telithromycin

 

General English name: telithromycin

Brand: Ketek

Application: Bacterial infections

 

 

 

 

Tiltromycin Drug Information

Drug interaction of telithromycin

Tips to consider before taking telithromycin

Possible side effects of telithromycin

How to store telithromycin

 

 

 

 

Tiltromycin Drug Information

  • Medication Information: Tlitromycin is used to treat lung and throat infections, especially when it is caused by a bacterial infection and other antibiotics are incapable of treating it. This medicine is used for both adults and children over 12 years old. Tiltromycin kills the bacteria that cause the infection.
  • Contraindications to the use of the drug telithromycin
  • Note the expiration date of telithromycin and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
  • Never give tiltromycin to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • Check for drug interactions with telithromycin and be sure to tell your doctor what other medication you are taking.
  • Never stop taking telithromycin.

 

Drug interaction of telithromycin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with telithromycin include clindamycin, digoxin, alkaline medications (such as dihydro ergotamine, ergotamine), ivabradine, metropolol, some statins for high cholesterol, levorvastatin, simorvastatin, atorvastatin. , Warfarin.

Other drugs that can affect the removal of telithromycin from the body and affect the function of this drug include: amiodarone, cimetidine, tacrolimus, St. John's wort, anticonvulsants (such as carbamazepine). Azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole), macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin), HIV protease inhibitors (such as ritonavir), rifamycins (such as rifabutin).

Although most antibiotics are unlikely to affect pregnancy control, antibiotics such as rifampin and rifabutin reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. Consult your doctor before using antibiotics.

In addition to telithromycin, many medications may affect heart rhythm (prolongation of QT time), including: amiodarone, dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine , Sotalol, macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin).

 

Tips to consider before taking telithromycin

Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking telithromycin:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have any liver or kidney disease.
  • If you have heart disease or an irregular heartbeat.
  • If you have myasthenia gravis.
  • If you have porphyria blood disease.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Possible side effects of telithromycin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

  • Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water to replenish lost water. Tell your doctor right away if the diarrhea persists, gets worse, and bleeds.
  • Feeling sick, stomach ache, bloating and indigestion: Eat simple foods. Avoid high-fat and spicy foods.
  • Blurred vision, weakness and confusion: Avoid driving and working with tools in this situation.
  • Headache: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.
  • Taste change: This complication will disappear after the end of the pill period.
  • Important Note: Consult your doctor if you become ill or have jaundice or darkening of urea. This can be a sign of liver problems.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of telithromycin.

 

How to store telithromycin

Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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