Actobim

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Generic Name: Actobim Brand Name(s): Actobim.

Uses

What is Actobim used for?

Actobim is commonly used for diarrhea and other stomach/intestinal problems. It has also been used for vaginal and urinary tract infections.

How should I take Actobim?

Take Actobim by mouth and exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than directed on the package label or recommended by your doctor.

How do I store Actobim?

Actobim is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Actobim in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Actobim that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Actobim down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Actobim?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Actobim or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Actobim during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Actobim.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Actobim?

Severe allergic reactions such as hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat may occur.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Actobim?

Actobim may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Actobim?

Actobim may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Actobim?

Actobim may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Actobim.

What is the dose of Actobim for an adult?

Capsule

Initially 4 cap.

Subsequent dose: 2 cap.

To be taken bd.

Sachet

Initial dose: 2 sachets.

Subsequent dose: 1 sachet.

To be taken bd.

What is the dose of Actobim for a child?

Capsule

Initially 2 cap.

Subsequent dose: 2 cap.

To be taken bd.

Sachet

Children 1-2 sachet.

Infant 1 sachet.

Subsequent dose: 1 sachet.

To be taken bd.

How is Actobim available?

Actobim is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Capsule
  • Sachet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Actobim, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

Review Date: August 25, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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