Gudcef CV 200 tablet is an antibiotic that is used to treat infection of the urinary tract, lungs, airways, sinus, throat and windpipe. It is a combination of two medicines - Cefpodoxime and Clavulanic acid. 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 tablet 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 tablet on your own as it leads to antibiotic resistance and recurrence of infection. Before using this medicine, inform the doctor about your detailed medical history....
Q: How long should I 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: Can I take Gudcef CV 200 tablet for flu?
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 Gudcef CV 200 tablet be taken with antacids?
A: No, antacids containing aluminum 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 a 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.
Q: What is the composition of Gudcef CV?
A: Gudcef CV contains cefpodoxime and clavulanic acid as the main ingredients.
Q: Does Gudcef CV cause diarrhea?
A: Yes, some individuals might experience antibiotics-induces diarrhoea (or Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea -CDAD). If you experience diarrhoea persistently, then immediately inform your doctor. But do not start any anti-diarrheal medicine on your own.