Achromycin 500mg Capsules
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Achromycin 500 MG Description
Achromycin Capsule is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes, skin, respiratory tract, urinary tract, etc. Achromycin Capsule is an antibiotic medicine containing tetracycline as an active in
gredient. This medicine acts by inhibiting the growth of the infection-causing organism. Take this medicine for the prescribed dose and duration. You should take this medicine with food to avoid stomach upset. You should complete the entire treatment course with this medicine, as an incomplete course of antibiotics can result in treatment failure.
|Side effects||Headache, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light|
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Uses of Achromycin 500 MG
Achromycin Capsule is used in the treatment of various bacterial infections such as urinary tract, respiratory tract infections like pneumonia, eye infection, skin infection like acne, sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhoea and other infections....
Contraindications of Achromycin 500 MG
If you are allergic to tetracycline or any of the ingredients of this medicine. If you have a kidney or liver problem. If you are giving this to children below 12 years. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have a condition characterised by a rash, hair loss, fever, malaise and joint pain (systemic lupus erythematosus). If you are on vitamin A supplement....
Side effects of Achromycin 500 MG
- Sensitivity to light
- Difficulty in breathing
Precautions and Warnings of Achromycin 500 MG
Can I take the Achromycin Capsule during pregnancy?
Pregnant women should not take this medicine as it is unsafe during pregnancy. Achromycin Capsule can cause adverse effects on the foetus, especially on bones development. It can also affect the liver of the pregnant woman.
Can I take the Achromycin Capsule while breastfeeding?
- It passes into the breastmilk and may affect the newborn baby. Hence it is not advised to breastfeed during the treatment.
- However, if the doctor suggests you to take the Achromycin Capsule depending on your condition then he may ask you to monitor the breastfed baby for the symptoms like diarrhoea or rashes.
Can I drive if I have consumed the Achromycin Capsule?
Achromycin Capsule does not affect your ability to drive or to use machinery, however, if you experience side effects like dizziness, you should avoid driving or using machines.
Can I consume alcohol with the Achromycin Capsule?
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol along with Achromycin Capsule. So it is important to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You may develop permanent discolouration of the tooth.
- You have a kidney problem, then this medicine may lead to increased levels of urea, phosphates or acid in the blood, etc.
- You miss your dose of antibiotics frequently, which may lead to treatment failure or bacterial resistance.
- You may experience persistent diarrhoea or blood in stool, treatment should be stopped immediately.
- You are taking this medicine for a long time and also you have a liver or kidney problem, as much caution is required in such patients. Your doctor may suggest you to monitor liver and kidney tests regularly during the treatment....
- You may experience swelling and pain in the pancreas due to prolonged use.
- You may suffer from muscle weakness or autoimmune disorders.
- You may develop sensitivity to sunlight, in such a condition doctor may stop the medicine.
Mode of Action of Achromycin 500 MG
How Does It Work?
Tetracycline acts by inhibiting the synthesis of protein which is essential for bacterial growth. Hence helps in stopping the growth and prevents them from increasing in numbers. Hence helps in treating certain infections....
Directions for Use of Achromycin 500 MG
Achromycin Capsule should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break, or chew the medicine. It should be taken with food or milk. It would be best if you take it at a fixed time for optimal results and should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor....
Interactions of Achromycin 500 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Medicines containing iron, calcium, aluminium, magnesium, bismuth and zinc salts, can affect the activity of this medicine, so it should be given between a gap of 2-3 hours.
- It can prolong the action of anticoagulants like coumarin.
- Concomitant use of tetracyclines and retinoids (acitretin, isotretinoin, tretinoin) can increase the risk of high blood pressure inside the brain.
- If you take this medicine along with methoxyflurane which is used as an anaesthetic, can cause adverse effects to kidney like you may find the presence of nitrogen in urine reports.
- Antidiarrhoeal medicines like kaolin-pectin and bismuth subsalicylate can affect the absorption of this medicine
- Water pills like furosemide can impair with kidney function.
- Antibiotics like penicillin can oppose the action of this medicine.
- You are diabetic then it can increase the effect of antidiabetic medicines like insulin, glimepiride.
- Other medicines are atovaquone to treat pneumonia, antacids like sucralfate, lithium to treat the mental condition, digoxin to treat a heart condition, colestipol and cholestyramine, oral contraceptives, strontium ranelate for osteoporosis, ergotamine and methysergide to treat migraine can affect the absorption of this medicine....
- It can cause adverse effects if used along with methotrexate to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Interactions with food items
Avoid dairy products during the treatment.
Storage and disposal of Achromycin 500 MG
- Store the medicine below 25°C.
- Keep it in original packing in order to protect it from light and moisture.
Dosage of Achromycin 500 MG
Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, cloudy urine or blood in the urine. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital....
Missed a Dose
If you have missed taking any dose of this medicine take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one....
Dr. Mansi Savla
B. Pharm, PharmD
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I take the Achromycin Capsule during viral and running nose?
A: Achromycin Capsule should not be used for viral infections and flu that occurs due to viruses. It is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections.
Q: Can I stop the treatment with the Achromycin Capsule before the prescribed duration if I feel an improvement in symptoms?
A: No, you should complete the entire course of the treatment even if you feel better, as there can still be infection-causing bacteria present in the body, which can make the infection return in a few days. As incomplete treatment may result in an increased risk of re-infection and antibiotic resistance.
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