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Harmless Plus 25 MG Syrup

Manufacturer: Hi Tec Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Colistin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Harmless Plus 25 MG Syrup is an antibiotic which treats bacterial infections by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is a very effective medicine to treat infections of the stomach and the intestine caused by sensitive gram-negative bacteria. It is also used for performing bowel sterilisation before a surgery.

During your treatment with this medicine, you may experience a few side effects like stomach upset and itching. Serious side effects may include numbness of the arms and legs, confusion, difficulty walking, psychosis, unsteadiness, unexplained fever, seizures, troubled breathing, muscle weakness, dizziness, slurred speech and signs of kidney problems.

You should not take this medicine if you have previously experienced allergies towards any of the ingredients in it or if you suffer from myasthenia gravis (a rare condition where muscle tire very fast), brain toxicity, impaired kidney function or colitis. This medicine should not be used during a pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Women who are breastfeeding should use it with caution. Medicines like tacrolimus, vancomycin, ethanol estradiol, streptomycin or live cholera vaccine may interfere with the action of Harmless Plus 25 MG Syrup so make sure your doctor knows if you are taking any other medicines.

Harmless Plus 25 MG Syrup is administered into the body by injecting it into a vein or a muscle as directed by your doctor. For severe gram-ve bacterial infections the usual dosage is 2.5-5 mg/kg/day in 2-4 divided doses. Maximum dose prescribed is 5 mg/kg/day. Your prescription depends on your medical condition and response to treatment. It is recommended to keep taking this medicine for the full prescribed duration. Contact your doctor if you see no improvement in your condition.

Bowel sterilization
This medicine is used for bowel emptying before certain surgical procedures are performed.
Gastrointestinal infections
This medicine is used for the treatment of infections of the stomach and intestine. It is particularly effective against gram negative bacteria.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to colistin or any other medicine belonging to polymyxin antibiotic group.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a rare condition where muscle tire very fast.
In addition to its intended effect, Harmless Plus 25 MG Syrup 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.
Burning or tingling sensation of hands and feet Moderate Less Common
Visual disturbances Moderate Less Common
Stomach discomfort and cramps Moderate Rare
Nausea or Vomiting Minor Common
Weakness of arms, hands, legs or feet Moderate Common
Severe difficulty in breathing Major Less Common
Confusion Major Rare
Blood in urine and stools Major Rare
Skin irritation Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The time duration for which this medicine remains effective in the body is not clinically established.
What is the onset of action?
The time taken for this medicine to show its effect is subject to variations and is not clinically established.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine should not be used during a pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor and discuss the potential benefits and risks associated with use.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine should be used with caution by women who are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor and discuss the potential benefits and risks associated with use.
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms may include mental confusion, difficulty in walking, dizziness, skin irritation etc.
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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
Brain toxicity Major
The injectable form of this medicine should not be used in patients with brain damage, memory problems, anxiety, depression and other mental disorders. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after assessing the condition.
Impaired kidney function Major
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from a kidney disease. Symptoms of the disease may worsen after the use of colistin. You may need a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring while using this medicine.
Colitis Moderate
Use of this medicine may cause severe irritation of the stomach and the intestine. Report any instance of colitis in the past or the present to the doctor. Appropriate diagnostic tests and clinical monitoring are advised before starting the treatment course with this medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Tacrolimus Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment and frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Report incidences of loss of appetite, sudden weight gain, and fluid retention to the doctor immediately.
Vancomycin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment and frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Report incidences of loss of appetite, sudden weight gain, and fluid retention to the doctor immediately.
Ethinyl Estradiol Moderate
Use of this medicine may make oral contraceptives less effective. This may result in unintended pregnancies. Other methods of contraceptions should be discussed with the doctor before treatment with colistin is initiated.
Live cholera vaccine Major
Report the use of this medicine before taking a live cholera vaccine. Any live vaccine should be taken 14 days after stopping the use of colistin.
Streptomycin Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment and frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Report incidences of hearing or vision loss to the doctor immediately.
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Popular Questions & Answers

How to fit my self. Its so difficult in these periods. There is a harmless things in our surrounding.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
How to fit my self. Its so difficult in these periods. There is a harmless things in our surrounding.
Dear, you can easily get fitness and health by following simple and very important tips: 1. To get fitness, your digestion should work properly. If you have any disease of digestive system you should treat disease first. For proper digestion - take 10 gms powder of carom seeds (ajwain, 10 gm powder of cumin (jeera), 10 gm of rock salt. Mix them well and take 1/2 teaspoon (3-5 gm) of mixture daily after meal. Or take 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper (kali mirch), 1/ 2 tea spoon of jeera (cumin), 2-3 slice of ginger. Boil it in one glass of water for 2-3 minutes. Drink 5-10 teaspoons (15-20 ml) in morning and evening for strong digestive system. Or you can take amla powder 1 teaspoon with water for strong digestion. 2. Take a diet rich with proteins and fats. In morning, take a glass of milk added with 2 teaspoons of protein powder with breakfast. In lunch time, take 1 bowl of curd or 100 gm of cheese, a bowl of vegetable, with chapattis. In evening, take 1 glass of milk (300 ml) with 2 bananas. In night, take a bowl of careals (daal, a bowl of salad with chapattis. 3. In morning, get up early and take awalk for 10-15 minutes and exercise light weight exercises for at least 30 minutes at home or gym. 4. For proper fitness, proper sleep is very important. So you should sleep for 6-8 hours daily. 5. Avoid soft drinks, western fast food (burgers, french fries, pizza etc. They disturb your digestion. 6. Do meditation daily to calm down your stress level. Do pranayam daily. You can take long and deep breaths atleast for 10 minutes in calm and peaceful environment. I assure you that you definitely get fitness by applying these tips and lifestyle. Be healthy.
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I guess my penis is small and I think I am not satisfying my partner. What is the best possible and harmless way to increase it.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I guess my penis is small and I think I am not satisfying my partner.
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There is no natural or unnatural way to increase your penis size after you have achieved adulthood. The length of your penis is directly connected to the genes you acquired from your parents.

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Psychologist, Palakkad
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Is it harmless to delay periods for 15 days using medicine. If yes then which medicine should I take.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Is it harmless to delay periods for 15 days using medicine. If yes then which medicine should I take.
Delaying periods should be avoided unless until it’s very much necessary to do it occasionally and medication to be told after clinical examination

Fordyce spots in penis shaft. It is harmful or harmless. Does need any treatment.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Fordyce spots in penis shaft. It is harmful or harmless. Does need any treatment.
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Popular Health Tips

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Skin Spots - Are They Really Harmless?

The skin is the largest organ of the body and for our overall health, it is important to ensure that it remains in good health. In the last few decades various cancers of the skin have been on the rise which has become a point of concern for medical professionals worldwide. A simple spot on your skin could be the very first sign of skin cancer and thus it is helpful to be armed with knowledge about this subject.

Types of skin cancer
Skin cancers are primarily categorized into one of three types:

  1. Basal Cell Carcinoma
  2. Melanoma
  3. Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Although the types of cancer are different, they have similar symptoms that you can look out for. Analyzing your skin spots or lesions for tell tale signs can tell you whether it needs to be checked out by a doctor or not. Let's look at some of them:

  • The shades or colors of the patch: Cancerous skin cells will have various colors on them and may be pink or white in certain areas while being brown or black in other areas.
  • The spot or lesion will always be changing: If the spot or growth on your skin is cancerous it will constantly change size shape or form as well as color.
  • Almost always asymmetrical shape: Cancerous growth on your skin will tend to be irregular in shape and one side of it will not be similar to the other.
  • The shape or borders of the spot: If the lesion or spot on your skin is jagged, quite irregular in shape or the sides are blurred then this may be a sign of a cancerous growth.
  • Tenderness of the spots or the lesions: These spots can be painful, tender, itchy and also have redness in the area surrounding it. It could even be oozing or bleeding although this depends from patient to patient.
  • Horn like growths: Certain form of skin spots or lesions will grow into small horn like growth on the skin and feel like nails. This is due to the excess presence of keratin which is found in nails and may be an indicator for skin cancer.
  • Moles that change shape, size or color: If you have developed a mole and it keeps changing its color, size and edges it could be clear sign of melanoma. In such cases it is best to get it checked by your doctor.

Skin cancers are easily treatable if diagnosed early and have a high chance of being cured, but it is also important for you to self diagnose any spots or areas of concern so that you can take appropriate action in time. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Super Fact of the Day: Your eyelashes are home to harmless mites!

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General Physician, Delhi
Super Fact of the Day: Your eyelashes are home to harmless mites!
Our face is home to two species of mites. We share a symbiotic relationship with these creatures. These harmless eyelash mites residing on our faces work to remove oil and dirt from our follicles.

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? go ahead and share!
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Having STRESS, STRAIN, HTN or other lifestyle disorders. Try to manage lifestyle. You may seek some harmless and without side effect Ayurveda regimes as a support to your management. Not able to change lifestyle instantly - take ayurveda and get the well being creep into you.
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Dentist, Mumbai
hi.
Did you know that oral ulcers are very common and most of the time they are very harmless?They generally heal in 9 to 10 days time.

but did you also know that those ulcers which DO NOT HEAL within 3 weeks should be investigated by a specialist?
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Allergy

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Allergy
1. Allergy is an abnormal state of hyper sensitivity and hyper susceptibility in a person. 2. It shows itself by immediate influence and abnormal response to a specific substance.
3. The same substance is harmless in similar amounts for the majority of people.
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