What are the potential side effects of Mymox?
Contact your veterinarian immediately if the pet experiences severe or bloody diarrhea during treatment. Stop giving Mymox and seek emergency veterinary medical care in the event of an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; hives; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; rash; or fainting), seizures, unusual bleeding, or bruising. Other less serious side effects such as mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain, or yeast or fungal infection may be more likely to occur. Continue to give Mymox and notify your veterinarian if these symptoms occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
Labor And Delivery
Oral ampicillin is poorly absorbed during labor. It is not known whether use of Mymox in humans during labor or delivery has immediate or delayed adverse effects on the fetus, prolongs the duration of labor, or increases the likelihood of the necessity for an obstetrical intervention.
It's important to know that once you start a course of Mymox, you should finish the whole course.
Do not stop taking Mymox, even if you feel better; instead, finish your entire prescription.
Not treating your infection completely can make it come back stronger. Stopping Mymox too soon can also lead to bacteria that are resistant to it.
People refer to antibiotic-resistant bugs as multidrug resistant bacteria or "superbugs." Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat worldwide.
It's also important to understand that Mymox may cause a severe reaction called anaphylaxis if you are allergic to it.
This reaction, which can be life-threatening, includes hives, swelling of your throat, and difficulty breathing.
Mymox also can interfere with certain types of birth control pills. Women who are using birth control pills should talk to their doctor before taking Mymox.
Elderly adults may need to take lower doses of Mymox.
Always tell your doctor if you have allergies to any medications, especially to antibiotics.
Let your doctor know about all medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking.
Using Mymox can be risky if you have certain conditions, so let your doctor know if you have:
Q: Someone told me that Fish Mox, that can be found in pet stores, is the same thing as Mymox, except that it's not as pure. Is this true? Also, can Fish Mox be harmful to humans?
A: Mymox is an antibiotic used to treat infections in humans. Fish Mox is an antibiotic sold in pet stores that contains Mymox. Fish Mox has not been approved for human use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fish Mox should only be used for its intended purpose, which is to treat infections in fish. It appears to be used by emptying the capsule into the water in the fish tank. According to the Department of Defense (DOD), humans should not take antibiotics made for fish. Taking these products may be dangerous. According to the DOD, there are several reasons for not using these products in humans. Human antibiotics require a prescription from a health care professional after a diagnosis of an infection has been made. People treating themselves, may not have the correct diagnosis, and therefore possibly the incorrect treatment. When people take antibiotics for conditions that do not warrant their use, this may contribute to antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance can occur when a bacteria becomes resistant to certain antibiotics making the infection harder to treat. People also run the risk of an allergic reaction to the animal antibiotics. Prolonged use of antibiotics without supervision of a health care provider may also lead to changes in intestinal flora, which can lead to an overgrowth of yeast in the body. Also, according to the DOD, components in the animal medication may not be the same as the human form, and may interfere with absorption of the medication, which may lead to incorrect dosing. 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. Kristen Dore, PharmD
Probenecid decreases the renal tubular secretion of Mymox. Concurrent use of Mymox and probenecid may result in increased and prolonged blood levels of Mymox.
Mymox and Alcohol
Drinking alcohol while taking Mymox is generally considered safe, and it won't decrease the effectiveness of Mymox.
However, taking antibiotics such as Mymox may cause an upset stomach, and alcohol can make this and other side effects worse.
Dosing In Neonates And Infants Aged ≤ 12 Weeks ( ≤ 3 Months)
Treatment should be continued for a minimum of 48 to 72 hours beyond the time that the patient becomes asymptomatic or evidence of bacterial eradication has been obtained. It is recommended that there be at least 10 days' treatment for any infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes to prevent the occurrence of acute rheumatic fever. Due to incompletely developed renal function affecting elimination of Mymox in this age group, the recommended upper dose of AMOXIL is 30 mg/kg/day divided every 12 hours. There are currently no dosing recommendations for pediatric patients with impaired renal function.