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Sultamicillin

Molecule Description

Sultamicillin belongs to the class of Beta-Lactam antibiotics. It is used in the...
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uses

Uses of Sultamicillin

  • Skin and soft tissue infections (bacterial infections)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Female genital infections (gonorrhoea)
  • Ear infections
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Infections of nose, sinuses and throat
contraindications

Contraindications of Sultamicillin

When should one not use Sultamicillin

Do not take this medicine if you have an allergy to this medicine, any other Beta-Lactam antibiotic or liver disease such as hepatitis.
sideEffects

Side effects of Sultamicillin

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Site pain (if taken via injection - I.V or I.M)
  • Allergic symptoms - itching, hives, rash, and swelling of lips, face, throat, etc.
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Sultamicillin

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Sultamicillin during pregnancy?
A:
Limited information is available about its safety in pregnancy. Hence do not take this medicine unless considered essential by your physician.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Sultamicillin while breastfeeding?
A:
A small amount of this medicine passes into human breast milk. Watch for any symptoms like skin rash, diarrhea or vomiting to a newborn baby. This medicine is not recommended unless considered essential by your physician.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Sultamicillin?
A:
If you feel unstable after taking this medicine, you should avoid driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Sultamicillin?
A:
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine can make you feel worse; you should avoid drinking alcohol.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience an allergy to any medicine like skin reactions
  • You have liver or kidney disease
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Sultamicillin

How Does It Work?

Sultamicillin interrupts bacterial cell wall synthesis, which is the protective covering of bacteria. This leads to death of bacterial cells, thereby offering effective infection control.
interactions

Interactions of Sultamicillin

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concurrent use with Warfarin increases the risk of bleeding
  • Concurrent use with Methotrexate increases toxicity
  • It decreases the efficacy of estrogen-containing oral contraceptives
  • Excretion of this medicine is reduced when used with Probenecid. This leads to higher efficacy
  • This medicine may reduce the effectiveness of live vaccines
  • Inform your doctor regarding all the medications that you are following

Interactions with food items

No specific interactions with food have been reported yet.
dietaryRestrictions

Dietary Restrictions of Sultamicillin

No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking Sultamicillin, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
dosage

Dosage of Sultamicillin

Overdose

If you think you have taken an overdose of Sultamicillin, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If the time for the next dose is near, do not take a double dose if you have missed the dose.

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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking Sultamicillin?

  • Tell your doctor if you have-
  • Allergy to this medicine or any other beta-lactam antibiotic
  • Liver disease such as hepatitis
  • Serious kidney disease
  • Any other medicine that you may be taking already

Q: What precautions must I take while on the medication of Sultamicillin?

A: It decreases the efficacy of estrogen-containing oral contraceptives. Talk to your doctor about additional methods of contraception that you will need to follow.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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