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BRIODOX CAPSULE is a combination of Doxycycline and Lactic Acid Bacillus, which belong to the groups of medicines called antibiotics and probiotics, respectively. It is used in adults prone to intra-abdominal bacterial infection and to treat antibiotic-associated diarrhoea.
Before taking BRIODOX CAPSULE, inform your doctor about your pre-existing conditions, allergies or if you are taking any other medicines. BRIODOX CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnant women, breastfeeding women or children (younger than 8 years), so consult your doctor before taking it.
The most common side effects of taking BRIODOX CAPSULE are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, light sensitivity, hives and haemolytic anaemia. Consult your doctor if any of your symptoms get worse.
BRIODOX CAPSULE improves gastrointestinal symptoms where doxycycline gets accumulated inside the bacteria, gets attached to the 30S subunit of the bacterial ribosome and inhibits bacterial protein synthesis; lactobacillus restores the natural microbial flora within the digestive tract and helps in the breakdown of food, resulting in the production of lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide and other by-products.
Take BRIODOX CAPSULE as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will determine your correct dose and duration based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
Stop taking BRIODOX CAPSULE and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Loss of appetite:
Eat when you are hungry. Eat smaller meals more often than usual. Snack only when you're hungry. Eat a nutritious snack rich in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts. Consult your doctor if your symptom does not improve or persist.
Take BRIODOX CAPSULE with or just after, meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oily or spicy foods. Consult your doctor if your symptom does not improve or persist.
Get adequate rest. Drink lots of fluids, especially water. Have small sips if you feel sick. Eat when you feel like eating; you don't have to eat or avoid any specific foods. Do not take any medicine for vomiting without your doctor's consultation. Consult your doctor if your symptom does not improve or persist.
Drink lots of fluids, like water or fruit juice, to keep yourself hydrated. Check with your doctor before taking any medicine for diarrhoea. Consult your doctor if your symptom does not improve or persist.
BRIODOX CAPSULE is not recommended for use by pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking it.
BRIODOX CAPSULE is not recommended for use by breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Consult your doctor if you feel any side effects during treatment with BRIODOX CAPSULE that may stop you from driving or using machines.
Do not take BRIODOX CAPSULE if you are allergic to Doxycycline, Lactic acid bacillus, other tetracyclines or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
Before taking BRIODOX CAPSULE, inform your doctor about your pre-existing conditions.
Use in Pediatrics:
BRIODOX CAPSULE is not recommended for use by children under 8 years of age. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Use in Geriatrics:
Your doctor will prescribe the right dose of BRIODOX CAPSULE depending on your age, body weight and health condition. Consult your doctor before taking it.
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Before taking BRIODOX CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of BRIODOX CAPSULE, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
|Drug||:||Doxycycline, Lactic acid bacillus|
|Pharmacological Category||:||Tetracycline antibiotics, Probiotics|
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Intra-abdominal bacterial infection, Antibiotic associated diarrhoea|
|Dosage Forms||:||Tablet, Capsule|
Can BRIODOX CAPSULE be given to children?
BRIODOX CAPSULE is not recommended for use in children (under 8 years of age) as it may cause permanent discoloration of teeth. Your doctor will decide on the correct dose or select a suitable alternative treatment for your child.
What if I forget to take a dose of BRIODOX CAPSULE?
If you forget to take a dose of BRIODOX CAPSULE, take it as soon as you remember. However, omit the missed dose if it's almost time for the next one. Do not take the medicine twice to make up for the missed dose.
Can BRIODOX CAPSULE be stopped?
Continue taking BRIODOX CAPSULE until your doctor tells you to stop, unless you experience any unwanted effects, worsening of your condition or new symptoms. Contact your doctor in such a case.
How should BRIODOX CAPSULE be taken? Can it be crushed?
No. Do not break, crush or chew BRIODOX CAPSULE. Take it as advised by your physician. Swallow it with a glass of water. Your doctor will determine your correct dose and duration based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What is BRIODOX CAPSULE used for?
BRIODOX CAPSULE is used in adults prone to intra-abdominal bacterial infection and antibiotic-associated diarrhoea.
Can BRIODOX CAPSULE cause vomiting?
Vomiting is a common side effect of BRIODOX CAPSULE. In such cases, get adequate rest and drink lots of fluids, especially water. Have small sips if you feel sick. Eat when you feel like eating; you don't have to eat or avoid any specific foods. Do not take any medicine for vomiting without your doctor's consultation. If vomiting does not get better, contact your doctor.
What should I tell my doctor before taking BRIODOX CAPSULE?
Patients taking BRIODOX CAPSULE must inform their doctor about their pre-existing conditions or allergies. Patients should also tell their doctor if they are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you experience anything different.
Can BRIODOX CAPSULE be taken during pregnancy?
BRIODOX CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnancy. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, consult your doctor before taking it. Inform your doctor immediately if you become pregnant during this treatment.
Can I take other medicines with BRIODOX CAPSULE?
Before taking BRIODOX CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you have taken or might take any other medicine, including prescription, over-the-counter or herbal medicine, as these might cause serious side effects by interacting with each other.
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