Q. Can I give Obicillin 125mg Syrup to my child repeatedly for a long time?
Giving your child Obicillin 125mg Syrup for a long term can cause fungal infection (oral thrush) in the mouth and severe gastrointestinal infections (superinfections). Therefore, do not alter the dose and duration on your own and give Obicillin 125mg Syrup to your child exactly as prescribed. Additionally, irregular treatment, repeated use, and misuse of Obicillin 125mg Syrup can make the bacteria resistant.
Q. Are there any possible serious side effects of Obicillin 125mg Syrup?
Although rare, Obicillin 125mg Syrup may cause some serious side effects such as skin rash, allergy, superinfection, bleeding problems, seizures, and blood cell abnormalities. If your child experiences any such symptoms, consult the doctor at the earliest.
Q. What other medicines should not be given along with Obicillin 125mg Syrup?
Avoid giving Obicillin 125mg Syrup along with medicines like aminoglycosides (such as amikacin, gentamicin, streptomycin) and anticoagulants or blood-thinners (such as warfarin). Before you start giving Obicillin 125mg Syrup to your child, let your child’s doctor know if your child is taking any of the above-mentioned medicines.
Q. Can I vaccinate my child while he is taking Obicillin 125mg Syrup?
Inform the doctor if your child is taking Obicillin 125mg Syrup at the time of vaccinations like BCG, cholera, and typhoid as Obicillin 125mg Syrup can neutralize the effect of these vaccines.
Q. The mucus coming out of my child’s nose is yellow-green. Is it a sign of a bacterial infection?
In the common cold, the mucus changes its color and thickens up with time, but this does not mean that your child needs antibiotics. Common cold symptoms often last for 7-10 days. In case they fail to clear up within this duration, reach out to your child’s doctor for guidance.
Q. Is Obicillin 125mg Syrup safe for children suffering from infectious mononucleosis?
No, do not give this medicine to your child in this case as a high percentage of children with infectious mononucleosis develop a skin rash (erythematous rash) while taking Obicillin 125mg Syrup.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.