Trimox is an antibiotic which is used for treatment of infections caused by certain bacteria.Trimox is also used as a supplementary treatment against H. pylori infection and ulcers of the small intestines.
Take Trimox with a full glass of water as directed by your doctor. Take Trimox with or without a meal. It is recommended to drink extra fluids while taking Trimox. If you also take any products containing magnesium, aluminum, calcium, iron, or zinc (eg, vitamins/minerals, antacids), didanosine, sucralfate, or bismuth subsalicylate, do not take them within 6 hours before or 2 hours after taking Trimox. To clear up your infection completely, take Trimox for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days.
Before taking Trimox, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, if you are allergic to any ingredient in Trimox, if you have Alzheimer disease, a brain or nervous system disorder, a problem with the blood vessels in your brain, diarrhea, a stomach infection, liver problems, kidney problems, increased pressure in your brain, seizures, inflammation of your tendons, joint problems, or a skin sensitivity to the sun, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast–feeding. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Trimox while you are pregnant. Trimox is found in breast milk. Do not breast–feed while taking Trimox. Some medicines may interact with Trimox. Therefore tell your doctor of all prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement that you are taking. Do not take Trimox if you have recently received a live, oral typhoid vaccination or you are taking cisapride or tizanidine. Avoid taking Trimox with milk or milk products (such as yogurt or calcium–enriched juice) by themselves. However, taking Trimox as part of a full meal that contains milk or milk products is permitted. Long–term or repeated use of Trimox may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this. Trimox only works against bacteria, it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold). Avoid large amounts of food or drink that have caffeine (eg, coffee, tea, cocoa, and cola, chocolate). Rest and avoid exercise until further instruction from your doctor if you experience pain or swelling of a tendon. Trimox may affect your blood sugar. If you are a diabetic, check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine. Trimox may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Trimox. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time. Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of Trimox. Caution is advised when using Trimox in children. They may be more sensitive to its effects, especially joint and tendon problems.
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Possible Side Effects
Some of the Possible Side Effects are– Anxiety, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, nausea, nightmares, rash, stomach upset, vision changes, vomiting. Contact your doctor if any of these or other side effects occur. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately– allergic reactions, agitation, bloody or pale stools, chest pain, convulsions, dark urine, depression, easy bruising or bleeding, fever, hallucinations, increased pressure within the head, inflammation, pain, or rupture of a tendon, irregular heartbeat, joint pain or swelling, loss of consciousness, mental changes, nervousness, oral thrush, persistent sore throat, red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin, seizures, stomach cramps/pain, suicidal thoughts, sun sensitivity, weakness of arms and legs, tremors, vaginal yeast infection, yellowing of the skin or eyes.
Store Trimox at 59 – 86 °F (15 – 30 °C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Cipro out of the reach of children.
Trimox may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or lightheadedness. These effects may worsen if Trimox is taken with alcohol or certain other medications. Use Trimox with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to this drug. If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, contact your doctor. Trimox should be used only by the patient for whom it has been prescribed. Do not take less or more or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
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