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Cepime O 200mg Tab

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Composition:

Cefpodoxime(200.0 Mg)

Therapeutic classification:

Antibiotic (cephalosporins)
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Medical Description

Cefpodoxime belongs to a group of antibiotics called Cephalosporins.

Uses of Cepime O 200mg Tab

  • Respiratory tract infections (Bronchitis, Pneumonia)
  • Skin infections
  • Ear infections
  • Infection of the sinuses
  • Throat Infections
  • Infection of the tonsils
  • Infection of urinary tract
  • Gonorrhoea (sexually transmitted disease in both male and female genital organs)
  • Other infection of genital organs in male and female

Contraindications of Cepime O 200mg Tab

  • If you are allergic to Cefpodoxime or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • If you have a history of severe allergy (hypersensitivity) reaction to Penicillin or other Beta-Lactam antibiotic

Side effects of Cepime O 200mg Tab

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Chest pain
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Dyspepsia
  • Skin and vaginal fungal infection
  • Vertigo
  • Cough
  • Feeling tired

Precautions and Warnings of Cepime O 200mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Cepime O 200mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
The effect of this medicine on the fetus is not known, consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Cepime O 200mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
  • This medicine passes into human milk in low quantities. However this medicine can be used during breastfeeding. In case of diarrhea or mucosal fungal infection in the breastfed baby, consult your doctor for further information.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Cepime O 200mg Tab?
A:
This medicine can cause dizziness and may affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Cepime O 200mg Tab?
A:
No information is available on interactions of this medicine when taken with alcohol, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience any severe allergic reactions after taking this medicine
  • You develop watery and bloody diarrhoea
  • You have had allergy to medicines called Cephalosporins or Penicillins
  • You are using any Beta-Lactam antibacterial agents
  • You have any kidney disorders
  • You have a history of gastrointestinal disease

Mode of Action of Cepime O 200mg Tab

How Does It Work?

It controls the growth of bacteria and kills them by inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial cell wall.

Directions for Use of Cepime O 200mg Tab

Swallow the whole tablet/ capsule with a glass of water.

Interactions of Cepime O 200mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to treat acidity like Cimetidine, Ranitidine
  • Medicines used to treat gout (Probenecid)
  • Medicines used to thin your blood (oral anticoagulants)

Interactions with food items

Food increases the absorption of this medicine; hence, it is advisable to take it with or after a meal.

Storage and disposal of Cepime O 200mg Tab

Store in a cool, dry place to protect it from light.

Dosage of Cepime O 200mg Tab

Overdose

  • Seek emergency medical care if you think you have taken too much of this medicine
  • Overdose symptoms may include stomach pain, diarrhea, headache, nausea, and vomiting

Missed a Dose

It is advisable not to miss any doses of antibiotic. If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for next dose, skip the missed dose and follow regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I have flu and running nose, can I take Cepime O 200mg Tab?

  • No, this medication is not to be taken by yourself
  • This medicine is a higher antibiotic meant for severe infections and your doctor will prescribe you the same only if it is essential
  • This medication is not for viral infections, and generally, flu occurs due to viruses

Q: Can I stop taking this medicine before the prescribed duration?

A: No, finish the full course of the treatment even if you feel better. Though you start feeling better, there is still infection-causing bacteria present in the body, which can make the infection to return in a few days. Also, when one does not complete the course, these few bacteria later become resistant to these antibiotics and cause severe infections, which are difficult to treat. Hence, always finish the course of antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor.
Last Updated on: 30 Nov 2019 | 07:32 PM (IST)

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