Nicocycline 500 Capsule

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Nicocycline 500 Capsule Information

Nicocycline 500 Capsule is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Capsule. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections. Secondary and off-label uses of Nicocycline 500 Capsule have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Nicocycline 500 Capsule is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Common side effects of Nicocycline 500 Capsule include Diarrhoea. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Nicocycline 500 Capsule can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Nicocycline 500 Capsule are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

It is also important to note that Nicocycline 500 Capsule has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Nicocycline 500 Capsule's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Nicocycline 500 Capsule related warnings section.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Nicocycline 500 Capsule are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug reaction of Nicocycline 500 Capsule with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Nicocycline 500 Capsule is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Nicocycline 500 Capsule Benefits & Uses

Nicocycline 500 Capsule is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Nicocycline 500 Capsule Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 12.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: Above 8 years old can take

Nicocycline 500 Capsule Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Nicocycline 500 Capsule safe for pregnant women?


    Nicocycline shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Nicocycline 500 Capsule safe during breastfeeding?


    Nicocycline may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Nicocycline 500 Capsule on the Kidneys?


    Nicocycline may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Nicocycline 500 Capsule on the Liver?


    Nicocycline has very mild side effects on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Nicocycline 500 Capsule on the Heart?


    Nicocycline is not harmful for the heart.

    Safe


Nicocycline 500 Capsule Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Nicocycline 500 Capsule unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Nicocycline 500 Capsule

  • Is this Nicocycline 500 Capsule habit forming or addictive?


    Nicocycline 500 Capsule does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Nicocycline 500 Capsule, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Nicocycline 500 Capsule can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Nicocycline 500 Capsule should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Nicocycline 500 Capsule is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Nicocycline 500 Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Nicocycline 500 Capsule


    Nicocycline 500 Capsule may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Nicocycline 500 Capsule


    Information about the interaction of Nicocycline 500 Capsule and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Nicocycline 500 Capsule

Question over 5 years ago

Does Nicocycline cause tooth discoloration?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Nicocycline may cause tooth discoloration. It is a known side effect of this drug especially occurs in children under the age of 12 years old.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Nicocycline cause liver damage?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

Yes, Nicocycline can cause liver damage if it is taken for long-term in higher doses. Patients suffering from liver diseases are at greater risk. Therefore, caution must be taken before using this medication in patients with improper liver function. However, please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse effects regarding liver after taking this Nicocycline.

Question over 5 years ago

Can Nicocycline cause diarrhea?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Nicocycline may cause diarrhea. Diarrhea is a common side effect of this drug. If you are experiencing excessive diarrhea after taking this drug then please consult your doctor immediately and follow his/her instructions.

Question over 5 years ago

Does Nicocycline cause high blood pressure?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Rarely, Nicocycline causes high blood pressure (hypertension) in some cases. However, if you are already suffering from hypertension then inform your doctor so that he/she can take precautionary measures in advance.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Nicocycline safe?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, Nicocycline is safe to use, if taken prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed such as black or hairy tongue, skin rash, nausea, and vomiting. If you feel above mention side effects after taking medicine, please consult your doctor right away and follow his/her instructions.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Oracea® (doxycycline)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 733-739

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1191-1193

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