Novamox 500mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
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Novamox 500 capsule is a penicillin-type antibiotic containing Amoxicillin. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria like respiratory tract infection, lung infection, UTI, skin infections, infection of tonsils, throat, etc. Take this medicine exactly as told by the doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine without informing your doctor. The common side effects with Novamox 500 capsules are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea, most of which are temporary but if you feel the side effects persist or your condition worsens, you should contact your doctor immediately. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting this medicine.
Uses of Novamox 500mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
Novamox 500 capsule is used to treat various types of bacterial infections like respiratory tract infection, infection of tonsils and throat, lung infection, UTI, skin infections, dental infections, etc
Contraindications of Novamox 500mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
- If you are allergic to Amoxicillin or any other components of this medicine
- If you have infectious mononucleosis or glandular fever (caused by the Epstein–Barr virus)
- If you have a history of any allergic reactions to Penicillins or Cephalosporins
Side effects of Novamox 500mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
- Skin rash
- Skin itching, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, body or breathing difficulties (serious side effects)
- Some severe liver side effects like jaundice, severe diarrhoea, darker urine or paler stools are observed if you have been taking this medicine for several weeks
Precautions and Warnings of Novamox 500mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
Can I take Novamox 500 capsule during pregnancy?
There is limited information about the safety of Novamox 500 capsule during pregnancy. Your doctor will prescribe you this medicine only if considered essential after assessing the benefits over the risks.
Can I take Novamox 500 capsule while breastfeeding?
Novamox 500 capsule passes into breast milk in small amounts and can harm your baby, hence breastfeeding should be discontinued if any side effects are observed. Caution is advised if you are breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Novamox 500 capsule?
You may experience dizziness or fits that may influence your ability to drive or operate machines. Hence, you should be cautious while driving or operating heavy machines when on treatment with Novamox 500 capsule.
Can I consume alcohol with Novamox 500 capsule?
Consuming alcohol while on treatment with Novamox 500 capsules, does not affect the way this medicine works. However, you should avoid drinking alcohol in excess while taking this medicine as alcohol may worsen the side effects and impair your recovery from the infection.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- If you have problems in your kidney
- If you have difficulty in urinating
- If you have glandular fever (symptoms include fever, extreme tiredness, sore throat, and swollen glands)
- If you develop watery, bloody diarrhoea and fever, even if this occurs days after stopping this medicine, immediately consult a doctor
Mode of Action of Novamox 500mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
How Does It Work?
Novamox 500 capsule acts by preventing one or more enzymes called Penicillin-Binding Proteins (PBPs) which help to form a bacterial cell wall, thus resulting in bacterial cell lysis rupture and death.
Directions for Use of Novamox 500mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
Take Novamox 500 capsule as directed by your doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own. Swallow it whole, do not cut, break or chew it. Take it regularly at a fixed time. Do not consume it more than the prescribed quantity by your doctor.
Interactions of Novamox 500mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
Interactions with other medicines
- Medicines like Allopurinol and Probenecid which are used to treat gout
- Medicines like Methotrexate used to treat a certain type of cancers
- Medicines that are known as blood thinners or anticoagulants like Warfarin and Heparin
- Other antibiotics like Tetracycline used to treat bacterial infections
Storage and disposal of Novamox 500mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
Store Novamox 500 capsules below 25°C protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. Keep it away from children and pets.
Dosage of Novamox 500mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
The symptoms of overdose include vomiting, nausea, and diarrhoea. It can cause the crystal to pass in the urine (urinating problems), which may lead to kidney failure. Convulsions (fits) may be observed in case of impaired kidney function or you are taking a high dose of this medicine. Contact a doctor or visit the hospital in case of an overdose or you experience any of the symptoms.
Missed a Dose
If you miss any dose of Novamox 500 mg capsule, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's time for your next dose, skip the missed one and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the benefit of Novamox 500 capsule?
A: Novamox 500 capsule is an antibiotic used for treating respiratory and urinary bacterial infections.
Q: Can I take Novamox 500 for cough?
A: Yes, Novamox 500 capsules can be used if prescribed by a doctor. Cough could be due to other underlying problems such as pollution, smoking or serious respiratory disease. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Q: I am suffering from a sore throat can I take Novamox 500 mg capsule?
A: Novamox 500 mg capsule is an antibiotic to be taken for throat infection if prescribed by your doctor. Do not self-medicate. Sore throat in many cases is a viral infection in which antibiotics are not effective. Hence, it is important to consult your doctor, let the doctor decide if it is a viral or bacterial infection and treat you accordingly.
Q: Is Novamox 500 capsule safe during pregnancy?
A: Novamox 500 capsule can be taken by a pregnant woman if prescribed by a doctor. Do not self-medicate any antibiotic medicine on your own, especially during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking any medicine.
Q: Can Novamox 500 be taken for loose motion?
A: No, you should not take Novamox 500 capsules for treating loose motion.
Q: Can I take Novamox 500 mg capsules for a toothache?
A: Yes, Novamox 500 mg capsules can be used if prescribed by a dentist. Do not take this medicine on your own as this is an antibiotic medicine and can impact the normal bacterial flora of the body. Kindly consult your dentist for proper diagnosis and better information.
Q: I have an allergy to penicillin, can I take Novamox 500 capsule?
A: No, if you have an allergy to penicillin never take Novamox 500 mg capsule as a severe allergic reaction may occur. Always inform your doctor about your allergies.
Q: Is there any chance that an allergic reaction can develop later?
A: A delayed allergic reaction characterized by rashes, fever, joint pains and enlargement of the lymph nodes, especially under the arms, may usually occur after 7-12 days.
Q: Is Novamox 500 capsule habit-forming?
A: No habit-forming tendencies have been found with Novamox 500 capsule.
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Last Updated on: 30 Aug 2020 | 05:31 AM (IST)
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