This medicine contains the active ingredient midecamycin which belongs to a group of medicines called macrolide antibiotics. These medicines prevent the growth and multiplication of bacteria. Midecamycin is prescribed for the treatment of respiratory and skin infections, infections of the subcutaneous tissue, some urogenital infections, for treatment and prevention of diphtheria and pertussis, and for the treatment of some types of diarrhea. It is often prescribed to patients hypersensitive to penicillin.
Is Midecamycin suitable for me?
Midecamycin is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- If you are allergic to midecamycin or other ingredients of this medicine
- If you have severe liver disease
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- have kidney or liver problems
- are pregnant or trying to get pregnant or breast-feeding
- have arrhythmia
- have muscle disorder (myasthenia gravis)
Midecamycin interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Midecamycin?
This medicine is available in form of a film-coated tablet and granules for oral suspension.
You should take midecamycin exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. The dose will be prescribed according to your condition and needs.
- The usual dose for tablet is 400 mg taken 3 times a day, before meal. The maximum dose is 1600 mg per day.
- The usual dose for oral suspension is 10 ml taken two or three times a day.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Also, this medicine works best if there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep this amount constant, do not miss any doses and take the medicine at the same time each day. Do not take two doses together if you miss a dose.
Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Midecamycin side effects?
Like all medicines midecamycin can cause side effects, including:
Uncommon side effects:
- loss of appetite
- vomiting, diarrhea
- inflammation of the mucous membranes in the mouth
- liver damage
Rare side effects:
- rash, itching and hives
- severe and prolonged diarrhea
- inflammation of the colon (Pseudomembranous colitis)
- yellowing of the skin (jaundice)
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.