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Althrocin 500mg Tablet
Althrocin 500mg Tablet

Althrocin 500mg Tablet

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Erythromycin(500.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Althrocin 500mg Tab is an antibiotic made up of the salt erythromycin. The uses of Althrocin 500mg Tab include the treatment of different kinds of bacterial infection. It is a high potency antibiotic and does not work on cold, flu, or any viral infection.
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Uses of Althrocin 500mg Tab

  • Prevention and treatment of bacterial infections

Contraindications of Althrocin 500mg Tab

  • Heart-related disorders
  • Kidney problems
  • Liver problems
  • Muscle diseases
  • Allergy to erythromycin or macrolide antibiotics like clarithromycin
  • Medicines containing astemizole, terfenadine, cisapride, pimozide, ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, and colchicine

Side effects of Althrocin 500mg Tab

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea, loss of appetite
  • Increase in a particular type of white blood cell
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Various liver or gall-bladder problems such as yellowing of the skin and eyes or pale stools with darker urine
  • Abnormal heart rhythms with palpitations
  • Vomiting and irritability in infants between the age of 1 month and 12 months
  • Visual impairment/blurred vision
  • Allergic reactions (severe, seek medical attention)
  • Dark urine (severe, seek medical attention)
  • Difficulty in breathing (severe, seek medical attention)
  • Hearing loss (severe, seek medical attention)
  • Irregular heartbeat and chest pain (severe, seek medical attention)

Precautions and Warnings of Althrocin 500mg Tab


Can I take Althrocin 500mg Tab during pregnancy?
Do not take the medicine if you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. This medicine can cause liver damage if taken during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Althrocin 500mg Tab while breastfeeding?
Doctors will prescribe this medicine to you only if the benefits exceed the potential risk to the fetus. Only a small amount of the medicine passes into breast milk and this is unlikely to cause side effects in the baby. Monitor your baby for irritability diarrhoea or diaper rash.


Can I drive if I have consumed Althrocin 500mg Tab?
The medicine does not affect your ability to drive.


Can I consume alcohol with Althrocin 500mg Tab?
Alcohol might delay the absorption of this antibiotic; hence caution is advised.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions and medicines you may be on. In particular, inform your doctor if you have any liver problems or are taking any medicines which can cause liver problems, if you suffer from a condition called myasthenia gravis which causes muscle weakness, and if you are taking colchicine.
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Mode of Action of Althrocin 500mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Althrocin 500mg Tab inhibits bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of proteins that are essential for cell growth.

Directions for Use of Althrocin 500mg Tab

Althrocin 500mg Tab should be taken as per the dosage and duration prescribed by your doctor. It should be swallowed whole. The tablet must not be chewed, crushed, or broken. Take at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after your meal.
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Interactions of Althrocin 500mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

Serious heart problems can occur if these medicines are taken along with erythromycin amiodarone, astemizole/cisapride, dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, propafenone, quinidine, sotalol, domperidone, terfenadine, and simvastatin. This medicine may also interact with clindamycin and digoxin.
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Interactions with food items

No specific interactions have been observed. Food decreases the absorption of the medicine. Take the medicine at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after a meal.

Other general Interactions

Not enough data is available.

Storage and disposal of Althrocin 500mg Tab

Store in a cool, dry place away from reach of children, and away from heat and moisture.

Dosage of Althrocin 500mg Tab


Althrocin 500mg Tab dosage must be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Different side effects of Althrocin 500mg Tab may emerge while taking the medicine. Contact your doctor immediately if these worsen or if you experience overdose symptoms. The symptoms of an overdose are temporary hearing loss, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.
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Missed a Dose

If a dose of your medicine is missed, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take more medicine in one day than your doctor tells you to. It is advisable not to miss doses of antibiotics as it can lead to resistance. Do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What are the precautions that should I take while on this medicine?

A: The dosage regimen of the medicine should be followed regularly. The prescribed dose should be completed to prevent the development of antimicrobial resistance.

Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking this medicine?

A: Give a detailed account of your medical and surgical history. The doctor should also know about other health supplements like herbal medications or nutritional supplements that you may be taking.

Q: What should I know regarding the storage of this medicine?

A: Store this medicine in a cool and dry place away from light, heat, and moisture. Ensure that it is out of the reach of children and pets.

Q: What symptoms indicate an overdose?

A: The symptoms of an overdose are temporary hearing loss, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:14 PM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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