Almox 500mg capsule is a penicillin type of antibiotic which is used for treating wide variety of bacterial infections of acute otitis media, sinusitis, lung infections, cystitis, gonorrhoea, dental abscess, typhoid, tonsilitis, endocarditis (where the inner walls of heart get swollen), pyelonephritis. It is also effective in treating pneumonia and peptic ulcers by eliminating a bacterium known as Helicobacter pylori. This medicine is not advised for treating a common cold, flu or other viral infections since it is not effective in treating these infections.
Almox 500mg capsule is also given as a first line antibiotic to prevent a wide range of infections caused by bacteria which includes infections of the blood, bones, joints, brain and other dental infections. It works best for several infections that are suspected to be caused by bacteria but the type of bacteria is not known. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredient in Almox 500mg capsule is Amoxicillin (500 mg)
Almox 500mg capsule works by inhibiting the formation of bacterial protective covering or cell wall which is fundamental for the survival of the bacteria. By doing so, the medicine kills the infection causing bacteria and prevents the infection from spreading without making them resistant to further treatment.
Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Almox 500mg capsule:
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Almox 500mg Capsule. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Consult your doctor if the side effects persist. You may experience one or more of the following common symptoms:
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
Take Almox 500mg capsule as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the capsule whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the capsule.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
This medicine is best taken on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes or preferably two hours before meal. Avoid taking antacids within one hour or two hours after you take the capsule as few antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb Amoxycillin.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun. Stopping the medication too early can allow the growth of the bacteria to begin, which can lead to an infection relapse.
Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage of Almox 500Mg capsule, symptoms vary but you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
Take Almox 500mg capsule only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustments may be needed. Close monitoring of kidney function is advised. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.
This capsule should be used with caution in patients with moderate and severe liver disease. Dose adjustments may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of skin and eyes, itching and clay-colored stools while taking this capsule
Almox 500mg capsule is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on fetus is not clearly established, we recommend that you consult your doctor before consuming the tablet.
This medicine is unsafe for use by nursing mothers as amoxicillin passes into breast milk in small amounts. Hence, there is a risk of side effects on the infant. We recommend you to consult your doctor before consuming the tablet.
Do not take Almox 500Mg capsule along with alcohol beverages as it may increase concentration of the medicine and this may cause severe adverse effects. Constantly consuming alcohol can negatively impact the absorption of the drug. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.
This medicine may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, so do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.
Intake of milk, cheese, yoghurt or any dairy products should be avoided as it may decrease the absorption of the capsule.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Almox 500Mg capsule with medicines used in the treatment of gout (allopurinol, probenecid), anticoagulants (warfarin), antibiotics like tetracycline, methotrexate, drugs inducing hepatic enzymes (rifampicin), medicines for epilepsy (phenytoin, carbamazepine), methoxyflurane (concurrent use may result in renal toxicity).
Amoxicillin is used to stop or treat certain bacterial infections, such as infections of the ears, nose, throat, urinary tract and skin.
It is a penicillin like antibiotic and works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses. Use as you have been told, even if you are feeling better. Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach. Chewable tablet: Chew or crush well. Mix crushed tablet with food. Do not swallow it whole. Extended release tablet: Take with food. Swallow tablet whole. Do not chew, crush, or break. Tablet for suspension: Mix the tablet in 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of water. Do not chew or swallow the tablet whole. There is a liquid (suspension) if you cannot swallow pills. Shake well before use. Those who have feeding tubes may also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after this drug is given. You may crush the tablet, melt it in water, and mix it with chocolate milk, milk, or pudding.
Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Yogurt or probiotics may help. You may get these products at health food stores or in some pharmacies. For women, vaginal yeast infection. Report itching or discharge.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.
If you have an allergy to amoxicillin, any penicillin, or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea), even after drug is stopped. Any bruising or bleeding. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
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The capsule is best taken on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes or preferably two hours before meal. Avoid taking antacids within one hour or two hours after you take the capsule as few antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb amoxicillin.
If you ever had kidney, liver or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to penicillins or other beta lactams, infectious mononucleosis, allergy to cephalosporins. Caution is advised among patients with history of convulsions, lymphatic leukaemia, patient with reduced urinary output, blockage of normal bile flow, renal and hepatic impairment, pregnancy and lactation.
The capsule may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, so do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.
This capsule is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to disturbance of fluid and electrolyte balances, crystalluria, severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, persistent diarrhea, convulsions, pseudomembranous colitis.
This capsule is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on fetus is not clearly established, we recommend that you to consult your doctor before consuming the capsule.
No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.
Do not take this medicine along with alcohol beverages as it may increase concentration of the medicine and this may cause severe adverse effects. Constantly consuming alcohol can negatively impact the absorption of the drug.
Store the medicine at room temperature (below 25 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.
This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.
If used according to the directions given by your doctor, it is safe to be used in children.
The duration of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is 1-2 hours. You will start to feel better in 1-2 days after taking the capsule.
The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is 6-8 hours.
Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is two capsules per day.
The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.
Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.
Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.
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