DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule 3's

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Drug Information for DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule 3's

What is DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule used for?

DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule is prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections such as ear, nose, throat, skin, urine and respiratory tract infections. It is a cephalosporin-type antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How to take DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule?

The dosage of DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. Take DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule with a full glass of water.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are seizures, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

What are the drugs that interact with DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule?

  • Amikacin
  • Ethacrynic acid
  • Furosemide
  • Probenecid
  • Warfarin

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule can interact with combination-type birth control pills, live vaccines, certain antibiotics, and certain potent diuretics.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule?

Like other medicines, DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule can cause side effects such as:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Drowsiness

Some of the serious side effects of this drug are:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Red skin rash
  • Dark urine
  • Chest pain
  • Fast or pounding heartbeats

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule.

What should you tell your doctor before taking DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule?

Before taking DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule, inform your health care professional if you are allergic to penicillins or other cephalosporins, or if you have severe kidney disease and intestinal disease. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or breast-feeding.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule?

Is it possible for me to take DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule?
What are the possible drug interactions of DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule?
How will DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule work in my body?
How should DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule be taken?
How to reduce the risk of DISTACLOR 500mg Capsule drug interactions and side effects?


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