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Lynx 500mg Capsule

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Lincomycin(500.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Lynx 500 Capsule contains Lincomycin, an antibiotic used to treat infection of lungs, airways, mouth, soft tissues and skin caused by various organisms. It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria further preventing its spread. Lynx 500 Capsule is used when other antibiotics are ineffective. It should not be used to treat viral infections. Take this medicine at the prescribed dose for a prescribed duration at the same time for optimal benefit. Inform your doctor about all the medical conditions and medication you are currently taking. If you experience any other symptoms while on this medication, reach out to your doctor or visit a nearby clinic or hospital.
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Uses of Lynx 500mg Capsule

Lynx 500 Capsule is used for the treatment of serious bacterial infections (bacteria are sensitive to Lincomycin), where Penicillin and other antibiotics could not be given due to allergy or resistance issues.
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Contraindications of Lynx 500mg Capsule

If you are allergic to Lincomycin, other similar substance or any other component of Lynx 500 Capsule.

Side effects of Lynx 500mg Capsule

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vaginal infection
  • Inflammed oesophagus
  • Rash, itch
  • Swelling
  • Fever, pain in the joint
  • Inflammation of stomach

Precautions and Warnings of Lynx 500mg Capsule


Can I take Lynx 500 Capsule during pregnancy?
Lynx 500 Capsule crosses the placenta. However, there is limited information about the effect of this medicine on pregnancy. It is recommended not to take this medicine unless prescribed by your doctor after considering it to be safe and necessary. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Lynx 500 Capsule while breastfeeding?
Lynx 500 Capsule passes into the breastmilk and may be harmful to the baby. However, there is limited information about the effect of this medicine on nursing mothers. It is recommended not to take this medicine unless prescribed by your doctor after considering it to be safe and necessary. Inform your doctor if you are a breastfeeding mother.


Can I drive if I have consumed Lynx 500 Capsule?
The effect of Lynx 500 Capsule on driving has not been studied. However, if you experience dizziness, drowsiness, blurry vision, avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Lynx 500 Capsule?
The effect of alcohol on Lynx 500 Capsule has not been studied. Usually consuming alcohol while on antibiotic decreases the effect of the medicine. Talk to your doctor if you consume it too often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You had an allergic reaction.
  • You have a history of any medical condition such as liver, kidney, intestine.
  • You had or have myasthenia gravis.
  • You are on any other medication.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You experience severe diarrhoea.
  • Your doctor might ask you to perform kidney and liver tests when on Lynx 500 Capsule.

Mode of Action of Lynx 500mg Capsule

How Does It Work?

Lynx 500 Capsule works by inhibiting the synthesis of essential proteins required for the bacterial cell wall formation, stopping the growth and prevents the spreading of the infection.

Directions for Use of Lynx 500mg Capsule

Lynx 500 Capsule should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
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Interactions of Lynx 500mg Capsule

Interactions with other medicines

  • The effect of medicine used as a neuromuscular blocking agent such as rocuronium, tracrium increases when used along with Lynx 500 Capsule.
  • Discuss with your doctor about any other medicine, herbal preparations and supplements you are taking currently to avoid interactions.

Storage and disposal of Lynx 500mg Capsule

  • Store at temperature below 25°C in a cool, dry place.
  • Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Lynx 500mg Capsule


If you have taken too much of Lynx 500 Capsule, contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of Lynx 500 Capsule. take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose, skip the missed one and follow the regular dosing schedule.

Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I stop taking Lynx 500 when I feel better?

A: No, do not stop taking Lynx 500 Capsule before the prescribed duration. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. You should complete the full course of treatment, else there are chances of recurrence of an infection.

Q: Can the use of Lynx 500 Capsule cause diarrhoea?

  • Yes, the use of Lynx 500 Capsule can cause diarrhoea along with the desired effect but not everyone gets them.
  • It is an antibiotic which kills both good and bad bacteria when good bacteria present in the intestine gets killed, it can cause diarrhoea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea, talk to your doctor about it.
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Q: Is Lynx Capsule effective?

A: Lynx 500 Capsule is effective if you take it at dose and duration advised by your doctor. If you stop taking this tablet once you start feeling good, the chance of recurrence of the infection increases.

Q: Can Lynx 500 Capsule cause fungal infection?

A: Yes, using Lynx 500 Capsule might cause an overgrowth of other susceptible organisms mainly, a fungal infection. It is a common side effect of this medicine, reach out to your doctor if you experience any of the side effects.

Q: What if my condition doesn’t get better after taking Lynx 500?

A: If your condition doesn’t get better, even after completing the course with Lynx 500 Capsule, inform your doctor about it. He might suggest another alternative.

Q: Can Lynx Capsule be used to treat boils?

A: No, Lynx 500 Capsule cannot be used to treat boils. It is used to treat various bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms when other antibiotics fail to respond.
Last Updated on: 20 Mar 2021 | 05:30 PM (IST)
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