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Macpod 200mg Tablet
Macpod 200mg Tablet

Macpod 200mg Tablet

By MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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MRP 169.00
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Macpod 200 MG Description

Macpod 200 tablet is an antibiotic, used for the treatment of bacterial infection. It is used in the treatment of certain bacterial infections like pneumonia, bronchitis and other infections associat

d with the skin, nose, throat, urinary tract, etc. Macpod 200 contains cefpodoxime as an active ingredient. It should preferably be taken with meals to avoid stomach discomfort. Complete the entire course of the medicine, do not stop the medicine halfway, even if you feel better. Since abrupt stopping of the medicine results in treatment failure and increase the risk of re-infection. Before starting the treatment, you should inform the doctor about your detailed medical history and all the medicines you are already taking to avoid possible adverse effects.

Product Summary

Offer Price₹145.34
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ContainsCefpodoxime(200.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsStomach pain, headache, diarrhoea, nausea, chest pain, indigestion
TherapyANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Macpod 200 MG

Macpod 200 tablet used for the treatment of bacterial infections like pneumonia, urinary tract infections, sinusitis, tonsils, skin and ear infections and upper respiratory tract infection.

Contraindications of Macpod 200 MG

If you are allergic to cefpodoxime or any other ingredients of the Macpod 200 tablet. If you have a history of a severe allergic reaction to penicillin or other beta-Lactam antibiotics.

Side effects of Macpod 200 MG

  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Chest pain
  • Indigestion
  • Giddiness

Precautions and Warnings of Macpod 200 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Macpod 200 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Macpod 200 tablet is not usually considered safe to be administered during pregnancy, unless the physician feels that it is more beneficial rather than the risks of the medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Macpod 200 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Cefpodoxime passes through breastfeeding in small quantities to the child. But if it is necessary and prescribed by the physician, you can take it while keeping a watch on the baby. If the baby has diarrhoea, then consult the doctor as soon as possible.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Macpod 200 tablet?
A:
Cephalosporins may lead to certain symptoms like confusion and less alertness, so it may be better to avoid driving after its administration.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Macpod 200 tablet?
A:
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol along with this medicine. So it is important to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any problems with your kidney, as it may reduce the urine output due to kidney insufficiency and the doctor might reduce the dose.
  • You are already taking other medicines like water pills or any other antibiotics for other health conditions.
  • You may experience watery and bloody diarrhoea.
  • You had or have a stomach and intestinal disease.
  • You are using any beta-lactam antibacterial agents.
  • You have a history of an allergic reaction to cephalosporins or Penicillins.
  • You experience any severe allergic reactions after taking Macpod 200 tablet.
  • The use of Macpod 200 tablet in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection may increase the risk of the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

Mode of Action of Macpod 200 MG

How Does It Work?

Cefpodoxime in the Macpod 200 tablet works by inhibiting the formation of the bacterial cell wall, which ultimately leads to the death of bacteria and prevents the spread of infection.

Directions for Use of Macpod 200 MG

  • Macpod 200 tablet is supposed to be taken orally. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Take this medicine as instructed by your doctor. Do not stop or change your dose unless your doctor tells you ...
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  • It should preferably be taken after your meal to avoid stomach discomfort. Complete the entire course of the medicine, do not stop the medicine halfway, if you feel better.

Interactions of Macpod 200 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Sometimes other medicines may affect how Macpod 200 tablet works or vice versa, if 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 interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking antacids like Cimetidine, Ranitidine, medicines used to treat gout, like Probenecid or anticoagulants like warfarin. Concomitant use should be undertaken with caution.

Storage and disposal of Macpod 200 MG

  • Store Macpod tablets below 25°C in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
  • You should not use this medicine once the expiry date has passed.

Dosage of Macpod 200 MG

Overdose

Macpod 200 tablet overdose results in diarrhoea, abdominal pain, seizures, nausea, vomiting and headache. Inform your doctor immediately in case of excessive consumption.

Missed a Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon you recall it and a double dose should be avoided at any cost. If it is time for the impending dose, then the missed dose should be skipped.

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 Macpod 200 mg tablet if I am suffering from flu and running nose?

A: No, you should not take Macpod 200 tablet without consulting the doctor. Macpod 200 tablet is a higher antibiotic that is meant for severe bacterial infections and your doctor will prescribe you the same only if it is essential. This medication is not for viral infections and flu generally occurs due to viruses.

Q: How long can do I need to take tab Macpod 200?

A: The dosage and duration will be decided by the physician depending on how mild or severe the bacterial infection is. However, you should finish the full course of the treatment even if you feel better. Though you start feeling better, there are still infection-causing bacteria present in the body, which can make the infection return in a few days. Also, when one does not complete the course, these few bacteria later become resistant to these antibiotics and cause severe infections which are difficult to treat. Hence, always finish the course with Macpod 200 tablet or any other antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor.

Q: Can cefpodoxime be taken for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)?

A: Though there are other alternative medicines for UTI, there have been reported cases where the three-day course of cefpodoxime has treated patients with UTI.

Q: Can I suggest the same to my friend if he is showing the same symptoms as mine?

A: No, You should never share your medicines with anyone else who has the same condition as you without consulting a doctor. You should always avoid self-medicating. Ask your friend to consult a doctor, he/she will carefully examine her condition and prescribe medications.

Q: Is the Macpod 200 tablet safe to use in elderly people?

A: No, it should not be given without consulting your doctor. Elderly people are more prone to suffer from a certain medical condition. Macpod 200 tablet needs to be administered cautiously in them. Hence, consulting your doctor is necessary before you start this medicine.

Q: What does Macpod 200 contain?

A: Macpod 200 contains cefpodoxime as its active component, which belongs to the antibiotic class of medicines.

Q: Does Macpod 200 cause diarrhoea?

A: Yes, taking Macpod 200 may cause diarrhoea, as a common side effect. It is advised to keep yourself hydrated to replace the lost fluids.

Q: Is tab Macpod 200 mg used for fever?

A: You should not self-medicate this antibiotic medicine for fever. A fever could be due to different causes. The doctor will prescribe you the appropriate medicine after proper diagnosis. Hence it would be best to take a doctor's advice before taking any medicine to treat fever. Refrain from self-medication.

Q: Is Macpod tablet an antibiotic?

A: Macpod 200 contains cefpodoxime as an active ingredient, it belongs to an antibiotic class of medicines.
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Last Updated on: 15 Apr 2022 | 07:03 PM (IST)

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