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Neklitro 250 MG Tablet

Manufactured byNestor Pharmaceuticals
Description
Neklitro 250 MG Tablet is an antibiotic medicine used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the lungs, airways, ears, and skin. It is also used with other medications to kill helicobacter pylori bacteria that cause stomach ulcers. Neklitro 250 MG Tablet stops the growth of bacteria that cause infection. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses such as cold or flu. Neklitro 250 MG Tablet shows some common side effects like diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Inform your doctor if these symptoms persist for a long time. Use Neklitro 250 MG Tablet cautiously if you have gastrointestinal problems, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon) due to the risk of severe diarrhoea. Neklitro 250 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food. For the ease of remembering, take it around the same time every day. Once treatment with Neklitro 250 MG Tablet is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment. Neklitro 250 MG Tablet is generally not recommended during pregnancy, and it is acceptable to use in breastfeeding as very little amounts of it pass into the breastmilk. Do not use Neklitro 250 MG Tablet in children under 12 years of age. Inform your doctor if you have any liver, heart and Kidney problems, before taking this medicine. Neklitro 250 MG Tablet can cause dizziness or drowsiness. Hence, avoid driving vehicles or operating machines. Take this medicine only as per your doctor's instructions to avoid developing bacterial resistance. Avoid taking any antacids with Neklitro 250 MG Tablet as it can decrease its absorption and effect.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Neklitro 250 MG Tablet

  • Mouth blisters
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Skin rash
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Excessive gas in stomach
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Lower back pain
  • Change in taste/ Metallic taste
  • Loss of appetite

Uses of Neklitro 250 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Community-acquired pneumonia
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Sinusitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time taken for Neklitro 250 MG Tablet to show its effect is 2-3 hours. However, the onset of action depends on its dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration of action for Neklitro 250 MG Tablet is 36 hours.
  • 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 Neklitro 250 MG Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Neklitro 250 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy. In early pregnancy, it can increase the risk of major birth defects. Therefore, your doctor may prescribe it if the benefits of you are greater than the risks.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Neklitro 250 MG Tablet is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk at very low levels. Hence it is acceptable for use in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation. The infant should be monitored for possible effects on the gastrointestinal tract such as diarrhoea, thrush (white, velvety sores in the mouth and on the tongue of the infant) and diaper rash.

Allergy

Avoid taking Neklitro 250 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms like skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Liver damage

Do not use Neklitro 250 MG Tablet in patients with a history of cholestatic jaundice (a condition of reduced bile flow from the liver to the small intestine) or impaired liver function associated with prior use of this medicine as it may lead to liver damage.

Statins

The combined use of Neklitro 250 MG Tablet and statins (a class of medicines used to lower cholesterol levels) can cause serious side effects on muscles such as pain, tenderness, or weakness.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Neklitro 250 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy. In early pregnancy, it can increase the risk of major birth defects. Therefore, your doctor may prescribe it if the benefits of you are greater than the risks.

Breast-feeding

Neklitro 250 MG Tablet is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk at very low levels. Hence it is acceptable for use in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation. The infant should be monitored for possible effects on the gastrointestinal tract such as diarrhoea, thrush (white, velvety sores in the mouth and on the tongue of the infant) and diaper rash.
General warnings

Kidney diseases

Neklitro 250 MG Tablet is filtered by the kidney and eliminated through urine. If you have kidney problems, you need special consideration while taking Neklitro 250 MG Tablet due to the risk of kidney damage. Your doctor will adjust the dose based on your clinical condition.

Antacids

If you are taking an antacid containing aluminium and magnesium salts for indigestion, it can delay the effects of Neklitro 250 MG Tablet. Hence, it is recommended to take this medicine at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking antacids.

Antibiotic resistance

Finish your entire course of treatment with Neklitro 250 MG Tablet, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance (a condition where microbes evolve mechanisms that protect them from the effects of antibiotics). If you still feel unwell after completing your antibiotic course, consult your doctor for further advice.

Diarrhoea

Neklitro 250 MG Tablet 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. Consult your doctor before taking anti-diarrhoeal medication.

Driving or operating machiners

Neklitro 250 MG Tablet may cause blurred vision, dizziness, or confusion. Hence, do not perform activities such as driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience any of these symptoms.

Missed Dose

If you forget to take a dose of Neklitro 250 MG Tablet, make sure that you remember to take your next dose when it is due. Do not take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of Neklitro 250 MG Tablet, inform your doctor and seek medical help.
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

Clonazepam

Amiodarone

Pimozide

Ethinyl Estradiol

Atorvastatin

Carbamazepine

Disease interactions

QT Prolongation

Neklitro 250 MG Tablet may cause a heart rhythm problem called prolonged QT intervals (an electrical heartbeat disturbance) if you are taking medicines for heart conditions. It may result in fast, rapid, and irregular heartbeats.

Gastrointestinal diseases

Neklitro 250 MG Tablet can kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and lead to diarrhoea. Therefore use Neklitro 250 MG Tablet with extreme caution if you have gastrointestinal (mouth to anus) diseases, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon), since it may worsen your condition.

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a skeletal muscle weakness condition characterized by severe weakness of any of the muscles under your voluntary control, including the arms and legs. Use Neklitro 250 MG Tablet with extreme caution if you have this condition since it may get worse.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Neklitro 250 MG Tablet with or without food or as prescribed by your doctor. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Do not chew or crush the tablet in the mouth. For the ease of remembering, take Neklitro 250 MG Tablet around the same time every day. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. Do not stop using this medicine without completing the course as abrupt stopping may recur the infection. Neklitro 250 MG Tablet may cause diarrhoea as a side effect, but it stops when your course is completed. Inform your doctor if it bothers you. Keep the medicine away from the reach of children and pets. Do not use it after the expiry date. Ensure that unused medicine is disposed of properly. Avoid any activity that requires concentration if you feel drowsy by taking Neklitro 250 MG Tablet
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
Neklitro 250 MG Tablet works by stopping the bacterial protein synthesis that is essential for its growth. Thus it kills or stops the growth of bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Macrolides, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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