Pidotimod

Description

Pidotimod is used for the prevention and treatment of respiratory and urinary tract infections in patients with a compromised immune system. It is used along with other mainstream medications to treat and prevent chronic bronchitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, infections of the urinary tract, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Pidotimod

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Fever
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Back pain
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Skin rash and itching

Uses of Pidotimod

What is it prescribed for?

  • Immunodeficiency
  • Chronic bronchitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required by this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective in the body is not clinically established.
  • 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 not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after evaluating the benefits and risks associated with the use of this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after evaluating the benefits and risks associated with the use of this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to pidotimod or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after evaluating the benefits and risks associated with the use of this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after evaluating the benefits and risks associated with the use of this medicine.
General warnings

Other medicines

Pidotimod may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Kidney diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary to safely use this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary while taking this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children less than 2 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. It should be used with caution in patients less than 18 years of age and only under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience drowsiness during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an 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

Corticosteroids

Antiviral vaccines and related products

Immunomodulators

Apremilast

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take/administer in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine alone or in a combination with other antibiotics. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
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 improving the immune system and increasing natural resistance of the body to various infection-causing pathogens.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Immunomodulatory Agents

Schedule

Schedule H

Caramia G e. Efficacy and safety of pidotimod in the treatment of recurrent respiratory infections in children. - PubMed - NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 30 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7857347

Pidotimod - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 30 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB11364

[Internet]. Journals.sagepub.com. 2018 [cited 30 August 2018]. Available from:

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/039463200902200201

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Information on this page was last updated on 7 Jan 2019

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