Kefpod O Tablet

Kefpod O Tablet

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Kefpod O Tablet Description

Kefpod O Tablet is a combination of antibiotic medicines, namely - cefpodoxime and ofloxacin. It is used to treat various bacterial infections in adults. It works by its dual mechanism of action, Oflo...
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ContainsOfloxacin(200.0 Mg),Cefpodoxime(200.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infection
Side effectsDiarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, nausea
ClassificationANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Kefpod O Tablet

  • Kefpod O Tablet is used to treat lower and upper respiratory tract infection like pneumonia, tuberculosis, asthma.
  • It is used to treat typhoid fever in adults.

Contraindications of Kefpod O Tablet

  • If you have an allergic reaction to the medicine or any of the ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to any other antibiotics.
  • If you have a history of fits or epilepsy or you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have problems related to tendons, like swelling or inflammation in the tendons.
  • If you or your family have a history of a genetic condition that affects red blood cells (due to deficiency glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency).
  • As this medicine contains cefpodoxime and ofloxacin, any condition which is contraindicated with any of these when taken alone should be considered contraindicated for this combination.

Side effects of Kefpod O Tablet

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Swelling of feet, persistent fever or sore throat
  • Pounding heartbeat, dark urine, change in the amount of urine
  • Yellowing of skin

Precautions and Warnings of Kefpod O Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Kefpod O Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
It is not recommended to use this medicine during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, then discontinue the medicine and inform your doctor immediately.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Kefpod O Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It passes into breast milk and affects the health of the child. Therefore, do not breastfeed during the treatment. Your doctor may suggest to either discontinue the medicine or to discontinue the breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Kefpod O Tablet?
A:
You might experience dizziness or sleepiness, visual disturbance, etc. after taking this medicine. In that case, avoid driving and using any machines or tools.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Kefpod O Tablet?
A:
Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make you feel dizzier or more sleepy.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of heart problems like irregular heart rhythm, rapid heartbeat.
  • You have a history of an allergy to any medicines or any other antibiotics.
  • You experience diarrhoea due to clostridium difficile.
  • You have a history of brain disease or muscle weakness.
  • You have a kidney or liver problem.
  • You experience disturbance in blood glucose level or disturbance in vision.

Mode of Action of Kefpod O Tablet

How Does It Work?

  • Ofloxacin inhibits the action of enzymes in bacteria responsible for DNA replication, repair and recombination and thus inhibits their growth.
  • Cefpodoxime inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis, which is essential for the survival of bacteria.

Directions for Use of Kefpod O Tablet

  • Use this medicine as directed by your doctor
  • It should be taken with food

Interactions of Kefpod O Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • There is limited information available on the interaction of this combination with other medicines. However, any interactions seen with these two components, when taken alone, may occur with this comb...
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  • Medicines used to treat pain and inflammation (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen, Fenbufencan can increase the chance of fits.
  • Other medicines that can interact with Kefpod O Tablet are antacids such as Cimetidine, medicines used to treat gout such as Probenecid, water pill such as furosemide, blood thinner medicine such as w...
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Storage and disposal of Kefpod O Tablet

  • Store at room temperature in a cool and dry place
  • Keep it away from children and pets

Dosage of Kefpod O Tablet

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include fits, unconsciousness, dizziness or confusion. If you have taken too much of this medicine, then contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of this medicine, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule.

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

A: You are supposed to complete the prescribed dosage duration by your physician. If you skip the dose or do not complete the course, then it may cause resistance and decrease the effectiveness of immediate treatment.

Q: What does Kefpod O Tablet contains?

A: Kefpod O Tablet contains a combination of two antibiotic medicines, Ofloxacin and Cefpodoxime. This medicine is used to treat various bacterial infections.

Q: What precautions do I need to take before starting with Kefpod O Tablet

A: Inform your doctor about all other medicines you are taking, any other diseases you have and also inform them of any known allergies you are having.

Q: Can Kefpod O be used to treat viral infections?

A: No, Kefpod O is used to treat bacterial infections only. It is not effective in viral infections.

Q: Can the use of Kefpod O cause diarrhoea?

A: Diarrhoea is one of the common side effects after taking this antibiotic, which usually resolves with time. If such symptoms persist for long then, inform the doctor but do not take any anti-diarrhoeal medicine on your own without consulting the doctor. Also, try to keep yourself hydrated.

Q: What is the use of Kefpod O?

A: Kefpod O Tablet is used to treat lower and upper respiratory tract infections like pneumonia, tuberculosis, asthma. It is also used to treat typhoid fever in adults.
Product Details
Brand
KEFPOD O
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
30/08/2023
Last Updated on: 24 May 2022 | 11:21 PM (IST)

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