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Codox L Capsule
Codox L Capsule

Codox L Capsule

10 Capsule(s) in Strip
MRP 86.00
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Doxycycline(100.0 Mg) + Lactobacillus Sporogenes(5.0 B)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Codox L Capsule is an antibiotic. It contains two components, Doxycycline and spores of Lactobacillus sporogenes. Doxycycline is an antibiotic and Lactobacillus sporogenes is a probiotic, a beneficial
bacterium that is already present in the intestine of the body. Codox L Capsule is used to treat infections within the abdomen and antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. Codox L Capsule works by killing the bacteria responsible for infection and diarrhoea and Lactobacillus sporogenes help in maintaining the normal bacterial flora of the gut. It can be used by adults and should be used with precautions in children over 8-years of age.
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Uses of Codox L Capsule

  • To treat infections within the abdomen and it is also used to treat diarrhoea associated with antibiotics.

Contraindications of Codox L Capsule

  • If you are allergic to Doxycycline or Lactobacillus
  • If you are pregnant and breastfeeding

Side effects of Codox L Capsule

  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Allergic rash
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Photosensitivity

Precautions and Warnings of Codox L Capsule


Can I take Codox L Capsule during pregnancy?
Pregnant mothers should not use Codox L Capsule capsules as it affects the development of teeth and bones of the foetus.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Codox L Capsule while breastfeeding?
Codox L Capsule capsules should not be used by breastfeeding mothers as this medicine passes in the milk and can interfere with the development of teeth and bones of the infant.


Can I drive if I have consumed Codox L Capsule?
Codox L Capsulecapsule does not interfere with the driving capability. However, driving in the sun should be avoided, as this medication can increase the sensitivity of the skin to the sun and may cause sunburn.


Can I consume alcohol with Codox L Capsule?
No, alcohol should not be consumed while using the Codox L Capsule as alcohol interferes with the efficiency of this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You get exposed to sunlight too often or your routine requires sun exposure.
  • You have liver or kidney-related disorders or skin infections.
  • You are suffering from any sexually transmitted diseases.
  • You have an autoimmune muscle disorder named myasthenia gravis, which causes muscle weakness.
  • You experience severe allergic reactions after taking this medicine.
  • You have Benign intracranial hypertension, a brain disorder characterised by a severe headache.
  • You have infection or inflammation in the food pipe (Oesophagitis).
  • You experience severe diarrhoea. Discontinue the treatment and inform your doctor.
  • You have porphyria, a blood disorder characterised by severe abdominal pain.
  • You have Systemic lupus erythematosus, characterised by weakness and joint pain.
  • You experience Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction, characterised by fever, chill, increased heartbeat and headache.
  • This medicine should not be used in a child below 8-years of age as it can cause discolouration of teeth.

Mode of Action of Codox L Capsule

How Does It Work?

  • Codox L Capsule contains Doxycycline and Lactobacillus sporogenes. Doxycycline is an antibiotic. It stops the growth of bacteria by inhibiting the synthesis of proteins in them.
  • Lactobacillus sporogenes are beneficial bacteria that are already present in the intestine. It supports the natural bacterial flora of the intestine and helps in digestion and absorption. Due to the o
    veruse of antibiotics, these friendly bacteria are also killed. Lactobacillus sporogenes helps in restoring the bacteria in the intestine.
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Directions for Use of Codox L Capsule

  • Take Codox L Capsule as a whole with a glass of water
  • It can be taken with food or after your meals

Interactions of Codox L Capsule

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use of Codox L Capsule with antacids containing aluminium, calcium or magnesium can decrease the effect of Doxycycyline.
  • The antibiotic effect of penicillin is altered by the use of Codox L Capsule capsules.
  • The blood thinners like warfarin, when used with this medicine, can increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Medicines used for psychiatric disorders such as Phenytoin or Carbamazepine if used along with Codox L Capsule, can reduce the anti-infective action.
  • The effect of oral contraceptives may be altered by the use of this medicine. An alternative contraceptive measure should be used.
  • Medicines like cyclosporine which is used to reduce the immune response should be avoided as they can interfere with the effect of Doxt-SL.
  • The use of Methoxyflurane, an anaesthetic with this medicine, can result in severe toxicity in the kidney.
  • Using medicines like Isotretinoin along with Codox L Capsule should be avoided as there is a risk of getting side effects of former medicine.

Storage and disposal of Codox L Capsule

  • Store below 25°C in a cool and dry place
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets

Dosage of Codox L Capsule


If you think you have taken too much of Codox L Capsule, then contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of medicine, then 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 dose schedule. Do not take a double
dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
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Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Codox L Capsule be used in children?

A: No, this medicine should not be used by children under 8-years of age and should be used with precaution in children between 8-12 years because this medicine can cause a permanent change in the colour of teeth. Hence, it should be avoided in children.

Q: Can I have milk with Codox L Capsule?

A: No, Codox L Capsule should not be taken with milk or dairy products. This medicine belongs to a class of tetracyclines and calcium in the milk can reduce its absorption. Thus, it should not be taken with milk. You should take it on an empty stomach with plenty of water.

Q: How does the lactobacillus help?

A: Antibiotics can kill or stop the growth of bacteria. So, oral antibiotics affect the growth of these friendly bacteria, which can cause issues with the digestive system like diarrhoea, indigestion, etc. The Lactobacillus present in this medicine helps in reducing antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and helps in improving the digestion process.
Last Updated on: 20 Mar 2021 | 09:47 AM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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