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Steicef 100 Dt Tab

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Cefpodoxime(100.0 Mg)
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ANTIBIOTIC
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Medical Description

Steicef 100 Dt Tab is used for the treatment of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis and other infections of the skin, nose, throat, urinary tract, etc. It is an antibiotic medicine con...
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Uses of Steicef 100 Dt Tab

  • Steicef 100 Dt Tab is used to treat bacterial infections like respiratory tract infections (bronchitis, pneumonia), skin infections, ear infections, infection of the sinuses, throat Infections, infec...
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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 Steicef 100 Dt Tab

  • If you are allergic to Cefpodoxime or any other ingredients of Steicef 100 Dt Tab .
  • If you have a history of a severe allergic reaction to Penicillin or other Beta-Lactam antibiotics.

Side effects of Steicef 100 Dt Tab

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea

Precautions and Warnings of Steicef 100 Dt Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Steicef 100 Dt Tab during pregnancy?
A:
As there is limited information about the use of Steicef 100 Dt Tab 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

Q:
Can I take Steicef 100 Dt Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
Components of Steicef 100 Dt Tab 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.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Steicef 100 Dt Tab ?
A:
You may feel dizzy while taking Steicef 100 Dt Tab . Caution is needed while driving or operating machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Steicef 100 Dt Tab ?
A:
There is no known interaction with alcohol and Steicef 100 Dt Tab . 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 Steicef 100 Dt Tab .
  • 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 Steicef 100 Dt Tab

How Does It Work?

Cefpodoxime in Steicef 100 Dt Tab works by controlling the growth of bacteria and killing them by inhibiting the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall.

Directions for Use of Steicef 100 Dt Tab

Steicef 100 Dt Tab 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 wo...
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Interactions of Steicef 100 Dt Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Steicef 100 Dt Tab 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 S...
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Interactions with food items

Food increases the absorption of Steicef 100 Dt Tab . Thus, your doctor may recommend you take it with or after having your meal.

Storage and disposal of Steicef 100 Dt Tab

  • Store Steicef 100 Dt Tab 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 Steicef 100 Dt Tab

Overdose

  • 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 Steicef 100 Dt Tab , contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of Steicef 100 Dt Tab , 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

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 Steicef 100 Dt Tab be taken for flu and running nose?

  • No, you should not take Steicef 100 Dt Tab 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 Steicef 100 Dt Tab 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 Steicef 100 Dt Tab as prescribed by your doctor.

Q: What is Steicef 100 Dt Tab ?

A: Steicef 100 Dt Tab 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.

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ContainsCefpodoxime(100.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
Last Updated on: 15 May 2021 | 10:59 AM (IST)
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