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Opox 200mg Tablet
Opox 200mg Tablet

Opox 200mg Tablet

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Cefpodoxime(200.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Opox 200mg Tab is an antibiotic which belongs to the group cephalosporin. The medicine is used in treatment against bacterial infections.

Uses of Opox 200mg Tab

  • Sinusitis
  • Infection of the skin, ears, and throat
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infection

Contraindications of Opox 200mg Tab

  • Allergy to cefpodoxime
  • Clostridium difficile colitis
  • Abnormal liver function

Side effects of Opox 200mg Tab

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Pain in the stomach
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Stiff muscles

Precautions and Warnings of Opox 200mg Tab


Can I take Opox 200mg Tab during pregnancy?
The medicine will only be prescribed to a pregnant woman by a doctor if the results outweigh the side effects and risks.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Opox 200mg Tab while breastfeeding?
The medicine passes into the milk produced. It is advised to consult a doctor before taking the medication. Inform your doctor immediately if the infant shows any signs of diarrhoea.


Can I drive if I have consumed Opox 200mg Tab?
It is best to avoid driving after taking the medicine as the side effects include anxiety or nervousness.


Can I consume alcohol with Opox 200mg Tab?
It is probably safe to consume alcohol with the medicine. No interactions with alcohol have been observed.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Ensure that you follow the dosage schedule until it is over. The tenure for the prescription must not be cut short as it might result in the infection returning with a more resistant nature.

Mode of Action of Opox 200mg Tab

How Does It Work?

The main constituent in the composition of Opox 200mg Tab is cefpodoxime. It inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis, which in turn kills the bacterial cells.

Directions for Use of Opox 200mg Tab

The Opox 200mg Tab is to be swallowed whole with water according to the dosage prescribed by your doctor. Take with food to aid in absorption. Some side effects could emerge as a result of Opox 200mg Tab. Contact your doctor if these side effects worsen or if you experience any adverse reactions such as swelling of the ankles, dark urine, vision changes, slurred speech, trouble breathing, or any signs of a new infection.
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Interactions of Opox 200mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

Any antacid must be taken a couple of hours before or after taking Opox 200mg Tab, as antacids reduce the absorption of the medicine. The effect of warfarin is increased when taken with the medicine, which can result in easy bleeding.
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Interactions with food items

No complications with any food products are reported.

Other general Interactions

Ensure that you inform your doctor if you have the following conditions: renal dysfunction, colitis, liver disease, dialysis, and seizure disorders. This medicine interacts with these conditions and can cause complications. Your doctor will weigh the risks and benefits and decide whether this medicine is right for you.
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Storage and disposal of Opox 200mg Tab

The medicine is to be stored at room temperature. It should be kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.

Dosage of Opox 200mg Tab


Follow the prescribed dosage of Opox 200mg Tab. Symptoms of an overdose of the medicine are seizures and persistent vomiting or diarrhoea. An overdose of this medicine is serious and requires immediate medical assistance.
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Missed a Dose

Take this medicine as prescribed. A missed dosage is to be made up as soon as possible but do not take a double dose. If it is time for your next dose, skipped the missed dose and continue your dosage schedule.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Why is it advised to take Opox 200mg Tab with food?

A: It is advised to take the medicine with food as this aids in the absorption of the drug.

Q: Does the medicine work against infections which cause flu, cold, etc.?

A: The medicine only fights bacterial infections. It will not treat the flu or a cold, which are infections caused by viruses.

Q: How long does it take for the medicine to start showing results?

A: The general prescription runs for about two weeks at the most before showing any progress.

Q: What is the minimum time gap between two doses to prevent a double dose?

A: The scheduled doses are to be separated by at least 10-12 hours.

Q: Why should individuals with kidney conditions be cautious when taking this medicine?

A: Individuals who are suffering from kidney conditions and taking this medicine can show complications over time. Hence, it is important to consult a doctor and get a dosage which is deemed safe.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 09:10 AM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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