Yelcef Clav Tablet is an antibiotic that is used to treat infection of the urinary tract, lungs, airways, sinus, throat and windpipe. It is a combination medicine containing cefpodoxime and clavulanic acid as its active ingredients. It acts by the combined action of its two components. Cefpodoxime inhibits the growth of bacteria by interfering with the cell wall and clavulanic acid helps in maintaining the optimal levels of Cefpodoxime. It should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Complete the course of antibiotics and do not miss any dose or stop taking this medicine on your own. Before using Yelcef Clav Tablet, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history....
Q: How long should I take Yelcef Clav Tablet?
A: You need to complete the full course of medicine, as per your doctor's prescribed duration. If you stop taking Yelcef Clav Tablet before completing the treatment, there may be chances that the infection may reoccur.
Q: Can I take Yelcef Clav Tablet for flu?
A: Flu is a common cold that is generally caused by viruses. Yelcef Clav Tablet 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 we consume alcohol with Yelcef Clav Tablet?
You should avoid consuming alcohol along with this medicine as alcohol and Yelcef Clav Tablet have similar side effects.
The concomitant use can further increase the side effects.
Alcohol slows down body's functions and can reduce energy levels which can delay the recovery from illness.