Althrocin 500mg Tablet 10'S

Bacterial Infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET contains Erythromycin which belongs to the group of medicines called Macrolide antibiotics. It is used in the prevention and treatment of various bacterial infections such as throat and sinus infections, chest infections (such as bronchitis and pneumonia), eye and ear infections, mouth and dental infections, skin and tissue infections (such as acne), stomach and intestinal infections.    

Also, it is used to prevent infection following burns, operations or dental procedures and treats other infections such as sexually transmitted diseases, bone infections or scarlet fever.   

Inform your doctor before taking any blood tests as ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET may interfere with the laboratory investigation. Do not stop taking ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET until your course is over without consulting your doctor.

ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with heart rhythm disorders or with family history of heart rhythm disorders or an abnormality of the electrocardiogram, low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood.

ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver or heart disease, myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness), have or ever had diarrhoea following the use of antibiotics.

ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant women and with sexually transmitted disease syphilis. It should be used with caution in breast-feeding women. ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET should be used with caution in children above 8 years of age and in children who feel irritable or vomit after being treated with antibiotics.

The common side effects of taking ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea and loss of appetite. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects worsen.

USES OF ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET

Prevents and treat bacterial infections such as:

  • throat and sinus infections
  • chest infections (such as bronchitis and pneumonia)
  • ear infections
  • mouth and dental infections
  • eye infections
  • skin and tissue infections (such as acne)
  • stomach and intestinal infections
  • prevention of infection following burns, operations or dental procedures
  • other infections (such as sexually transmitted diseases, bone infections or scarlet fever) 

HOW ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET WORKS

ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET contains erythromycin, a bacteriostatic in action which prevents the further growth of bacteria rather than directly killing the bacteria. Erythromycin works by blocking protein synthesis of the bacteria. It does not affect protein synthesis in human tissues. When administered orally it is easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal system. Thus, ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET treats bacterial infections.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET

COMMON

  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • diarrhoea
  • loss of appetite

RARE

  • inflammation of pancreas

Stop taking ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • allergic reaction (signs include swelling of the lips, throat or tongue, difficulty in swallowing or breathing, ulcers in the mouth and throat)
  • breathing difficulty, fainting
  • severe diarrhoea may contain blood or mucus
  • serious skin rashes involves blistering of face and limbs (stevens johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and erythema multiforme)
  • liver or gall-bladder problems, yellowing of the skin, eyes (jaundice), pale stools with dark urine
  • seizures
  • abnormal heart rhythms (palpitations, fast heartbeat, irregular heartbeat) or heart stopping (cardiac arrest)
  • red, scaly rash with bumps in skin and blisters (exanthematous pustulosis)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Diarrhea

Drink lot of fluids such as water or fruit juices to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid taking any medicine on your own for treating diarrhea. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Nausea And Vomiting

Try to take ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich, fried or spicy foods. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Stomach Pain

Rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to have smaller and frequent meals. Keep a heat pad on your stomach. Do not self-treat on your own and consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY
Monitoring required

ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET should be used during pregnancy only if considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET.

BREASTFEEDING
Use with Caution

[GBNKEYWORD should be used with caution in breast-feeding women. Consult your doctor before taking ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Use with Caution

ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET does not influence your abilities to drive or operate any machines. 

ALCOHOL
Contraindicated

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET.

LIVER
Use with Caution

ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET.

ALLERGY
Contraindicated

Talk to your doctor if you are allergic to erythromycin, clarithromycin or azithromycin

HEART DISEASE
Consult your doctor

ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with heart rhythm disorders or with family history of heart rhythm disorders or an abnormality of the electrocardiogram.  It should be used with caution in patients with heart problems. Consult your doctor before taking ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET.

OTHERS

ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET is not recommended for use if you:

  • have low levels of potassium (hypokalaemia)
  • have low levels of magnesium (hypomagnesaemia)

Before taking [GBNKEYWORD inform your doctor if you:

  • have myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness)
  • have or ever had diarrhoea following the use of antibiotics

Use in paediatrics:

ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children under 8 years of age and it should be used with caution in children and adolescence above 8 years of age and in children who feel irritable or vomit after being treated with antibiotics. Consult your child’s doctor for advice.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • medicine used to treat migraine Ex. ergotamine or dihydroergotamine
  • medicines used to treat allergic reactions Ex. astemizole, terfenadine, mizolastine
  • medicine used to treat nausea and vomiting Ex. domperidone
  • medicines used to treat GERD Ex. cisapride, cimetidine and omeprazole
  • pimozide, amisulpride (used to treat psychiatric conditions)
  • simvastatin (used to treat high cholesterol)
  • tolterodine (used in the treatment of overactive bladder)
  • colchicine (used in the treatment of gout and arthritis)
  • medicines used in the treatment of bacterial infection Ex. clarithromycin, rifabutin or rifampicin 
  • medicines used to treat fungal infection Ex. fluconazole, ketoconazole and itraconazole
  • medicines used to treat heart problems Ex. digoxin, disopyramide or quinidine
  • medicine used to treat peripheral circulation problems Ex. cilostazol
  • medicines used to produce sleep Ex. hexobarbitone, phenobarbitone, zopiclone, midazolam
  • medicine used to prevent blood clot Ex. warfarin, acenocoumarol and rivaroxaban
  • medicines used to treat epilepsy Ex. valproate, carbamazepine or phenytoin
  • medicine used to treat asthma and breathing problems (Ex. theophylline)
  • medicines used to prevent organ rejection Ex. ciclosporin or tacrolimus
  • bromocriptine (used to treat Parkinson’s disease)
  • triazolam, alprazolam (used to treat anxiety)
  • alfentanil (used to relive pain)
  • methylprednisolone (used to treat inflammation)
  • st. john’s wort (used to treat mental illness)
  • medicine used to treat high blood pressure Ex. verapamil
  • vinblastine (used to treat cancer)
  • medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction Ex. sildenafil
  • medicines used to treat viral infections Ex. saquinavir
  • medicines used to prevent pregnancy Ex. ethinyl estradiol

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Overdosage symptoms of ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET includes temporary hearing loss, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Erythromycin
Pharmacological Category :   Macrolide antibiotics
Therapeutic Indication :   Various bacterial infections
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule, Oral Suspension, Syrup, Oral drops, Liquid, Injection, Cream, Gel, Ointment

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET

Q: What is ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET used for?

A: ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET is used in the prevention and treatment of various bacterial infections such as throat and sinus infections, chest infections (such as bronchitis and pneumonia), eye and ear infections, mouth and dental infections, skin and tissue infections (such as acne), stomach and intestinal infections. Also, it is used to prevent infection following burns, operations or dental procedures and treats other infections such as sexually transmitted diseases, bone infections or scarlet fever.  

Q: Is ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET safe to use in patients with heart problems?

A: ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with heart rhythm disorders or with family history of heart rhythm disorders or an abnormality of the electrocardiogram.  It should be used with caution in patients with heart problems. Consult your doctor before taking it. 

Q: Can ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET be used in pregnant and breast-feeding women?

A: ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET should be used during pregnancy only if clearly advised by the doctor and it should be used with caution in breast-feeding women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your child. 

Q: How does ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET work?

A: ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET contains erythromycin, a bacteriostatic in action which prevents the further growth of bacteria rather than directly killing the bacteria. Erythromycin works by blocking protein synthesis of the bacteria. It does not affect protein synthesis in human tissues. When administered orally it is easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal system. Thus, ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET treats bacterial infections.

Q: Does [GBNKEYWORD cause diarrhea? 

A: Yes, ALTHROCIN 500MG TABLET may cause diarrhoea in some individuals. To manage this effect, drink lot of fluids such as water or fruit juices to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid taking any medicine on your own for treating diarrhea. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

REFERENCES

1. K.D. Tripathi, Macrolide, Lincosamide, Glycopeptide and Other Antibacterial Antibiotics Urinary Antiseptics Essentials of pharmacology, Seventh edition 2013 page no – 752

2. Farzam K, Nessel TA, Quick J. Erythromycin. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. June 2022. [Accessed on 24th June 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK532249/

3. Aesica Queenborough Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in June 2022] [ Accessed on 24th June 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.404.pdf

4. Abbott Laboratories U.S. Food & Drug Administration [Revised in November 2010]  [Accessed on 24th June 2022] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/050611s027lbl.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete blood count

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Shelf Life
    24
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    Erythromycin 500 mg
    Hsn Code
    30042061
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Althrocin 500mg Tablet 10'S

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