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Cefolac 200mg Tablet

Cefolac 200mg Tablet

By MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
96.68*
MRP 113.74
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Cefolac 200 MG Description

Cefolac 200 tablet is an antibiotic medicine. It contains cefixime as its active ingredient. Cefolac is used in treating bacterial infections of the urinary tract, lungs, throat, airways, tonsils, mi

ddle ear and cervical/urethral infections. It is also used to treat typhoid fever. Cefixime in Cefolac 200 works by interfering with the synthesis of the cell wall of bacteria, this leads to the death of the bacteria responsible for the infection. Cefolac 200 tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor in the correct doses and for the exact duration as prescribed. Take this medicine with meals to avoid stomach upset. Do not miss any doses or stop taking this medicine on your own. You must complete the course of antibiotics, discontinuing the treatment on your own, leads to antibiotic resistance and the recurrence of infection makes this medicine less effective for future infections.

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Product Summary

Offer Price₹96.68
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ContainsCefixime(200.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsDiarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
TherapyANTIBIOTIC
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uses

Uses of Cefolac 200 MG

  • Cefolac 200 tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the ear, nose or sinuses (such as sinusitis), urinary system (such as bladder and kidney infections), throat infections (such as...
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  • It is also effective for typhoid (enteric) fever and gonorrhoea.
contraindications

Contraindications of Cefolac 200 MG

  • If you are allergic to cefixime or any other ingredients of Cefolac 200 tablet.
  • If you are allergic to any similar antibiotics, including Penicillin.
sideEffects

Side effects of Cefolac 200 MG

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Cefolac 200 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Cefolac 200 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Since there is limited safety information available during pregnancy, Cefolac 200 tablet should not be used during pregnancy unless it is considered essential by your doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Cefolac 200 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown whether Cefixime passes into the breastmilk. Hence, it is advised to discontinue nursing temporarily if you are treated with Cefolac 200 tablet. If you are taking this medicine while breastfeeding, watch for diarrhoea in your baby.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Cefolac 200 tablet?
A:
Cefolac 200 tablet can cause side effects like confusion, altered consciousness, feeling less alert, fits. If you experience any of these, don’t drive or use machinery.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Cefolac 200 tablet?
A:
No information is available on the interactions of Cefolac 200 tablet when taken with alcohol. However, alcohol may worsen the side effects of this medicine and delay the recovery from infection. Thus, avoid consuming alcohol while taking this antibiotic.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your liver or kidneys.
  • You experience skin reactions after taking Cefolac 200 tablet.
  • You have or had encephalopathy (damage or disease that affects the brain and alters the way the brain works).
  • You are suffering from a condition called haemolytic anaemia (a condition where red blood cells get broken down faster than they are formed).
  • You experience watery diarrhoea, stomach pain and fever.
  • You develop any allergic reaction after using Cefolac 200 tablet.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Cefolac 200 MG

How Does It Work?

Cefixime in Cefolac 200 tablet works by inhibiting the growth of the cell wall of bacteria, which eventually leads to the death of the bacteria.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Cefolac 200 MG

  • Cefolac 200 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results and should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
  • Always complete the course of antibiotic medicine and do not discontinue on your own.
interactions

Interactions of Cefolac 200 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Cefolac 200 tablet 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 interactions.
  • Especially, if you are taking Carbamazepine (a medicine used to treat seizures) and blood thinners such as Warfarin.
  • Cefolac 200 tablet may alter the clotting parameters and there is a risk of unusual bleeding.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Cefolac 200 MG

  • Store Cefolac 200 tablet below 25°C, protected from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Cefolac 200 MG

Overdose

Seek medical care immediately in case you happen to take too much of Cefolac 200 tablet. This medicine may cause a risk of encephalopathy (damage to your brain) if taken in large quantities.

Missed a Dose

It is advisable to complete the course of antibiotics. Do not miss any dose. If you have missed taking any dose of Cefolac 200 tablet, then take it as early as you remember. If it is the time for your...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take Cefolac 200 tablet for fever and cold?

A: No, Cefolac 200 tablet is a higher antibiotic and reserved for severe infections. This medicine should be taken only if your doctor considers it essential for you. Also, this medicine is not meant for viral infections.

Q: Can I stop taking Cefolac 200 tablet if I feel better?

A: No, you must not stop taking Cefolac 200 tablet even if you feel better or symptoms of the infections go away. Complete the entire course of this medicine to avoid antibiotic resistance and effective treatment of infection.

Q: Can I take Cefolac 200 tablet if I have flu?

A: No, Cefolac 200 tablet is an antibiotic medicine and not effective against flu, which is usually caused by a virus.

Q: Why do I experience diarrhoea after taking Cefolac 200 tablet?

A: Antibiotics sometimes can affect the normal bacterial flora of the colon, along with acting on harmful bacteria. Some of these good bacteria play an important role in digestion and absorption and affecting them can alter these processes. This is why you experience diarrhoea with antibiotic treatment.

Q: Is Cefolac and cefixime same?

A: Yes, Cefolac cotains cefixime as its active ingredient, which is an antibiotic.

Q: Can I take Cefolac 200 for fever?

A: No, Cefolac 200 is a higher antibiotic and reserved for severe infections. This medicine should be taken only if your doctor considers it essential for you. Also, this medicine is not meant for viral infections.

Q: Who can take Cefolac 200?

A: Cefolac 200 is prescribed for treating bacterial infections of the urinary tract, lungs, throat, airways, tonsils, middle ear and cervical/urethral infections. It is also used to treat typhoid fever. However, it is strictly advised to take this antibiotic medicine only if prescribed by the doctor. Do not self-medicate in any case.

Q: Is Cefolac safe in pregnancy?

A: As there is limited safety information available during pregnancy, hence Cefolac 200 tablet should not be used during pregnancy unless it is considered essential by your doctor.

Q: Is Cefolac 200 a steroid?

A: No, Cefolac 200 is not a steroid medicine. It contains cefixime, antibiotic medicines, used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the tonsils, throat, sinus, ears, respiratory tract, urinary tract, typhoid and infections of the skin and soft tissue.

Q: Can I take Cefolac 200 for covid-19?

A: No. You should not take any medicine to treat or prevent covid-19 without consulting a doctor. If you have been tested positive for covid-19 immediately inform your doctor. The doctor will prescribe you the appropriate medicine based on the severity of the underlying condition and medical history.
Product Details
Brand
CEFOLAC
Expires on or After
30/01/2024
Last Updated on: 16 Apr 2022 | 07:55 PM (IST)
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