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Cefadox 500mg Capsule

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By THEMIS MEDICARE LTD
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Therapeutic classification:

Antibiotic
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Medical Description

Cefadox 500mg Cap contains Cefadroxil which is a higher antibiotic.

Uses of Cefadox 500mg Cap

  • Infection of urinary tract
  • Infection of the throat
  • Lung infections (including pneumonia)
  • Infection of the skin
  • It is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, urinary system, lungs, throat and the soft tissue

Contraindications of Cefadox 500mg Cap

  • If you have any allergic reaction to Cefadroxil or other Cephalosporin antibiotics or any other ingredients of this medicine
  • If you have a history of severe allergic reaction to Penicillin

Side effects of Cefadox 500mg Cap

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain, indigestion
  • Allergic reactions (skin rash or itching)

Precautions and Warnings of Cefadox 500mg Cap

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Cefadox 500mg Cap during pregnancy?
A:
The effect of this medicine on the foetus is not known. Do not take this medication if you're pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Cefadox 500mg Cap while breastfeeding?
A:
  • A low quantity of this medicine passes into breast milk. However, it is not expected to cause any harm to the newborn baby
  • If your baby develops thrush, rash or diarrhea then breastfeeding should be discontinued

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Cefadox 500mg Cap?
A:
This medicine does not have an effect on your ability to drive a vehicle or use machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Cefadox 500mg Cap?
A:
Not much information is available on interactions of this medicine when taken with alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop fever, weakness and this medicine is known to cause a decrease in white blood cells, hence you may experience repeated infections, visit your doctor to get your white blood cell count tested
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  • You develop breathing difficulty, swelling on your face, chest tightness, rashes, immediately visit hospital as this is serious side effect and can be life-threatening
  • You notice blood in your urine or back pain
  • You have an allergy to Penicillins
  • You experience weakness, loss of appetite as these could be due to decreased red cell count

Mode of Action of Cefadox 500mg Cap

How Does It Work?

  • It works by stopping bacterial cell wall synthesis
  • Absence of bacterial cell wall results in the death of bacteria

Directions for Use of Cefadox 500mg Cap

  • Swallow the capsule as a whole with a glass of water
  • Take medicine as prescribed by your doctor

Interactions of Cefadox 500mg Cap

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to treat infections (antibiotics) like Gentamicin, Sulfamethoxazole/ Trimethoprim, Chloramphenicol, Polymyxin B, Vancomycin, Colistin
  • Medicines used to treat gout (Probenecid)
  • Medicines used to treat blood pressure (water pills/ Diuretics like Furosemide)
  • Medicines used to thin the blood like Warfarin

Interactions with food items

This medicine should be taken after food Taking with food may reduce the side effects associated with stomach

Storage and disposal of Cefadox 500mg Cap

  • Keep Cefadox 500mg Cap in original packaging to protect it from light
  • Store the medicine below 30°C

Dosage of Cefadox 500mg Cap

Overdose

  • Overdose can result in breathing difficulty, dizziness, low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, skin eruptions, diarrhea, cramps, altered consciousness, muscle contractions or coma
  • Seek emergency medical care if you think you have used too much of this medicine

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as early as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed one.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I stop this medication if I feel better?

A: Do not stop taking this medicine without completing the full course. Though you may be feeling better after a few doses, it is essential to finish the course as not all bacteria are killed with few treatment. Stopping the medication can make the infection harder to treat.

Q: Do I need to be cautious about anything while taking this medicine?

  • Watch for persistent diarrhea, blood in urine, repeated infections, weakness. Seek medical help if you experience these symptoms
  • This antibiotic is only for severe infections not controlled by other antibiotics, do not take this medicine on your own
  • This medicine is also not meant for viral or fungal infections. It acts only against bacteria
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)

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