Q. How to take Altax O CL?
Take this medication by mouth, with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. If you are consuming chewable tablets, chew thoroughly and then swallow. Complete the full course of this medicine, even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
Q. Is the use of Altax O CL contraindicated in patients with impaired renal function?
Altax O CL should be used with particular care in patients with severely impaired renal function. Dose modification is advised for patients with moderate or severe renal impairment.
Q. What are the precautions that need to be taken while taking Altax O CL?
The dose of Altax O CL should be adjusted in patients with impairment of kidneys and for those who have gastrointestinal disease or colitis.
Q. What are the serious side effects associated with the use of Altax O CL?
The use of Altax O CL can also lead to serious side effects like severe stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, unusual tiredness, new signs of infection (e.g., persistent sore throat, fever), yellowing of eyes/skin, dark urine, easy bruising/bleeding, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine) and mental/mood changes (such as confusion).
Q. What all should I tell my doctor before starting the course of this medicine?
Please inform your doctor if you are pregnant or trying for a baby or breastfeeding before you start taking this medicine. Let your doctor know if you are using any other medicine.
Q. Can the use of Altax O CL cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Altax O CL 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 Altax O CL takes to work?
Usually, Altax O CL 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 Altax O CL?
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 Altax O CL when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Altax O CL and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Altax O CL?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.