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Cipmox 500 MG Capsule

Manufacturer :  Cipla Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Amoxycillin
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor not required

About Cipmox 500 MG Capsule

As a penicillin antibiotic, Cipmox 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 are/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. Take entire prescription, even if you are feeling better. Take at equal intervals around-the-clock; may be taken with milk, juice, or food.

    What are the uses of Cipmox 500 MG Capsule

    • Bacterial Infections

    • Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

    • Throat Infection

    • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

    • Urinary Tract Infection

    • Gonorrhea And Associated Infections

    • Typhoid Fever

    • Stomach Ulcers

    • Dental Abscess

    • Endocarditis

    What are the contraindications of Cipmox 500 MG Capsule ?

    What are the side effects of Cipmox 500 MG Capsule ?

    • Diarrhoea

    • Fever

    • Skin Yellowing

    • Easy Bruising And Bleeding

    • Nausea Or Vomiting

    • Altered Sense Of Taste

    • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

    • Convulsions

    Key highlights of Cipmox 500 MG Capsule

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      The effect of this medication lasts for an average of 1.5 to 2 hours after onset of action.

    • What is the onset of action?

      The effect of this medication can be observed within 1-2 hours of administration.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      This medication does not cause any harm to the fetus, but there is no scientific evidence to certify it. Hence, it is best to consult a doctor before consuming it during pregnancy. It is best to be administered orally.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendencies have been reported.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      This medication can be given to the women who are breastfeeding but only after evaluating the benefits and risks with 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 Amoxycillin, 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.

    What are the substitutes for Cipmox 500 MG Capsule ?

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

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • 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.

    How does this medication work?

    This medication is a 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.

      What are the interactions of Cipmox 500 MG Capsule ?

      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 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

      FAQs about Cipmox 500 MG Capsule

      • Ques : What is Cipmox 500 MG Capsule?

        Ans : This medication has Amoxycillin as an active element present. It performs its action by killing bacteria and preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is essential for them for their growth.

      • Ques : What are the uses of Cipmox 500 MG Capsule?

        Ans : This medication is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as ear infection, nose infection, lower respiratory, tract Infection, skin Infection, urinary tract infection, gonorrhea, etc

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

        Ans : This medication has some commonly reported side effects such as hypersensitivity, diarrhea, fever, joint pain, skin yellowing, easy bruising and bleeding, heavy menstrual bleeding, tooth discoloration, nausea or vomiting, etc.

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

        Ans : Store this medication in a cool dry place and keep it in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Keep this medication out of sight and reach of children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children and other people cannot consume them.

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

        Ans : This medicine takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions. It would be ideal if you note, it doesn't mean you will begin to notice such health improvement in a similar time span as different patients.

      • Ques : What are the contraindications to Cipmox 500 MG Capsule?

        Ans : Contraindication to cipmox. In addition, this medication should not be used if you have the following conditions such as an allergy to penicillin, allergy to another beta-lactam agent, etc.

      • Ques : Is Cipmox 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 medication.

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

        Ans : No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this medication can lead to increased chances of side effects such as abnormally active, behavioral changes, black hairy, tongue, dizziness, hives, itching of the skin, sleeplessness, etc.


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