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The composition of Althrocin Syp includes erythromycin, a macrolide class of antibiotic, that is used to treat specific bacterial infections.
Uses of Althrocin Syp
- Used for the prevention and treatment of bacterial infections.
Contraindications of Althrocin Syp
- Irregular heartbeat
- Kidney and liver problems
- Muscle diseases
- Patients allergic to erythromycin or other macrolide antibiotics such as clarithromycin
- Patients taking medicines containing astemizole, terfenadine, cisapride, pimozide, ergotamine, colchicine
Side effects of Althrocin Syp
- Allergic reaction
- Dark urine
- Difficulty in breathing
- Hearing loss
- Irregular heartbeat and chest pain
- Loss of appetite
- Increase in eosinophils (a type of white blood cell)
- Tinnitus (ringing in ear)
- Liver and bladder problems causing yellow skin and eyes and also pale stool with dark urine
- Abnormal heart rhythm along with palpitations
- Vomiting and irritation in case of infants below 1 year of age
- Visual impairment or blurred vision
Precautions and Warnings of Althrocin Syp
Can I take Althrocin Syp during pregnancy?
If taken during pregnancy, Erythromycin can cause liver damage. Hence it must be avoided.
Can I take Althrocin Syp while breastfeeding?
A small amount of Erythromycin is known to pass into breast milk, but this small amount is not found to affect the baby. However, the doctor will prescribe this medicine during pregnancy only if its benefits outweigh the risks. Keep a check on the irritability, diarrhoea or diaper rash in such a scenario.
Can I drive if I have consumed Althrocin Syp?
You can drive if you have had the syrup, as its intake does not affect your driving ability.
Can I consume alcohol with Althrocin Syp?
Alcohol delays the absorption of Althrocin Syp and hence must be avoided.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- The syrup should not be consumed by patients with liver problems or those who are taking any medicines that can cause liver disorders, patients with myasthenia gravis and those consuming colchicine.
Mode of Action of Althrocin Syp
How Does It Work?
Erythromycin is a bacterial protein synthesis inhibitor. It prevents bacterial growth and proliferation.
Directions for Use of Althrocin Syp
The syrup is to be taken via mouth as directed by your doctor.
Interactions of Althrocin Syp
Interactions with other medicines
Althrocin Syp interacts with erythromycin amiodarone, astemizole/cisapride, dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol, domperidone, terfenadine and simvastatin, and can cause severe heart problems in such scenarios.The medicine also interacts with clindamycin and digoxin.
Interactions with food items
Food reduces erythromycin absorption. Therefore, it is advisable to take Althrocin Syp on an empty stomach either 30 minutes before or 2 hours after the meal.
Other general Interactions
Enough data unavailable. Consult your doctor for details.
Storage and disposal of Althrocin Syp
Althrocin Syp must be stored under cool and dry place away from heat, light and moisture. It must be kept out of reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Althrocin Syp
Althrocin Syp overdose might cause side effects such as temporary hearing loss, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Seek immediate help in such a scenario.
Missed a Dose
Missing doses can lead to antibiotic resistance. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it, unless it is almost time for the next dose. Do not take a double dose of the syrup.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I discuss with my doctor before taking Althrocin Syp?
A: Inform your doctor regarding all prescription and non-prescription medicine that you are taking, along with a detailed history of your present and past medical and surgical history. The doctor must also be informed about any health supplements being taken such as herbal medications or nutritional supplements.
Q: What precaution should be taken before beginning this medicine?
- Make sure you follow the exact dosage of Althrocin Syp as prescribed by your doctor
- Do not stop taking the medicine suddenly. Finish the prescribed dose to avoid development of antimicrobial resistance
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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