Althrocin 500 MG Tablet
As a macrolide antibiotic, Althrocin tablet is used to treat a number of bacterial infections. This includes skin infections, respiratory tract infections, chlamydia infections, syphilis and pelvic inflammatory disease. Streptococcal infection in newborns can be prevented by taking this medication during pregnancy. It may also be used to improve delayed stomach emptying. This medicine is not supposed to be given to a child without a doctor's advice.
To make sure this medication is safe for you, tell your physician if you have the following:
- Kidney or liver disease.
- Myasthenia gravis
- Electrolytic imbalance (such as low potassium or magnesium levels in your blood)
- A history of Long QT syndrome
- If you are breastfeeding a baby
- If you take medicines for heart rhythm disorder.
This medication usually is taken every 6 hours (four times a day), every 8 hours (three times a day), or every 12 hours (twice a day). Skipping doses should be avoided as it may increase your risk of further infection which is resistant to antibiotics.
Severe Liver Impairment
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medication lasts for an average duration of 4 to 6 hours.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this tablet can be observed within 3 hours of oral administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Women who are pregnant should consult doctor before using this medication.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this tablet.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Althrocin 500 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for your next dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
It is a macrolide antimicrobial that works by passively diffusing through cell membranes and reversibly binding to the 50S subunit of the bacterial ribosome. This prevents protein synthesis in the bacterial cells which can either stop their growth or cause death.
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 Disease
DiseaseThis medication interacts with Impaired liver function, QT Prolongation, Myasthenia Gravis and others.
Interaction with Medicine
MedicineThis medication interacts with Quetiapine, Amiodarone, Pimozide and others.
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