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This medicine is a broad spectrum antibiotic that is usually prescribed to treat various infections. The generic name of Cefolac Drops is Cefixime.
Uses of Cefolac Drops
Cefolac Drops uses are for treating infections of throat, lungs, ears and urinary tract.
Contraindications of Cefolac Drops
Patients with the following conditions are strongly advised against the consumption of this medicine: allergic reactions to this medicine or its constituents and on vaccinations (from cholera).
Side effects of Cefolac Drops
Cefolac Drops side effects include 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 Drops
Can I take Cefolac Drops during pregnancy?
Unless prescribed by a doctor, pregnant women should avoid taking this medicine.
Can I take Cefolac Drops while breastfeeding?
Ample studies have not been conducted on how this medicine could impact a child on mother's milk. Please consult your doctor for more details about the prescription and dose of the same.
Can I drive if I have consumed Cefolac Drops?
As this medicine can lead to side effects such as dizziness, vomiting, and nausea, it is best to avoid to driving until these symptoms subside.
Can I consume alcohol with Cefolac Drops?
There are no known interactions of Cefolac Drops with alcohol but please consult your doctor for more details before the prescription of this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
If you are allergic to penicillin or suffer from any blood or kidneys-related disorder, please inform your doctor before taking this medicine.
Mode of Action of Cefolac Drops
How Does It Work?
This medicine works by controlling the growth of infection (by attacking on the cell wall) caused by bacteria.
Directions for Use of Cefolac Drops
Please ensure that this medicine is taken in exact amounts as prescribed by a doctor.
Interactions of Cefolac Drops
Interactions with other medicines
Unless prescribed by a doctor, patients who are taking blood thinners and antacids should avoid taking this medicine as the dosage would have to be altered or stopped to ensure its effectiveness. This medicine is usually not recommended for patients who are taking medication for cholera vaccination.
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
Please inform your doctor if you suffer from blood-related diseases, any gastrointestinal disease like colitis or if you have any ailments of kidneys. The prescribing physician might adjust the dosage or put you on an alternative medication.
Storage and disposal of Cefolac Drops
This medicine should be stored in a cool and dry place 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 Drops
Cefolac Drops overdose may cause symptoms like nausea, loose stools, pain in abdomen and vomiting. Immediate help from the doctor in case of an overdose is strongly suggested.
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 active ingredient in Cefolac Drops?
A: Cefolac Drops composition primarily includes Cefixime.
Q: Can I take this medicine with my meals?
A: Yes, you can take this medicine along with your meals or within 30 minutes after having your meals.
Q: Can I stop taking this medicine if I feel better?
A: No, please ensure that you complete the prescribed dosage. Otherwise, it could lead to a relapse and over long term, it could even lead to antibiotic resistance which reduces the effect of this medicines and other antibiotics.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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