TOXOCARE contains Spiramycin which belongs to a group of medicines known as macrolide antibiotics. It is used to treat respiratory tract infections, prostatitis, urethritis, impetigo, folliculitis, toxoplasmosis in pregnant women and other conditions caused by bacteria. It works by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis. Toxoplasmosis is a condition which causes miscarriage, stillbirth or damage to the baby's brain and other organs, particularly the eyes in pregnant women.
Spiramycin is a macrolide antibiotic, which reversibly binds to the bacterial ribosomes and inhibits the protein synthesis and subsequent cell growth. It is primarily bacteriostatic, but may be bactericidal against more sensitive strains when used in high concentrations. Spiramycin also accumulates in high concentrations in the bacterial cell. Unlike erythromycin, it does not produce gastrointestinal motility stimulation.
Always take this TOXOCARE exactly as directed by your doctor. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have liver, kidney or heart problems and if you have pregnant or breastfeeding. The common side effects are nausea, diarrhoea, gastric irritation and rashes.