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The active ingredient in the composition of Opox Drops belongs to the group of cephalosporins. They are anitbiotics with cefpodoxime used for treating bacterial infections.
Uses of Opox Drops
- Infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, gonorrhoea and infections of the skin
- Infections of the eyes, sinuses, throat and urinary tract
Contraindications of Opox Drops
- Allergy to cefpodoximes
- Abnormal liver function tests
- A condition named clostridium difficile colitis
Side effects of Opox Drops
- Stomach pain
- Stiffness in muscles
- Back pain
Precautions and Warnings of Opox Drops
Can I take Opox Drops during pregnancy?
If the doctor prescribes this medicine during pregnancy, then it can be taken.
Can I take Opox Drops while breastfeeding?
The medicine is known to pass through human milk via breastfeeding, But if the physician has prescribed it, then it can be taken with caution. Consult the doctor if your baby suffers from diarrhoea.
Can I drive if I have consumed Opox Drops?
Opox Drops causes dizzinesss, confusion and lack of alertness.
Can I consume alcohol with Opox Drops?
There have been no interactions of this medicine noted with alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
No harmful food interactions are seen with this medicine.
Mode of Action of Opox Drops
How Does It Work?
Antibiotics block the protein synthesis of bacteria and stop their growth. Cefpodoxime kills the bacteria, thereby, helping to treat bacterial infections.
Directions for Use of Opox Drops
This medicine should be taken orally as indicated on the label and as per the instructions of the doctor. It should be taken with food. Take the dosage of Opox Drops at the same time every day.
Interactions of Opox Drops
Interactions with other medicines
Inform the doctor if you are taking any antacids like cimetidine, ranitidine as they reduce the absorption of the medicine.
Interactions with food items
There are no studies of any harmful interactions with food.
Other general Interactions
Opox Drops should be used very cautiously in pregnancies and only if the doctor feels it is necessary. If the woman is breastfeeding, keep a watch on the baby for diarrhoea. This medicine can cause side effects such as confusion and alertness may be reduced, and so it is better not to drive while taking Opox Drops.
Storage and disposal of Opox Drops
Keep the medicine in a cool and dry place. It should be away from heat and direct sunlight. Be careful with children and pets; keep the medicine away from them.
Dosage of Opox Drops
Opox Drops overdose would have symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, headache, nausea, vomiting, and fits and seizures. The patient should be taken immediately to a hospital.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not overdose by compensating for a missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should my healthcare provider know before I start with this medication?
A: Inform your healthcare provider if you are allergic to cefpodoxime. Also, inform them if you are taking any prescripiton medication. If you take ranitidine and other antacids, the efficacy of this medicine will be reduced and so let the doctor know before you start taking this medicine.
Q: How long does Opox Drops stay in the system?
A: The medicine stays in the system for approximately 7 to 14 days.
Q: Is it used for dogs too for bacterial infections?
A: Yes, it is commonly used in animals if they have bacterial infections in the eyes, ears or stomach.
Q: Why is the medicine used for tooth complaints?
A: The medicine contains cefpodoxime which belongs to the antibiotic group and treats bacterial infections. So any bacterial infections in teeth can also be treated with this medicine.
Q: Which generaton of antibiotics does the medicine belong to?
A: The medicine is composed of cephalosporins that belong to the third generation of antibiotics.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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