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      ALMOX 500MG CAP

      Almox 500mg capsule
      Uses and Benefits

       

      Uses and Benefits

      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.

      Composition

       

      Composition

      The active ingredient in Almox 500mg capsule is Amoxicillin (500 mg)

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

       

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      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.

      Contraindications and Cautions

       

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Almox 500mg capsule:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the formulation
      • Any medicines belonging to the penicillins or cephalosporins group
      • Severe renal impairment
      • Infectious mononucleosis
      • Caution:
      • Mononucleosis
      • Drug resistance
      • History of convulsions
      • Lymphatic leukaemia
      • Patient with reduced urinary output
      • Persistent diarrhea
      • Blockage of normal bile flow
      • Hepatic impairment
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      Side Effects

       

      Side and Adverse Effects

      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:

      • Joint pain
      • Skin yellowing
      • Easy bruising and bleeding
      • Tooth discoloration
      • Heavy menstrual bleeding
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Altered sense of taste
      • Headache
      • Dizziness
      • Allergy

      Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

      • Diarrhea
      • Fever
      • Difficulty in urinating
      • Convulsions
      • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
      How to Use

       

      How to Use

      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.

      Overdosage

      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:

      • Vomiting
      • Nausea
      • Diarrhea
      • Urinating problems
      • Disturbance of fluid and electrolyte balance
      • Crystalluria
      • Convulsions
      Warnings and Precautions

       

      Warnings and Precautions

      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:

      Kidney:

      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.

      Liver:

      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

      Pregnancy:

      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.

      Lactation:

      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.

      Alcohol:

      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.

      Driving:

      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.

      Food:

      Intake of milk, cheese, yoghurt or any dairy products should be avoided as it may decrease the absorption of the capsule.

      Drug Interactions:

      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).

      Precautions
      • Store at temperature below 25 degrees
      • Keep the tablet out of reach of children
      • Protect from moisture and light
      FDA Pregnancy Category

       

      FDA Pregnancy Category
      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.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Amoxicillin for:

      Amoxicillin is used to stop or treat certain bacterial infections, such as infections of the ears, nose, throat, urinary tract and skin.

      How does Amoxicillin work:

      It is a penicillin like antibiotic and works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

      How should Amoxicillin be used:

      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.

      Common side effects of Amoxicillin :

      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.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      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.

      What precautions should I take when taking Amoxicillin :

      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.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      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.

      Can I take Amoxicillin with other medicines:

      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.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Amoxicillin :

      Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

      Pregnancy Category

      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.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Penicillins


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of the Almox 500Mg capsule?

      Answer exists in description

      Q2. What are the side effects of the Almox 500Mg capsule?

      Answer exists in description

      Q3. Should we take Almox 500Mg capsule with food or without food?

      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.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Almox 500Mg capsule?

      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.

      Q5. Does Almox 500Mg capsule make you sleepy?

      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.

      Q6. Is Almox 500Mg capsule harmful? What does an overdose of Almox 500Mg capsule lead to?

      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.

      Q7. Can I take Almox 500Mg capsule during pregnancy?

      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.

      Q8. Can Almox 500Mg capsule be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Almox 500Mg capsule?

      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.

      Q10. How to store Almox 500Mg capsule?

      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.

      Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Almox 500Mg capsule, can I mix it in water and drink it?

      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.

      Q12. Can we give Almox 500Mg capsule to children?

      If used according to the directions given by your doctor, it is safe to be used in children.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Almox 500Mg capsule?

      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.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Almox 500Mg capsule last?

      The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is 6-8 hours.

      Q15. Can we take Almox 500Mg capsule daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

      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.

      Q16. For how many days should I take the Almox 500Mg capsule?

      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.

      Q17. When should I take Almox 500Mg capsule?

      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.

      Seller Information
      Manufactured By

      ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD

      alkem house,senapati bapat marg,lower parel,mumbai - 400013

      Packed By

      ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD

      alkem house,senapati bapat marg,lower parel,mumbai - 400013

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