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Almox 500mg Capsule
Almox 500mg Capsule
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Almox 500mg Capsule

By ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD
10 Capsule(s) in Strip
61.28*
MRP 72.09
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Amoxycillin / Amoxicillin(500.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
Antibiotic

Medical Description

Almox 500 Capsule contains amoxicillin which belongs to a group of medicines called Semisynthetic Penicillin (Beta-Lactam antibiotic).

Uses of Almox 500mg Capsule

  • Sinus infection
  • Middle ear infection
  • Infection of tonsils and throat
  • Infection of lungs
  • Community-acquired pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Typhoid fever
  • Dental infections

Contraindications of Almox 500mg Capsule

  • If you are allergic to Amoxicillin or any other ingredient of this medicine
  • If you have a history of allergic reactions to Penicillins or Cephalosporins
  • If you have infectious Mononucleosis/ Glandular fever (caused by the Epstein–Barr virus)

Side effects of Almox 500mg Capsule

  • Skin rash
  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • You may also experience other allergic reactions like skin itching, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, body or breathing difficulties (serious side effects)
  • Serious liver side effects like jaundice, severe diarrhea, darker urine or paler stools, these are observed if you have been taking this medicine for several weeks

Precautions and Warnings of Almox 500mg Capsule

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Almox 500 Capsule during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the safety of this medicine in pregnancy. Your doctor will prescribe you this medicine only if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Almox 500 Capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
  • Amoxicillin passes into breast milk in small amounts and can harm your baby
  • This medicine can cause side effects like diarrhea and fungal infection of mucous membrane can be observed in breastfed baby, therefore breastfeeding should be discontinued if any side effects are observed
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  • Caution is advised incase you are breastfeeding

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Almox 500 Capsule?
A:
You may experience allergic reactions, dizziness, or convulsion that influence your ability to drive or operate machines. Hence, caution is advised while driving or operating heavy machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Almox 500 Capsule?
A:
Drinking alcohol when you are taking Amoxicillin does not affect the way this medicine works. However, you should avoid drinking large quantities of alcohol while taking this medicine, as alcohol may worsen the side effects and impair your recovery from the infection.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You had allergy to Penicillins, Cephaloporins or prone to allergies
  • You have glandular fever (symptoms includes fever, extreme tiredness, sore throat, and swollen glands)
  • You have kidney problems
  • You have difficulty in urinating
  • You develop watery, bloody diarrhea, fever, even if this occurs days after stopping this medicine, immediately seek medical help

Mode of Action of Almox 500mg Capsule

How Does It Work?

Almox 500 Capsule works by preventing one or more enzymes known as Penicillin-Binding Proteins (PBPs) that helps to form a bacterial cell wall, which results in bacterial cell lysis (rupture) and death.
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Directions for Use of Almox 500mg Capsule

  • Take medicine as directed by your doctor
  • Do not stop taking this medicine on your own

Interactions of Almox 500mg Capsule

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to treat gout (Allopurinol, Probenecid)
  • Medicines known as blood thinners (anticoagulants) like Warfarin
  • Other antibiotics such as Tetracycline used to treat bacterial infections
  • Medicines used to treat certain type of cancers (Methotrexate)

Storage and disposal of Almox 500mg Capsule

  • Store below 25°C
  • Protect if from direct sunlight
  • Keep it out of the reach of children

Dosage of Almox 500mg Capsule

Overdose

  • Seek emergency medical care if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
  • Symptoms of overdose include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea.
  • It can cause crystal to pass in the urine (urinating problems) that leads to kidney failure.
  • Convulsions may be observed in case of impaired kidney function or if you are taking a high dose of this medicine.

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed any dose of 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 dosing schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I have an allergy to penicillin, can I take Almox 500 capsule?

A: No, if you have allergy to penicillin never take this medicine as a very serious allergic reaction may occur. Always inform your doctor about your allergies.

Q: Is there any chance that an allergic reaction can develop later?

A: A delayed allergic reaction characterized by rashes, fever, joint pains, and enlargement of the lymph nodes, especially under the arms, may usually occur after 7-12 days.

Q: Can I take Almox 500 for sore throat?

A: This is an antibiotic to be taken for throat infection if prescribed by your doctor. Do not self-medicate. Sore throat in most of the cases is a viral infection in which antibiotics are not effective. Hence, it is important to consult your doctor, let the doctor decide if it is viral or bacterial infection and treat you accordingly.

Q: Can I take Almox 500 for cough?

A: Yes, it can be used if prescribed by a doctor. Cough can be due to other underlying problems like pollution, smoking or serious respiratory disease. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Q: Can I take Almox 500 for loose motion?

A: No, you should not take this medicine for treating loose motion.

Q: Can I take Almox 500 for toothache?

A: Yes, it can be used if prescribed by a dentist. Do not take this medicine on your own as this is an antibiotic medicine and can impact the normal bacterial flora of body. Kindly consult your dentist for proper diagnosis and better information.

Q: Is Almox 500 safe during pregnancy?

A: Almox 500 can be taken by a pregnant woman if prescribed by a doctor. Do not self-medicate any antibiotic medicine on your own especially during pregnancy, consult your doctor before taking any medicine.

Q: What is the use of Almox 500 Capsule?

A: It is an antibiotic used for treating respiratory, urinary bacterial infections.

Q: What do you mean by inappropriate use of antibiotics?

A: Inappropriate use of antibiotics constitutes taking antibiotics when not needed, for wrong diseases, taking inappropriate dosage and not completing the course of antibiotic treatment as prescribed by doctor.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 01:50 PM (IST)
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