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Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a bacteriostatic antibiotic, prescribed for osteomyelitis, boils, folliculitis, sycosis, and other skin infections.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Category C :
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
Adult: PO – The recommended dose is 250 mg twice daily.
Topical- 2% Ointment/Cream- Apply on infected areas 2-3 times daily.
How it should be taken :
It comes as an ointment or cream, to apply topically as directed by your physician.
It also comes as a liquid to take by mouth, with food.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver problems, jaundice, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
For external use only.
Monitor liver function regularly while using this medication.
Side Effects :
• Most Common
Jaundice and liver dysfunction (reversible).
Rashes and irritation.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25°C).