Amicolon Capsule 10'S


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What is AMICOLON Capsule used for?

AMICOLON Capsule is used as a supplement in deficiency disorders. This combination is also used to improve digestive health,  enhance immune function, and reduce the risk of infections.   

AMICOLON Capsule may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does AMICOLON Capsule work?

In AMICOLON Capsule, Glutamine belongs to the class of drugs called amino acids. It works by increasing the glutathione synthesis in the intestine. Glutathione helps in maintaining the intestinal integrity. The exact mechanism of Glutamine in immunomodulatory action is still unknown.

Probiotics are live bacteria that acts by inducing fermentation in the gut and helps in controlling the growth of harmful bacteria in the gut. Prebiotics are indigestible carbohydrates, which nourishes the good bacteria and helps maintain a healthy digestive system.

Zinc is a mineral, which acts by improving the absorption of electrolytes and regeneration of intestinal epithelial cells. It also helps in improving the immune response against pathogens.

How to take AMICOLON Capsule?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take AMICOLON Capsule as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the capsule whole, but do not open or chew the capsule. Take AMICOLON Capsule with or without food.

If you miss a dose of AMICOLON Capsule, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with AMICOLON Capsule?

Drugs that interact with AMICOLON Capsule include the following:

  • Carbamazepine
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Gabapentin
  • Norfloxacin
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Tetracycline
  • Valproic acid

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of AMICOLON Capsule?

The following are the most common side effects of AMICOLON Capsule:

  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Painful urination

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Chest pain
  • Hearing problems
  • Mania
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Pain in lower back
  • Seizures
  • Skin rash

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions AMICOLON Capsule?

  • Avoid AMICOLON Capsule during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to AMICOLON Capsule or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of AMICOLON Capsule.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if AMICOLON Capsule cause dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.

You are advised not to take AMICOLON Capsule if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking AMICOLON Capsule?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of gastrointestinal, liver or kidney disorders.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked questions about AMICOLON Capsule

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  1. Is it safe to alter the dose of AMICOLON Capsule?
  2. No, altering the dose of AMICOLON Capsule is not advised. AMICOLON Capsule dose should be taken as prescribed.

  3. How should AMICOLON Capsule be stored?
  4. AMICOLON Capsule should be stored at room temperature (25 – 30OC). Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight.

  5. Can I give AMICOLON Capsule to my 10-year-old child?
  6. The safe use of AMICOLON Capsule in children has been established. However, the drug should be used only when prescribed by the doctor.

  7. What are the other formulations of AMICOLON Capsule available?
  8. AMICOLON Capsule is available only as capsule.

  9. How long can I take AMICOLON Capsule?
  10. AMICOLON Capsule should be taken for the prescribed duration. Please consult your doctor if you have to discontinue the drug.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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