DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
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Mintocef is a semi-synthetic cephalosporin antibiotic, destined for oral use, which is able to reduce the development of the drug resistant bacteria.
Mintocef is usually prescribed by doctors and personal health care providers to patients who are suffering from bacterial infections of the ears, throat, chest, urinary tract and to the individuals who have been diagnosed with the presence of a mild form of gonorrhea.
Mintocef may also be recommended in the treatment of other medical conditions, but only if the personal health care provider, pharmacist or doctor recommends it.
Patients should inform their doctor if they have had allergies to penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics, if they have stomach and intestinal diseases. If the patients see no amelioration of the symptoms after a few days of treatment they should announce their caregiver. Patients who are experiencing vomiting, nausea and severe diarrhea during the treatment with Mintocef should talk with their doctor before taking anti-diarrheal drugs, because some of these medical products (like Lomotil or Paregoric) may worsen these symptoms.
The intake of Mintocef is known to cause false urine-sugar test results in the case of the diabetic patients. These patients should tell their doctor that they are taking Mintocef, before they submit an urine sample. Individuals who are suffering from any kidney disorder should discuss with their doctor before beginning the treatment with this medicine, because they usually need dose adjustments in order for this drug not to interfere with their medical condition.
Women who are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant should discuss this matter with their personal health care provider or doctor, before beginning the treatment with Mintocef, as this medicine may harm the baby.
Patients are recommended to ask their doctor how to take every dose of Mintocef in order to obtain the best results during and after the treatment. Patients should pay attention to the doctor's recommendations and under no circumstances should they deviate from them. In the cases in which the patients have more questions about their treatment they should ask their doctor or pharmacist for further information.
As we said before, the dose of this drug must be adjusted for patients who are suffering from renal impairment, for individuals who are undergoing ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis.
This medicine can be taken in without food, but the patients who develop an upset stomach are recommended to take it with food, even if food slows down the rate of Zim's absorption. Patients, who are using a liquid from of this medicine, are recommended to use a measuring spoon, in order to be able to accurately measure their dose of Mintocef.
The individuals will be prescribed by their personal health care provider the exact dose of Mintocef that they should use daily. Patients should not ignore the doctor's recommendations. Adult patients who are suffering from urethral gonococcal infections and uncomplicated cervical infections are usually recommended 400 mg per day. Children are recommended to take 8 mg per kilogram daily. This quantity may be taken as a single dose or divided in two doses which are to be taken every 12 hours.
Children who are known to weigh more than 50 kilograms and children who are older than 12 years are usually prescribed by their personal health care provider the adult dose of this medication, which consists in 400mg of drug which should be ingested daily.
As the functions of the kidneys usually decrease with age and as this medicine is eliminated from the organism by the kidneys, the personal health care provider will prescribe the elderly people only a small dose of Mintocef.
Patients who believe that they have taken an overdose of Mintocef should immediately announce their doctor. Your personal physician will ask you to remain in the hospital for further tests and symptomatic treatment.
It is well known that any drug which is taken in excess can lead to a series of symptoms. In the case of a Mintocef overdose, the symptoms which a patient can experience include the following: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, blood in the urine and upper abdominal pain.
Patients are recommended to try to respect the schedule which their doctor gave them and not to skip any dose of Mintocef. Individuals, who are supposed to take this medicine once a day and forget to take one of the doses, should take it as soon as they remember; then, they must wait 12 hours before the next dose. After taking the second dose of this product, the patients can return to their normal schedule.
Patients, who are taking Mintocef twice a day and forget to take one of the doses, should take it as soon as they recall and wait at least 6 hours before taking the next dose. After taking the second dose, they can proceed with their normal schedule.
Patients who are taking Mintocef three times a day and forget to take one or more of their scheduled doses, can take a dose of this remedy as soon as they remember, and wait at least 4 hours before taking the next dose; after this they can return to their regular schedule.
It is a well known the fact that any medicine has its side effects; in the case of Mintocef, the clinical manifestations which can appear include: abdominal pain, gas, indigestion, loose stools, nausea, vomiting and mild diarrhea, headaches, itching, fever, dizziness and inflammation of the large intestine.
Patients should inform their doctor before beginning their treatment if they are taking Tegretol (which is a seizure medication) or Coumadin (which is an anticlotting medication). Patients should also inform their doctor of all the prescription and non prescription medicines that they are taking, including vitamins and herbal products.
Depending on the reaction of the Mintocef after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Mintocef not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Mintocef addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
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The information was verified by Dr. Rachana Salvi, MD Pharmacology