Cadimycetin 500 MG Capsule

Manufactured byZydus Cadila
Description

Cadimycetin 500 MG Capsule is an effective medicine used for the treatment of serious infections caused by bacteria when other medicines are ineffective or are unable to give the desired results.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Cadimycetin 500 MG Capsule

  • Gray syndrome in babies
  • Anemia
  • Dark colored urine
  • Sore throat and fever
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Confusion and delirium
  • Partial/total loss of vision
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Headache
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Burning, numbness, tingling in the arms and feet
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Depression

Uses of Cadimycetin 500 MG Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Serious bacterial infections
  • Infections of the eyes and ears
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The time taken for this medicine to show it's effect varies depending on the intended use.
  • Duration of effect
    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary depending on the intended use and dosing regimen.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is recommended for use in pregnant women only when absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risk associated with use. Use of this medicine in the late part of the third trimester is not recommended.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    Use of this medicine by breastfeeding women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. The infant should be constantly monitored for side effects. Your doctor may ask you to discontinue breastfeeding while starting the treatment with this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to chloramphenicol or any other component present with it.

Minor infections

This medicine is not recommended for preventing or treating minor infections, especially the injectable forms.

Porphyria

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having this genetic disorder of the blood.

Bone marrow suppression

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with bone marrow suppression due to a disease or consumption of certain medicines.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is recommended for use in pregnant women only when absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risk associated with use. Use of this medicine in the late part of the third trimester is not recommended.

Breast-feeding

Use of this medicine by breastfeeding women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. The infant should be constantly monitored for side effects. Your doctor may ask you to discontinue breastfeeding while starting the treatment with this medicine.
General warnings

Liver and kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from an impairment of the liver and/or the kidney. The dosing should be as small as possible and the patient should be frequently monitored.

Vaccination

Report the use of this medicine to the doctor if a vaccination is scheduled. This medicine can make the vaccination (taken to prevent bacterial diseases) ineffective and cause other complications as well.

Minor infections

This medicine should not be used to treat minor infections or infections where the causative organism is not identified.

Drug resistance

It is recommended to complete the full course of treatment even when symptoms improve. Failure to do so will result in the development of drug-resistant organisms and future treatment with the same medicine may become very difficult.

Long term use

Long term and repeated use of this medicine should be avoided as the risk of getting a secondary infection are very high in such cases.

Gray syndrome

This medicine can cause symptoms like abdominal swelling, pale or blue skin, shock, breathing difficulties, low temperature etc when given to a newborn or an infant. Use of this medicine should stop at the earliest to avoid fatalities.

Blood cell count

Use of this medicine can lower the count of blood cells and cause anemia, bleeding, infections etc. Any sign and symptom that is indicative of a decreased blood cell count should be reported to the doctor immediately.

Diabetes

This medicine should be administered with caution in diabetic patients with frequent monitoring of blood sugar levels.

Contraception failure

This medicine can reduce the effect of hormonal contraceptives and hence the risk of unintended pregnancies are high. Alternate means of contraception should also be used while taking this medicine.

Pediatric use

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in children, especially in infants. Constant monitoring is advised while administering this medicine.

Missed Dose

Contact your doctor immediately if you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine.

Overdose

Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Warfarin

Ethinyl Estradiol

Cefixime

Hydrocodone

Iron and vitamin B12

Deferiprone

Disease interactions

Bone marrow suppression

Use of this medicine in patients having a suppressed bone marrow can lead to fatal adverse effects. It could lead to several diseases of the blood in such patients. This medicine should be administered with extreme caution in patients with bone marrow suppression.

Liver/kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having an impairment of liver or/and kidney function. Use should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Cadimycetin 500 MG Capsule as instructed by the doctor. Taking this medicine for the entire prescribed course is a must. The usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert should be strictly followed.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by preventing the growth and multiplication of the microorganisms. It interferes with certain vital processes in the cell and causes the lysis of the organism.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 26 April 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/32955

DailyMed - Chloramphenicol sodium succinate injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 26 April 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=aed29594-211d-49ef-813f-131975a8d0e3

Chloramphenicol - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00446
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