Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S contains doxycycline, which is a tetracycline antibiotic

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is indicated in bacterial infections, acne, malaria, UTIs, upper and lower respiratory infections, and urinary tract infection

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S should be taken an hour before or 2 hours after meal

Category:
Type

Capsule

Feature

100mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Doxycycline

Composition

Doxycycline 100 mg

Brand

GSK Consumer Healthcare

Prescription Required

Yes

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

About

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is designed to treat a wide range of bacterial infections from sexually transmitted diseases to acne;Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is also prescribed for the prevention of malaria.Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S belongs to a group of antibiotics known as tetracycline. Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is found in capsule form and is not effective against viral infections.

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) once or twice, daily, or as directed by the doctor. It can be ingested either with or without food. The patient is advised to take each dose at the same time each day keeping a 6- or 8-12-hour gap in between each dose. Patients are advised to not lie down immediately after ingesting Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S and if a patient is also ingesting antacids; it is advised to have antacid at least 2 hours before ingesting Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule. Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is to be ingested for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment. It is imperative not to stop Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is considered unsafe to be prescribed to children aged 8 years and younger, as it may lead to permanent staining of teeth and can also be detrimental to a patient’s health. Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S may not be prescribed to pregnant and to lactating mothers. Dry mouth, headache, and stomach problems are just a few of the common side effects felt by patients while ingesting Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S, these effects tend to resolve on their own in a few days. Unnecessary consumption of Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is not advised.

Indications

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Bacterial infections of the respiratory tract/system 
  • Bacterial infections of the eyes
  • Bacterial infections of the urinary tract/system 
  • Bacterial infections of the intestinal tract/system 
  • Bacterial infections of the genitals
  • Bacterial infections caused by insect/mosquitoes/ticks
  • Bacterial infections caused by consumption of unclean food and water 

How Does Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S Work?

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S belongs to a widespread chemical group known as antibiotics. Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.

How To Use Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S?

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is ideally advised to be ingested with food, if the patient is susceptible to a stomach upset otherwise Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S may be ingested without food. The patient is advised to take each dose at the same time each day keeping a 6- or 8-12-hour gap in between each dose. Patients are advised to not lie down immediately after ingesting Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S and if the patient is also ingesting antacids; it is advised to have antacid at least 2 hours before ingesting Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S.

Iron, Aluminum, and Magnesium supplements or drugs containing and of these ions are said to negatively interact or interfere with the absorption of Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S. If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule. Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is to be ingested for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment. It is imperative not to stop Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

1-2 tablets are prescribed to be ingested daily.

Child Dosage

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is not prescribed to patients aged 8 years and younger except if necessary and under the care of a physician.

Elderly Dosage 

For elderly patients that are susceptible to kidney and liver problems, a lowered dose of Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S may be prescribed under the care and supervision of a physician.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is deemed unsafe to be prescribed to pregnant and breastfeeding women. If you are undergoing treatment with Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S and become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately, the doctor will ask you to stop using Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S:

  • Allergic reaction to Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Intracranial Hypertension 
  • Yeast infection in a female’s vagina 
  • Yeast infection in the oral cavity 
  • Moderate to severe kidney disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe liver disease/impairment 

Precautions 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S

  • Mild to moderate kidney disease/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate liver disease/impairment 
  • Brain or spinal surgery in the last 5 years 
  • Severe migraines 
  • Stomach upset 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S:

  • Anticoagulants
  • Acitretin
  • Barbiturates 
  • Bismuth subsalicylate 
  • Carbamazepine 
  • Isotretinoin 
  • Penicillin 
  • Phenytoin 
  • Proton pump inhibitors
  • Magnesium supplements
  • Medications that contain Magnesium 
  • Calcium supplements 
  • Medications that contain Calcium 
  • Aluminum 
  • Medications that contain Aluminum 
  • Iron supplements
  • Certain oral contraceptives 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Stomach problems (such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
  • Photosensitivity 
  • Dry mouth 
  • Headache 
  • Skin rash 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Sore throat 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Itching of the genitals 
  • Severe diarrhea 
  • Joint pain

How To Cope with Some of The Adverse Effects

  • Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day, chewing sugarless gum, using alcohol-free mouthwash, allowing ice to melt in the mouth, or using a saliva substitute.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.
  • Photosensitivity – patients are asked to wear sun-protective clothes when going outside including gloves and a hat, to apply generous amounts of broad-spectrum sunblock along with wearing sunglasses. Patients are advised to do all necessary work after sunset to reduce or eliminate sun exposure while undergoing treatment with Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S.

FAQs

#1. Can Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S Be Used If a Patient Is Having Flu Symptoms?

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#2. How to Store Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S?

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#3. What If I Take Too Much Of Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#4. What If I Miss a Dose Of Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#5. How Is Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S Supposed to Be Taken?

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is available in capsule format and is meant to be ingested whole without crushing or breaking the tablet in two; with plenty of water to ease the passage of Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S into the patient’s throat.

#6. Can I Take Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S During My Pregnancy?

No,Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is deemed unsafe to be ingested during pregnancy.

#7. Is It Safe to Have Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S Along with Oral Contraceptives?

Not all oral contraceptives are safe to be taken while undergoing treatment with Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S as certain oral contraceptives (birth control pills) may negatively interact with Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S.

#8. Is It Safe to Have Antacids for Indigestion Along With Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S?

No. As certain antacids containing magnesium and/or aluminum may interact with the absorption of Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S by the body and are therefore advised to be ingested a minimum of 2 hours before the intake of Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S.

#9. Why Must I Protect My Skin from The Sun While Taking Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S?

Treatment with Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S may lead to the skin becoming sensitive to sun damage and it is therefore recommended for patients to always wear sunscreen, along with hats and gloves whenever possible to protect themselves from sun damage.

#10.Does Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S Cause Addiction?

No. This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#11. How Long Will I Have to Continue Taking the Medication?

Wellcodox 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is to be ingested only for the course of the treatment, which may last from 3- 14 days.