Cefoprox Syrup is an antibiotic that is used to treat infection of the urinary tract, lungs, airways, sinus, throat and windpipe. It is a combination medicine containing cefpodoxime and clavulanic acid as its active ingredients. It acts by the combined action of its two components. Cefpodoxime inhibits the growth of bacteria by interfering with the cell wall and clavulanic acid helps in maintaining the optimal levels of Cefpodoxime. Do not use Cefoprox Syrup if you are allergic to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics. Complete the course of antibiotics and do not miss any dose or stop taking this medicine on your own as it leads to antibiotic resistance and recurrence of infection. Before using Cefoprox Syrup, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history....
Q: How long should I take Cefoprox Syrup?
A: You need to complete the full course of medicine, as per your doctor's prescribed duration. If you stop taking Cefoprox Syrup before completing the treatment, there may be chances that the infection may reoccur.
Q: Can I take Cefoprox Syrup for flu?
A: Flu is a common cold which is generally caused by viruses. Cefoprox Syrup only works against bacteria and not viruses. Do not self-medicate, as this antibiotic is for severe infections. Seek medical help and follow your doctor's advice.
Q: Can we consume alcohol with Cefoprox Syrup?
You should avoid consuming alcohol along with this medicine as alcohol and Cefoprox Syrup have similar side effects.
The concomitant use can further increase the side effects.
Alcohol slows down body's functions and can reduce the energy levels which can delay the recovery from illness.