This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections. It fights bacteria in the body.
Adults: Usual daily dose is 1 to 2 gm.
For mild to moderate infections: 500 mg two times per day.
For children above eight years of age: usual daily dose is 10 to 20 mg/lb (25 to 50 mg/kg) body weight divided in four equal doses.
It comes as a tablet, capsule, oral liquid to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diarrhea, a stomach infection, or kidney problems, any allergies, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• It may cause stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools; if it is so consult with your doctor.
• Gastrointestinal :
Loss of appetite, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bulky loose stools, mouth ulcer, sore throat, tongue inflammation, difficulty in swallowing, hoarseness and inflammatory lesions.
• Skin : Sensitivity to sunlight.
• Genitourinary : Increases in BUN.
• Hypersensitivity : Shock, fever, rash, joint pain, hives and bruising.
• Blood : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
• Miscellaneous : Dizziness and headache.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
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