Coutim Tablet is an antibiotic and is used in treating various types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, sinus infection and infections of the skin, ear, nose, stomach, urinary tract, etc. It contains ciprofloxacin as its active ingredient. Coutim Tablet kills the bacteria responsible for infection by blocking the action of enzymes essential for DNA replication, repair, etc. Coutim Tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Taken with or without food. Coutim Tablet or other antibiotics should not be used when not sure if the infection is due to bacteria, unnecessary use of antibiotics makes it ineffective for future treatment. If stopped abruptly it may lead to relapse or return the infection....
Q: Is Coutim Tablet an antibiotic?
A: Yes, Coutim Tablet is an antibiotic.
Q: Can you take Coutim Tablet if I have a fever?
A: No, you cannot take Coutim Tablet if you have a fever as it is used to treat severe bacterial infections and not viral infections like a fever. Also, avoid self-medicating and should take medicines only after consulting the doctor.
Q: What is the use of Coutim Tablet?
A: Coutim Tablet is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, ear, stomach, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, sinusitis, etc.
Q: What is the minimum daily dose for Coutim Tablet?
A: You should take Coutim Tablet in doses and duration as prescribed by the doctor. Avoid consuming it more than prescribed by the doctor.
Q: Can I stop taking Coutim Tablet before the prescribed duration?
A: Avoid stoping the treatment in between even if you feel better. If you start feeling better, there is still infection-causing bacteria present in the body which makes the infection return in a few days. Also, when one does not complete the course, these few bacteria later become resistant to the antibiotics and cause severe infections which are difficult to treat. Hence, always finish the course of antibiotics as prescribed by the doctor.
Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking the Coutim Tablet?
Inform the doctor about the detailed medical & surgical history.
Inform the doctor about liver or kidney disease.
Inform the doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to have a baby.
Coutim Tablet may interact with other medicines, hence, inform the doctor about all the medicines including supplements or herbal products. Also, inform the doctor if you are stopping any medicine.