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Althrocin Oral Drops

10ml Oral Drop in Bottle
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Medical Description

Althrocin Oral Drops belongs to the class of antibiotic medicines known macrolides, which is used to treat specific kinds of bacterial infections. This is a higher kind of antibiotics that is not used for flu, cold or any other viral infections. The generic name of Althrocin Oral Drops is erythromycin.
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Uses of Althrocin Oral Drops

Treatment of bacterial infections.

Contraindications of Althrocin Oral Drops

  • Patients who are suffering from diseases of heart, liver, kidneys and muscles
  • Patients who are allergic to erythromycin or macrolide antibiotics
  • Patients who are on the prescription of any medicines that contain astemizole, cisapride, terfenadine, ergotamine, pimozide, colchicine and dihydroergotamine

Side effects of Althrocin Oral Drops

  • The critical side effects of Althrocin Oral Drops are allergic reactions, difficulty in breathing, dark-coloured urine, loss of hearing, chest pain and irregular heartbeats
  • Other side effects of Althrocin Oral Drops include nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, eosinophilia, tinnitus, liver or gall bladder problems and blurred visions or visual impairment

Precautions and Warnings of Althrocin Oral Drops


Can I take Althrocin Oral Drops during pregnancy?
It is not recommended to be used during pregnancy as its administration can lead to liver damage.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Althrocin Oral Drops while breastfeeding?
The medicine is typically prescribed to children. In adults, it can only be taken if the benefits outweighs the risks to the foetus. Some amount of it can pass via breast milk to the infant but it is not known to cause any side effects. However, continuous monitoring of infant's health for diarrhoea is advised.


Can I drive if I have consumed Althrocin Oral Drops?
The medicine is typically prescribed to children. In adults, it is not known to have any effect on the driving ability of an individual.


Can I consume alcohol with Althrocin Oral Drops?
The medicine is typically prescribed to children. In adults, alcohol intake should be avoided on the administration of this medicine as it can lead to a delayed absorption of the medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Inform your doctor if you have any liver diseases or suffer from myasthenia gravis before starting the medication. If you are taking colchicine, kindly report to your doctor as it can cause severe side effects.
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Mode of Action of Althrocin Oral Drops

How Does It Work?

The main ingredient in the composition of Althrocin Oral Drops works on bacteria and prevents the formation of proteins which are secreted by bacteria for microbial action. Thus, the growth of the bacteria is inhibited.
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Directions for Use of Althrocin Oral Drops

These drops should be taken as per the prescription of your physician. Do not alter or stop the dosage of Althrocin Oral Drops by yourself before your prescribed duration.

Interactions of Althrocin Oral Drops

Interactions with other medicines

Althrocin Oral Drops can interact with several medicines and can result in a change in their mechanism or increased risk of side effects. These medicines include amiodarone, pimozide, procainamide, astemizole/cisapride, dofetilide, quinidine, propafenone, domperidone, sotalol, simvastatin, terfenadine, clindamycin, colchicine and digoxin.
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Interactions with food items

There is no specific interaction of this medicine reported with food. The drops should be taken on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes prior or 2 hours after the meal.

Other general Interactions

Individuals with ailments of kidneys, heart, liver or muscles and if they are suffering from myasthenia gravis should avoid its medication.

Storage and disposal of Althrocin Oral Drops

The drops should be stored at a cool and dry place (ideally at room temperature) away from direct heat, sunlight, moisture and reach of children. It should be properly disposed of via standard methods suggested by your pharmacist and should not be used after the expiry date.
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Dosage of Althrocin Oral Drops


The overdose of Althrocin Oral Drops can lead to temporary loss of hearing, vomiting, nausea and diarrhoea.

Missed a Dose

Do not panic in case if you have miss any dose. Take it as soon as you recall it. Do not take more than what is prescribed by your doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How do you store Althrocin Oral Drops?

A: The drops should be stored at a cool and dry place (ideally at room temperature) away from direct heat, sunlight, moisture and reach of children.

Q: What information should I give to my healthcare provider before starting Althrocin Oral Drops?

A: Inform the doctor about your detailed medical/surgical history. Tell him/her if you are taking any medications, nutritional supplements and herbal preparations.

Q: What precautions should I take during its course?

A: The prescribed dosage of Althrocin Oral Drops should be taken regularly for the specified time period. The course duration should be completed otherwise it can lead to antimicrobial resistance. Abruptly stopping or altering the doses before the prescribed duration will only lead to side effects.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 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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