Information about Spiramycin

Spiramycin Uses

Spiramycin is used in the treatment of toxoplasmosis during pregnancy.

How Spiramycin works

Spiramycin is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.

Common side effects of Spiramycin

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Allergy
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Expert advice for Spiramycin

  • Your doctor has prescribed Spiramycin to lower the risk of transmission of toxoplasma infection to your unborn child.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It is safe to use in the first trimester of pregnancy.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for Spiramycin

Spiramycin

Q. Can the use of Spiramycin cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Spiramycin 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 you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. How long does Spiramycin takes to work?

Usually, Spiramycin starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

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

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 Spiramycin when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Spiramycin 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 Spiramycin cause infertility?

There is no firm evidence to suggest that the use of Spiramycin will cause infertility in males or females.

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