Phenicol Capsule is an antibiotic used for the treatment of severe bacterial infection and typhoid fever where other anti-infectives are ineffective. It contains chloramphenicol as an active ingredient. It stops the growth of bacteria, thus preventing the spread of infection. Phenicol Capsule should not be used in children below 18 years of age. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid. Phenicol Capsule should not be used to treat viral infection. Take the medicine at the prescribed dose for the prescribed duration to gain optimal benefits. You may experience nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness after taking the medicine. If these symptoms worsen, inform the doctor or visit a nearby hospital or clinic immediately.
Phenicol Capsule is used for the treatment of severe bacterial infection and typhoid fever when other antimicrobials are ineffective....
Q: How long does Phenicol Capsule take to work?
A: Phenicol Capsule starts showing activity soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill the harmful bacteria.
Q: Is Phenicol Capsule used to relieve pain?
A: No, Phenicol Capsule is not a pain killer. It only treats bacterial infections and provides relief from symptoms of infection.
Q: Can I stop taking Phenicol Capsule when I feel better?
A: No, do not stop taking Phenicol Capsule. Complete the entire course of treatment even if you start feeling better, else you may experience treatment failure and the increased risk of recurrence of the infection.
Q: Can the use of Phenicol Capsule cause diarrhoea?
A: Yes, the use of Phenicol Capsule may cause diarrhoea along with the desired effect, but not everyone gets them.
It is an antibiotic that kills both good and bad bacteria, when good bacteria present in the intestine gets killed it may cause diarrhoea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea, talk to the doctor about it.
Q: Can Phenicol Capsule be used to treat typhoid?
A: Yes, Phenicol Capsule may be used to treat typhoid when other antibiotics are ineffective.
Q: What if my condition does not improve after taking Phenicol Capsule?
A: Talk to the doctor if your condition does not improve, even after taking Phenicol Capsule. He might suggest other alternatives.