OSPAMOX 500 mg. 12 tablets

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OSPAMOX 500 mg. 12 tablets
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WHAT OSPAMOX AND WHAT IT IS USED
Ospamox is an antibiotic that belongs to the group of penicillins. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria which are sensitive to amoxicillin.

Ospamox be used for treatment of:
infections of the ear, nose, throat and sinuses;
respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia;
bladder infections;
prophylaxis of cardiac infections in operation in the oral cavity or throat;
Lyme disease at an early stage (at the tick bite);
Gastric ulcer caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori).

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE OSPAMOX
Do not take Ospamox:
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to amoxicillin, penicillins, cephalosporins, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (See additional information in Section 6).

Take special care with Ospamox
If you suffer from:
Renal Disease. You may need your doctor to adjust the dose;
Infectious mononucleosis (a viral infection) or leukemia may have an increased risk of skin reactions;
Seizures (epilepsy): you may have an increased risk of seizures;
Catheter into the bladder. In this case, drink plenty of water to prevent the formation of crystals in the urine. This medicine may also affect the results of research on sugar in the blood or urine. If you have diabetes and regularly examine urine or blood, please tell your doctor. This is necessary because it may be necessary to use other tests.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. Some medicines can cause problems if you take them together with Ospamox.

Caution should be exercised when co-administered with the following drugs:
allopurinol (for gout), may increase the risk of developing allergic skin reactions;
methotrexate (in the treatment of arthritis): the toxicity of methotrexate can be increased;
digoxin (to treat certain heart conditions), may increase its absorption;
anticoagulants (to prevent blood clots) such as warfarin, may increase the risk of bleeding;
oral contraceptives: a danger to reduce the effect of the contraceptive pill.

Taking Ospamox with food and drink
You can take Ospamox before, during or after meals.

Pregnancy and lactation
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
Data from a limited number of cases of use of amoxicillin during pregnancy have shown no adverse effects on pregnancy or on the health of the fetus or newborn. As a precautionary measure, amoxicillin should be used during pregnancy only if your doctor considers that the benefits of treatment outweigh possible risks.
Since small amounts of the drug passes into breast milk, in some cases it may be necessary to stop breastfeeding.

Driving and using machines
It is not known this medicine affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

3. HOW TO TAKE OSPAMOX
Always take Ospamox exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the tablets.

The usual dosage for adults and children weighing more than 40 kg is 750 mg to 3000 mg per day, divided into two to three doses.
The usual dose for children weighing less than 40 kg is 40-90 mg / kg / day divided into two to three doses.

For prophylaxis against infection of the heart:
In adults 2000 - 3000 mg are one hour before surgery; in children the recommended dose is 50 mg / kg.
Your doctor will tell you how long you should take the drug.

In patients with impaired renal function:
May be necessary for your doctor to reduce the dosage.

If you take more dose Ospamox
In case you have taken too much medicine (overdose), seek the advice of your doctor or go to hospital promptly.
The most typical signs of overdose are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain.

If you forget to take Ospamox
In case you miss a dose, it should be taken as soon as you remember it. Do not take a double dose to make up.

If you stop taking Ospamox
Always take your medicine as long as you do your doctor prescribes, even if you feel better. If you stop taking too soon, the infection can be restored or causative become resistant to the drug.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Ospamox can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you notice any of the following serious side effects, contact your doctor immediately or go to the hospital in the fastest way.

The following serious adverse reactions are rare (affects less than 1 in 1000 patients):
Sudden difficulty in breathing, speaking or swallowing;
Painful swelling of the lips, tongue, face or neck;
Excessive dizziness or collapse;
Severe or itchy skin rashes, especially if bubbles or if there is a burning sensation in the eyes, mouth or genitals;
Yellowing of the skin or the white part of the eye, or dark urine and lightening of stools: this is a sign of liver problems.
The following side effects are very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 patients):
Diarrhea that is serious, lasts a long time or has blood: this may be a sign of serious bowel inflammation.
Other side effects during treatment:
The following side effects are common (affects less than 1 in 10 patients):
Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, disturbance in the perception of taste, dry mouth, inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth (enanthema), gas, diarrhea, loose stools. Most often, they are mild and usually disappear during or shortly after discontinuation of treatment. Complaints can be reduced by adopting Ospamox during meals;
Urticaria, pruritus, rash "on the fifth day," which resembles measles.
The following side effects are uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 patients):
Secondary infections with resistant organisms and fungi (fungi in the mouth or vagina);
Moderate increase in liver enzymes.
The following side effects are rare (affects less than 1 in 1000 patients):
Increasing the number of certain white blood cells (eosinophilia), impaired degradation of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia);
Drug fever;
Dizziness, hyperactivity, convulsions;
Surface discoloration of the teeth, which is usually removed with a toothbrush;
Hepatitis and cholestatic jaundice;
Inflammation of the kidneys (interstitial nephritis), crystals in the urine.
The following side effects are very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 patients):
Changes in blood count (reduction in red or white blood cells or platelets), prolongation of bleeding time. This can cause symptoms such as fever, sore throat, rash, nose bleeds or bruising. These events were reversible upon discontinuation of treatment;
Blackening of the tongue.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. HOW TO STORE OSPAMOX
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Ospamox not use after the expiry date stated on the pack. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25 ° C.
Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Ospamox
The active substance is amoxicillin (as trihydrate).

Ospamox 500 mg film-coated tablets:
Each tablet contains 574 mg of amoxicillin trihydrate, which corresponds to 500 mg amoxycillin.
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