Covatil 500mg Tablet
Covatil 500 MG Description
Covatil 500 tablet is used to treat bacterial infections of the tonsils, throat, sinus, ears, respiratory tract, urinary tract and infections of the skin and soft tissue. It contains cefuroxime, whic
h belongs to a group of antibiotic medicines. Covatil 500 tablet works by inhibiting the cell wall synthesis of bacteria, which ultimately cause the death of bacteria. You should take the medicine only after consulting with the doctor and self-medication should be avoided. This medicine should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Inform the doctor about other medicines, over-the-counter products and herbal preparations you are taking before starting the treatment of the Covatil 500 tablet. Always complete the course of the medicine as prescribed by the doctor, abruptly stopping the treatment might result in treatment failure and symptoms might redevelop. Before starting Covatil 500 tablet, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history.
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Uses of Covatil 500 MG
Contraindications of Covatil 500 MG
- If you are allergic to cefuroxime or any of the other ingredients of Covatil 500 tablet.
- If you have a history of a severe allergic reaction to penicillin, monobactams, carbapenems or other beta-lactam antibiotics.
Side effects of Covatil 500 MG
- Stomach pain
Precautions and Warnings of Covatil 500 MG
Other General Warnings
- You experience continuous diarrhoea, immediately stop taking it and report to the hospital
- You experience difficulty in breathing, rashes, swelling of the face or mouth after taking this medicine
- You develop a rash with blisters and peeling of skin
- You have kidney disease
- You develop white patches in your mouth
Mode of Action of Covatil 500 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Covatil 500 MG
- Covatil 500 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 optimal results.
- You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Covatil 500 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Do not take Covatil 500 medicine along with your acidity medicines.
- It may cause the failure of contraceptive pills (OC pills). If you are taking the contraceptive pill while you are being treated with the medicine, you also need to use a barrier method of contraception (such as condoms)....
- Some medicines can affect the way Covatil 500 tablet works or Covatil 500 tablet itself may reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell the doctor about the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.
- Especially if you are taking medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, high/abnormal cholesterol levels, blood thinners, anti-infectives, anti-diabetics, anti-asthmatics, pain killers, immunomodulatory medicines or medicines for the brain-related disorder....
Storage and disposal of Covatil 500 MG
- Store Covatil 500 tablet in a cool and dry place, protect it from direct sunlight.
- Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Covatil 500 MG
Missed a Dose
- If you missed any dose of Covatil 500 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.
- Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I stop taking this medicine before the prescribed duration?
Q: How long should I take Covatil 500 tablet?
Q: Is Covatil 500 tablet an antibiotic?
Q: What are the side effects of Covatil 500 tablet?
Q: Can I take the Covatil 500 for fever and cold?
Q: Can I take the Covatil 500 for COVID-19?
Q: What is Covatil 500 tablet used for?
Q: Is Covatil safe for pregnancy?
Q: Is Covatil 500 a steroid?
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