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Crixan Od 500mg Tablet

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Crixan Od 500 MG Description

Crixan Od Tablet is used in various infections on the body like the skin, soft tissue, chest and stomach infections. It contains clarithromycin which is an antibiotic medicine. It acts by stopping the...
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ContainsClarithromycin(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsStomach pain, diarrhoea, vomiting
ClassificationANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Crixan Od 500 MG

  • Crixan Od Tablet is used for the treatment of various infections in the body like infections of the throat, sinus, skin, soft tissue, chest (infection of lungs and windpipe).
  • It is also used in the treatment of ulcers in the intestine caused by bacteria known as helicobacter pylori. It is also used for pneumonia as well as for skin infections.

Contraindications of Crixan Od 500 MG

  • If you have any history of allergy to any of the contents of Crixan Od Tablet or other macrolide antibiotics.
  • If you have any abnormality in the heart rhythm like ventricular arrhythmia or QT prolongation.
  • If you have any member in the family having a history of abnormal heart rhythm or QT prolongation.
  • If you have any liver and/or kidney problems.
  • If you are taking medicines such as terfenadine, astemizole, cisapride or pimozide (as these medicine along with Crixan Od Tablet can produce abnormal heart rhythm).
  • If you are taking other medicines which may produce abnormal heart rhythm.
  • If you have low potassium levels in the blood.
  • If you are taking medicines like ergotamine, dihydroergotamine (for migraine), colchicine (for gout), ticagrelor, ranolazine (for prevention of heart attack and stroke), lovastatin, simvastatin (chole...
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Side effects of Crixan Od 500 MG

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Loss of taste
  • Breathlessness

Precautions and Warnings of Crixan Od 500 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Crixan Od Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Always consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby. After careful clinical examination and evaluating risk-benefit aspects by the doctor, Crixan Od Tablet will be prescribed if necessary. Avoid self-medication.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Crixan Od Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited data related to the safety of Crixan Od Tablet in breastfeeding mothers. Hence, it is not advisable to use this medicine before consulting your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Crixan Od Tablet?
A:
Crixan Od Tablet may cause dizziness, headache, tiredness or feel sick. Any of these side effects would reduce your ability to react, so do not drive or use machinery if you are taking this medicine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Crixan Od Tablet?
A:
The chances of dizziness increase if you take Crixan Od Tablet with alcohol. Even alcohol adds on the side effects related to the liver with concomitant use of this medicine. So, avoid using this medicine with alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have an allergy to lincomycin or clindamycin like antibiotics.
  • You have abnormal liver or kidney functions.
  • You have or had a history of any heart problems.
  • Your blood magnesium level has previously been low.
  • You have severe or prolonged diarrhoea (pseudomembranous colitis) during or after taking Crixan Od Tablet.
  • You have used Crixan Od Tablet before on several occasions or for a long time.
  • You have signs and symptoms of liver disease such as loss of appetite, jaundice, dark urine, itching or abdomen pain.
  • You are using a combination of Crixan Od Tablet and benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam, triazolam and midazolam (medicines used in brain-related diseases).
  • You take other medicines which affect your hearing function.
  • In case of severe acute hypersensitivity reactions, such as anaphylaxis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (skin peeling with increase chances of infection), your doctor may disc...
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  • It is not recommended to use Crixan Od Tablet in children below 12 years of age.

Mode of Action of Crixan Od 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Crixan Od Tablet is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. These bacteria also need growth and multiplication for their survival. Clarithromycin being antibiotic medicine halts their growth by b...
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Directions for Use of Crixan Od 500 MG

  • Take Crixan Od Tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water. Do not break or chew the medicine.
  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.
  • If you are taking it once a day, then always take this medicine at the same time like in the early morning before breakfast.
  • Even after improvement of symptoms continue taking this medicine for the period your doctor has prescribed to control the symptoms and as a preventive measure.

Interactions of Crixan Od 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Crixan Od Tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Especially, if you are taking medicines such as terfenadine, astemizole, cisapride or pimozide. (as these medicines along with Crixan Od Tablet can produce abnormal heart rhythm).
  • Concomitant use of Crixan Od Tablet with other medicines like Digoxin, Quinidine, disopyramide, Verapamil (used in heart problems) may cause abnormal heart rhythm.
  • The use of Crixan Od Tablet with nateglinide, repaglinide or insulin (treatment of diabetes) can result in further lowering of blood glucose levels. Hence, if the combination is used then the blood su...
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  • The effect of Carbamazepine, phenytoin, valproate (medicines to treat epilepsy or fits) and Theophylline (used in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) increases when used together with th...
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  • Concomitant used of Warfarin, Phenprocoumon (blood-thinning medicines) with Crixan Od Tablet may increase the chances of bleeding.

Storage and disposal of Crixan Od 500 MG

  • Store Crixan Od Tablet below 30°C in the original packaging.
  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after its expiry date.
  • Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.

Dosage of Crixan Od 500 MG

Overdose

Symptoms of an overdose of Crixan Od Tablet may increase the side effect of medicine. Taking too many tablets may cause abdominal discomfort and other problems. Contact your doctor immediately in case...
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Missed a Dose

It is advisable to complete the course of antibiotics. Do not miss any dose. If you have missed taking any dose of Crixan Od Tablet, then take it as early as you remember. If it is the time for your n...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Clarithromycin the same as Amoxicillin?

A: No, Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin are both antibiotics but both the medicines are of a different class. They act on different bacteria with different modes of actions.

Q: What is the use of Crixan Od Tablet?

A: Crixan Od Tablet is used for the treatment of various infections in the body like infections of the throat, sinus, skin, soft tissue, chest (infection of lungs and windpipe). It is also used in the treatment of intestinal ulcers caused by bacteria known as helicobacter pylori.

Q: Is Crixan Od Tablet an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Crixan Od Tablet is an antibiotic medicine used to treat various bacterial infections.
Product Details
Brand
CRIXAN OD
Expires on or After
15/11/2022
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2021 | 06:58 PM (IST)

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