Hemomycin - Use | Dose | Side Effects
This article was medically reviewed by M.Pharm, Marko Tanaskovic on August 12, 2018. To read more about an author, click here.
Hemomycin is the medication from the group of antibiotics. Antibiotics are medicines that fights against bacteria and therefore are used to treat infections. It contains active ingredient called azithromycin.
This medicine belongs to a group of antibiotics called macrolide antibiotics.
It can be used in the treatment of the following infections:
- Respiratory infections (sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, sore throat, pneumonia, bacterial bronchitis)
- Skin and soft tissue infections
- Other infections caused by bacteria that are sensitive to Hemomycin
It cannot be used in the following conditions:
- If you are allergic to the Hemomycin or active substance-azithromycin or other similar medications such as:
- clarithromycin. Symptoms of allergy are:
- swelling of the face,
- swelling of the tongue,
- itching of the skin,
- redness of the skin,
- difficulty breathing.
- Heart disorders, especially arrhythmias.
- If you have liver or kidney disorders
- Muscle damage (e.g. myasthenia gravis)
It cannot be used in combination with alcohol beverages.
Hemomycin like all other antibiotics can disrupt the intestinal flora in the body and cause diarrhea. Consult your doctor about which medicine you will need to take to treat diarrhea. If you notice blood in the stool, contact your doctor immediately, because this is a sign that another infection has appeared.
Use during pregnancy and breast feeding
According to the FDA, Hemomycin-Azithromycin, belongs to the group B (FDA: Group B). This means that there are animal studies that have shown that this medicine is not harmful to the fetus, but there are no valid studies on humans. It should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the child.
Hemomycin passes into breast milk. Avoid breast-feeding while using this drug.
How to use
Hemomycin exist in the form of capsules and syrups. Syrups are intended for use in children.
It is not recommended for use in children younger than one year. It is usually applied at a dose of 500 mg once a day, for three days.
- Alternative dosage: First day you should take 500 mg of Hemomycin once a day, and then the next 4 days you should take 250 mg once a day. Always take Hemomycin at the same time of day.
- Urinary tract infections: 1000 mg at once.
It should be taken with a glass of water 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
Hemomycin syrup should be used in children with body weights 50 kg and less.
Use with other medications (Interactions)
Hemomycin cannot be used in combination with the following medicines:
- Antacids, used to neutralize the gastric acid such as:
- aluminum hydroxide,
- calcium carbonate,
- sodium hydrogen carbonate,
- magnesium hydroxide and others.
- Cyclosporin, used to treat autoimmune diseases.
- Medications used to treat thrombosis such as:
- warfarin (Farin),
- acenocoumarol (Sintrom, Sinkum 4) and others. Concomitant use with these medicines increases the risk of bleeding.
- Antiarrhythmic medicines, used to treat heart disorders .
Tell your doctor about all medications and herbal medicines you are taking.
Hemomycin side effects
Hemomycin may cause the following side effects:
- stomach upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, which can be accompanied by blood in the stool),
- kidney damage (trouble urinating),
- mood changes (depression, anxiety),
- taste changes,
- dry mouth,
- dry skin,
- liver disorders (loss of appetite, dark color of urine, jaundice-yellowing of the skin and eyes),
- inflammation of the pancreas,
- joint pain,
- allergy and others.
Tell your doctor if you experience any side effect.
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