Powder for Suspension
Orion Pharma Ltd.
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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Mac DS.
Mac DS is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there ... View More
Mac DS is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not har... View More
Mac DS does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Mac DS is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Mac DS is recommended. However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney d... View More
Mac DS should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mac DS may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of this medi... View More
Mac DS is an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. It is effective in most infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, lungs... View More
Uses of Mac DS
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Mac DS
- Abdominal pain
How to use Mac DS
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Mac DS is to be taken empt... View More
How Mac DS works
Mac DS is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the ba... View More
What if you forget to take Mac DS?
If you miss a dose of Mac DS, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your re... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Mac DS to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder ... View More
- Take it 1 hour before or two hours after food.
- Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Mac DS.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your sto... View More
- Stop taking Mac DS and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties whi... View More
Susceptible infections, Respiratory tract infections, Enteritis, Pertussis, Trench fever, Chanroid, Chlamydial infections, Diphtheria, Legionnaire's dis... View More
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Best taken on an empty stomach at least ½ hr & preferably 2 hr before meals. Reconstitution: Oral susp: Add 77 m... View More
Adults: Usually 250 mg every 6 hours, or 500 mg every 12 hours. May increase up to 4 g/day, according to severity of infection. Upper respiratory tr... View More
Children: PO 50 mg/kg/day q6–8h
Renal Impairment Dose adjustment not necessary
Hypersensitivity; porphyria; hepatic impairment; pregnancy.
Mode of Action
Erythromycin inhibits protein synthesis by irreversibly binding to the 50S ribosomal subunit thus blocking the transpeptidation or translocation reactio... View More
Increased risk of cholestatic hepatitis when treatment is >10 days or in patients with previous history of erythromycin usage. History of hepatic disord... View More
1-10% Abdominal pain (8%),Headache (8%),Nausea (8%),Diarrhea (7%),Rash (3%),Vomiting (3%),Dyspepsia (2%),Flatulence (2%),Pain (2%),Pruritus (1%),Pseudo... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: B Lactation: Drug enters breast milk; use with caution (American Academy of Pediatrics committee states that drug is compatible w... View More
May decrease plasma levels of valproic acid thus, increasing the risk of seizures. Increased plasma concentrations w/ probenecid.
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More