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Vitamycetin 250mg Cap

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By WYETH PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED
8 Capsule(s) in Strip

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Chloramphenicol
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Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Vitamycetin 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 ingred...
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    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
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uses

Uses of Vitamycetin 250mg Cap

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

Contraindications of Vitamycetin 250mg Cap

  • If you are allergic to chloramphenicol or other component of Vitamycetin 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.
sideEffects

Side effects of Vitamycetin 250mg 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
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Vitamycetin 250mg Cap

pregnancy

Pregnancy

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

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Vitamycetin Capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
Vitamycetin 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

Driving

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

Alcohol

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

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.
  • Vitamycetin Capsule should not be used in children below 18 years of age.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Vitamycetin 250mg Cap

How Does It Work?

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

Directions for Use of Vitamycetin 250mg Cap

Vitamycetin 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 presc...
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interactions

Interactions of Vitamycetin 250mg Cap

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines may affect the way Vitamycetin 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 Vitamycetin 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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storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Vitamycetin 250mg Cap

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

Dosage of Vitamycetin 250mg Cap

Overdose

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

Missed a Dose

If you missed the dose of Vitamycetin 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
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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How long does Vitamycetin Capsule take to work?

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

Q: Is Vitamycetin Capsule used to relieve pain?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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