Megapen Capsule

Introduction

Megapen Capsule is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the microorganisms to prevent their growth and further spread of the infection.

Megapen Capsule is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Your doctor may ask for a few laboratory and diagnostic tests to know the effects of the medicine on your body.

Uses of Megapen Capsule

  • Bacterial infections

Benefits of Megapen Capsule

In Bacterial infections

Megapen Capsule is a combination of two antibiotics, Ampicillin and Cloxacillin. These antibiotics work by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Together, they treat your infection effectively. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Megapen Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Megapen

  • Allergic reaction
  • Rash
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Megapen Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Megapen Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Megapen Capsule works

Megapen Capsule is a combination of two antibiotics: Ampicillin and Cloxacillin. These antibiotics work by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Megapen Capsule does not cause any harmful side effects.

Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Megapen Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Megapen Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

SAFE
Megapen Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

CAUTION
Megapen Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Megapen Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while taking this medicine.

Liver

CAUTION
Megapen Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Megapen Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while taking this medicine.