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Gantrisin Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Gantrisin is a children's medication and it is used to treats repeated, or long-lasting urinary tract infections. These include pyelonephritis, pyelitis, and cystitis.

Gantrisin Dosage

  • For children 2 months of age or older, the usual starting dose is 150 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight divided into 4 to 6 doses taken over 24 hours.
  • The usual starting dose is one-half of the regular dose, or 75 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight divided into 4 to 6 doses taken over 24 hours.

Uses of Gantrisin

  • Gantrisin drug is used to treat bacterial meningitis.
  • Gantrisin is also used to treats bacterial infections such as trachoma and inclusion conjunctivitis

Side Effects of Gantrisin

Before taken Gantrisin medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Gantrisin. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergic reactions
  • Bluish discoloration of the skin
  • Chills
  • Colitis

Warnings and precautions before taking Gantrisin

  • If your child has impaired kidney or liver function or severe allergies, then you should tell your doctor. If you are taking Gantrisin, then you should use this medication with extra caution.
  • If your child develops a skin rash, then you should stop Gantrisin therapy and call your doctor immediately. You should also notify your doctor if your child develops diarrhea.
  • This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. So you should avoid prolonged sun exposure; and you should also use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Gantrisin with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Gantrisin with the following:

  • Blood-thinning drugs such as Coumadin
  • Methotrexate, an anticancer drug
  • Oral diabetes drugs such as Micronase
Overdose

After taken Gantrisin if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Gantrisin overdose may include:

  • Colic
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Lack or loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Unconsciousness
  • Vomiting


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