects. Inform your doctor if they do not go away or if you see blood or mucus in stools.
    • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.

    Frequently asked questions for Spiramycin


    Q. What is spiramycin metronidazole, and for what disease it is used?
    It is a combination drug product which contains both spiramycin and metronidazole. It is used to treat dental abscess, cellulites of the jaw, inflammation of the gum tissue around molar teeth (pericoronitis), inflammation of the gum tissue (gingivitis), inflammation of the mouth and lips (stomatitis), inflammation of parotid glands (parotitis), inflammation of the submandibular salivary gland (submaxillaritis), and prevention of local, post-operation infectious complications following dental & oral surgery. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)