Swich 100mg Dry Syrup 30ml
By ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD
30ml Dry Syrup in Bottle
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Swich 100mg Dry Syp composition is an antibiotic containing cefpodoxime belonging to the group of cephalosporins.
Uses of Swich 100mg Dry Syp
Swich 100mg Dry Syp uses include treatment of bacterial infections like pneumonia, bronchitis (infection in the airway tubes that enter the lungs), gonorrhoea, urinary tract infections, sinuses, throat infections, skin infections
Contraindications of Swich 100mg Dry Syp
If you are allergic to cefpodoxime then you should not take this medicine. If you have severe renal disease at stage 4 and 5, almost renal failure, then it is contraindicated. If your blood test shows abnormal liver tests, then you must not take this medicine. A severe infection like Clostridium difficile colitis is a contraindication. People suffering from intestinal infections should not take it.
Side effects of Swich 100mg Dry Syp
Minor Swich 100mg Dry Syp side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headaches, stomach pain, bloating, gas, constipation, stiffness of muscles, anxiety, weakness, numbness
Precautions and Warnings of Swich 100mg Dry Syp
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
Unless the physician considers it very necessary to be taken due to any bacterial infection during pregnancy, it should be avoided.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine passes in small quantities through human milk. One can breast feed, but if your baby experiences diarrhoea, then one must report to the doctor.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
The medicine can have few side effects and produce symptoms like confusion or decrease in alertness. If you are experiencing these, then do not drive.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
There have been no reports of interaction with alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
No foodstuffs interfere with this medicine.
Mode of Action of Swich 100mg Dry Syp
How Does It Work?
The action of this molecule is to control the growth of the bacteria and kill them.
Directions for Use of Swich 100mg Dry Syp
The medicine should be consumed with food and maintain the Swich 100mg Dry Syp dosage at the same time each day.
Interactions of Swich 100mg Dry Syp
Interactions with other medicines
Antacids like cimetidine, ranitidine decrease the absorption of this medicine and hence inform the doctor before consuming these medicines.
Interactions with food items
No data is available on any interactions with foodstuffs
Other general Interactions
During pregnancy it should be avoided unless considered necessary by the physician. During breastfeeding, it is seen that the medicine is passed through human milk in small quantities. It can be used during feeding but with careful observation that the baby does not get diarrhoea. Do not drive if you experience any side effect of the medicine like confusion or feeling less alert No known interactions with alcohol noticed.
Storage and disposal of Swich 100mg Dry Syp
Keep the medicine at room temperature, tightly closed so that no heat or sunlight reaches the medicines. Keep it in a place away from moisture also. Be careful that children do not reach the medicines.
Dosage of Swich 100mg Dry Syp
If you have taken an overdose, the following symptoms may be observed: headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, seizures
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose take it as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose and do not take an extra dose of the medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should the healthcare provider know before prescribing the medicine?
A: Give a detailed account of your medical and surgical history. Also mention to your doctor all the prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal preparations and nutritional supplements that you may be taking before starting this medication.
Q: How long does the medicine take to act?
A: It may take 12 hours to a maximum of 5 to 10 days to act.
Q: Can the medicine be taken with birth control pills?
A: These group of antibiotics reduce the effect of birth control pills.
Q: Can a 5-year-old take this medicine?
A: One must consult the doctor and not self medicate.
Q: Is it prescribed for bleeding gums?
A: If the cause is bacterial infection and if the doctor prescribes, then it can be used for bleeding gums.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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