Spiramycin - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Spiramycin | Pronunciation : spir-a-MYE-sin
International :Rovamycin Forte Usamycin
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for different types of infection.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Pregnancy Category :
Category C :Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult- Oral: The recommended dose is 1 to 2 grams two times per day or 500mg to 1gm three times per day.
Child: Dose is based on body weight. The recommended dose is 25mg/kg, two times per day.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Warnings and Precautions :Caution should be exercised in patients with history of abnormal heart rhythm or other heart diseases, liver impairment, any allergy, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Monitor liver function regularly while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal- Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Skin- Hives, itching and rashes.