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Almox 500 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Amoxycillin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: September 16, 2021

As a penicillin antibiotic, Almox 500 MG Capsule treats bacterial infections. It interferes with the synthesis of the cell walls in bacteria and stops it from growing. This is used to treat infections of the lungs and airways, skin, middle ear, sinuses, and the urinary tract.

It also treats conditions like tonsillitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, and gonorrhoea. This medication when used with an antibiotic clarithromycin, it treats stomach ulcers. You should not use it if you are allergic to any penicillin based antibiotic.

This medication can make birth control pills less effective, so ask your doctor about using non-hormonal birth control to prevent pregnancy during the treatment. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

To make sure this medication is safe for you, inform your doctor if you have:

Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. They are available in liquid form, as chewable tablets and extended-release tablets. Some forms of this medicine may be taken with or without food. Dosage is as per doctor’s prescription and it varies according to age, medical condition, and severity of the condition.

Symptoms of penicillin overdose include neuromuscular hypersensitivity (agitation, hallucinations, asterixis, encephalopathy, confusion, and seizures) and electrolyte imbalance with potassium or sodium salts, especially in renal failure.

Hemodialysis may be helpful to aid in the removal of the drug from the blood, otherwise most treatment is supportive or symptom directed.

With prolonged therapy, monitor renal, hepatic, and hematologic function periodically; assess patient at beginning and throughout therapy for infection; monitor for signs of anaphylaxis during first dose.

Take entire prescription, even if you are feeling better. Take at equal intervals around-the-clock; may be taken with milk, juice, or food. You may experience nausea or vomiting (small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking lozenges, or chewing gum may help).

If diabetic, drug may cause false tests with Clinitest® urine glucose monitoring; use of glucose oxidase methods (Clinistix®) or serum glucose monitoring is preferable. This drug may interfere with oral contraceptives; an alternate form of birth control should be used.

This medication can be utilised in beneath referenced conditions

  • Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

  • Nose Bleed

  • Throat Infection

  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

  • Skin Infection

  • Urinary Tract Infection

  • Gonorrhea And Associated Infections

  • Typhoid Fever

  • Stomach Ulcers

  • Dental Abscess

  • Endocarditis

  • Bacterial Infections

This medication can cause beneath referenced symptoms

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average of 1.5 to 2 hours after onset of action.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 hours of administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this medication.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies have been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    In case of breastfeeding, you must consult the doctor.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Depending on the severity of the renal impairment, dosage of the medicine should be modified.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Caution must be taken in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medication.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Alcohol can be taken with Almox 500 MG Capsule, as no significant harmful side effects are observed.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    It is found that this medication may affect the patient alertness due to the side effects which it may cause, thus suggested to avoid driving if taking this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Almox 500 MG Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    One should contact the doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.

This medication belongs to the class of Penicillin antibiotic and inhibits the transfer of a peptide group in the transpeptidation process. As a result, the bacterium is not able to build cell walls and is killed.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    May interfere with urinary glucose tests using cupric sulfate (Benedict's solution, Clinitest®); may inactivate aminoglycosides in vitro.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    • Decreased effect: Efficacy of oral contraceptives may be reduced.
    • Increased effect: Disulfiram, probenecid may increase amoxicillin levels.
    • Increased toxicity: Allopurinol theoretically has an additive potential for amoxicillin rash.
  • Interaction with Disease

    In patients with renal impairment, doses and/or frequency of administration should be modified in response to the degree of renal impairment; a high percentage of patients with infectious mononucleosis have developed rash during therapy with amoxicillin; a low incidence of cross-allergy with other beta-lactams and cephalosporins exists.

Ques: What is Almox 500 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medication works as an antibiotic which is used for treating a wide variety of bacterial infections of the lungs, middle ear, sinuses, skin, urinary tract, etc. It contains Amoxicillin as a working ingredient. Almox Capsule works by killing the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering, which is needed by them to survive.

Ques: What are the uses of Almox 500 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medicine is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like lower respiratory tract infection, skin infection, urinary tract infection, and gonorrhoea associated infections.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Almox 500 MG Capsule?

Ans: Side effects include hypersensitivity, diarrhea, fever, joint pain, and skin yellowing. Apart from these, using this medicine may further lead to heavy menstrual bleeding, tooth discoloration, nausea or vomiting, and altered sense of taste.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Almox 500 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medicine should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

Ques: How long do I need to use Almox 500 MG Capsule before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: It is a medicine which takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Almox 500 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medication should not be used if you have Penicillin, Beta-Lactam Agent and Epstein-Barr Virus.

Ques: Is Almox 500 MG Capsule safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Ques: Will Almox 500 MG Capsule be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this capsule can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Hypersensitivity, Diarrhea, Fever, Joint pain, Skin yellowing, Easy bruising and bleeding, Heavy menstrual bleeding, Tooth discoloration, Nausea or vomiting, Altered sense of taste, and Convulsions. If you are observing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
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About Almox 500 MG Capsule
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What are the substitutes for Almox 500 MG Capsule ?
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