Cefolac 100mg Syp
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30ml Syrup in Bottle
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This is a broad spectrum antibiotic syrup belong to the group of cephalosporins that is used to treat various infections in patients. The generic name of Cefolac 100mg Syp is Cefixime.
Uses of Cefolac 100mg Syp
Cefolac 100mg Syp uses are for treating infections of throat, lungs, ears and urinary tract.
Contraindications of Cefolac 100mg Syp
Unless prescribed by a doctor, patients with the following conditions should avoid taking this medicine: allergic reactions to this medicine or its constituents, blood-related disorders, gastrointestinal disease, on vaccination from cholera and kidneys-related diseases.
Side effects of Cefolac 100mg Syp
Cefolac 100mg Syp side effects are vomiting or nausea, slight dizziness, stomach pain, vaginal discharge and diarrhoea. Some other side effects include rash formation, joint pain, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips along with yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), fatigue and loss of appetite suggesting liver damage.
Precautions and Warnings of Cefolac 100mg Syp
Can I take Cefolac 100mg Syp during pregnancy?
Pregnant women could avoid taking this medicine unless it is absolutely required and prescribed by a doctor.
Can I take Cefolac 100mg Syp while breastfeeding?
There is not enough information available of the passage of this medicinal syrup to infant through mother's milk. Please consult your doctor for more alternatives.
Can I drive if I have consumed Cefolac 100mg Syp?
It is absolutely necessary to avoid driving or the use of heavy machinery after taking this medicinal syrup as you could experience dizziness, nausea or vomiting.
Can I consume alcohol with Cefolac 100mg Syp?
There are no known interactions of this syrup with alcohol but please consult your doctor for more details about the same.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
If you suffer from colitis (chronic digestive tract disease) or if blood thinners are prescribed to you, please consult your doctor before taking this medicine as the dosage might need changes.
Mode of Action of Cefolac 100mg Syp
How Does It Work?
This medicine works by killing the infection-causing bacteria by attacking on the cell wall and, further, preventing its growth.
Directions for Use of Cefolac 100mg Syp
The bottle containing the medicinal syrup needs to shaken well before its consumption. Kindly ensure that you take the exact amount as prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Cefolac 100mg Syp
Interactions with other medicines
Antacids like cimetidine and ranitidine can decrease the Cefolac 100mg Syp absorption; therefore, it should be taken one hour before or two hours afterwards. Blood-thinning agents like heparin and warfarin should definitely be avoided, as their combined intake with Cefolac 100mg Syp increases the bleeding risk. Also, this medication is not advised for individuals who had recently undergone vaccinations (for cholera). Administration of pencillin with this medicine can cause harmful effects.
Interactions with food items
There are no known interactions with food. In fact, usually, it is recommended that this medicine be taken along with your food or within 30 minutes within or after your meal.
Other general Interactions
Unless prescribed by a doctor, this medicine should be avoided by patients who suffer from any blood-related diseases, kidneys disorders or gastrointestinal disease.
Storage and disposal of Cefolac 100mg Syp
Please store this medicine in a cool and dry place that is away from direct sunlight, moisture and children. Please do not use this medicine beyond the expiry date and dispose of the same via proper disposal methods as suggested by your pharmacist. Unused medicines can be returned via takeback programmes.
Dosage of Cefolac 100mg Syp
Cefolac 100mg Syp overdose may cause symptoms like nausea, loose stools, pain in abdomen and vomiting. Take immediate help from the doctor in case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
The missed dose can be taken as soon as the individual recalls it. Unless, it is time for the upcoming dose. double doses should be strictly avoided to cover for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the main underlying drug in Cefolac 100mg Syp?
A: Cefolac 100mg Syp composition includes primarily of Cefixime.
Q: How long does it take for this medicine to start showing its effect?
A: It takes around three to four hours for this medicine to show its effect on patients.
Q: Is it safe to take this medicine along with my meals?
A: It is usually prescribed to be taken along with your meals or within 30 minutes of having your meal. The instructions regarding the administration of this medicinal syrup provided by your doctor should be strictly followed.
Q: Can I stop taking this medicine if I am feeling better?
A: No, please complete the prescribed dosage even if the symptoms subside. As this is an antibiotic medicine, an incomplete dose could lead to a relapse.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 04:40 PM (IST)
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