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Gudcef Cv 200mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Gudcef Cv 200mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Gudcef Cv 200mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Cefpodoxime(200.0 Mg) + Clavulanic Acid(125.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Gudcef CV 200 tablet contains a combination of two antibiotic medicines, Cefpodoxime and Clavulanic acid. Gudcef CV 200 is used to treat infection of the urinary tract, lungs, airways, sinus, throat and windpipe. Gudcef CV 200 tablet acts by the combined action of its two components. Cefpodoxime inhibits the growth of bacteria by interfering with the cell wall and clavulanic acid helps in maintaining the optimal levels of cefpodoxime. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics. Complete the course of antibiotics and do not miss any dose or stop taking this medicine on your own as stopping the course on your own leads to antibiotic resistance and recurrence of infection.
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Uses of Gudcef Cv 200mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Treatment of urinary tract infection
  • To treat pneumonia
  • To treat throat and tonsil infection
  • Treatment of skin infections
  • Treatment of ear infections
  • It can also treat acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis
  • To treat general sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhoea.

Contraindications of Gudcef Cv 200mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • If you have an allergy to this medicine or any of the ingredient of this medicine
  • If you are allergic to cephalosporin class of antibiotics
  • If you have an infection that is caused by bacteria Clostridium difficile
  • If you have liver or kidney problems
  • If you are suffering from fits.

Side effects of Gudcef Cv 200mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Skin rash.

Precautions and Warnings of Gudcef Cv 200mg Strip Of 10 Tablets


Can I take Gudcef CV 200 Tablet during pregnancy?
  • It is advisable not to take this medicine during pregnancy
  • The safety of this medicine is not established
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or you are planning to have a baby.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Gudcef CV 200 Tablet while breastfeeding?
  • It is advisable not to breastfeed when you are taking this medicine
  • The components of this medicine pass into breast milk and can cause fungal infection of mouth and diarhhea in your baby.


Can I drive if I have consumed Gudcef CV 200 Tablet?
It is advisable not to drive or use machines when you have taken this medicine as it may cause dizziness.


Can I consume alcohol with Gudcef CV 200 Tablet?
Do not take alcohol when taking this medicine as it can cause facial flushing, nausea, vomiting or a more severe reaction.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of allergic reactions to any antibiotic
  • You are suffering from persistent diarrhoea when on this medicine or even after discontinuing this medicine
  • You are an alcoholic.

Mode of Action of Gudcef Cv 200mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

How Does It Work?

  • Cefpodoxime controls the growth of bacteria and kills them by inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial cell wall. However, the bacteria make an enzyme (beta-lactamases) which can destroy Cefpodoxime
  • Clavulanic acid inactivates this enzyme and hence helps Cefpodoxime to function optimally.

Directions for Use of Gudcef Cv 200mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Gudcef CV 200 tablet should be consumed as a whole with a sufficient amount of water and after meals.

Interactions of Gudcef Cv 200mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Gudcef CV 200 tablet contains Cefpodoxime and clavulanic acid, any interactions seen with these two components when taken alone may occur with this combination
  • Medicines used to treat gout-like probenecid as it may alter the way your kidney functions.
  • If you are taking other medicines like Cyclosporine, Cisplatin, Indomethacin, then inform your doctor as your kidney functions need to be monitored more closely.

Storage and disposal of Gudcef Cv 200mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Store the medicine in a cool and dry place
  • Please keep it in original packing in order to protect it from light
  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Dosage of Gudcef Cv 200mg Strip Of 10 Tablets


  • Symptoms of overdose include nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • If you are suffering from kidney problems and you take more of this medicine, brain diseases (encephalopathy) may occur
  • If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

  • It is advisable not to miss any dose of antibiotics as it can result in failure of therapy
  • If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember
  • If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule
  • Do not take a double dose of the medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: For how long do I need to take Gudcef CV 200 Tablet?

A: You need to complete the full course of medicine, as per your doctor's prescribed duration. If you stop it early, there may be chances of infection to reoccur.

Q: I have the flu, can I take Gudcef CV 200 Tablet?

A: Flu is a common cold which is generally caused by viruses. Gudcef CV 200 tablet only works against bacteria and not viruses. Do not self medicate, as this antibiotic is for severe infections. Seek medical help and follow your doctor's advice.

Q: Can we consume alcohol with Gudcef CV 200?

  • You should avoid consuming alcohol along with this medicine as alcohol and Gudcef CV 200 have similar side effects.
  • The concomitant use can further increase the side effects.
  • Alcohol slows down the bodily functions and can reduce the energy levels which can delay the recovery from illness.

Q: Can I take Gudcef CV 200 tablet with antacids?

A: No, Antacids containing aluminium and magnesium should be taken with a minimum gap of two hours after consumption of this medicine as concomitant use of these two medicines can reduce the plasma concentration of Gudcef CV tablet.

Q: Which is more effective antibiotic - Clavam 625 or Gudcef CV 200?

  • Both Clavam 625 and Gudcef CV 200 are combination antibiotics. It is used for the treatment of various bacterial infection.
  • Clavam 625 contains a combination of Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid, whereas Gudcef CV 200 contains a combination of Cefpodoxime and Clavulanic acid.
  • The actions of these two medicines are very similar to bacteria. However, your doctor will decide which one to prescribe after accessing the underlying disease and considering other parameters.
  • Do not self medicate any antibiotic as it can lead to antibiotic resistance and recurrence of infectious events.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 03:25 PM (IST)
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