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Novaclox Lb Capsule

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Amoxycillin, Dicloxacillin, Lactobacillus
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: December 07, 2020

Novaclox is a combination of two beta-lactam antibiotics containing Amoxycillin, lactobacillus and dicloxacillin as active ingredients. The capsule is used for bacterial infections, gum infections caused by bacteria, treatment of beta-haemolytic Streptococcal infections, the treatment of pneumococcal infections and bacterial infections of the throat.

The medication works by inhibiting the formation of the bacterial wall. The side effects of this medication though not containing sever ailments are diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, gastro-intestinal discomfort, weight loss and weakness and allergic reaction in some cases. This medication has to be taken under medical supervision as there can be reactions with several other drugs and react on pre-existing diseases as well.

It is shown that some health conditions make you more susceptible to the side effects of this drug. The dosage is prescribed on your condition and your pre-existing medical condition. The medication should be used cautiously by people suffering from liver and kidney diseases and conditions as it shows it can cause adverse conditions.

People who are allergic to any penicillin, to any active ingredient or to cephalosporins should consult a doctor avoid taking this medication. It should be taken with plenty of food and water to avoid and upset stomach.

Take medication as directed, with a large glass of water 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Take at regular intervals around-the-clock and take for length of time prescribed.

You may experience some gastric distress (small frequent meals may help) and diarrhea (if this persists, consult prescriber). If diabetic, drug may cause false tests with Clinitest® urine glucose monitoring; use of glucose oxidase methods (Clinistix®) or serum glucose monitoring is preferable.

This drug may interfere with oral contraceptives; an alternate form of birth control should be used. Report fever, vaginal itching, sores in the mouth, loose foul-smelling stools, yellowing of skin or eyes, and change in color of urine or stool.

Novaclox is primarily used for the following condition:

  • Bacterial Infections

Side effects of Novaclox are as follows:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

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

  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medication is seen within an hour of administration.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    No, there is no risk for excepting mother to take this medication.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were found to be reported.

  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    No, there are no risks for breast feeding mothers as the medication is not know to pass onto breast milk.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    There is no concrete evidence about the interaction of alcohol with the medication.

  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Yes, you can drive safely while under this medication as the medication does not make you drowsy.

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Yes, it is know to affect the kidney functions and should be used with caution if one is suffering form pre-existing kidney conditions as there can be adverse reactions with the drug.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    Yes, the medication is know to cause severe side effects in patients suffering from liver conditions as it makes the body more susceptible to other diseases and conditions.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you have missed a dose, skipped the dose and move to the next on, however if you have missed more than one dose you need to reschedule your course.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    If the patient on the medication shows symptoms of an overdose then take them to the nearest emergency room and consult a doctor, the patient may need to spend some time there as an overdose of this can severely damage the liver and kidney.

Novaclox Lb Capsule 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. It also inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis in its third and last stage when dicloxacillin binds to penicillin-binding proteins and autolysins mediate the process of cell lysis. Lastly, it produces lactic acid in the intestine, thereby preventing pathogens or bad bacteria from entering and growing. The lactic acid produced by this medication helps in restoring gastrointestinal health.

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

    This medication does not interact with alcohol and no side effects are seen.

  • Interaction with Lab Test

    False-positive urine and serum proteins; false-positive in uric acid, urinary steroids; 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; decreased effect of warfarin.
    • Increased effect: Disulfiram, probenecid may increase penicillin levels.
    • Increased toxicity: Allopurinol theoretically has an additive potential for amoxicillin rash.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Patients suffering from liver and kidney diseases are suggested not to take this medication as it can cause more harm than good. People who are suffering from any disease should consult a doctor before starting the medication as it may cause various side effects.

  • Interaction with Food

    Some food may alter the functioning of the medication and should be avoided altogether. Make sure you have a good amount of food before you take the medicine. Consult your doctor if you have any queries.

Ques: What is Novaclox LB Capsule?

Ans: Novaclox LB is a medication which has Amoxicillin, Cloxacillin and Lactic Acid Bacillus as active elements present in it. This capsule performs its action by killing the injurious bacteria and increasing the immune system function, restricting the production of the bacterial cell wall, restricting the formation of the bacterial cell wall. Novaclox capsule is used to treat conditions such as Bacterial infection, Constipation, Gastrointestinal disorders, Bacterial infections of the skin, Antibiotic-associated diarrhea, Sinusitis, Bacterial infections of lungs, Bacterial infections of the nose, Bacterial infections of urinary tract, Infantile, weaning, and neonatal diarrhea, Pseudomembranous colitis, etc.

Ques: What is the use of Novaclox LB Capsule?

Ans: Novaclox capsule is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like Bacterial infections, Bacterial infections of gums, Diarrhea, Bacterial infections of the ear, Bacterial infection, Constipation, Gastrointestinal disorders, Bacterial infections of the skin, Antibiotic-associated diarrhea, Sinusitis. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions like Bacterial infections of lungs, Bacterial infections of nose, Bacterial infections of urinary tract, Infantile, weaning, and neonatal diarrhea, Pseudomembranous colitis, Anorexia, The treatment of beta-hemolytic streptococcal infections, The treatment of pneumococcal infections, The treatment of staphylococcal infections, etc. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Novaclox LB to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the side effects of Novaclox LB Capsule?

Ans: Novaclox LB is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Novaclox which are as follows: Weakness, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Nausea, Neonatal diarrhea, Pseudomembranous colitis, Cholestatic jaundice, Anemia, Agitation, Anxiety, Insomnia, Confusion, Headache, Taste perversion, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Gas, Allergic reaction, Weight loss, General malaise. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of this capsule.

Ques: Can Novaclox LB Capsule be used for bacterial infections and bacterial infections of gums?

Ans: Yes, Novaclox is a medication which can be used for bacterial infections and bacterial infections of gums. Do not take Novaclox LB capsule for above-mentioned conditions without consulting first with your doctor. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: How long do I need to use Novaclox LB Capsule before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 to 3 days, before noticing an improvement in the condition. But the same duration is not mandatory for everyone and so, it is not a standard time period for this medication's action. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to consume this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Novaclox LB Capsule?

Ans: This medication is generally used once a day, as the time interval to which this medication has an impact, is around 24 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Novaclox LB Capsule empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is common to be taken orally and the action of salts involved in this medication, do not depend on whether taking it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to consult a doctor before use and take it at a fixed time in a day.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Novaclox LB Capsule?

Ans: This medication contains salts which are suitable to store only at room temperature, as keeping this medication above or below that, can cause an inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication away from the reach of children. It is advised to dispose of the expired or unused medication, for avoiding its inadequate effect.
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