FAQs ABOUT GRAMIPEN TABLET
Q: What is the use of GRAMIPEN TABLET?
A: GRAMIPEN TABLET is used to treat bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, sinus, respiratory tract (bronchus, lungs), urinary tract, biliary tract and genital tract. It can also be used in the treatment of typhoid fever.
Q: How GRAMIPEN TABLET works in my body?
A: GRAMIPEN TABLET is a powerful antibiotic with bacteriostatic properties. It kills the susceptible bacteria by blocking the bacterial cell wall synthesis. Unlike other cephalosporins, it can also remain unaffected by the toxic proteins produced by the bacteria (such as beta lactamases). Collectively, these actions destroy the susceptible bacteria, prevent their further growth and multiplication and reduce the severity of the infection.
Q: Can GRAMIPEN TABLET be used in patients with kidney problems?
A: GRAMIPEN TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: How should I take GRAMIPEN TABLET?
A: Take GRAMIPEN TABLET as advised by your physician. It can be taken with or without food. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. For dispersible tablets, disperse the medicine in the specified quantity of water as mentioned in the label. Consume the medicine immediately after reconstitution.
Q: For how long should I take GRAMIPEN TABLET?
A: Take GRAMIPEN TABLET for the stipulated duration as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip the medicine or stop taking it on your own as it can cause the infection to reappear.
Q: Can GRAMIPEN TABLET be given to pregnant women?
A: GRAMIPEN TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.
Q: What precautions should I follow while taking GRAMIPEN TABLET?
A: Before taking GRAMIPEN TABLET inform your doctor if you have stomach or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Regularly visit your doctor for check-up and perform all medical tests recommended by your doctor without fail. Take GRAMIPEN TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve better results. Failing to do so may cause the symptom to re-occur.
Q: What are the common side effects of taking GRAMIPEN TABLET?
A: The most common side effects of taking GRAMIPEN TABLET are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and bloating. Inform your doctor if they trouble you.
Q: Can I stop taking GRAMIPEN TABLET once my symptoms subside?
A: Do not stop taking GRAMIPEN TABLET once your symptoms subside. It is important to take the full course of GRAMIPEN TABLET to achieve better results. Failing to complete the full course of the therapy or skipping doses in between the therapy may not result in adequate infection control. It may also cause your symptoms to reappear.
Q: Can the use of GRAMIPEN TABLET cause diarrhea?
A: GRAMIPEN TABLET may cause diarrhea in some individuals. If you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of fluids, such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Consuming ORS can also be beneficial. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor. If your diarrhea worsens contact your doctor immediately.
Q: What should I do if I forgot to take a dose of GRAMIPEN TABLET?
A: If you forgot to take a dose of GRAMIPEN TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose to compensate the forgotten dose.