Swich 200mg Tablet
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Swich 200mg Tab is an antibiotic that is used in the treating conditions caused by bacterial infections. The generic name of Swich 200mg Tab is Cefpodoxime.
Uses of Swich 200mg Tab
Swich 200mg Tab uses are for treating chronic bronchitis, cystitis, tonsillitis, urinary tract infection, sinusitis and pneumonia.
Contraindications of Swich 200mg Tab
Individuals allergic to cefpodoxime and its constituents are not advised to take up this medication. People with liver conditions are advised to inform the doctor know about their issue upon consultation and before the prescription.
Side effects of Swich 200mg Tab
Swich 200mg Tab side effects are nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea, stools in dark colour, stiff muscles and constipation.
Precautions and Warnings of Swich 200mg Tab
Can I take Swich 200mg Tab during pregnancy?
The medicine is only to be prescribed to a pregnant woman if the doctor finds the effects outweighing the probable side effects of the drug. However, discontinue and report to your doctor if you experience any side effects.
Can I take Swich 200mg Tab while breastfeeding?
The medicine is probably safe during breastfeeding. However, the infant should be kept in check for diarrhoea or abdominal pain.
Can I drive if I have consumed Swich 200mg Tab?
Cefpodoxime may result in dizziness or confusion. It is advised not to drive in such conditions.
Can I consume alcohol with Swich 200mg Tab?
Consumption of alcohol is deemed safe with this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
The medicine is not to be stop before the prescribed tenure or without the consultation of a doctor.
Mode of Action of Swich 200mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Swich 200mg Tab belongs to the group of cephalosporins, having cefpodoxime as its primary constituent. The action of this antibiotic is to act and inhibit the cell wall division of the bacterial cells, thereby killing them in the process.
Directions for Use of Swich 200mg Tab
Swich 200mg Tab dosage should be taken as prescribed. Do not chew or break, instead swallow as a whole with water.
Interactions of Swich 200mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
It is not advised to take this medicine if a person is on the medication of an antacid. Antacids tend to hamper the working of cefpodoxime.
Interactions with food items
No complications are reportedly available with its consumption with any food product.
Other general Interactions
Individuals who are suffering from clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of the colon) are not advised to take cefpodpxime.
Storage and disposal of Swich 200mg Tab
The medicine is to be stored at room temperatures and away from direct sunlight or moisture and reach of children.
Dosage of Swich 200mg Tab
Swich 200mg Tab overdose can result in seizures, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and headache.
Missed a Dose
A missed dose must be taken as early as possible. However, it is to be kept in mind to avoid a double dose with the impending dosage.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I discontinue the medicine upon relief from the symptoms?
A: No, although the symptoms might be gone, the infection can still be there. It is advised to complete the course advised by the doctor and follow up with a consultation.
Q: What is the general discussion a doctor must be made known before being prescribed the medicine?
A: The doctor should be filled in about any medical/surgical history or the drugs or medicines a person is currently taking.
Q: How long does the medicine take to start showing progress?
A: The symptoms might start to ease soon after an oral administration but the eradication of bacterial growth is known to take some time.
Q: Is there any diet which a person has to follow once they are on cefpodoxime?
A: No specific diet is supposed to be followed. Although, it is recommended to eat fresh and healthy food.
Q: Is cefpodoxime effective against flu or cold?
A: No, cefpodoxime has no positive effect against flu or common cold.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 06:28 AM (IST)
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