molecule

Cefixime+Ofloxacin

Molecule Description

Cefixime+Ofloxacin is a combination medicine. It is used in adult patients to tr...
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uses

Uses of Cefixime+Ofloxacin

Cefixime+Ofloxacin is used in adults for the treatment of typhoid fever and urinary tract infections.
contraindications

Contraindications of Cefixime+Ofloxacin

When should one not use Cefixime+Ofloxacin

  • If you are allergic to cefixime or ofloxacin
  • If you are allergic to cephalosporins or similar medicines
  • If you are a pregnant woman or a breastfeeding mother
  • If you have a history of fits or any other brain-related disorders
  • If you have a family history of red blood cell disorder
  • If you have a history of tendon disorder
  • Cefixime+Ofloxacin should not be given to children or growing adolescents
sideEffects

Side effects of Cefixime+Ofloxacin

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Cefixime+Ofloxacin

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take cefixime+ofloxacin during pregnancy?
A:
Cefixime+Ofloxacin should not be used during pregnancy or if you are planning to conceive, consult your doctor before using it.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take cefixime+ofloxacin while breastfeeding?
A:
Cefixime+Ofloxacin passes into breastmilk, thus it is not advisable to use it while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before using it.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed cefixime+ofloxacin?
A:
Cefixime+Ofloxacin may cause dizziness or confusion, thus you need to be cautious while driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with cefixime+ofloxacin?
A:
Avoid consuming alcohol with cefixime+ofloxacin, as it may worsen the side effects.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop allergic reactions.
  • You are experiencing irregular heartbeats, low potassium levels or have had heart disease.
  • You are suffering from any liver or kidney problems and you are taking medicine to prevent blood clotting.
  • You are on dialysis.
  • You have diabetes and are taking medicines.
  • If you are having suicidal thoughts, immediately contact a doctor.
  • You have blood disorders like anaemia and G6PD deficiency.
  • You have diarrhoea, cramps, pain and fever after taking cefixime+ofloxacin.
  • You experience problems with your vision.
  • You are experiencing fits, difficulty in movement, confusion, problems with your mental health.
  • You have a history of tendonitis (inflammation of the tissue that connects muscles to bone) after taking antibiotics or muscle weakness.
  • You are experiencing pain, a pins-and-needles sensation, numbness and weakness in various body parts.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Cefixime+Ofloxacin

How Does It Work?

Cefixime+Ofloxacin work by fighting against the infection-causing bacteria, thus preventing their growth and spread.
interactions

Interactions of Cefixime+Ofloxacin

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way cefixime+ofloxacin works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat your heart problems, psychiatric illnesses, asthma, diabetes, bacterial infections or are taking medicines like blood thinners, antibiotics, medicines u...
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dosage

Dosage of Cefixime+Ofloxacin

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose include nausea, dizziness, confusion, altered consciousness, fits, irregular heartbeats. Seek urgent medical help if you suspect an overdose.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of cefixime+ofloxacin, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule. Do n...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Are there any side effects of using cefixime+ofloxacin?

A: You may experience dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain after taking cefixime+ofloxacin.

Q: In which all dosage forms is cefixime+ofloxacin available?

A: Cefixime+Ofloxacin is available in the form of tablet, syrup, suspension.
Last Updated on: 26 Oct 2021 | 10:06 PM (IST)
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