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Sulbacin Tablet

Manufactured byTORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
ContainsAmpicillin (220 mg) + Sulbactam (147 mg)
Description

Sulbacin Tablet is a combination medicine which may be used to treat bacterial infections in lungs, heart, brain, genital areas, etc. caused by susceptible bacteria. It should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sulbacin Tablet

  • Diarrhea
  • Chest pain
  • Chills
  • Skin rash and itching
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Edema

Uses of Sulbacin Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 2 hours of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine 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 tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ampicillin, sulbactam, other beta-lactam antibiotics, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Liver Disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of jaundice or liver function impairment associated with the use of ampicillin-sulbactam due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Epilepsy

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of epilepsy due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Meningitis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of meningitis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea

Antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the large intestine, which may promote the growth of a bacteria called Clostridium difficile and you may experience severe diarrhea as a result. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Mononucleosis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with mononucleosis due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Skin Reactions

This medicine should be used with caution since it may increase the risk of serious skin reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, etc. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the 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

Live cholera vaccine

Atenolol

Methotrexate

Doxycycline

Warfarin

Disease interactions

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Colitis

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis, since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any incidence of severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in stools, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
The absorption of this combination medicine may decrease in the presence of food. For proper absorption of the medicine, it should be taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken on an empty stomach

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Ampicillin interferes with the bacterial cell wall formation and stops the growth of bacteria. Sulbactam inhibits some chemicals produced by the bacteria and makes the bacteria more sensitive to ampicillin activity.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Aminopenicillins, Beta-lactamase inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H
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Information on this page was last updated on 29 Jul 2019

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