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Drugs you were Given Uses How to take the medication Common Side Effects Precautions
Amoxicillin



  • An antibiotic that is used to treat and prevent a wide variety of bacterial infections.
  • To be taken after food.
  • Complete the full course unless an allergic reaction develops.
  • Stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.
  • Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have allergy to penicillins.
Metronidazole
  • An antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
  • To be taken after food.
  • Complete the full course unless an allergic reaction develops.
  • Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and loss of appetite, unusual/metallic taste.
  • Avoid alcohol while taking this medication and for at least 3 days after finishing this medication as severe stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, headache and flushing may occur (disulfiram-like effects).
Clindamycin
  • An antibiotic that is used to treat a wide variety of aerobic and anaerobic bacterial infections.
  • To be taken after food to prevent stomach discomfort.
  • Diarrhoea, stomach ache, nausea and vomiting.
  • Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have severe liver dysfunction.
Dexamethasone
  • A corticosteroid used to relieve inflammation that is marked by swelling, heat, redness and pain.
  • To be taken after food to prevent stomach discomfort.
  • Stomach discomfort, acne, restlessness, insomnia.
  • If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately; vision problems, black or tarry stools.
  • Not to be used in pregnancy.
  • Avoid alcohol with this medication.
Serratio-peptidase
  • An enzyme that helps to relieve swelling (inflammation)
  • To be taken after food.
  • Diarrhoea, gastric discomfort
  • Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are on any blood thinning medications.
Paracetamol/Codeine
  • A painkiller that helps to relieve moderate to severe pain.
  • To be taken when necessary.
  • Codeine can cause drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, nausea, vomiting.
  • Please do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.
  • Avoid alcohol with this medication.
  • As this medication contains paracetamol, please avoid taking other paracetamol-containing medications.
Ibuprofen
  • A non-steroidal painkiller that helps to relieve pain and swelling (inflammation).
  • To be taken after food to prevent stomach discomfort.
  • Dizziness, headache, gastric discomfort
  • If you have a history of asthma and experience trouble breathing with this medication, stop the medication and consult your doctor immediately.
Arcoxia (Etoricoxib)
  • A non-steroidal painkiller that helps to relieve pain and swelling (inflammation).
  • To be taken after food to prevent stomach discomfort.
  • Dizziness, flatulence, fast heartbeat
  • If you have a history of asthma and experience trouble breathing with this medication, stop the medication and consult your doctor immediately.


- Last updated 8 Jul 2013,10:06 am




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