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Genmox 500 MG Capsule

Manufactured byCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsAmoxycillin
Description
Genmox 500 MG Capsule is a penicillin-type antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. This antibiotic is used to treat different types of bacterial infections of the throat, lungs, ears, nose, urinary tract, and skin. Genmox 500 MG Capsule is also used with other medications to kill helicobacter pylori bacteria that cause stomach ulcers. It stops the growth of bacteria causing the infection. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Side effects of Genmox 500 MG Capsule are diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin. Use it cautiously in individuals with kidney problems. Genmox 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. You can take Genmox 500 MG Capsule with or without food. For the ease of remembering, take this amoxycillin capsule around the same time every day. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment. For the best results, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Genmox 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 Genmox 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?
    Amoxicillin capsule starts working within 1 hour of administration. You will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after taking amoxicillin capsule. But finish your entire course of treatment, even if the condition gets better.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of amoxicillin 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 Genmox 500 MG Capsule.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Genmox 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. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Genmox 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. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.

Allergy

Avoid taking Genmox 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

Genmox 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. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Genmox 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. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.
General warnings

Allergic reaction

Genmox 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 Genmox 500 MG Capsule, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance (the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics). If you still feel unwell after completing your antibiotic course, make an appointment to consult your doctor.

Diarrhoea

Genmox 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

Genmox 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

Try not to skip a dose of Genmox 500 MG Capsule. And if a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.

Overdose

Seek medical emergency in case of an Genmox 500 MG Capsule overdose.
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

Disease interactions

Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis is also called as 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 Genmox 500 MG Capsule and resolves within days of discontinuing the use. Genmox 500 MG Capsule may not be appropriate medicine in patients with mononucleosis.

Colitis

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

Kidney Disease

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

Urine Sugar Test

Genmox 500 MG Capsule is moved out from the body via urine. High urine concentrations of Genmox 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 Genmox 500 MG Capsule before doing this test.
Amoxycillin trihydrate capsule uses for treating bacterial infections is proven to be safe and effective. Take Genmox 500 MG Capsule with or without food. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take this capsule at around the same time daily. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. Amoxicillin capsules IP 250 mg and 500 mg are the available strengths for amoxicillin capsule.
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
Genmox 500 MG Capsule works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell walls. This helps in stopping the growth and multiplication of the microorganism, eventually killing it.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Aminopenicillins, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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