Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet

Brand Name Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet
Salt Composition Doxycycline (100mg) + Lactobacillus (5Billion spores)
Strength 100mg + 5Billion spores
Product Form Tablet
Pack 10 Tablet(s) in Strip
Storage Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
Category Antibiotic
Country of Origin India
Manufacturer Ethicare Remedies Pvt Ltd
Manufacturer/Marketer AddressEthicare Remedies Pvt Ltd, B-407 – Imperial Heights, Opp. Big Bazzar, 150ft Ring Road, Rajkot – 360005.
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    Medical Description of Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet

    Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet contains Doxycycline 100mg and Lactobacillus 5Billion spores used to treat bacterial infections such as Cholera, Respiratory infections, Chlamydia infection, Brucellosis, Rickettsial infection, and Malaria prophylaxis. Doxycycline 100mg is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria and also helps to improve the symptoms and treat the infection. Mainly this bacterial infection targets the lungs, urinary tract, eyes. Lactobacillus 5Billion spores is an antidiarrheals/probiotic works by restoring the good bacteria that is killed due to the use of antibiotics. This combination of medicine helps to fight against the growth of microorganisms and it also prevents diarrhea which is associated with the use of antibiotics. This medicine is not used for common flu and cold symptoms that occur due to viral infections. This medicine is commonly prescribed for cough and colds caused by bacterial infections. Swallow the whole Tablet at once. Don’t break, chew, or crush the Tablet.


    Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet Uses

    It is used in the treatment of the following conditions as bacterial infections such as Cholera, Respiratory infections, Chlamydia infection, Brucellosis, Rickettsial infection, and Malaria prophylaxis


    Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet Benefits

    Bacterial infections

    Bacterial infection occurs when bacteria enter your body and start multiplying which may cause tissue damage and make you sick. Mostly it is caused by Staphylococcus and Streptococcus organisms. The bacterial diseases are cholera, bacterial meningitis, tetanus, gonorrhea, pneumonia, and syphilis. Symptoms include fever, chills, and sweats, inflamed lymph nodes, headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain

    Cholera

    Infection is caused by the vibrio cholera bacteria called Cholera. This infection is treated by this medicine.

    Mycoplasma pneumonia

    Infection and inflammation to the air sacs of lungs called Pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae bacteria called Mycoplasma Pneumonia. This infection is treated by this medicine.

    Community-Acquired Pneumonia

    Infection and inflammation to the air sacs of lungs called Pneumonia caused by bacteria. This infection is treated by this medicine.

    Chlamydia infection

    It is a sexually transmitted infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis called Chlamydia infection. This infection is treated by this medicine.

    Brucellosis

    It is a bacterial infection caused by Brucella bacteria, spreads from animals called Brucellosis. This infection is treated by this medicine.

    Rickettsial infection

    Infection caused by Rickettsiae, develops Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus fever, and the typhus group, Q fever, rickettsialpox, and tick fevers called Rickettsial infection. This infection is treated by this medicine.

    Malaria prophylaxis

    It is a bacterial infection that spreads from mosquitoes caused by Plasmodium falciparum bacteria called Malaria. This medicine is used as prophylaxis to prevent malaria.

    Syphilis

    It is a sexually transmitted infection caused by Treponema pallidum bacteria. This infection is treated by this medicine.


    Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet Indication

    The Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet is prescribed in the following indications as Cholera, Respiratory infections, Chlamydia infection, Brucellosis, Rickettsial infection, and Malaria prophylaxis


    Mechanism of action of Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet

    Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet containing Doxycycline 100mg and Lactobacillus 5Billion spores is the combination of two medicines. Doxycycline is a Tetracycline antibiotic that produces its action by inhibiting the protein synthesis which is essential for the bacteria to function and it also prevents the infection from spreading. Lactobacillus is a probiotic drug that helps to restore the good bacteria in the intestine which get disturbed because of the use of antibiotics.


    How Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet works

    Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet containing Doxycycline 100mg and Lactobacillus 5Billion spores is the combination of two medicines. Doxycycline is a Tetracycline antibiotic that produces its action by inhibiting the protein synthesis which is essential for the bacteria to function and it also prevents the infection from spreading. Lactobacillus is a probiotic drug that helps to restore the good bacteria in the intestine which get disturbed because of the use of antibiotics


    Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet Contraindication

    • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Doxycycline and Lactobacillus
    • It is contraindicated to use this medicine in patients who are having a history of renal and hepatic impairment
    • Kindly avoid using tetracycline during tooth development because it may lead to tooth enamel hypoplasia or permanent teeth discoloration


    Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet Side Effects

    • Anorexia
    • Dental discoloration
    • Diarrhea
    • Enterocolitis
    • Esophageal ulcer
    • Exfoliative dermatitis
    • Glossitis
    • Hemolyticanemia
    • Hepatotoxicity
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Pericarditis
    • Skin hyperpigmentation
    • Thrombocytopenia
    • Urticaria
    • Stevens-Johnson syndrome


    FAQs for Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet

    • Can I drink milk while taking the Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet?

    No, you should not consume milk products while you are receiving this medicine because it may decrease the absorption in your stomach and leads to the inadequate effect of this medicine.

    • How long does the Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet take to work?

    Usually, it starts producing its action as soon as you consume it. But it may take some days to kill the harmful bacteria.

    • Can I take a Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet with food if it is causing a stomach upset?

    Yes, you can consume this medicine with food even if it causes stomach upset


    Precautions and general warning of Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet

    Alcohol

    The use of alcohol may produce harmful effects while you are receiving this treatment. Kindly consult with your doctor.

    Driving or operating machinery

    It is considered unsafe to drive while you are receiving this medicine it may affect your ability to drive. Kindly consult with your doctor.

    Pregnancy

    The use of this medicine is considered unsafe during pregnancy because it may produce any harmful effects on the fetus. Kindly consult with your doctor

    Breast Feeding

    The use of this medicine is considered safe during breastfeeding because it does not excrete via breast milk. Kindly consult with your doctor

    Kidney Problem

    Limited information is available regarding the use of this medicine in patients who are having a renal impairment. Kindly consult with your doctor.

    Liver Disease

    Therapy should be administered with caution in patients who are having a history of liver diseases. Adjust the dose accordingly. Kindly consult with your doctor.


    How to Take Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet

    Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet is taken orally on an empty stomach. You should not chew, cut or crush the Tablet. Initially start with a low dose and slowly increase the dose once every week. Follow the direction mentioned within the label if you probably did not understand the appliance kindly ask your doctor or pharmacist to elucidate in detail. Do not withdraw the medicine when you feel better kindly complete the course of treatment to avoid reoccurrence.


    Use of Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet in Adult

    It is considered to be safe to use this medicine in an adult patient if the drug is prescribed by a doctor. Kindly consult with your doctor.


    Use of Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet in children

    It is considered unsafe to use this medicine in children who are below 8 years old. Kindly consult with your doctor.


    Use of Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet in Elderly Patients

    Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with an elderly age group, which leads to developing further medical problems, leads to worsening the patient's health conditions. Kindly consult with your doctor. Dose modification or replacement is required based on the medical conditions of the patient.


    Other general warnings

    • The use of this medicine may cause intracranial hypertension, eosinophilia, and systemic symptoms and it also increases BUN secondary to antianabolic effects
    • Avoid exposure to sunlight because the use of this medicine can cause photosensitivity
    • A long–term use may cause fungal or bacterial superinfection
    • Kindly reduce the dose if you have any renal impairment
    • Kindly avoid using tetracycline during tooth development because it may lead to tooth enamel hypoplasia or permanent teeth discoloration
    • The use of this medicine may cause clostridium difficile associated diarrhea

                Diarrhea

    • This medicine kills the good helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. It leads to worsening the patient’s health condition. Better to take probiotics with this medicine to avoid diarrhea.

                 Antibiotic resistance

    • Finish the complete course of antibiotics even if you feel better. Otherwise, it will lead to Antibiotic resistance (the bacteria may be resistant to antibiotics). After taking of complete course not feel better.


    Talk to your doctor if

    • You have a history of gastrointestinal disease
    • You are not responding to the treatment
    • You have experienced any allergic reaction like rashes and itching


    General instructions

    • Ethidox LB 100mg Tablets consist of Doxycycline 100mg and Lactobacillus 5Billion spores is used to treat the following certain bacterial infections, and antibiotic-associated diarrhea such as Bacterial infections, Cholera, Respiratory infections, Chlamydia infection, Brucellosis, Rickettsial infection, and Malaria prophylaxis.
    • Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. It blocks the binding of bacterial cell wall synthesis which is essential for proteins required by bacteria to perform their vital functions. Antibiotic-associated diarrhea is treated by lactobacillus probiotic.


    Drug Interaction of Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet

    Drug-Drug Interaction

    BCG vaccine live

    The use of this drug is contraindicated because the use of medicine decreases the effect of the BCG vaccine live by pharmacodynamic antagonism

    Aluminum hydroxide

    Use alternative drugs because the use of aluminum hydroxide decreases the effect of Doxycycline by inhibiting the GI absorption

    Atracurium

    Use alternative drugs because the use of Doxycycline increases the effect of atracurium by pharmacodynamic synergism and it also increases the risk of developing respiratory depression

    Ceftriaxone

    Therapy should be administered with caution because the use of Doxycycline decreases the effect of ceftriaxone by its pharmacodynamic antagonism

    Estradiol

    Therapy should be administered with caution because the use of Doxycycline decreases the effect of estradiol by altering the intestinal flora and it also lowers the risk of contraceptive failure.

    Methotrexate

    Therapy should be administered with caution because the use of Doxycycline increases the effect of methotrexate by decreasing its metabolism

    Drug-Food Interaction

    It is better to give this medicine with iron and calcium supplements, at least a 3 to 4 hours time gap is necessary.

    Drug-Disease Interaction

    Gastrointestinal diseases

    It should be used with caution in patients with gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis (infection to the inner lining of the colon). It will lead to worsening the patient’s health condition. If you are noticed severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in stools, etc. immediately meet the doctor. Based on the patient clinical condition, dose adjustment or replacement is needed.

    Hepatotoxicity

    Therapy should be administered with caution in patients who are having a history of liver diseases because the use of tetracycline is associated with hepatotoxicity.

    Renal dysfunction

    Therapy should be administered with caution in patients who are having a history of renal diseases because the use of tetracycline increases the BUN with azotemia, hyperphosphatemia, and acidosis. 

    Esophageal irritation

    The use of tetracycline causes esophageal irritation in patients who have taken the medicine without a sufficient amount of fluid before bedtime. So it is advised to take the medicine with plenty of fluids


    Over Dose

    Take the medicine as directed by the doctor don’t overdose on the medicine. If you have taken an overdose of this medicine immediately meet the doctor and rush to the nearby hospital.


    Missed Dose

    Take the medicine as directed by the doctor. Do not skip the medicine, if you forgot to take the medicine or missed the dose. It is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Don’t take the extra dose take the regular dose immediately. Don’t use the two-dose at one time (Double Dose).


    Storage and Disposal

    • Stored at 10-30°C room temperature.
    • Protect from light and heat.
    • Keep away from children and pets. Otherwise, it becomes toxic to them.
    • Disposed of properly in a suitable bag.


    Fast Tag

    • Ethidox LB 100mg Tablet contains Doxycycline 100mg and Lactobacillus 5Billion spores used to treat bacterial infections such as Cholera, Respiratory infections, Chlamydia infection, Brucellosis, Rickettsial infection, and Malaria prophylaxis.
    • Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. Lactobacillus is an antidiarrheal/probiotic works by restoring the helpful (body-friendly) bacteria killed by the use of antibiotics. This combination medicine is used to treat bacterial infections and antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Also, used to treat prophylaxis the treatment for malaria.
    • This medicine is not used for common flu and cold symptoms. And not treat viral infections. This medicine is commonly prescribed for cough and colds caused by bacterial infections