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Starphenicol 500mg Cap

By ZYDUS CADILA HEALTHCARE LTD
10 Capsule(s) in Strip
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MRP 57.30
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Chloramphenicol(500.0 Mg)
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Antibiotic

Medical Description

Starphenicol 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 ingre
dient. It stops the growth of bacteria, thus preventing the spread of infection. Starphenicol Capsule should not be used in children below 18 years of age. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid. Starphenicol 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. Starphenicol Capsule is used for the treatment of severe bacterial infection and typhoid fever when other antimicrobials are ineffective.
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Uses of Starphenicol 500mg Cap

Starphenicol Capsule is used for the treatment of severe bacterial infection and typhoid fever when other antimicrobials are ineffective.

Contraindications of Starphenicol 500mg Cap

  • If you are allergic to chloramphenicol or other component of Starphenicol Capsule.
  • If you have or had a blood disorder such as porphyria.
  • If you have been vaccinated recently.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking medicines that result in bone marrow suppression.

Side effects of Starphenicol 500mg Cap

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
  • Dizziness, drowsiness
  • Stomach pain and/or bloating
  • Fatigue, dehydration, swelling
  • Blood in stool
  • Inflamed or swollen tongue
  • Blurred vision, hearing loss

Precautions and Warnings of Starphenicol 500mg Cap

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Starphenicol Capsule during pregnancy?
A:
Starphenicol Capsule crosses the placenta and may cause harm to the unborn baby or lead to a threatened pregnancy. Avoid taking Starphenicol Capsule if you are pregnant. Consult the doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Starphenicol Capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
Starphenicol Capsule passes into the breastmilk and may cause harm to the newborn baby. It may lead to Grey baby syndrome, where the skin of the baby appears grey, weak, and also life-threatening. Consult the doctor if you are a nursing mother.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Starphenicol Capsule?
A:
Starphenicol Capsule does not affect the ability to drive. However, if you experience side effect which alters driving ability, avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Starphenicol Capsule?
A:
It is usually unsafe to consume alcohol while taking Starphenicol Capsule or other antibiotics. It may lead to serious consequences. Talk to the doctor if you consume it too often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have liver or kidney disease.
  • You are on other medications.
  • You are giving it to the elderly.
  • Starphenicol Capsule should not be used in children below 18 years of age.

Mode of Action of Starphenicol 500mg Cap

How Does It Work?

Chloramphenicol in Starphenicol Capsule prevents the formation of proteins necessary to perform vital functions. Thus, it stops the growth of bacteria and prevents infection.

Directions for Use of Starphenicol 500mg Cap

Starphenicol Capsule should be taken as directed by the doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. It is best if you take it at a fixed time for optimal results and avoid consuming more than pres
cribed by the doctor.
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Interactions of Starphenicol 500mg Cap

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines may affect the way Starphenicol Capsule works, or the medicine itself may reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell the doctor about the medicines, supplements, or herbals the child is currently taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.
  • Taking medicine with Starphenicol Capsule may alter the effect of either medicine or cause serious consequences, hence should be used with caution.
  • Paracetamol for pain and fever, antibiotics for infections such as co-trimoxazole, penicillin or rifampicin type.
  • Blood thinners like warfarin, dicoumarin must be used with caution.
  • Antidiabetics such as gliclazide, tolbutamide, immunosuppressive medicine such as cyclosporine, tacrolimus.
  • Medicines that suppress bone marrow such as carbamazepine, penicillamine, sulphonamides, phenylbutazone, antipsychotic medicines such as clozapine, flupenthixol, fluphenazine, procainamide.
  • Medicine used to treat seizure or fits such as carbamazepine, phenytoin and phenobarbital.
  • Hormonal pills such as estrogen, medicines used to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) such as carbimazole, propylthiouracil.
  • Antiretroviral medicines used to treat HIV infection such as zidovudine, hydroxocobalamin as a form of vitamin B12 used to treat B12 deficiency, a medicine used to treat cancer such as cisplatin, daun
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Storage and disposal of Starphenicol 500mg Cap

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

Dosage of Starphenicol 500mg Cap

Overdose

If you experience symptoms or think you have taken too much of Starphenicol Capsule, contact the doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you missed the dose of Starphenicol Capsule take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for the next dose skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How long does Starphenicol Capsule take to work?

A: Starphenicol Capsule starts showing activity soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill the harmful bacteria.

Q: Is Starphenicol Capsule used to relieve pain?

A: No, Starphenicol Capsule is not a pain killer. It only treats bacterial infections and provides relief from symptoms of infection.

Q: Can I stop taking Starphenicol Capsule when I feel better?

A: No, do not stop taking Starphenicol 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 Starphenicol Capsule cause diarrhoea?

A: Yes, the use of Starphenicol 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 Starphenicol Capsule be used to treat typhoid?

A: Yes, Starphenicol Capsule may be used to treat typhoid when other antibiotics are ineffective.

Q: What if my condition does not improve after taking Starphenicol Capsule?

A: Talk to the doctor if your condition does not improve, even after taking Starphenicol Capsule. He might suggest other alternatives.

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ContainsChloramphenicol(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2021 | 04:41 PM (IST)
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