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Elmox 250 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Amoxycillin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

As a penicillin antibiotic, Elmox 250 MG Tablet treats bacterial infections. It interferes with the synthesis of cell wall in a bacteria and stops it from growing. It 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. Elmox 250 MG Tablet when used with an antibiotic clarithromycin, it treats stomach ulcers.

You should not use amoxicillin if you are allergic to any penicillin based antibiotic. Amoxicillin 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 a baby as it may cause harm to the baby. To make sure amoxicillin is safe for you, inform your doctor if you have asthma, liver or kidney disease, mononucleosis, a history of diarrhoea caused by taking antibiotics; or food or drug allergies.

Other drugs may interact with amoxicillin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Common side effects may include stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea, headache, vaginal itching or discharge or swollen or black tongue. Call your doctor at once if you have the following after using this medicine:

Take Elmox 250 MG Tablet exactly as prescribed by your doctor. They are available in liquid form, as chewable tablets and as 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 how severe the condition is.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet is used to treat infections in the middle ear caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
  • Nose Infection

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of infections in the nose and nasal chamber caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
  • Throat Infection

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of infections in the throat and airways leading to lungs namely Tonsillitis and Pharyngitis caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of infections in the airways leading to the lungs. The infection can be Pneumonia, acute bronchitis or others caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
  • Skin Infection

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of infections of skin and skin structure caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
  • Urinary Tract Infection

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of infections of urinary tube, bladder (Cystitis) and kidneys (Pyelonephritis).
  • Gonorrhea and associated infections

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Gonorrhea and associated infections in the urinary tube and the region around the reproductive organs in both male and female.
  • Typhoid fever

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of typhoid and paratyphoid fever.
  • Stomach Ulcers

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of stomach ulcers caused by Helicobactor pylori. It is normally used in combination with other medicines.
  • Dental Abcess

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of infection of gums that result in formation of pus around the roots of the tooth.
  • Endocarditis

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet is used in the prevention of a condition where the inner walls of the heart gets swollen.

  • Allergy

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet is not recommended if a patient is highly allergic to amoxicillin or other antibiotics of Penicillins and Cephalosporins groups.

  • Hypersensitivity

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet can cause allergic reactions characterized by rashes on the skin, swelling of face, tongue or throat and difficulty in breathing
  • Diarrhea

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet can cause loose stools along with or without the presence of blood.
  • Fever

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet can cause fever along with flu like symptoms including swollen glands; difficulty in breathing; painful joints and difficulty in swallowing food.
  • Joint pain

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet can cause painful and swollen joints and bones causing discomfort especially in the lower back area.
  • Skin yellowing

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet can cause jaundice like symptoms viz. yellow skin and eye, dark colored urine, fever, weakness and confusion.
  • Easy bruising and bleeding

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet can cause anemia like effect resulting in unusual bleeding and formation of red patches under the skin.
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet can cause increased menstrual bleeding.
  • Tooth discoloration

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet can cause yellowing of teeth especially in paediatric patients.
  • Nausea or vomiting

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet can cause nausea or vomiting and discomfort in the stomach (painful cramps, loss of appetite etc.)
  • Altered sense of taste

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet can cause blackening of tongue and altered sense of taste i.e bad aftertaste or change in taste altogether.
  • Convulsions

    Elmox 250 MG Tablet can cause symptoms like agitation, lack of sleep, confusion and convulsions.

  • 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?

    This medicine is not known to cause any harm to the fetus. But the evidence is inadequate and it should be used only when necessary after consulting a doctor.
  • Is it habit forming?

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

    This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. Any incidence of rashes on skin or diarrhea in the infant should be reported. It is advised to consult a doctor before taking this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Elmox 250 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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.
  • Overdose instructions

    One should contact the doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of an overdosage include convulsions, change in behaviour or a severe skin rash.

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Elmox 250 MG Tablet 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

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

    The condition should be reported to the doctor before taking Elmox 250 MG Tablet so that proper substitute can be prescribed. Elmox 250 MG Tablet should be discontinued if severe diarrhea occurs. Patients having a history of Colitis should be monitored closely. Elmox 250 MG Tablet should be given after making adjustments in the dosage. The kidney function should be periodically monitored especially if the dosage is for a longer period of time. Suitable dose adjustments are to be made if a patient is on hemodialysis.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

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

    Usage of Elmox 250 MG Tablet should be reported prior to performing the test. The urine sugar test should be performed with different reagents in such cases.
  • Interaction with Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Usage of Elmox 250 MG Tablet with Doxycycline should be avoided and usage of other antibiotics should be reported to the doctor. Usage of Elmox 250 MG Tablet with Methotrexate or other chemotherapy medicines should be reported to the doctor. The levels of Methotrexate in the body along with symptoms of toxicity should be closely monitored while both these medicines are taken. Usage of Elmox 250 MG Tablet with Warfarin should be reported to the doctor. The clotting time should be monitored promptly. Symptoms like increased bleeding, swelling, dizziness and weakness should be reported immediately. Usage of Elmox 250 MG Tablet with Ethinyl Estradiol decreases the effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills, which might result in unplanned pregnancies.
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