Antibiotics are placed into different groups based to their strength in tackling bacteria and the illnesses that come with them. While Cefixim
are in the milder group of cephalosporin antibiotics, Prevpac
is in the stronger group of macrolide antibiotics. Prevpac is used in severe cases of infections in the lungs
(pneumonia), the tubes that lead to the lungs (bronchitis), and in the skin. It is even useful in controlling the spread of bacteria in HIV/AIDS patients.
Prevpac was developed in Japanese labs in the 1970s. It was a byproduct of a version of erythromycin
gone wrong. More than a decade later, Abbott Laboratories, created a partnership with the original manufacturer of Prevpac, Taisho, to gain its international rights. In 2004, the medication became a generic brand in Europe and in the United States the following year.
Prevpac is taken by mouth
as a tablet or oral suspension. There are also gel and lotion versions of the medication for topical use. Prevpac is effective in preventing bacteria from growing and spreading. It has antimicrobial effects similar to erythromycin but is much more effective and safe. Prevpac will not cause discomfort if taken on an empty stomach
. It is easily absorbed by the body and distributed into the site of infection. When using the oral suppression tablets, it is best to take the medication with food.
A missed dose should be taken immediately. However, if the realization is too close to the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your normal schedule. Never take a double dose of Prevpac and do not stop your intake of the medicine prematurely. Some symptoms may stop before the bacteria are killed. Since your goal is to kill the bacteria and stop it from spreading, take the medication for the advised period of time. Following your physician’s prescription is important.
Prevpac has some side effects. Diarrhea
, and swelling
on the face are common reactions towards this medication. Some side effects could be severe and may include headache
, motion sickness
, skin rashes, dry mouth, anxiety
, yellowish skin, and kidney failure
. If you experience any of these, rush to your physician immediately. Any side effect that is not normal or is causing you discomfort should be a cause for alarm and you should consult your physician immediately.
Special precautions should be taken by those with histories of allergies
problem, or electrolyte imbalance. Prevpac is not recommended for patients with these conditions as the reaction may be severe or life threatening. When taking a prescription medicine like this, your physician’s advice is always necessary. They will determine whether the medication is appropriate for you or not and will regulate your intake to ensure that no damage is done.
Prevpac has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of prevpac is C38H69NO13
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 6-(4-dimethylamino-3-hydroxy-6-methyl-tetrahydropyran-2-yl)oxy- 14-ethyl-12,13-dihydroxy-4-(5-hydroxy-4-methoxy-4,6-dimethyl-tetrahydropyran-2-yl)oxy- 7-methoxy-3,5,7,9,11,13-hexamethyl-1-oxacyclotetradecane-2,10-dione
• Molecular weight is 747.953 g/mol
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