OSPAMOX 500 mg. 24 tablets

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OSPAMOX 500 mg. 24 tablets
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WHAT OSPAMOX AND WHAT IT IS USED
Ospamox is an antibiotic belonging to the group of penicillins. Used to treat infections caused by bacteria which are sensitive to amoxicillin.

OSPAMOX used for treatment of:
infections of the ear, nose, throat and sinuses;
respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia;
bladder infections;
prevention of heart infections in operations in the mouth 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
are allergic (hypersensitivity) to amoxicillin, penicillin, cephalosporin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (See additional information in point 6).

Take special care with OSPAMOX
If you suffer from:
Kidney disease. You may need your doctor may adjust your dose;
Infectious mononucleosis (viral infection) or leukemia may have an increased risk of skin reactions;
Seizures (epilepsy) may have an increased risk of seizures;
Catheter in 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 into sugar in the blood or urine. If you have diabetes and regularly examine urine or blood, please tell your doctor. This is necessary because you may need other tests.
Taking other medicines
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 Ospamoks.

Caution should be exercised when co-administration with the following drugs:
allopurinol (for the treatment of gout), may increase the risk of developing allergic skin reactions;
methotrexate (for the treatment of arthritis): the toxicity of methotrexate can be increased;
digoxin (for the treatment of certain heart conditions) can increase its absorption;
anticoagulants (to prevent blood clots) such as warfarin, may increase the risk of bleeding;
oral contraceptives, are likely to reduce the effect of the contraceptive pill.
Taking Ospamoks with food and drink
You can take Ospamoks before, during or after a meal.

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 is excreted into breast milk, in some cases it may be necessary to stop nursing.

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

3. HOW TO TAKE OSPAMOX
Always take Ospamox exactly as your doctor has told you. If you're 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 dose for adults and children weighing more than 40 kg is 750 mg to 3000 mg daily, divided into two to three divided doses.
The usual dose for children weighing less than 40 kg is 40-90 mg / kg / day divided in two to three divided doses.
For prophylaxis against infection of the heart:
In adults 2000 - 3000 mg is taken 1 hour before surgery; for children, the recommended dose of 50 mg / kg.
Your doctor will tell you how long to take the drug.

In patients with impaired renal function:
You may need your doctor to reduce the dosage.

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

If you forget to take OSPAMOX
If 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 recover 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
As with all drugs, Ospamox can cause side effects, although not everyone 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 major side effects are rare (affecting 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 rash, especially if bubbles are formed, 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 the stool: it is a sign of liver problems.
The following side effects are very rare (affecting 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 (affecting less than 1 in 10 patients):
Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, disturbance in the perception of taste, dry mouth, mucosal inflammation of the mouth (enanthema), flatulence, diarrhea, soft stools. Most often they are mild and usually disappear during or shortly after discontinuation of treatment. Complaints can be reduced by adopting Ospamoks during meals;
Hives, itching, skin rash "on the fifth day" which resembles measles.
These side effects are uncommon (affecting less than 1 in 100):
Secondary infections with resistant microorganisms and fungi (such as fungi in the mouth or vagina);
Moderate rise in liver enzymes.
These side effects are rare (affecting less than 1 in 1000 patients):
Increase in the number of certain white blood cells (eosinophilia), abnormal breakdown of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia);
Drug fever;
Dizziness, hyperactivity, convulsions;
Surface discoloration of the teeth, which is usually removed with a toothbrush;
Hepatitis, cholestatic jaundice;
Kidney inflammation (interstitial nephritis), crystals in the urine.
The following side effects are very rare (affecting less than 1 in 10 000 patients):
Changes in the blood picture (reduce the number of red or white blood cells or platelets), prolongation of bleeding time. This can cause symptoms such as fever, sore throat, rash, nose bleeding or bruising of the skin. These events were reversible after discontinuation of therapy;
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.
HOW TO STORE OSPAMOX
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use Ospamox after the expiry date stated on the packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store at a temperature below 25 ° C.
Keep in the original packaging to protect from moisture.
Medicines should not be disposed of in 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 amoxycillin trihydrate which corresponds to 500 mg amoxycillin.

Ospamox 1000 mg film-coated tablets:
Each tablet contains 1148 mg of amoxycillin trihydrate which corresponds to 1000 mg of amoxycillin.

The other ingredients are:
Core: magnesium stearate, polyvidone, sodium starch glycolate (type A), microcrystalline cellulose;
Film coat: titanium dioxide, talc, hypromellose.

Ospamox looks like and contents of the pack
Ospamox 500 mg film-coated tablets
The film-coated tablets are white to pale yellow, oval, convex, scored on each side.
The film-coated tablets are packaged in blisters.
Pack sizes: 12 tablets and hospital packs of 1000 tablets.

Ospamox 1000 mg Film-coated tablets
The film-coated tablets are white to pale yellow, oval, convex, scored on each side.
The tablet can be divided into two equal halves.
The film-coated tablets are packaged in blisters.

Pack sizes: 12 tablets, 24 tablets and hospital packs of 1000 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
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