Magnacillinxp Capsule is an antibiotic so it is used to fight bacterial infections. It is a semi-synthetic derivative of penicillin and is used to treat urinary tract infections, pneumonia, respiratory track infections, meningitis, or gonorrhea, infections of the stomach or intestines.
This medicine is also used for the Treatment of susceptible bacterial infections (nonbeta-lactamase-producing organisms); susceptible bacterial infections caused by streptococci, pneumococci, nonpenicillinase-producing staphylococci, Listeria, meningococci.
Inform your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant during the course of this medicine. It is advised to avoid Magnacillinxp Capsule if –
- you have been allergic towards any penicillin antibiotic.
- you are taking tetracycline antibiotics or mononucleotic medicines.
- you have recently received or will be receiving any immunisation of vaccination.
Magnacillinxp Capsule is less toxic than other antibiotics. Side effects are rare and hardly occur. They include nausea, vomiting, high level of eosinophils, skin rashes, swelling of tongue and diarrhoea. Serious but rare side effects include dark urine, abdominal pain, jaundice, easy bruising or bleeding, persistent sore throat or fever.
The dosage of this medicine as prescribed by your doctor depends on your age, your kidney function, and the type of bacteria causing the infection. It is taken usually 4 times a day in every 6 hours, or as directed by a doctor. Unnecessary use or overuse of this medicine will decrease its effectiveness.
Take entire prescription, even if you are feeling better. Take at equal intervals around-the-clock; preferably on an empty stomach with a full glass of water (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals).
Maintain adequate hydration (2-3 L/day of fluids unless instructed to restrict fluid intake). You may experience nausea or vomiting (small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking lozenges, or chewing gum may help).
If diabetic, drug may cause false tests with Clinitest® urine glucose monitoring; use of glucose oxidase methods (Clinistix®) or serum glucose monitoring is preferable.
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. This drug may interfere with oral contraceptives; an alternate form of birth control should be used.
The most common use of this medication is:
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3 to 6 hours.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours after an oral dose.
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.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution must be taken while using this medicine in patients with kidney disease. Adjustment of dose is needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
Does this affect liver function?Limited data is available regarding its use in patients with liver disease. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
Is It safe with alcohol?Consumption of alcohol must be avoided while taking this medicine.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?This medicine might affect the consciousness of the patient taking Magnacillinxp Capsule. Kindly avoid driving while taking it.
Missed Dose instructionsThe 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 instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
This medication belongs to Aminopenicillins class. it works by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis, thus inhibiting the growth and multiplication of the bacteria.
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 Alcohol
Interaction with Lab Test
Interaction with Medicine
- Decreased effect: Efficacy of oral contraceptives may be reduced.
- Increased effect: Disulfiram, probenecid may increase penicillin levels, increased effect of anticoagulants.
- Increased toxicity: Allopurinol theoretically has an additive potential for amoxicillin (ampicillin) rash.
Interaction with Disease
Impaired Kidney FunctionThe blood concentration of intravenous Magnacillinxp Capsule may increase in patients suffering from impaired kidney functioning. Suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the severity of kidney function. Frequent monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary.
ColitisMagnacillinxp Capsule should be discontinued if severe diarrhea occurs. Patients having a history of Colitis should be monitored closely.
Interaction with Food
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