Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S

{{product}} belongs to a class of drugs called “beta-lactam antibacterials/penicillins” (broad spectrum antibiotics) that is used to treat bacterial infections, such as chest infections (including pneumonia), UTIs (urinary tract infections and dental abscesses. In children, it is used to treat chest infections and ear infections. 

Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S is an antibiotic from the penicillin group of medicines that works by preventing the formation of the protective bacterial wall, essential for the survival of the bacteria.

It is available on prescription, as tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, oral solution and as an injection, usually only given in the hospital. Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S is best prescribed treatment of bacterial infections in patients who are not allergic to Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S or penicillin groups of drugs. 

Common side effects of this medication are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and a rash in response to an allergic reaction.

Dosage of Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S depends on age, severity of condition, patient’s response to medicine and their comorbidities. In children it is also based on their weight.

Category:
Type

Tablet

Feature

500mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Amoxicillin

Composition

Amoxicillin 500 mg

Brand

Sandoz

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About 

{{product}} belongs to a class of drugs called “beta-lactam antibacterials/penicillins” (broad spectrum antibiotics) that is used to treat bacterial infections, such as chest infections (including pneumonia), UTIs (urinary tract infections and dental abscesses. In children, it is used to treat chest infections and ear infections. 

Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S is an antibiotic from the penicillin group of medicines that works by preventing the formation of the protective bacterial wall, essential for the survival of the bacteria.

It is available on prescription, as tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, oral solution and as an injection, usually only given in the hospital. Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S is best prescribed treatment of bacterial infections in patients who are not allergic to Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S or penicillin groups of drugs. 

Common side effects of this medication are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and a rash in response to an allergic reaction.

Dosage of Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S depends on age, severity of condition, patient’s response to medicine and their comorbidities. In children it is also based on their weight.

Indications

It is used in the treatment of:

  • Infections of the respiratory tract (nose, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi and lungs)
  • ENT (eyes, nose and throat) infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Skin and soft tissue infections.
  • Dental infections (dental abscesses – buildup of pus inside teeth and gums)
  • Gonorrhoea (sexually-transmitted diseases)
  • Prophylaxis of bacterial endocarditis (bacterial infection of the inner layer of the heart or heart valves). 

How does Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S work?

Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S is an antibiotic from the penicillin group of medicines that works by preventing the formation of the protective bacterial wall, essential for the survival of the bacteria. 

How to use Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S?

  • Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S is available as tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, oral solution and as an injection, usually only given in the hospital.
  • Usual dose of Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S is 250mg to 500mg taken thrice daily.
  • For children; the dose is usually lower. The correct dose is calculated using your child’s weight. 
  • Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S can be taken before or after food.
  • Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water (Do not chew or crush the tablet). If you find it difficult to swallow, you can break them into half and then swallow one piece after the other. 
  • For children and those who find it difficult to have tablets you will be prescribed Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S in its liquid form. You will be provided with a plastic syringe or spoon, by your pharmacist, to help you measure out the correct dose. 
  • Make sure your doses are evenly spaced out throughout the day. 
  • To allow your body to adjust to the medication, your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S and then gradually increase it with time. 

Dosage

Dosage Forms & Strengths

oral solution

  • 125mg/5mL
  • 200mg/5mL
  • 250mg/5mL
  • 400mg/5mL

capsule

  • 250mg
  • 500mg

tablet

  • 500mg
  • 875mg

tablet, chewable

  • 125mg
  • 250mg

ADULTS 

250 mg 3 times daily. In severe cases you may double the dose

  • Otitis media: 500 mg every 8 hr.
  • Severe or recurrent purulent RTI: 3 gm twice daily.
  • Acute UTI: 3 gm repeated once 12 hr later.
  • Gonorrhoea: 3 gm single dose.
  • Dental abscess: 3 gm repeated once 8 hour later.
  • Prophylaxis of endocarditis: single 3 gm dose one hr before dental procedure from which bacteraemia may arise. Repeat 6 hr later if necessary.

CHILDREN:

  • Children over 5 yr: 250 mg 3 times daily. In severe cases double the dose.
  • Prophylaxis of endocarditis:
    • Under 5 yr, 750 mg;
    • 5-10 yr, 1.5 gm. 

(Both 1 hr before dental procedure from which bacteraemia may arise)

Pregnancy use and lactation

If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, please consult your doctor before using Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S.

If you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S. 

 

Contraindications

Please inform your doctor if you have a history of any before using Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S:

  • Hypersensitivity (allergy) to penicillins, cephalosporins or other beta-Lactams – allergic reaction indicated by skin rash, swelling around face area, wheezing, chest tightness and breathing difficulty
  • History of Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S associated or penicillin associated jaundice or hepatic (liver) dysfunction.
  • Infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever caused by EBV virus).
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems
  • have recently had, or are about to have, any vaccinations as it may decrease the effectiveness of the vaccine.
  • Liquid form is not suitable for people with a rare inherited condition called phenylketonuria as it may contain aspartame which may be harmful for you. 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions while using Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S:

  • Renal (kidney) impairment (CrCl <30 mL/min) – monitor kidney function
  • Hepatic (liver) impairment – monitor liver function
  • Monitor haematological (blood-related) function in neonates
  • Risk of crystalluria (cloudy urine) with high doses, patients should be well hydrated. Do not dilute syrup below half-strength
  • Renal impairment (kidney damage)
  • Infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever caused by EBV)
  • Risk of acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis (inflammatory skin condition resulting in large fluid-filled blister-like areas) – in such a case, discontinue permanently
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding 
  • If you are about to undergo surgery 

Interaction with other medications

Certain medications could interact with Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S, hence, in that case your doctor might alter your dosage and make sure to monitor blood sugar levels more closely.

Please inform your doctor about the use of the following before taking Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S:

  • Anticoagulants such as warfarin
  • Allopurinol and probenecid (used to treat gout)
  • Tetracyclines
  • Methotrexate (used to treat cancer or rheumatic diseases)
  • Other antibiotics

Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S may cause false positive results with certain diabetic urine testing products (cupric sulfate-type) and it may affect the result of certain lab tests. 

Adverse effects

Like most medicines, Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S has some side effects which include:

Common:

  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Rash

Serious:

  • Hypersensitivity/allergic skin reactions; in this case discontinue 
  • Hepatitis (inflamed or infected liver)
  • Cholestatic jaundice (jaundice due to reduced bile flow)
  • Haematological (blood-related) and CNS effects
  • Pseudomembranous colitis (inflamed large intestine)
  • severe intestinal condition due to a bacteria called C. difficile.
  • Increased INR (measurement of how long it takes blood to form a clot)
  • Acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis (uncommon pus-containing drug-related skin reaction).
  • Bruising or skin discolouration
  • Joint or muscle pain that comes on after 2 days of taking Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S

How to cope with some of the adverse effects

  • Nausea (feeling sick) Take Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S with meals to avoid feeling sick.
  • Vomiting/Diarrhoea – Keep yourself hydrated by having lots of fluids and if the problem persists, consult your doctor before taking any medication for vomiting and diarrhoea

Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the serious side effects.

Key facts about Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S

  • {{product}} belongs to a class of drugs called “beta-lactam antibacterials/penicillins” (broad spectrum antibiotics) that is used to treat bacterial infections, such as chest infections (including pneumonia), UTIs (urinary tract infections and dental abscesses. In children, it is used to treat chest infections and ear infections. 
  • It works by preventing the formation of the protective bacterial wall, essential for the survival of the bacteria, 
  • It is prescribed to adults and children.
  • Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S is available as tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, oral solution and as an injection, usually only given in the hospital.
  • Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S can be taken before or after food.
  • Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S in its liquid form can stain your teeth. However, it is not permanent and brushing your teeth properly will help you get rid of the stains. 
  • Common side effects of this medication are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and a rash in response to an allergic reaction.
  • Matter of concern arises if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling on the face and difficulty breathing, in which case you need to inform your doctor immediately. 
  • You can consume alcohol while taking Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S
  • Do not use left over Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S to treat any infection in the future. 

FAQs

1. WHAT EXACTLY DOES Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S DO?

Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S is an antibiotic from the penicillin group of medicines that works by preventing the formation of the protective bacterial wall, essential for the survival of the bacteria, 

2. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S TO START WORKING?

Antibiotics start working almost immediately. It takes around an hour for Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S to reach peak levels in your body. However, you will feel symptom relief and show improvement within 1-3 days of taking Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S.

3. HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO TAKE Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S FOR?

The duration for using Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S depends on the type and severity of the infection. You will probably be prescribed to take it for 5-14 days. If you do not feel better after completing your course of medicine, or if you feel worse at any time, contact your doctor.

4. CAN I STOP TAKING Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S?

Do not just stop taking the medicine, make sure to complete your treatment course even if you feel better. Stopping it suddenly may cause the bacteria to start multiplying again and the infection could come back. The bacteria could also develop resistance to the antibiotic which will make it ineffective in the future.

5. CAN I DRINK ALCOHOL WITH Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S?

Consuming alcohol when taking Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S is not known to cause any problems.  

6. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S?

If you have taken one extra dose of Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S it is unlikely to harm you. Side effects of taking Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S more than the prescribed dose are upset stomach, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Contact your doctor immediately if you have taken 2 or more doses and experience any serious symptoms. 

7. WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S?

Incase you miss a dose, take your next dose on time and do not try making up for the missed dose by doubling it up. If it helps to remind you, set an alarm so you do not miss any dose. Make sure to complete your course of treatment even if you feel better and think you do not need to take it anymore.

8. CAN I TAKE Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING?

If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, please consult your doctor before using Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S.

If you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S.

9. IS IT SAFE TO USE Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S FOR A LONG TIME?

Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S is usually generally recommended for 5-14 days, therefore, do not take it for any longer than the prescribed time period. 

10. WHAT IF THE Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S GIVES ME THRUSH?

At times people develop a fungal infection called thrush after taking a course of antibiotics like Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S. This is because antibiotics kill the normal harmless bacteria that help to protect you against such infections. 

11. CAN Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S STAIN TEETH?

If you take Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S in its liquid form, it can stain your teeth. However, it is not permanent and brushing your teeth properly will help you get rid of the stains. 

Capsules are not known to cause any staining. 

12. CAN I DRIVE OR RIDE A BIKE AFTER TAKING Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S?

Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S shouldn’t affect you being able to drive or ride a bike.

13. HOW SHOULD Ospamox 500mg Tablet 12 ‘S BE STORED?

Keep the medicine tightly closed in the packet it came in. Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture. Do not freeze the liquid form of the medication. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people. Dispose of the unused medicine.