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Mox 500 MG Injection

Manufactured byRanbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsAmoxycillin
Description
Mox 500 MG Injection 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, heart, joints, brain, and urinary tract. It stops the growth of bacteria causing the infection by preventing bacterial cell wall formation. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Side effects of Mox 500 MG Injection are diarrhoea, skin rash, pain at the injection site, headache, weakness, and dizziness. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin. Use it cautiously in individuals with kidney problems. Mox 500 MG Injection is injected into a muscle or a vein. Your doctor will determine how many doses you need each day and how often the injections should be given. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mox 500 MG Injection

  • Dark coloured urine
  • Loose stools
  • Skin rash
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling of the face, lips or throat

Uses of Mox 500 MG Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute bacterial otitis media
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Cystitis
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Lyme disease
  • Dental Abcess
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Prosthetic Joint infection
  • Bacterial Meningitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of amoxicillin injection starts immediately after the administration. You will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after receiving amoxicillin injection.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time for which amoxicillin injection remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • 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 Mox 500 MG Injection.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Mox 500 MG Injection is generally safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. It is not known to cause birth defects when used by pregnant women. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Mox 500 MG Injection 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

Inform your doctor if you are previously allergic to Mox 500 MG Injection. 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

Mox 500 MG Injection is generally safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. It is not known to cause birth defects when used by pregnant women. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Mox 500 MG Injection 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

Mox 500 MG Injection 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.

Diarrhoea

Mox 500 MG Injection can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Inform your doctor if you experience severe diarrhoea while receiving this medicine.

Missed Dose

Since Mox 500 MG Injection is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since Mox 500 MG Injection is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the chances of an overdose are very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose 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

Doxycycline

Methotrexate

Warfarin

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 Mox 500 MG Injection and resolves within days of discontinuing the use. Mox 500 MG Injection may not be appropriate medicine in patients with mononucleosis.

Colitis

Mox 500 MG Injection can kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and leads to diarrhoea. Therefore use Mox 500 MG Injection 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

Mox 500 MG Injection is filtered by the kidney and moved out of the body through urine. Patients with kidney diseases need special consideration while using Mox 500 MG Injection 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

Mox 500 MG Injection is moved out from the body via urine. High urine concentrations of Mox 500 MG Injection 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 Mox 500 MG Injection before doing this test.
Mox 500 MG Injection should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical or hospital setting. Report any undesirable side effects to the doctor promptly. Amoxicillin injection is available as strengths of amoxicillin injection 500mg, 250mg and 1000mg.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Mox 500 MG Injection 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

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Aminopenicillins, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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