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Background and Date of Approval
Pidotimod is an immunological agent that belongs to the class of medications called immunologics. It is used to treat various lower and upper respiratory tract infections
Mechanism of Action of undefined
Pidotimod is an immunostimulant that helps to stimulate, increase, and control overall immunity in immunodeficiency conditions that predispose an individual to infections of various organ systems such as the respiratory system, urinary system, and genital system. It boosts the activity of natural killer cells, activates phagocytosis, and increases cytokine production.
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Pidotimoid is available as a tablet. It treats recurrent upper and lower respiratory tract infections in children and adults, acute respiratory tract infections, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders, chronic bronchitis, and immunological disorders.
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It is an orally available prescription drug. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of Pidotimod based on the disease condition and other factors such as body weight and age. Always take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Take the tablet at the same time, with or without food. Do not break, chew, crush, or break the tablet. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water.
Warnings, Precautions and Side Effects of undefined
Warnings have not been well documented with the use of this medicine. This medicine may cause skin rashes; inform your doctor immediately if you experience any symptoms of skin rash after taking this medicine
Do not take Pidotimod if you are allergic to Pidotimod or any other ingredients or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Inform your physician if you have kidney or liver problems. This medicine is not recommended for children below 3 years of age. Take the medicine as directed by the physician. Do not smoke while taking this medicine because it can worsen your symptoms.
Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications interact with pidotimod and reduce their effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
The common side effects of Pidotimod are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and skin rash.
Word Of Advice
Store pidotimod below 30°C. Protect the medicine from light and excessive moisture. Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets. If you forgot to take the tablet, take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Take all of the medicine and complete the course of therapy even if you feel better after the first few doses. Do not take extra doses or medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Inform your doctor if you drink alcohol. Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Take this medicine with food to decrease nausea and vomiting. Do not skip the medicine or change the dose without consulting the doctor. Common side effects like Skin rash, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.
Frequently Asked Question
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The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice. It is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you can receive this treatment.