Optimox 500mg Tablet
Optimox 500 MG Description
Optimox Tablet is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections like infection of the lungs, airways, tonsils and throat, skin and urinary tract infections. It contains amoxicillin as an
active ingredient. It stops the growth and multiplication of bacteria. Optimox Tablet or other antibiotics should not be used when not sure if the infection is due to bacteria, unnecessary use of antibiotics can make it ineffective treatment. Complete the course as prescribed by the doctor or it may lead to relapse or return the infection.
Uses of Optimox 500 MG
- Optimox Tablet is used to treat bacterial infections of the airway, lungs, skin, tonsils, throat and urinary tract.
- It used for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhoea and for reducing the risk of an ulcer due to a bacteria called H. pylori.
Contraindications of Optimox 500 MG
- If you are allergic to amoxicillin or other components of this Optimox Tablet.
- Having a history of allergic reactions to penicillins or cephalosporins. If you are not sure which are the medicines ask the doctor.
Side effects of Optimox 500 MG
- Skin rash
- Skin itching
Precautions and Warnings of Optimox 500 MG
Other General Warnings
- You may experience allergic symptoms after taking the medicine.
- If you have kidney disease then dose adjustments are required.
- People with kidney problems may experience fits or seizures.
- You are unable to urinate or may have difficulty urinating.
- You may have glandular fever, you may experience symptoms like fever, extreme tiredness, sore throat and swollen glands.
- You may experience watery or bloody diarrhoea, fever, even if this occurs days after stopping the medicine, immediately consult a doctor.
Mode of Action of Optimox 500 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Optimox 500 MG
- Optimox Tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor.
- Take with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew it.
- Avoid overdose of the medicine.
Interactions of Optimox 500 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way Optimox Tablet works, or the medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Inform the doctor of medicines, supplements, or herbals you are taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.
- Especially taking other anti-infective medicines, medicine for the treatment of gout and oral contraceptives.
Storage and disposal of Optimox 500 MG
- Store below 25°C at a cool and dry place.
- Keep it away from children and pets.
Dosage of Optimox 500 MG
Missed a Dose
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is Optimox Tablet safe to use in pregnancy?
Q: What is Optimox Tablet prescribed for?
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