Megazolid 600 MG Tablet
Megazolid 600 MG Tablet is used for the treatment of antibacterial infections by stopping the production of proteins that help the bacteria to develop. It belongs to a group of organic compounds known as oxazolidinone antibiotic.
This medicine used for the treatment of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) infections, nosocomial pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus including MRSA or Streptococcus pneumoniae (penicillin-susceptible strains only), complicated and uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections, and community-acquired pneumonia caused by susceptible gram-positive organisms.
Aside for use in the curing of most gram-positive bacteria it is also useful for the treatment of pneumonia. It can be both had orally or can be injected into the body. Restrain from using this drug if you are:
- Pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant.
- Breastfeeding a baby.
- Suffering from high blood pressure or bone marrow troubles.
- Taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, herbal medications or dietary supplements.
- Involved in activities that need you to lift heavy objects or requires constant attention.
- Allergic to any medicine, food or substance or any of the ingredients contained within Megazolid 600 MG Tablet particularly.
The dosage for this medication varies from person to person. Your doctor may prescribe the dosage depending on your medical history, your age, gender and condition. However, the usual dose in adults for treating bacterial infections is about 600 mg both orally or IV. It needs to be taken every 12 hours over a period of 14- 28 days. The dose for children is about 10 mg every 8 hours over 14-28 days as well.
The medication can treat the below provided problems:
Skin And Structure InfectionMegazolid 600 MG Tablet treats skin and structure infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus, including MRSA strains.
Bacterial SepticemiaMegazolid 600 MG Tablet helps in treating septicemia which is an infection of the blood caused by Staphylococci and Streptococcus pyogenes.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 to 15 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendency have been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is known to be excreted in breast milk.
Is It safe with alcohol?Consumption of alcohol is unsafe, if taken along with this medicine.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?This medicine may affect the consciousness of the patient. Thus driving must be avoided if you are taking this medicine.
Does this affect kidney function?This medicine is found to be safe if given to patients with kidney disease. Adjustment of dose might not be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Does this affect liver function?Caution must be taken in patients with severe liver disease. Adjustment of dose is needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Megazolid 600 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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, a synthetic antibiotic, belongs to a class of antimicrobials known as Oxazolidinones. It prevents the growth and replication of bacteria by impeding its ability to produce proteins.
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 Medicine
GlimepirideThis medication may increase the effect of glimepiride which increases the risk of low blood glucose. Seek immediate medical treatment if you have any symptoms of dizziness, weakness, sweating. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. Inform the doctor if you are receiving antidiabetics medications which contain glimepiride, glipizide.
OndansetronThese medicines may increase the risk of serotonin syndrome which may cause confusion, tremor, fast heartbeat, and weakness. Inform the doctor if you are receiving ondansetron or any antidepressants. Close monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. An alternate class of medicine should be prescribed based on the clinical condition.
Ethinyl EstradiolThe desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Cholera VaccineCholera vaccine should not be administered if the patient has taken it within 14 days before vaccination. Usage of other antibiotics and vaccines should be reported to the doctor.
Interaction with Disease
ColitisAvoid if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking it. Inform the doctor if you are suffering from any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.
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