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Kefclav Dt 100mg Tablet

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By MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS
6 Tablet(s) in Strip

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Cefixime(100.0 Mg) + Clavulanic Acid(62.5 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Kefclav Dt 100mg Tab contains combination of Cefixime and Clavulanic Acid as an active ingredient. This is a higher antibiotic meant for the treatment of severe infections.
    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Other Products
uses

Uses of Kefclav Dt 100mg Tab

Treatment of severe infections of urinary tract, lungs, throat and tonsil, skin or infections like typhoid fever or gonorrhoea.
contraindications

Contraindications of Kefclav Dt 100mg Tab

  • 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
sideEffects

Side effects of Kefclav Dt 100mg Tab

  • Diarrhoea
  • Frequent or loose stool
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Stomach upset
  • Skin rashes, itching
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Increase in liver enzyme
  • Jaundice
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Blood disorders
  • Itching in the genital tract
  • Loss of appetite
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Kefclav Dt 100mg Tab

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Kefclav Dt 100mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
  • The effect of this medicine on pregnant women is not yet studied
  • Cefixime should not be used in pregnancy unless considered essential by your doctor
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Kefclav Dt 100mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
  • It is not known whether cefixime passes into human milk
  • It is advised to discontinue nursing temporarily if you are taking this medicine
  • If you are taking this medicine while breastfeeding, please watch for diarrhoea in your baby
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Kefclav Dt 100mg Tab?
A:
It is advised not to drive or use machines when you have taken this medicine as it can cause dizziness.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Kefclav Dt 100mg Tab?
A:
No information is available on interactions of this medicine with alcohol. However, it is advisable to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the treatment as it may worsen the side effects like dizziness.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have history of allergy to penicillins, cephalosporins
  • You have a history of infection and swelling in the colon (colitis)
  • You have a history of haemolytic anaemia (decreased red blood cells)
  • You have blood clotting problem or you are taking any anticoagulant medicine
  • You experience persistent diarrhoea
  • You are suffering from kidney problems as Cefixime may worsen the condition
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Kefclav Dt 100mg Tab

How Does It Work?

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

Directions for Use of Kefclav Dt 100mg Tab

This medicine should be consumed as a whole with sufficient amount of water.
interactions

Interactions of Kefclav Dt 100mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • This medicine contains Cefixime and Clavulanic Acid; any interactions seen with these two components individually may occur with this combination
  • This medicine can increase the levels of Carbamazepine (a medicine used for controlling fits or nerve pain), thus monitoring is required
  • If you are taking blood thinners like Warfarin, there may be an increased risk of bleeding
  • If you are taking birth control pills like oral contraceptives (O.C pills), caution is needed as this medicine interferes with their action
  • If you are undergoing a glucose test (to detect the amount of glucose in the blood), false "positive reaction" may occur
  • If you are undergoing a coombs test (to detect antibodies attached to red blood cells), false "positive reaction" may occur

Interactions with food items

Food does not affect the way this medicine works. It can be taken with or without food.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Kefclav Dt 100mg Tab

  • Store the medicine below 25°C
  • Keep it in original packing in order to protect it from moisture
  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children
dosage

Dosage of Kefclav Dt 100mg Tab

Overdose

  • If you are suffering from kidney problems and you take more of this medicine, brain damage (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 advised 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 then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosage schedule
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one

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: Q. For how long do I need to take this medicine?

A: You need to complete the full course of medicine, as per your doctor's prescription. If you stop it early, the infection may reoccur. Also, next time, the bacteria may not respond to this antibiotic as incomplete treatments can lead to bacterial resistance.

Q: Q. I have fever and cold, can I take this medicine?

A: No, this medicine 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.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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