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Althrocin 500 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Alembic Ltd
Medicine composition: Erythromycin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Althrocin 500 MG Tablet, a macrolide antibiotic is useful for the treatment of 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 medicine during pregnancy.Althrocin 500 MG Tabletmay also be used to improve delayed stomach emptying. It can be given intravenously and orally. This medicine is not supposed to be given to a child without a doctor's advice.

Althrocin 500 MG Tablet also has a few side effects. Common side effects include diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. More serious side effects may include liver problems, allergic reactions and prolonged QT.

To make sureAlthrocin 500 MG Tabletis 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 or;
  • if you take medicines for heart rhythm disorder.

Your doctor may have to change your treatment plan if you use drugs such as cisapride, pimozide, ergotamine or dihyfroergotamine as these drugs interfere with the proper functioning ofAlthrocin 500 MG Tablet

Althrocin 500 MG Tabletusually 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.

Althrocin 500 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Pneumonia which is a common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.
Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
Althrocin 500 MG Tablet is used in the treatment if Otitis Media which is an ear infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.
Althrocin 500 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Bronchitis which is an inflammation in lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and some Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Althrocin 500 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Pertussis which is commonly referred to as whooping cough. It is caused by Bordetella pertussis.
Prophylaxis for Rheumatic Fever
Althrocin 500 MG Tablet is used as prophylaxis for rheumatic fever which is an inflammatory disease that can cause strep throat caused by streptococcus bacteria.
Avoid taking this medicine if you have a known allergy to it or any other macrolides.
In addition to its intended effect, Althrocin 500 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Skin blistering Moderate Less Common
Chills Moderate Less Common
diarrhea Moderate Less Common
Dizziness. Moderate Less Common
Fast heartbeat Moderate Less Common
Skin rash. Moderate Less Common
Muscle or joint pain Moderate Less Common
Chest tightness Moderate Less Common
Abdominal pain Moderate Less Common
Loss of appetite Moderate Less Common
Weight loss. Moderate Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 to 6 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 3 hours of oral administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Clear data is not available regarding the use of this medicine in pregnant women. Use only if the benefits outweigh the risks and if no other safer alternative is available.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine can be given to the women who are breastfeeding but only after evaluating the benefits and risks with the doctor. Monitoring of diarrhea, thrush and diaper rash is necessary.
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.
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
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.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Althrocin 500 MG Tablet 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.
What are you using Althrocin 500 MG Tablet for?
Other
Bronchitis
Ear Infection
Pneumonia
Prophylaxis for Rheumatic Fever
Pertussis
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
Empty stomach
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Muscle or joint pain
Diarrhea
Fast heartbeat
Dizziness
Chills
Chest tightness
Weight Loss
Skin blistering
No Side Effects
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am having a throat pain What to do doctor I took Althrocin 250 Is it going to work I took 1 tablet still it is PAINING.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
I am having a throat pain
What to do doctor
I took Althrocin 250 Is it going to work
I took 1 tablet still it is PAIN...
Sir, Self medication is dangerous. Do warm salt water gargling of the mouth, 3 times per day. If persistent beyond 1 days, Contact me.

I have cough for 1 day is Althrocin 500 medicine is good for cough or suggest me Some other medicine.

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Better avoid any antibiotic for 1 day cough, if no fever. saline gargles and avoid dust and cold and sour food

I am 25 years old and I am suffering from tonsil problem from last 1 year I am taking a medicine. For this antibiotic augmentin, althrocin 500 mg. When I take this althrocin then I feel better please suggest. Me what should I do?

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Should not need antibiotic for 1 year. Do regular saline gargles. Need frequent antibiotic, then get operated.
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Hello Sir, I am 7 th month pregnant, suffering from chickenpox. Using LEVO-H, Althrocin-500, RHOVIR-800 by doctor's treatment. Is there any problem to me and my unborn baby by using above medicine?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO, Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Jalgaon
Hello Sir, I am 7 th month pregnant, suffering from chickenpox. Using LEVO-H, Althrocin-500, RHOVIR-800 by doctor's t...
Usually there is no problem. As there is less chance of creating abnormality in 7 mth pregnancy. But ultra sonography for detectiin of any anomoly is must.
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I have 1 year old face and leg allergy with rings. I take medicine althrocin betamil GM. Qudridream ring cutter fluconazole. Etc. So solve my problem.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have 1 year old face and leg allergy with rings. I take medicine althrocin betamil GM. Qudridream ring cutter fluco...
Hello, I being a homoeopath can suggest you some recourse in homoeopathy. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body. Go for meditation to nourish your body to make skin more flexible. Your diet be easily digestible to check digestive disorder. Tk, homoeo medicine:@ Sepia 200-6 pills, twice. @ Rhus tox 200-6 pills, thrice. Avoid, ,junk food, Alcohol, nicotine. Tk, care.

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Erythrasma (Skin Disorder) - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Erythrasma (Skin Disorder) - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

Erythrasma is caused by a virus called bacterium Corynebacterium minutissimum. This type of infection is mostly found in the moist folds of the body such as the groin, knees, and armpits. They are visible in the form of reddish patches and are itchy in nature. Although Erythrasma doesn’t lead to anything serious, they have a tendency to spread, if not treated in early stages.

Causes of Erythrasma
Erythrasma often occurs to people who live in shabby conditions and do not maintain good hygiene. People living in the tropical region have a tendency to get this infection too. Some medical conditions that lead to this disease are diabetes, obesity, etc. Even low immunity and hyperhidrosis is known to cause this sort of infection.

Common symptoms of Erythrasma
Erythrasma shows unmistakable symptoms. It looks like a patch of pink to red skin with a well-defined border. With passing time, the coloration turns from reddish to brownish in color. The skin outside the patch or border is normal. This being said, if proper medication is not taken on time, this might spread and affect the healthy skin. Some other symptoms include:

  1. Mild to heavy itching in the affected area.
  2. Scaly patches in the affected area.
  3. The patches often look like typical ringworm infections
  4. A burning sensation in the affected area (especially, if the affected area is groin)

Diagnosis of Erythrasma
While this infection is one of the easiest to identify by any dermatologist, a doctor might prescribe the scraping culture test to be absolutely sure of the diagnosis. A wood’s lamp test can also be performed in order to diagnose the infection. This is a test in which a doctor passes the UV rays of the lamp on the infected area only to find a coral red coloration.

Treatment for Erythrasma
Doctors mostly suggest the intake of antibiotics such as erythromycin to kill the bacterial infection. Ointments containing imidazole and fusidic acid are also prescribed for controlling the infection. Drugs of antibacterial origin such as Clarithromycin and Erythromycin are prescribed depending on the severity of the infection and patient’s general health. A patient with a surgical wound and low immunity might develop some minor complications. It is strongly suggested to refrain from over the counter medicines for patients with this medical complication.

How to prevent Erythrasma?
Some common tips to stay away from bacterial infections such as these include the following:

  1. To ensure the folds of your skin is moist free
  2. Wearing cotton clothes in summer and avoiding tight fitting clothes
  3. Keeping basic hygiene intact such as wearing clean clothes, taking bath twice a day etc
  4. Sticking to a healthy diet and following a workout plan

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

3022 people found this helpful

Chlamydia - Reasons Why it Affects Women

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Chlamydia - Reasons Why it Affects Women

Chlamydia is one of the more common STDs among both the genders. It spreads through physical intimate contact; it can develop irrespective of one’s age, however, is most commonly observed among young women. In women, the symptoms include yellow or green colored odorous vaginal discharge, painful urination and a burning sensation or itching around the vagina, lower abdominal ache, painful menstruation or bleeding during sexual intercourse. Now if the infection reaches up to the fallopian tubes, it causes a disease known as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). In case of unprotected oral sex, the bacteria causing this disorder, ‘Chlamydia Trachomatis’ might infect the throat as well.

Reasons Behind Chlamydia in Women:

  1. Being a sexually transmitted disease, Chlamydia gets passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex or through the contact with the genitals of an infected person.

  2. In some cases, infants are likely to inherit the disease from their mothers during birth, if she is already affected with it. Hence pre-natal checkups are essential for detection.

  3. Although very rare, this infection can affect the eyes as well via oral or genital contact.

How To Treat Chlamydia?

  1. The infection can be resolved within a couple of weeks with the use of antibiotics. Once it is diagnosed, the treatment course should start immediately. The widely used antibiotics for curing chlamydia are azithromycin and doxycycline. If you are breastfeeding or pregnant or suffering from any allergy, your doctor might prescribe erythromycin or amoxicillin. For severe complications, a longer course is administered. The treatment may induce mild side-effects in the form of vaginal thrush, sickness, diarrhea and tummy pain.

  2. Try and avoid any sort of sexual activity (intercourse or other activities) till the treatment is completely done and none of you show any other sign of the infection. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

2448 people found this helpful

Reasons Why Chlamydia Affects Women?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Reasons Why Chlamydia Affects Women?

Chlamydia is one of the more common STDs among both the genders. It spreads through physical intimate contact; it can develop irrespective of one’s age, however, is most commonly observed among young women. In women, the symptoms include yellow or green colored odorous vaginal discharge, painful urination and a burning sensation or itching around the vagina, lower abdominal ache, painful menstruation or bleeding during sexual intercourse. Now if the infection reaches up to the fallopian tubes, it causes a disease known as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). In case of unprotected oral sex, the bacteria causing this disorder, ‘Chlamydia Trachomatis’ might infect the throat as well.

Reasons Behind Chlamydia in Women:

  1. Being a sexually transmitted disease, Chlamydia gets passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex or through the contact with the genitals of an infected person.

  2. In some cases, infants are likely to inherit the disease from their mothers during birth, if she is already affected with it. Hence pre-natal checkups are essential for detection.

  3. Although very rare, this infection can affect the eyes as well via oral or genital contact.

How To Treat Chlamydia?

  1. The infection can be resolved within a couple of weeks with the use of antibiotics. Once it is diagnosed, the treatment course should start immediately. The widely used antibiotics for curing chlamydia are azithromycin and doxycycline. If you are breastfeeding or pregnant or suffering from any allergy, your doctor might prescribe erythromycin or amoxicillin. For severe complications, a longer course is administered. The treatment may induce mild side-effects in the form of vaginal thrush, sickness, diarrhea and tummy pain.

  2. Try and avoid any sort of sexual activity (intercourse or other activities) till the treatment is completely done and none of you show any other sign of the infection.

4000 people found this helpful

Reasons Behind Chlamydia In Women

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Reasons Behind Chlamydia In Women

Chlamydia is one of the more common STDs among both the genders. It spreads through physical intimate contact; it can develop irrespective of one’s age, however, is most commonly observed among young women. In women, the symptoms include yellow or green colored odorous vaginal discharge, painful urination and a burning sensation or itching around the vagina, lower abdominal ache, painful menstruation or bleeding during sexual intercourse. Now if the infection reaches up to the fallopian tubes, it causes a disease known as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). In case of unprotected oral sex, the bacteria causing this disorder, ‘Chlamydia Trachomatis’ might infect the throat as well.

Reasons Behind Chlamydia in Women:

  1. Being a sexually transmitted disease, Chlamydia gets passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex or through the contact with the genitals of an infected person.

  2. In some cases, infants are likely to inherit the disease from their mothers during birth, if she is already affected with it. Hence pre-natal checkups are essential for detection.

  3. Although very rare, this infection can affect the eyes as well via oral or genital contact.

How To Treat Chlamydia?

  1. The infection can be resolved within a couple of weeks with the use of antibiotics. Once it is diagnosed, the treatment course should start immediately. The widely used antibiotics for curing chlamydia are azithromycin and doxycycline. If you are breastfeeding or pregnant or suffering from any allergy, your doctor might prescribe erythromycin or amoxicillin. For severe complications, a longer course is administered. The treatment may induce mild side-effects in the form of vaginal thrush, sickness, diarrhea and tummy pain.

  2. Try and avoid any sort of sexual activity (intercourse or other activities) till the treatment is completely done and none of you show any other sign of the infection.

Erythrasma in Adults - How It Can Be Treated?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Ghaziabad
Erythrasma in Adults - How It Can Be Treated?

Are you noticing brown, scaly patches developing on your skin? Do you feel an itching sensation in the affected areas? These symptoms may indicate Erythrasma, a skin disease caused by the Gram-positive bacterium called Corynebacterium minutissimum. This type of skin disease is more common among diabetic patients and people suffering from obesity. This condition is likely to affect people living in warm climates. The border of an erythrasma infected area is very well defined. A sharp, contrasting border is present between the erythrasma affected area and the normal skin. The infection is most likely to develop in the folds of skin such as in the groin and inner thigh region, under the arms, in the crevice of buttocks, in the folds under breasts and also in between toes.

Symptoms
The common symptoms of erythrasma are as follows:

  1. The skin becomes dry and pink.
  2. Reddish brown scaly patches develop.
  3. Headaches, weight gain and fatigue are likely.
  4. Abdominal, chest and joint pain may accompany a urinary tract pain.

Treatment
By closely observing the affected area, erythrasma can be detected or diagnosed by any physician. In some cases, a Wood’s lamp may be utilized. This device emits UV light on the skin, helping the doctor to examine the skin condition. Some areas are scraped with a tiny blade by the doctor to collect samples. These samples are then tested in the laboratory for a detailed diagnosis.

In adults, erythrasma can be cured by applying several methods and techniques. Some of them are listed below:

  1. Scrub the patches on your skin using an anti-bacterial soap. This willreduce the infection and help in curing the rash.
  2. Use gels and oral medication,as prescribed by yourdoctor.
  3. Apply topical antibiotic lotions to the affected area for quick and efficient healing.
  4. Use a solution of aluminum chloride, which will helpin the inhibition of moisture and sweat.
  5. A special ointment made of benzoic acidand salicylic acid is effective.
  6. Use of certain oral antibiotics are also considered efficacious.

The medicines aim at eliminating the infection and preventing the recurrence or development of more complications. Antibacterial products help in eliminating the bacteria.
Photodynamic therapyusing red light can also be used to cure erythrasma. This therapy also treats rashes.

Prevention
For the prevention of erythrasma, you should:

  1. Maintain proper weight and proper hygiene
  2. Avoid excessive heat and moisture
  3. Use antibacterial soaps
  4. Use erythromycin gel
  5. Use antibiotics when the infection is severe

With proper treatment, erythrasma can be totally cured. It is recommended that you visit a doctor for the best diagnosis and for knowing about the most effective treatment methods.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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