Ceftas O Tablet
Ceftas O Tablet

Ceftas O Tablet

By INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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MRP 173.00
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Medical Description

Ceftas O tablet is an antibiotic, used to treat typhoid fever and urinary tract infections. It is a combination medicine containing cefixime and ofloxacin as an active ingredient. It works by inhibiti...
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ContainsCefixime(200.0 Mg),Ofloxacin(200.0 Mg)
UsesTyphoid fever, urinary tract infections
Side effectsDiarrhoea, nausea, headache
ClassificationANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Ceftas O Tablet

Ceftas O tablet is used for the treatment of typhoid fever and urinary tract infections in adults.

Contraindications of Ceftas O Tablet

  • If you are allergic to cefixime, ofloxacin or any other ingredients of the Ceftas O tablet.
  • If you are allergic to cephalosporins like cefuroxime, fluoroquinolones like ciprofloxacin or any other ingredients of the Ceftas O tablet.
  • If you have a history of fits or any brain-related disorders.
  • If you have a history of tendon disorder.
  • If you have a family history of red blood cell disorder (defects in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity).
  • If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Side effects of Ceftas O Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

Precautions and Warnings of Ceftas O Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Ceftas O tablet during pregnancy?
A:
  • There is limited information about the effect of the Ceftas O tablet on pregnancy. Thus, always consult your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Ceftas O tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited information about the effect of the Ceftas O tablet on breastfeeding. Thus, always consult your doctor before taking any medicine during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the Ceftas O tablet?
A:
Ceftas O tablet may make you feel confused, stiff, less alert and can cause unusual muscle movements. Thus, it is advisable not to drive until you know how this medicine affects your body.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Ceftas O tablet?
A:
It is advisable to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the treatment with the Ceftas O tablet as it may worsen the side effects of this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience allergic reactions including serious skin allergies in different body parts (fluid-filled blisters, bumps, rashes and skin degradation) or develop a superinfection.
  • You have diarrhoea, cramps, pain and fever after taking the Ceftas O tablet.
  • You have a kidney problem and you are on dialysis.
  • You have blood disorders like anaemia and inherited blood disorder (G6PD deficiency).
  • You have problems related to the liver and kidney and you are taking medicine to prevent blood clotting.
  • You have a history of tendonitis (inflammation of the tissue which connects muscles to the bone) after taking antibiotics or myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness).
  • You are experiencing fits, difficulty in movement, confusion, other mental disorders (Psychosis).
  • You are experiencing pain, a pins-and-needles sensation, numbness and weakness in various body parts.
  • You experience suicidal thoughts, immediately consult your doctor.
  • You are experiencing irregular heartbeats, low potassium levels or have had heart disease.
  • You are taking blood thinners like warfarin or any other vitamin K antagonists.
  • You are diabetic taking medicines. Close monitoring of blood glucose may be needed.
  • You are experiencing vision disturbances.
  • You must avoid unnecessary exposure to sunlight or UV rays during treatment and for 48 hours after treatment.
  • Ceftas O tablet should not be given to children or growing adolescents as it may interfere with their growth.

Mode of Action of Ceftas O Tablet

How Does It Work?

  • The Ceftas-O tablet works by the combined action of both its components - ofloxacin and cefixime.
  • Cefixime works by inhibiting the formation of the bacterial cell wall, an essential component of bacteria to survive within the human body.
  • Ofloxacin works by inhibiting the multiplication of the bacteria, stopping the growth.

Directions for Use of Ceftas O Tablet

Ceftas O 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 opt...
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Interactions of Ceftas O Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Ceftas O 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 interaction.
  • Ceftas O tablet should be taken at least two hours before taking the acidity medicines, any preparations containing zinc and iron and certain anti-HIV drugs like Didanosine.
  • The risk of getting fits increase if you are taking medicines to treat asthma-like theophylline, to reduce inflammation (Ibuprofen).
  • Should be used with caution if you are taking medicines that can alter your heart rhythms like Quinidine, Hydroquinidine, Disopyramide, antidepressants like Clomipramine, Amitriptyline, antibiotics li...
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  • You may experience low blood sugar if you are taking any medicines for diabetes like Glibenclamide.
  • Ceftas O tablet interferes with the working of blood-thinning medicines like Warfarin.
  • You may experience a tendon rupture if you are taking any medicines used to treat inflammation and pain (corticosteroids) like betamethasone, prednisone.

Storage and disposal of Ceftas O Tablet

  • Store the Ceftas O tablets below 25°C in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Ceftas O Tablet

Overdose

Symptoms of an overdose may include confusion, dizziness, altered consciousness, fits, irregular heartbeats, nausea, confusion. In the case of an overdose with the Ceftas O tablet, contact your doctor...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of the Ceftas O tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. D...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: For how long do I need to take the Ceftas O tablet?

  • You need to complete the full course of the Ceftas O tablet, as per your doctor's prescribed duration.
  • You may feel fine after a few doses but it is important to complete the course.
  • If you stop it early, there may be chances of infection reoccurring or not responding to this antibiotic in the future.

Q: Are there any specific cautions needed when taking the Ceftas O tablet?

A: When on treatment, be careful and do not unnecessarily expose yourself to the sunrays. It can result in sunburns and rashes. Ensure even after stopping the treatment, you are not exposed to too much sun for the next 48 hours.

Q: Can the use of Ceftas O tablet cause diarrhoea?

A: Yes, the use of the Ceftas O tablet can cause diarrhoea along with the desired effect, but not everyone gets them. It is an antibiotic that kills both good and bad bacteria, when good bacteria present in the intestine gets killed it can cause diarrhoea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q: Can I stop taking the Ceftas O tablet when I feel better?

A: No, do not stop taking the Ceftas O tablet before the prescribed duration. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. You should complete the full course of treatment else there are chances of recurrence of infection.

Q: Will the use of the Ceftas O Tablet help treat Urinary tract infections (UTIs)?

A: Yes, the Ceftas-O tablet can be used to treat urinary tract infections (UTI). However, based on the infection-causing organism your doctor may prescribe you the most appropriate medicine. Do not self-medicate.
Product Details
Brand
CEFTAS O
Country of Origin
India

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Last Updated on: 21 Jul 2021 | 02:41 PM (IST)
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