Megapen

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Megapen

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Ampicillin, Cloxacillin साल्ट से बनी दवाएं:

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Megapen Information

Megapen is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection, Capsule, Drops, Tablet. Other than this, Megapen has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Megapen. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Common side effects of Megapen include Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhoea. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Megapen can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Megapen are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Megapen is Unknown for pregnant women and Unknown for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Megapen related warnings talks about Megapen's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Megapen is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Kidney Disease, Asthma, Liver Disease are examples of such conditions.

Besides this, Megapen may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Megapen is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.

  1. Megapen Benefits & Uses
  2. Megapen Dosage & How to Take
  3. Megapen Side Effects
  4. Megapen Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Megapen with Other Drugs
  6. Megapen Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Megapen
  8. Megapen Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Megapen Benefits & Uses

Megapen is used to treat the following -

  1. Osteomyelitis
  2. Urinary Tract Infection
  3. Bronchitis
  4. Bacterial Infections
  5. Skin Infections
  6. Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  7. Meningitis

Megapen Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Megapen

Ampicillin
Cloxacillin

Megapen Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Megapen is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Allergic reaction
  3. Diarrhoea

Megapen Related Warnings

Is the use of Megapen safe for pregnant women?

No research has been done to ascertain the safety of Megapen in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, it is best to ask a doctor to know if you can take it.

Unknown

Is the use of Megapen safe during breastfeeding?

No research work has been carried out till date on effect of Megapen on breastfeeding women. So it is not known whether taking Megapen will cause side effects or not.

Unknown

What is the effect of Megapen on the Kidneys?

There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Megapen. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

What is the effect of Megapen on the Liver?

You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Megapen. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

What is the effect of Megapen on the Heart?

Side effects of Megapen rarely affect the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Megapen with Other Drugs

Megapen should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Azithromycin

Megapen Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Megapen unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Asthma
  3. Liver Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Megapen

Is this Megapen habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Megapen has not been reported.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Megapen. So it is best to avoid driving.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Megapen is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Megapen is not used to treat mental disorders.

No

Megapen Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Megapen

There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Megapen with food.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Megapen

Information about the interaction of Megapen and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

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