6. FURTHER INFORMATION
The name of your medicine is Leomoxyl Capsules. Leomoxyl Capsules are available only on prescription from your doctor.
What Leomoxyl capsules contain
Each capsule contains either 250 mg or 500 mg of Leomoxyl as Leomoxyl trihydrate. The capsules also contain the following inactive ingredients: magnesium stearate, maize starch, gelatin, erythrosin (E127), quinoline yellow (E104), titanium dioxide (E171), red iron oxide (E172).
What Leomoxyl capsules look like and contents of the pack
Leomoxyl Capsules are scarlet and ivory opaque hard gelatin capsules, each capsule is marked with the characters “AMOX 250” or “AMOX 500”.
Securitainers are available in pack sizes of 15, 18, 20, 21, 28, 30, 50, 100, 500 & 1000 capsules, the pack size of 1000 is available for the 250mg strength only.
Blister packs are available in pack sizes of 15, 18, 20, 21, 28, 30, 50, 100, 500 & 1000 capsules, the pack size of 1000 is available for the 250mg strength only.
The product is made by Athlone Laboratories Limited, Ballymurray, Co.Roscommon, Ireland. The product licence is also held by Athlone Laboratories Limited.
The Product is distributed by Kent Pharmaceuticals Limited, Repton Road, Measham, DE12 7DT, U.K.
PL 06453/0017 PL 06453/0018
Date of revision October 2011
How should Leomoxyl be given?
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Leomoxyl can be given with or without food. Give all of the Leomoxyl even if your pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely treated.
Dizziness occurs when you feel lightheaded, like you might faint, being unsteady, or experiencing a loss of balance or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room is spinning or moving).
Most causes of dizziness are not serious and either quickly get better on their own or are easily treated.
Tell your doctor all of the medications you are currently taking before they prescribe you Leomoxyl. To prevent dizziness, avoid drinking alcohol when on Leomoxyl.
Avoid driving until you know how Leomoxyl will affect you. If you get dizzy, sit down for a moment and see if it passes. Keep your head elevated with a pillow if you lie down.
Dizziness may be a symptom of anemia or an allergic reaction.
If dizziness is severe or combined with symptoms like shortness of breath or swelling of the lips, face, or tongue, a severe allergic reaction could be present. Seek immediate medical attention.
Vaginal yeast infection
Leomoxyl works well because it can keep bacteria from growing. Unfortunately, sometimes that extends to “healthy” bacteria that maintain pH balance in the vagina. As a result, a person’s vaginal pH may become more basic, yeast can thrive, and a yeast infection can result.
Signs of a yeast infection include itching, redness, and cottage-cheese-like discharge. Over-the-counter medications are available to treat yeast infections. If you aren’t sure if it’s a yeast infection or another infection type, you should talk to your doctor. A doctor can also prescribe stronger medications to treat a yeast infection that doesn’t improve after a few days of over-the-counter treatment.
Drugs that increase the risk of side effects from Leomoxyl
Taking Leomoxyl with certain medications raises your risk of side effects from Leomoxyl. This is because the amount of Leomoxyl in your body may be increased. Examples of these drugs include:
- Probenecid: If you use these drugs together, your doctor will likely keep your dosage of Leomoxyl the same.
- Allopurinol: If you use these drugs together, you may develop a rash.
Fast facts on Leomoxyl
Here are some key points about Leomoxyl. More information is in the main article.
- Leomoxyl works by preventing bacteria from growing, and killing them.
- Leomoxyl can treat infections caused by bacteria but not those caused by viruses.
- It can be used with other medications to treat some stomach ulcers.
- Common adverse effects include diarrhea, candidiasis, and tooth discoloration.
- Patients should always discuss their current state of health and medical history with their doctor before starting a course of Leomoxyl.
What other drugs will affect Leomoxyl?
Other drugs may interact with Leomoxyl, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
Q: I was prescribed Leomoxyl 500 mg every eight hours. How much passes to my breast milk, and how much will this affect my baby?
A: Leomoxyl is an antibiotic in the penicillin group of drugs. It fights bacteria in your body. Leomoxyl is used to treat many types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection. Penicillins have been shown to be excreted in human milk. Leomoxyl use by nursing mothers may lead to sensitization of infants. Caution should be exercised when Leomoxyl is administered to a nursing woman. When your doctor prescribes a new medication, be sure to discuss all your prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including dietary supplements, vitamins, botanicals, minerals, and herbals, as well as the foods you eat. Always keep a current list of the drugs and supplements you take and review it with your health care providers and your pharmacist. If possible, use one pharmacy for all your prescription medications and over-the-counter products. This allows your pharmacist to keep a complete record of all your prescription drugs and to advise you about drug interactions and side effects. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action.
Other uses for this medicine
Leomoxyl also is sometimes used to treat Lyme disease, to prevent anthrax infection after exposure, and to treat anthrax infection of the skin . Talk with your doctor about the possible risks of using this medication for your condition.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
What are the uses for Leomoxyl (what does it treat)?
- Leomoxyl is used to treat infections due to bacteria that are susceptible to the effects of Leomoxyl.
- middle ear,
- larynx (laryngitis),
- bronchi (bronchitis),
- lungs (pneumonia),
- genital and urinary tract,
- Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection
- urinary tract, and
Leomoxyl also is used to treat gonorrhea.
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Leomoxyl. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
Leomoxyl is given to treat a bacterial infection. It is mainly prescribed for sinus and chest infections, urine infections, ear infections, and some dental infections. You may also be prescribed it to prevent an infection from occurring if you are at particular risk of getting an infection. Leomoxyl is a penicillin antibiotic which treats infection by killing the germs (bacteria) responsible for the infection.
The half-life of Leomoxyl is 61.3 minutes. Approximately 60% of an orally administered dose of Leomoxyl is excreted in the urine within 6 to 8 hours. Detectable serum levels are observed up to 8 hours after an orally administered dose of Leomoxyl. Since most of the Leomoxyl is excreted unchanged in the urine, its excretion can be delayed by concurrent administration of probenecid .
Q: My allergist has me on a 30 day regimen of 4 prednisone daily for 1 week, 3 the next week, 2 the next and 1 the 4th week. At the same time, I'm to take 1 Leomoxyl twice daily. Now, in the 3rd week, I'm feeling a lot of stomach pain and wonder if this is related?
A: Stomach pain and/or cramping is a common side effect of Leomoxyl. Other common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Contact your healthcare provider right away if the stomach pain is severe or accompanied by diarrhea, blood in your stool, fever, yellowing of the skin, loss of appetite, dark urine, or clay-colored stools. You may also find helpful information at //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Leomoxyl Sarah McKenney Lewis, PharmD