800 mg and 1 g film-coated tablets
What Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma is and what it is used for
The active ingredient of Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma, phenoxymethylpenicillin, penicillin (antibacterial drug) prevents bacteria from building up a normal cell wall. Without a functioning cell wall, the bacterium dies quickly.
Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma is used for tonsillitis, tooth infection, pneumonia, sinusitis, otitis media, bacterial infection s of the skin, and subcutaneous (such as inflammation of the connective tissue, Lyme Disease ).
Phenoxymethylpenicillin available in phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma may also be used to treat other diseases that are not mentioned in this leaflet. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or another healthcare professional if you have any further questions, and always follow their instructions.
What You Need to Know Before Using Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma
Do not use Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to penicillin you or any of the other ingredients of Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma.
Warnings and cautions
If you are hypersensitive to a cephalosporin (another group of antibacterial drugs), you should consult your doctor about this before Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma is used.
In case of sudden rash, fever, and/or swelling of the face, treatment should be stopped and a doctor consulted.
Other medicines and Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. This is because some medicines may be affected by treatment with Phenoxymethyl EQL Pharma, e.g. certain anti- tumor s and immune system disorders (methotrexate) or against gout(probenecid).
The effect of the pill may be affected by treatment with Phenoxymethyl EQL Pharma.
Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma with food and drink
Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma has the best effect when taken on an empty stomach or at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and fertility
No known risks when used during pregnancy.
Consult your doctor when using Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma during pregnancy.
Phenoxymethylpenicillin passes into breast milk but is unlikely to affect breastfed infants. Consult, However, doctors at more than occasional use of Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma during lactation.
Driving and using machines
No known effect on the ability to drive or use machines.
3. How to use Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma
Use for children and adolescents
Always Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma as prescribed. Dose one is determined by the doctor who adapts it individually for you. The size of the dose depends on the type of infection and body weight. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
Even if you feel better after a few days, it is important that the entire Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma regimen was completed as prescribed. Otherwise, some bacteria may survive for a while, grow and cause a recurrence of infection.
If you take more Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma than you should:
If you have ingested too much medicine or if e.g. If a child has inadvertently ingested the medicine, contact a doctor, hospital, or the Poison Information Center for risk assessment and advice.
If you forget to take Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma:
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma can cause side effects are but not everybody gets them.
Common (may affect up to 1 person in 10 people ): Stomach upset, mainly nausea or loose stools and rash.
Uncommon: (may affect up to 1 in 100 people): Hypersensitivity reaction with fever and/or joint pain. Hives, alopecia ( eosinophilia ).
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people ) : Severe allergic reaction ( anaphylactic reaction ).
In case of prolonged or severe diarrhea, you should consult a doctor.
Itching in the abdomen can be caused by fungal overgrowth.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 30 ° C.
The tablets are used before the expiry date which is stated on the pack after EXP. That. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.
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. Contents of the packaging and other information
Phenoxymethylpenicillin EQL Pharma contains
1 tablet contains:
The active substance is phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium 800 mg and 1 gram respectively.
The other ingredients are povidone, microcrystalline cellulose, talc, anhydrous colloidal silica, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, macrogol, titanium dioxide (E171).
What the medicine looks like and the contents of the pack
800 mg: white to off-white oval, 19.5 x 8.5 mm, film-coated tablets, marked with “7” and “3” on each side of the notch on one side of the tablet and with “F” on the other side of the tablet.
1g: white to off-white oval, 21 x 9.5 mm, film-coated tablets, marked with “E” and “86” on each side of the notch on one side of the tablet and unmarked on the other side of the tablet.
14, 20, 30, 40 and 100 tablets
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