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Cipmox 500 MG Capsule

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsAmoxycillin
Description
Cipmox 500 MG Capsule is an antibiotic. It is used orally to treat different types of bacterial infections of the throat, lungs, ears, nose, urinary tract, and skin. Cipmox 500 MG Capsule is also used with other medications to stop the growth and kill Helicobacter pylori bacteria that cause stomach ulcer(s). It is not effective against infections caused by viruses or fungus. Side effects of Cipmox 500 MG Capsule use are diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects get aggravated. Drink an adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration as it may cause diarrhoea. Avoid taking this medicine if you have a known allergy to it and discontinue if any allergic reactions (skin rash, hives, swelling of face, lips, etc.) are experienced. You can take Cipmox 500 MG Capsule with or without food and at the same time every day to ensure its better efficacy. Take the capsule as a whole without crushing or breaking it. Make sure that the course of antibiotic treatment is completed as directed by your doctor. Do not stop taking Cipmox 500 MG Capsule on your own even if you feel better. Use Cipmox 500 MG Capsule cautiously in individuals with kidney problems, heart disease or liver disease. Cipmox 500 MG Capsule can make birth control pills less effective. You may be asked to take a different way of birth control methods to prevent unintended pregnancy. Let your doctor know if you are taking any medicines before starting the treatment with Cipmox 500 MG Capsule. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Cipmox 500 MG Capsule

  • Headache
  • Loose stools
  • Skin rash
  • Joint pain
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Tooth discolouration
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Change in taste
  • Loss of appetite

Uses of Cipmox 500 MG Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute otitis media
  • Sinusitis
  • Lung infections
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Cystitis
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Dental Abcess
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
  • Typhoid fever
  • Pyelonephritis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Cipmox 500 MG Capsule starts working within 1 hour of taking the capsule orally. You will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after taking the Amoxycillin capsule. But finish your entire course of treatment, even if your condition gets better.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of Cipmox 500 MG Capsule lasts for about 6 to 8 hours and then you may have to take your next dose as directed by your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Cipmox 500 MG Capsule.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Cipmox 500 MG Capsule is generally safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. It is not known to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women. However, it is always better to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Cipmox 500 MG Capsule is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is not known to be harmful to breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in very low levels that are not expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants. However, it is always better to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid taking Cipmox 500 MG Capsule if you are previously allergic to it. Some patients may get allergic reactions to this medicine. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Cipmox 500 MG Capsule is generally safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. It is not known to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women. However, it is always better to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Cipmox 500 MG Capsule is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is not known to be harmful to breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in very low levels that are not expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants. However, it is always better to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Allergic reaction

Cipmox 500 MG Capsule is likely to cause severe allergic reactions in some people. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or breathing difficulties.

Antibiotic resistance

Finish your entire course of treatment with Cipmox 500 MG Capsule, even if your condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance (the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics). If you still feel unwell after completing your antibiotic course, consult your doctor.

Diarrhoea

Cipmox 500 MG Capsule can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Get emergency medical help if you experience severe diarrhoea that is watery or bloody. Call your pharmacist/doctor before taking anti-diarrhoeal medication.

Driving or operating machinery

Cipmox 500 MG Capsule may cause dizziness, confusion, or fits in some people. Do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery after taking this medicine.

Missed Dose

If you forget to take a Cipmox 500 MG Capsule dose, make sure that you remember to take your next dose on time. Do not take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.

Overdose

Never take Cipmox 500 MG Capsule more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of this medicine, go to the emergency department of your local hospital.
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

Doxycycline

Methotrexate

Warfarin

Ethinyl Estradiol

Live cholera vaccine

Probenecid

Allopurinol

Disease interactions

Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis (kissing disease) is an infection caused by Epstein-Barr virus. It is spread through saliva. People with mononucleosis may develop a maculopapular skin rash (flat and small raised bumps on the skin) after 5-10 days of treatment with Cipmox 500 MG Capsule and resolves within days of discontinuing the use. Cipmox 500 MG Capsule may not be appropriate medicine in patients with mononucleosis.

Colitis

Cipmox 500 MG Capsule can kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and leads to diarrhoea. Therefore use Cipmox 500 MG Capsule with extreme caution in case of gastrointestinal (stomach and intestine) diseases, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon), since it may worsen your condition.

Kidney Disease

Cipmox 500 MG Capsule is filtered by the kidney and moved out of the body through urine. The presence of kidney diseases needs special consideration while taking Cipmox 500 MG Capsule due to the risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on your clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Urine Sugar Test

Cipmox 500 MG Capsule is moved out from the body via urine. High urine concentrations of Cipmox 500 MG Capsule might give a false-positive result for the urine sugar test (test to determine the presence of glucose). Inform your doctor or lab technician about the use of Cipmox 500 MG Capsule before doing this test.
Cipmox 500 MG Capsule is used orally for treating bacterial infections and it is proven to be safe and effective. Take Cipmox 500 MG Capsule with or without food. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat. You should not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. Do not crush, break or chew the capsule in the mouth. Amoxicillin capsules IP 250 mg and 500 mg are the available strengths for Amoxycillin capsules.
Miscelleneous

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

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Cipmox 500 MG Capsule works by preventing the formation of the bacterial cell wall. This helps in stopping the growth and multiplication of the bacteria, eventually killing them.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Aminopenicillins, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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