MEGAPEN 500mg Injection


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Drug Information for MEGAPEN 500mg Injection

What is MEGAPEN 500mg Injection used for?

MEGAPEN 500mg Injection tablet/capsule/drops/syrup/injection are used for the treatment of bacterial infections.

MEGAPEN 500mg Injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does MEGAPEN 500mg Injection work?

MEGAPEN 500mg Injection belong to the class of drugs called penicillin antibiotics. The drug acts by binding to the specific proteins and inhibits the bacterial cell wall synthesis, thereby killing the bacteria and reducing the infection.

How to use MEGAPEN 500mg Injection ?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use MEGAPEN 500mg Injection tablet/capsule/drops/syrup/injection as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet/capsule Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
  • For, MEGAPEN 500mg Injection oral drops measure the required amount of drug in a graduated dropper and instil into the mouth.
  • In case of syrup , shake the suspension well before taking each dose so as to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.
  • MEGAPEN 500mg Injection injection should be administered only under medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of MEGAPEN 500mg Injection , please use it as soon as 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 use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of MEGAPEN 500mg Injection include the following:

  • Stomach upset
  • Severe diarrhoea

Please seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with MEGAPEN 500mg Injection ?

Drugs that interact with MEGAPEN 500mg Injection include the following:

  • Methotrexate
  • Rifabutin
  • Rifampin
  • Warfarin

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 MEGAPEN 500mg Injection ?

The following are the most common side effects of MEGAPEN 500mg Injection :

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mouth sores
  • Stomach upset
  • Bloating

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

  • Severe diarrhoea with stomach cramps
  • Fever and body aches
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Abdominal pain
  • Persistant sore throat

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 should be followed while using MEGAPEN 500mg Injection ?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to MEGAPEN 500mg Injection or similar drugs.
  • Consult your doctor before using MEGAPEN 500mg Injection medicine during pregnancy.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before using any other drug or herbal products while on MEGAPEN 500mg Injection .
  • Be cautious while using MEGAPEN 500mg Injection along with birth control pills as the drug can decrease the effectiveness of birth control medications.

You are advised not to use MEGAPEN 500mg Injection 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 special precautions should be followed while using MEGAPEN 500mg Injection ?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to MEGAPEN 500mg Injection or similar drugs.
  • Consult your doctor before using MEGAPEN 500mg Injection medicine during pregnancy.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before using any other drug or herbal products while on MEGAPEN 500mg Injection .
  • Be cautious while using MEGAPEN 500mg Injection along with birth control pills as the drug can decrease the effectiveness of birth control medications.

You are advised not to use MEGAPEN 500mg Injection 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.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney disease or asthma.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

What should you tell  your doctor before using MEGAPEN 500mg Injection ?

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

Frequently Asked Questions about MEGAPEN 500mg Injection

  1. Is it safe to use MEGAPEN 500mg Injection while having a viral infection?
  2. Consult your doctor before taking MEGAPEN 500mg Injection medicine if you are suffering from viral infection.

  3. Can I receive thyroid vaccine while using MEGAPEN 500mg Injection drug?
  4. It is not advisable to receive thyroid vaccine while using MEGAPEN 500mg Injection , as it can reduce the effectiveness of thyroid medication.

  5. Is it safe to use MEGAPEN 500mg Injection in geriatric patients?
  6. Be cautious while using MEGAPEN 500mg Injection in older adults as they are more sensitive to the risk of side effects.

  7. Is it safe to use MEGAPEN 500mg Injection during breastfeeding?
  8. Consult your doctor before using MEGAPEN 500mg Injection during breastfeeding as it can pass through the breast milk.

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