ALMOX 500 MG, is it safe ? Uses, side-effects, dosage

What is ALMOX 500 MG?

ALMOX 500 MG is the brand name for a laminated tablet manufactured and marketed by Alkem Laboratories Ltd. It is an antibiotic drug used in treatment of bacterial infections. This tablet is available in the packaging of 10 tablets per strip.

  1. What is the generic name(s)?
  2. How does it work ?
  3. What are it’s uses ?
  4. How effective is this medicine ?
  5. What are the Side Effects ?
  6. Is this medicine addictive?
  7. What if I miss the dose of this medicine ?
  8. Can I drive after taking this medicine ?
  9. Can this medicine be taken on an empty stomach?
  10. Can I take this medicine with alcohol ?
  11. What is the Dosage ?
  12. What are the precautions I need to take ?
  13. Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?
  14. Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
  15. Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?
  16. Is ALMOX 500 MG available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
  17. Frequently asked questions
  18. Reference

 

Almox 500 - uses, side-effects, dosage

Almox 500 – uses, side-effects, dosage


What is the generic name (s)?

ALMOX 500 MG contain active ingredients in the following strengths per tablet:

  • Amoxicillin (500 mg)

How does it work ?

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria. It interferes with the production of the bacterial cell wall. Amoxicillin weakens and ruptures the cell wall of bacteria and kills it.

Clavulanic acid is a type of medicine called beta-lactamase inhibitors. Beta-lactamase is secreted by the bacteria to protect themselves from antibiotic drugs like Amoxicillin. Clavulanic acid stops the activity of beta-lactamase and allows antibiotics to act against the bacteria.

What are it’s uses ?

ALMOX 500 MG belong to the penicillin group of antibiotics.

This tablet is used for the treatment of following infections caused by bacteria:

  • tonsillitis
  • Sinus infections
  • Ear infections
  • Skin infections, rashes.
  • Infection in chest  like bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Infection in bladder like cystitis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Tonsillitis and other throat infections
  • Urinary tract infections

This drug will not work against infections caused by viruses such as colds or the flu.

How effective is this medicine ?

This tablet is very effective for all the conditions mentioned above. It has to be taken in the correct dosage, frequency and for the right period/ duration of time. Please consult with a doctor or a qualified health expert for the correct diagnosis of the problem.

What are the Side Effects ?

ALMOX 500 MG can cause following side-effects:

  • Soreness of mouth and tongue
  • Diarrhea
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Headache
  • Irritation and itching in vagina
  • Dizziness and tiredness
  • Pain in stomach and indigestion
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Hot flushes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin rash and Urticaria

If you experience any of these side effects, Inform your doctor immediately. This list is not a comprehensive list of all the possible side effects of this drug.

Consult your doctor immediately if you develop any other medical conditions while using this medicine.


Is ALMOX 500 MG addictive?

Habit forming tendencies for this medicine has not been reported. Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction. Government  also categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Finally,  do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without taking the advice of a doctor.

What if I miss the dose of ALMOX 500 MG?

Use the missed dose as soon as you notice. If the time is already close to the next dose,  skip the missed dose and continue your dosing schedule. Do not use overdose to make up the missed dose as it may cause serious side effects.  If you are routinely missing the  doses, try to use an alarm or asking a family member or friend to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss modifications in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses.

Can I drive after taking ALMOX 500 MG?

It is not safe to drive after taking this medicine if you experience dizziness or headache as side effects. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes drowsy, dizzy or reduces your blood-pressure. Please check for these conditions on your body while using this medicine.

Can ALMOX 500 MG be taken on an empty stomach ?

This medicine should be taken after food. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how you to use this medicine.

Can I take ALMOX 500 MG with alcohol ?

This medicine should not be taken while having alcohol. It may intensifies drowsiness.It is better to consult your doctor before consumption of this medicine. Pharmacists also suggest not to take alcohol while using this medicine.

What is the Dosage ?

Take as directed by your doctor. The usual dose of this drug is two tablets per day.

Capsule - dosage

Capsule – dosage

What are the precautions I need to take ?

You should take following precautions while administering this medicine:

  • If you have previously experienced liver problems after taking this tablets.
  • You are allergic to penicillin or similar types of antibiotics or any of the ingredients contained in ALMOX 500 MG.
  • The packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
  • The expiry date printed on the pack has passed.
  • Take this medicine only if you are prescribed by a doctor
  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from any disease
  • Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.

Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?

This drug is classified by FDA as pregnancy category ‘B’ No risk in other studies: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Consult a doctor before administering this medicine to a pregnant woman.

Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?

It is generally regarded as a safe drug during breast feeding. Consult a Doctor before administering this medicine to lactating mothers.

Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?

Yes, if prescribed by a qualified doctor, this medicine can be used for children and infants. Consult with a doctor regarding the frequency and the dosage of the drug.


Is ALMOX 500 MG available as an over the counter (OTC) product?

No, ALMOX 500 MG is not available as an over the counter or an OTC product. It is a prescription drug. It must be prescribed by a qualified doctor.

Almox - 500

Almox – 500

Frequently asked questions

Does it cause yeast infections?
Yes, long term use of this medicine can cause yeast infection. In prolonged use amoxicillin can kill the bacteria which helps in regulation of yeast population in the body, and cause yeast infection.
Does it acts against anaerobic bacteria?
Yes, amoxicillin is very effective against both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.
Does ALMOX 500 MG helps in reducing acne?
Yes, this drug can help in reducing acne. Pimples or acne can occur due to a number of causes out of which bacterial infection is one of the most potent cause. If the acne is caused by bacterial infection, then a course of oral and topical antibiotics can be prescribed.
Can I take medicine for the treatment of cough and cold ?
Yes, it is an antibiotic and it is a frequently prescribed drug for the treatment of cold and cough physicians. However watch out for the side-effects like loose stools, nausea and abdominal discomfort while the course of this medicine.
What to do if took in case I took an overdose of this medicine ?

Immediately rush to your doctor or nearest health care center for advice.
Symptoms of overdose include mild to severe vomiting, nausea, cramps and diarrhea.

What are the storage precautions for this medicine?
You should take following precautions for storing this tablets:

  • Keep the tablets in the original pack until it is time to take them.
  • Keep the pack in a cool dry place.
  • Do not store medicine in the bathroom or near a sink.
  • Avoid direct contact with sunlight.
  • Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
  • If the expiry date on the pack is passed, ask a pharmacist about ways of discarding it.

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