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Pecef Duo 200mg Tablet

By DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip

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Cefpodoxime(200.0 Mg) + Clavulanic Acid(125.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Pecef Duo Tablet is an antibiotic containing a combination of cefpodoxime and clavulanic acid that belongs to the 'Cephalosporin' and 'Beta-Lactamase' class of medicine respectively. Pecef Duo Tablet ...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Quick Summary
uses

Uses of Pecef Duo 200mg Tablet

Pecef Duo Tablet is used to treat bacterial infections of different parts of the body such as the urinary tract, lungs, throat, skin, ear, reproductive tract.
contraindications

Contraindications of Pecef Duo 200mg Tablet

  • If you have an allergy to cefpodoxime, clavulanic acid or any of the ingredients of Pecef Duo Tablet.
  • If you are allergic to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics. If you have an infection that is caused by the bacteria clostridi...
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  • If you have liver or kidney problems.
  • If you are suffering from fits.
sideEffects

Side effects of Pecef Duo 200mg Tablet

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Pecef Duo 200mg Tablet

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Pecef Duo Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
  • There is limited data available about the effect of Pecef Duo Tablet during pregnancy. Hence, it is recommended not to take this medicine, unless it is prescribed by your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or you are planning to have a baby.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Pecef Duo Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
The components of Pecef Duo Tablet pass into the breastmilk and can cause fungal infections of the mouth and diarrhoea in your baby, though not everyone experiences it. Hence, it should not be taken during breastfeeding, unless it is prescribed by your doctor.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Pecef Duo Tablet?
A:
It is advisable not to drive or use machines when you have taken Pecef Duo Tablet as it may cause dizziness.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Pecef Duo Tablet?
A:
Do not consume alcohol when taking Pecef Duo Tablet as it can cause facial flushing, nausea, vomiting or a more severe reaction. Talk to your doctor if you take it often.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of allergic reactions to antibiotics.
  • You are suffering from persistent diarrhoea when on this medicine or even after discontinuing this medicine.
  • You are an alcoholic.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Pecef Duo 200mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

  • Cefpodoxime controls the growth of bacteria and kills them by inhibiting the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall. However, the bacteria make an enzyme (beta-lactamases) that can destroy cefpodoxime.
  • Clavulanic acid inactivates this enzyme and hence helps cefpodoxime to function optimally.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Pecef Duo 200mg Tablet

Pecef Duo Tablet should be consumed as a whole with a sufficient amount of water and should be taken after meals to avoid an upset stomach. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly, as may lead to tr...
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interactions

Interactions of Pecef Duo 200mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Pecef Duo Tablet contains Cefpodoxime and clavulanic acid, any interactions seen with these two components when taken alone may occur with this combination.
  • Concomitant use of acid-lowering drugs like antacids, ranitidine, cimetidine with Pecef Duo Tablet decrease the effect of this medicine.
  • Concomitant use of Probenecid with Pecef Duo Tablet increases the effect of this medicine.
  • When medicines known to cause harm to the kidney such as amphotericin-B, vancomycin, amikacin are administered along with Pecef Duo Tablet may increase the risk of kidney disease.
  • Discuss with your doctor about any other medicines, herbal preparations and supplements you are currently taking to avoid any possible interactions.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Pecef Duo 200mg Tablet

  • Store Pecef Duo Tablet at or below 25°in a cool and dry place.
  • Please keep it in the original packaging in order to protect it from light.
  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
dosage

Dosage of Pecef Duo 200mg Tablet

Overdose

  • An overdose of Pecef Duo Tablet may cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea; and if have kidney problems and you take more of this medicine, brain diseases (encephalopathy) may occur.
  • If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

  • It is advisable not to miss any dose of antibiotics as it can result in the failure of therapy.
  • If you have missed taking any dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose of this medicine to compensate for the missed one.

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 Pecef Duo Tablet?

A: You need to complete the full course of Pecef Duo Tablet, as per your doctor's prescribed duration. If you stop it early, there may be chances of infection reoccur.

Q: I have the flu, can I take Pecef Duo Tablet?

A: Flu is the common cold that is generally caused by viruses. This medicine only works against bacteria and not viruses. Do not self-medicate, as this antibiotic is for severe infections. Seek medical help and follow your doctor's advice.

Q: Can Pecef Duo Tablet be used to treat throat infection?

A: Yes, Pecef Duo Tablet can be used to treat the throat infection caused by various susceptible bacterial organisms. Your doctor might prescribe you the one based on causative organisms and their sensitivity to this medicine.

Q: Can I take Pecef Duo Tablet without food?

A: Pecef Duo Tablet should be taken with food to avoid an upset stomach, also it enhances the absorption of this medicine thereby consuming this medicine on an empty stomach can result in an upset stomach.

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ContainsCefpodoxime(200.0 Mg),Clavulanic Acid(125.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infection
Side effectsDiarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache
Last Updated on: 15 Apr 2021 | 10:32 AM (IST)
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