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Elfi Dt 200mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

By ELDER PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Medical Description

Elfi Dt Tablet is an antibiotic medicine containing cefixime as its active ingredient. It is used in treating bacterial infections of the urinary tract, lungs, throat, airways, tonsils, middle ear and...
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ContainsCefixime(200.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsDiarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
ClassificationANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Elfi Dt 200 MG

  • Elfi Dt Tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the ear, nose or sinuses (such as sinusitis), urinary system (such as bladder and kidney infections), throat infections (such as ton...
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  • It is also effective for typhoid (enteric) fever and gonorrhoea.

Contraindications of Elfi Dt 200 MG

  • If you are allergic to cefixime or any other ingredients of Elfi Dt Tablet.
  • If you are allergic to any similar antibiotics, including Penicillin.

Side effects of Elfi Dt 200 MG

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion

Precautions and Warnings of Elfi Dt 200 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Elfi Dt Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Since there is limited safety information available during pregnancy, Elfi Dt Tablet should not be used during pregnancy unless it is considered essential by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Elfi Dt Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown whether Cefixime passes into the breastmilk. Hence, it is advised to discontinue nursing temporarily if you are treated with Elfi Dt Tablet. If you are taking this medicine while breastfeeding, watch for diarrhoea in your baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Elfi Dt Tablet?
A:
Elfi Dt Tablet can cause side effects like confusion, altered consciousness, feeling less alert, fits. If you experience any of these, don’t drive or use machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Elfi Dt Tablet?
A:
No information is available on the interactions of Elfi Dt Tablet when taken with alcohol. However, alcohol may worsen the side effects of this medicine and delay the recovery from infection. Thus, avoid consuming alcohol while taking this antibiotic.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your liver or kidneys.
  • You experience skin reactions after taking Elfi Dt Tablet.
  • You have or had encephalopathy (damage or disease that affects the brain and alters the way the brain works).
  • You are suffering from a condition called haemolytic anaemia (a condition where red blood cells get broken down faster than they are formed).
  • You experience watery diarrhoea, stomach pain and fever.
  • You develop any allergic reaction after using Elfi Dt Tablet.

Mode of Action of Elfi Dt 200 MG

How Does It Work?

Cefixime in Elfi Dt Tablet works by inhibiting the growth of the cell wall of bacteria, which eventually leads to the death of the bacteria.

Directions for Use of Elfi Dt 200 MG

  • Elfi Dt 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 and should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
  • Always complete the course of antibiotic medicine and do not discontinue on your own.

Interactions of Elfi Dt 200 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Elfi Dt 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 interactions.
  • Especially, if you are taking Carbamazepine (a medicine used to treat seizures) and blood thinners such as Warfarin.
  • Elfi Dt Tablet may alter the clotting parameters and there is a risk of unusual bleeding.

Storage and disposal of Elfi Dt 200 MG

  • Store Elfi Dt Tablet below 25°C, protected from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Elfi Dt 200 MG

Overdose

Seek medical care immediately in case you happen to take too much of Elfi Dt Tablet. This medicine may cause a risk of encephalopathy (damage to your brain) if taken in large quantities.

Missed a Dose

It is advisable to complete the course of antibiotics. Do not miss any dose. If you have missed taking any dose of Elfi Dt Tablet, then take it as early as you remember. If it is the time for your nex...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take Elfi Dt Tablet for fever and cold?

A: No, Elfi Dt Tablet is a higher antibiotic and reserved for severe infections. This medicine should be taken only if your doctor considers it essential for you. Also, this medicine is not meant for viral infections.

Q: Can I stop taking Elfi Dt Tablet if I feel better?

A: No, you must not stop taking Elfi Dt Tablet even if you feel better or symptoms of the infections go away. Complete the entire course of this medicine to avoid antibiotic resistance and effective treatment of infection.

Q: Can I take Elfi Dt Tablet if I have flu?

A: No, Elfi Dt Tablet is an antibiotic medicine and not effective against flu, which is usually caused by a virus.

Q: Why do I experience diarrhoea after taking Elfi Dt Tablet?

A: Antibiotics sometimes can affect the normal bacterial flora of the colon, along with acting on harmful bacteria. Some of these good bacteria play an important role in digestion and absorption and affecting them can alter these processes. This is why you experience diarrhoea with antibiotic treatment.
Product Details
Brand
ELFI DT
Expires on or After
20/08/2022
Last Updated on: 02 Dec 2021 | 11:08 PM (IST)
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