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Monocef O 200mg Tablet
Monocef O 200mg Tablet

Monocef O 200mg Tablet

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Monocef O 200 MG Description

Monocef-O 200 tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infections. It is helpful in treating pneumonia, bronchitis and other infections of the skin, nose, throat, urinary tract, etc. Monocef-O 2

0 is an antibiotic medicine containing cefpodoxime as its active ingredient. It works by killing the bacteria, improving your condition and curing the infection. Monocef-O 200 tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor and in the correct doses and for the exact duration as prescribed. It should be taken with food to avoid stomach discomfort. Before using Monocef-O 200 tablet, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history.

Product Summary

Offer Price₹143.65
You Save₹25.35 (15% on MRP)
ContainsCefpodoxime(200.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
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Uses of Monocef O 200 MG

  • Monocef-O 200 tablet is used to treat bacterial infections like respiratory tract infections (bronchitis, pneumonia), skin infections, ear infections, infection of the sinuses, throat Infections, infe...
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  • It is also used to treat infection of the urinary tract, gonorrhoea (a sexually transmitted disease in both male and female genital organs) and other infection of genital organs in male and female.

Contraindications of Monocef O 200 MG

  • If you are allergic to cefpodoxime or any other ingredients of Monocef-O 200 tablet.
  • If you have a history of a severe allergic reaction to Penicillin or other Beta-Lactam antibiotics.

Side effects of Monocef O 200 MG

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea

Precautions and Warnings of Monocef O 200 MG


Can I take Monocef-O 200 tablet during pregnancy?
As there is limited information about the use of Monocef-O 200 tablet during pregnancy, consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby before starting this tablet.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Monocef-O 200 tablet while breastfeeding?
Components of Monocef-O 200 tablet are known to pass into the breastmilk but in small amounts. However, it can be used while breastfeeding. In case of diarrhoea or mucosal fungal infection in the breastfed baby, consult your doctor for further information.


Can I drive if I have consumed Monocef-O 200 tablet?
You may feel dizzy while taking Monocef-O 200 tablet. Caution is needed while driving or operating machines.


Can I consume alcohol with Monocef-O 200 tablet?
There is no known interaction with alcohol and Monocef-O 200 tablet. However, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of drinking regularly.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience any severe allergic reactions after taking Monocef-O 200 tablet.
  • You have any problems with your kidney.
  • You have a history of stomach and intestine disease.
  • You develop watery and bloody diarrhoea.
  • You have had an allergy to medicines called Cephalosporins or Penicillins.
  • You are using any Beta-lactam antibacterial medicines.
  • You do not notice any improvement in your condition while on treatment.

Mode of Action of Monocef O 200 MG

How Does It Work?

Cefpodoxime in Monocef-O 200 tablet works by controlling the growth of bacteria and killing them by inhibiting the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall.

Directions for Use of Monocef O 200 MG

Monocef-O 200 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, after your meal to avoid stomach discomforts. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It w...
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Interactions of Monocef O 200 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Monocef-O 200 tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines 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 interactions.
  • Medicines used to treat acidity like Cimetidine, Ranitidine, medicines used to treat gout (Probenecid), medicines used to thin your blood (oral anticoagulants) should be used with caution along with M...
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Interactions with food items

Food increases the absorption of Monocef-O 200 tablet. Thus, your doctor may recommend you take it with or after having your meal.

Storage and disposal of Monocef O 200 MG

  • Store Monocef-O 200 tablet in a cool and dry place, protect it from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
  • Do not use expired or damaged medicines.
  • Discard unused medicine properly. Do not flush it in the toilet or throw it into the drain.

Dosage of Monocef O 200 MG


  • Symptoms of an overdose include stomach pain, diarrhoea, headache, nausea and vomiting.
  • If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of Monocef-O 200 tablet, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of Monocef-O 200 tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule. Do not take a...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Monocef-O 200 tablet be taken for flu and running nose?

  • No, you should not take Monocef-O 200 tablet without consulting the doctor.
  • This medicine is a higher antibiotic meant for severe infections and your doctor will prescribe you the same only if it is essential.
  • This medication is not for viral infections and generally, flu occurs due to viruses.

Q: Can I stop taking Monocef-O 200 tablet before the prescribed duration?

A: No, finish the full course of the treatment, even if you feel better. Though you start feeling better, there is 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 Monocef-O 200 tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Q: What is Monocef-O 200 tablet?

A: Monocef-O 200 tablet is an antibiotic containing Cefpodoxime as its active ingredient. It is used to treat bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis and other infections of the skin, ear, nose, throat, urinary tract.

Q: Can I take the Monocef O 200 for a stomach infection?

A: Stomach infection could be due to various reasons, thus, you should not take the Monocef O 200 or any other antibiotics for any infection without consulting your doctor.

Q: Is Monocef O antibiotic?

A: Yes, Monocef O is an antibiotic medicine.

Q: When should I take the Monocef O?

A: Monocef O should be taken as advised by the doctor during day or night. It should preferably be taken with food to avoid stomach discomfort. It's better to take it at the same time daily to increase its effectiveness. Avoid skipping meals and the dose of this medicine.

Q: What is the composition of the Monocef O?

A: The composition of the Monocef O consists of cefpodoxime as its active component, which is an antibiotic medicine.

Q: Can the Monocef-O 200 tablet be used for typhoid?

A: No, the Monocef-O 200 tablet cannot be used to treat typhoid infection. Consult your doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Q: What is the use of Monocef 0 200?

A: Monocef O 200 is used to treat bacterial infections like respiratory tract infections (bronchitis, pneumonia), skin infections, ear infections, infection of the sinuses, throat Infections, infection of the tonsils. It is also used to treat infection of the urinary tract, gonorrhoea (a sexually transmitted disease in both male and female genital organs) and other infections of genital organs in males and females.

Q: Is Monocef good for UTI?

A: Monocef can be used in the treatment of UTI. However, it is advised to take this medicine only if prescribed by the doctor. Do not self-medicate any antibiotic medicine in any case.

Q: Can taking Monocef-O 200 cause diarrhoea?

A: Yes, sometimes you might experience diarrhoea as its common side effect. Keep hydrating yourself to replace the lost fluids.

Q: Is Ceftum and Monocef-O 200 same?

A: No, both the medicines are different. Although both are antibiotics with different ingredients. Ceftum contains cefuroxime and Monocef-O 200 contains cefpodoxime as its active ingredient.

Q: Can we use Monocef o 200 for fever?

A: Yes, Monocef O 200 can be used for fever, but only if prescribed by the doctor. The doctor will prescribe the appropriate antibiotic medicine after diagnosis. Do not self-medicate

Q: Does Monocef O works for cough?

A: Cough can be due to various reasons like allergy or some infection. Hence, the doctor will advise you the same after diagnosis and your medical history.

Q: Does Monocef o cause stomach upset?

A: Yes, sometimes stomach upset or diarrhoea can be experienced as a side effect of this antibiotic medicine. Although it usually resolves with time, you experience it persistently speak to your doctor. DO not take anti-diarrhoeal medicine.

Q: Can I take antacid with Monocef?

A: No, it is advised to keep a gap of at least 1-2 hours between antacid and Monocef antibiotic medicine to avoid any drug interaction.

Q: Can I discontinue the treatment if I feel improvement in symptoms?

A: No, always take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor for the prescribed duration. Do not stop taking the medicine, even if you feel better as incomplete treatment may result in treatment failure and the infection might reoccur
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Last Updated on: 02 Jun 2022 | 06:28 PM (IST)

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