Midecamycin is an antibiotic. It is used to treat certain bacterial infections of the gut, ear, nose, throat, lungs or skin.
Midecamycin belongs to a group of antibiotics called the macrolides.
Take Midecamycin exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Take Midecamycin at regular intervals as instructed. Take it at the same time each day. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course of antibiotic. If you don't, the infection will not clear completely.
Midecamycin can be taken with or without food.
If you have been given tablets, swallow the tablet whole. Do not cut, chew or crush the tablet.
If you have been given dry syrup, dissolve it by adding water up to the indicated level. Shake well before use. Use the measuring spoon or cup provided to measure your dose.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Alert your doctor if you have a history of allergic reactions (breathlessness, rashes, swollen mouth or eyes) to similar antibiotics such as clarithromycin, azithromycin, erythromycin or any other macrolide antibiotics.
Alert your doctor if you suffer from liver disease.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
You may have diarrhoea, nausea, stomach discomfort and loss of appetite while being treated with Midecamycin. These side effects are usually mild and temporary. If you have diarrhoea, drink lots of water to replace the fluids lost.
If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop the medicine and inform your doctor quickly. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.
Alert your doctor if you experience any other side effects while being treated with Midecamycin.
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- heart medicines such as digoxin
- warfarin (a blood-thinning medicine)
- ciclosporin (a medicine used for organ transplant and rheumatoid illness)
- medicines containing ergotamine
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal medicines and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store tablets and dry syrup at room temperature, away from the reach of children.
Reconstituted syrup should be stored in a cool place and must be used within 7 days.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.